Taramati Baradari: A Persian style Garden
Our trip to Hyderabad was coming to an end. We had visited some spectacular places in the city and the mood was very exuberant in all of us. The city served as a perfect holiday destination form our hectic lives. The final place that we all decided to visit before we went back to our normal lives was the Taramati Baradari in Hyderabad. The place has a historical significance. It was built in the year 1880 by the second King of Golconda, Ibrahim Qutub Shah.
The first impression that we had while entering the place was that of awe. The baradari was very beautifully and artistically constructed on the banks of Musi River. There are many legends about the place. One such story is that the King fell in love with a singer named Taramati who used to sing here for travellers.
The king used to hear her voice kilometres away which was carried by the breeze and reached the King’s ears. Another such legend is of the dancing sisters, who used to dance on ropes tied between their balcony and Kings Pavilion. These stories have no recorded report but they are enough to attract hundreds of visitors to the place on a daily basis.
The place is not well maintained by the management of the Baradari. The lawns of the place are littered with plastics and other disposable stuff. The fountain atop the hillock was full of garbage. The place has a lot of potential to be one of the great tourist attractions. Nevertheless still the beauty of the place is fully intact and people visit the place. The restaurant of the place serves good food and there is also place to spend night with friends and family if one needs to enjoy outing.
The architecture of the Baradari is brilliant in the way cross ventilation of air happens inside. It is one of the best indigenous knowledge which has been used for this purpose. There is also an open theatre which has a capacity of 500 people and a 1600 seater open air auditorium.
The time we had spent in Hyderabad was a memorable one. We were taking with us some very nice moments spent together which we will cherish throughout our life.