Hyderabad, the city of pearls
The land of Nawabs, Nizams and great rulers
Now a perfect mélange of
Divine architecture and technology
Fostering innovation from Hitec city.
Charminar, the icon of Islamic culture
Steadfasting its foot on Musi river
A great symbol of beauty and valour
Marks the triumph over an epidemic
With four pillars heading towards eternity.
Shopping under the streets of Laad Bazaar
West road branching from Charminar
A flock of people gathering around each shop
Wearing black burkhas and some yellow sarees
Allured by reflected bows and a man’s beckon.
Walking a mile from four minarets
Embraced the land of four palaces
The Chowmahalla palace, with a unique style and elegance
Boasts its beauty with grand durbar hall
Beautiful Chandeliers lightening the dark corners of debt history.
When the sun reached the horizon
Rats and mice began to run
Till the aroma of Biriyani came in my imagination
Saliva rushed in my mouth
Dampening my prolonged hunger.
Then we moved to the Shepherd’s hill
The Golconda Fort, rising above
The mother of the mountain of light
Where the claps under the fort
Reverberates my drums and will continue till my eyes are lit.
With the backdrop of setting sun,
Golden orange reflections on the great Hussain Sagar
Wooed us to visit the Mighty Buddha
On the rock of Gibraltar
Captivated our hearts and instilled devotion.
Finally with sky painted black
Stars began popping from streets
That spellbound moment stunned us from Moula Ali hills
Till the reality peeped from dark skies
Bidding farewell to the memories with friends.