Hyderabad: The Ramzan Night Walk organised by Hyderabad Trails turned out to be successful. It continued until the wee hours of the morning. In groups of four or five, the enthusiasts gathered at Badshahi Ashoorkhana. Gopala Krishna, the guide for the night, who is also a filmmaker working on a documentary on Hyderabad, put together his research for the trail. Also present in the group were Priyanka, a Masterchef finalist and Saaransh, a celebrity chef. Priyanka, who moved to Hyderabad a year ago, says, “This was the perfect opportunity to taste the good ol’ Hyderabadi delicacies.”
As they proceeded for “sampling” of haleem or biryani, few misunderstood and sat down to order food in huge quantities. And this had everyone else waiting till they finish. The one who profited most, seemed to be the man selling umbrellas, which people happily bought because of the rain.
After a good delay of almost two hours, started the real tour with people trailing around Chatta Bazaar. Shopkeepers peeped out of their shops wondering where these people were headed to. Why, they even stopped the traffic near Gulzar Hauz and police officials too made enquiries about the trail.
Most of the participants of the walk weren’t people from Hyderabad, who wanted to explore the city. Sneha Soni, a working professional who’s originally from Indore says, “We have been living here for almost a year now and have come to Charminar, but never really got the chance to know about the history of the various places.”
A few students from the city, found this a good excuse to get rid of their laziness. “We always say that we are from Hyderabad and we can come here anytime. Yet, this is actually the first time we are here,” says Jaya Vardhan.
Even though there weren’t any food stops until they reached Charminar, no one was complaining. As the clock struck three, their attention didn’t seem to be on the wane, when the enthusiastic bunch reached Khilwat ground where the walk ended.