Recently, Vipul and I took a photography workshop with Sia Photography by Saurabh Chatterjee, a National Geographic Traveller India, contributor. We were so thrilled with the concepts, tips and tricks and hands on knowledge that he shared with us that we immediately wanted to go out and try taking pictures without using any built-in modes.
So off we went to this hidden architectural gem of Hyderabad – Qtub Shahi Tombs. About a kilometer north of Golkonda fort, these are beautiful mausoleums of the Qtub Shahi rulers. Off the normal tourist track, these tombs showcase a unique style of architecture.
The tombs and their minarets have very detailed carvings.
Guided tours are available but you can just wander around.
The path inside is not paved but is flattish so its possible to take a stroller in, but will need an effort to push around. Also the tombs are on raised platform requiring going up and down the stairs – so the tombs themselves are not stroller or wheelchair accessible.
Varun, as usual ran and jumped around. We had to keep an eye out near stairs but generally he had a ball – he loves any place where he can run around.
It was a good start to our photographic adventure. Here’s to taking control of the camera and taking better pictures!