Moula-Ali Hills – Hyderabad’s best kept secret! {Guest Post}

With pleasure, I welcome Keerthi Vydyula on board as my Guest today.. She came across to me as a young, enthusiastic, dedicated,  meticulous and most of all a very sweet person; A multi-talented accomplished blogger! Her lens and her thoughts are sure to mesmerize with this Guest Post. Over to you, Keerthi...

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My second visit to Moula-Ali Dargha which rests on top of Moula-Ali Hill was no less memorable. This place always leaves me in awe no matter if it is the 100th Time I am visiting this place. Each time the experience one has is always different.

On that day D and I started from our place at round 4:30 in the evening. I owed this short trip to her since long. D’s friends also accompanied us on that day. It is a 30 min drive from our place to Moula-Ali Hills. We reached our destination by 5’o clock. There are about 500 steps to reach the top of the hill and D was very quick in climbing; I was very lousy at though and took a lot of time in climbing.

We reached the top of the hill by 6 Pm; right on time to catch a glimpse of sunset. As I said the experience is always different each time and so was this time. On my last visit, the sky looked like it was painted in orange, but this time it was more of pinkish tints.




It seemed like the sky was divided into two shades; orange and pink. After clicking a couple of pictures of the sunset, I turned off my camera and sat there just enjoying the sunset and the cool breeze.


The place from where you could witness the sunset is covered with a flat rock. It is like giant rock flooring. It is very rare to find such single rock which is so flat.

After spending about 20 min watching the sunset and witnessing the change of colors in the sky, we were back to our old habit of getting a picture clicked… Photos of mine never turn out well though! It is one of the reasons why I prefer being behind camera clicking pictures of others.



As it got dark, the view of the city looked beautiful covered with lights. 





Later on, one of D’s friends suggested that we could try to do light painting. I have seen one of my friends try light painting but I never tried it. So naturally I was very excited. D’s friend showed me how is it done and what settings are needed for that. But there was a technical glitch in my camera and it was not captured as it is supposed to…




So, we ended up clicking pictures of light painting through his camera and the results were amazing.





We spend hours at Moula-Ali Hill and enjoyed the serene views. Also experimenting with camera to capture some unique photos like light painting is always fun! On the whole it was a blissful experience and for sure I will be visiting this place soon again!

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About Keerthi Vydyula
Keerthi, fondly called Kheer, is a trained Engineer by profession. She is a photographer and blogger by passion. She is traveler, daughter, sister, friend, amateur singer, a bibliophile, dreamer and human all clubbed into one soul. She blogs at Thoughts Thru Lens
You may also like to visit one more post from her, Cluster Of Thoughts

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Comments

  1. The place looks beautiful. Would love to check it out whenever I visit Hyderabad.

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    1. Thanks a lot Varad :-) It is one of the beautiful places in Hyderabad which you shouldn't miss out!

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  2. The pics captured through your lens are always amazing

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    1. Aww! Thanks a lot Aks. This means a lot to me!

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  3. Kheer, can I call you this way? You ushered in the freshness with this post. Your youthful energy, thoughtful reflection with a dash of playfulness and a fresh perspective made this hidden gem of Hyderabad, a sparkling one! Loved to host you on my blog!

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    1. Oh Yes! You can Anagha :-) I love it when people call me Kheer! Thanks a ton for hosting me here on your blog and for the beautiful introduction you gave of me! You should visit Hyderabad soon for you have a friend who will be more than pleased to show you around :-D

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  4. Those first pictures are beautiful. Also, now you've got me really intrigued about this light painting. I want to know more. That star looks so stylish in the night sky.

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    1. Thanks a lot Dr. Roshan for the compliment and appreciation :-) Yeah I was intrigued as much when i first saw a click of light painting by a friend of mine in my FB news feed!

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  5. I absolutely adore each of your photographs. Laser lightts are fun, aren't they?

    The spot looks like the perfect romantic place to take your special someone to

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    1. Thanks a lot Namy for the love you showed for my clicks :-) It is not actually laser lights we used the flashlight in our phones to create those light paintings.

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  6. Very nice scenic view... Would like to visit this place sometime.... lovely sunset photos

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  7. Keerthi your pictures are as always - simply amazing. Thank you for sharing this post. You have now made me even more eager to visit Hyderabad - a city that I've never visited ( not that I've visited every city in the world ) but one that always calls out to me......

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    1. Ah! Would love to meet you when ever you are here Sunita :-) I would also be glad to take you around the city! Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  8. Wow the sunset from here is terrific and I am earmarking it as a must visit spot whenever I am next in Hyderabad; infact Keerthi - you will be my guide ;-)

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    1. I would be delighted to be your guide Shalz! Just come here, we will have a blast for sure :-D

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  9. Fantastic photographs, Keerthi. Reminds me that I need to take my hubby there.

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    1. You guys would love this place Corinne, I am sure of that!
      Thanks a lot for the wonderful comment . It means a lot when it comes from a woman I admire a lot :-)

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  10. Such amazing captures! Especially, the light painting!

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  11. Oh Wow!! Your pictures are absolutely mesmerizing!! Awesome Post!!

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  12. good to read your thoughts.... Would love to visit this place when someday I hopefully get a chance to visit HYBD......

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    1. I can assure you that Hyderabad wouldn't dissapoint you :-) Thanks a lot for stopping by. :-)

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    2. Yes.... mostly heard good things only from people who have been to this historic city....

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