A Travel by Rail and Air to Reach Hyderabad from Puri

After a long gap finally this month I got an opportunity to go on a much awaited trip to Hyderabad. The city had always been in my list of places to visit. I planned this vacation with my kids and family and made sure that the travel and staying arrangement was the best. The entire planning was done by me. We had to travel by two routes from Puri to Hyderabad.

The first route was by train from Puri to Bhubaneswar. There are many trains which run between these two cities. Out of them I booked the Puri KDJR train as it is one of the best superfast trains available. The train departs from Puri station at 6:15 AM in the morning. Bhubaneswar is only 63 km from Puri and it took 1:30 hours for the train to reach Bhubaneswar.

From Bhubaneswar we had a direct flight to Hyderabad. The airport of Bhubaneswar isn’t too far from the railway station and we reached 2 hours before the departure of our flight. Train and Flight was the best option for us to travel between Puri to Hyderabad route. On reaching the airport we completed our check in formalities and were ready to board the flight.

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The excitement of the trip was already building in all of us. The kids were more excited to see new places that we had marked for this special trip. The Indigo Airlines flight in which we booked our tickets was a direct one to Hyderabad. It was a short 3 hours flight and the in flight entertainment kept us busy. The flight landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at 4 PM.

The flight services by Indigo were very good and the flight had in time arrival and departure. We hired a taxi from the airport to reach our hotel where we had a quick shower and lunch. We were ready to begin our adventures in the city of Hyderabad. The first place which we decided to visit was the famous Ramoji Film City. For all the lovers of Bollywood it is a must visit place.

Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai – The Seat of the Shakti

The Goddess Parvati came to earth as Meenakshi and was once again wed to lord Shiva under the auspices of Lord Vishnu himself. The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai is one of the oldest temples of medieval era in India and had been built by the prosperous Nayak Dynasty. Music had always been an integral part of Indian culture and in The Nayak Dynasty the music and dance forms of Madurai came to the forefront.

Aerial View of Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

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The Meenakshi Temple is dedicated to the goddess of Music and Dance and hence has many structures which portray many of the beautiful and intricate forms in South India. Many Carnatic forms of the later eras were inspired by the depictions in Meenakshi temple.

Meenakshi Temple

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The Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai is a part of the famous Meenakshi Temple and is by far the most popular tourist destination in all of Tamil Nadu. This generates immense revenue for the government and creates job opportunities for the weaker classes.

I witnessed a blooming tourism industry around the temple which is completely centred around and dependent of it. The Aayiram Kaal Mandapam is a unique monument and nothing else in the world is comparable to this beautiful building. The temple is also called the Temple of a Thousand Pillars and was built in the year 1579.

The 500 year rich history of the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam presented a great learning opportunity for my children and I and I could teach them a lot about art, culture and traditions of Madurai when they could see it all with their eyes. This I believe is the best way to learn. The actual thousand pillars are no longer accessible to the general public because years of aging and over use have deteriorated them.

View Of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai

View Of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai | Image Resource: flickr.com

The pillars could each produce a uniquely different musical note and in fact it is considered that all of the world’s music originated from the notes generated by these thousand pillars at the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai.

Finally we enjoyed a beautiful lunch which was filled with eth traditional flavours of Madurai at a nearby hotel. It was an entirely new experience for us in Madurai. Nowhere else in the city had we tasted such authentic cuisine as we did close to the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

How To Buy Clothes for Children?

Buying clothes for kids

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Shopping for children often turns out to be a bit tricky. You do not know what to buy for the child. You may even end up buying something that just doesn’t suit the child. Here are some simple guidelines that will help you purchase outfits for children.

Age of the Child

Age of the Child

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This is one factor that decides the size of the outfit for children. Usually outfits for children of an age group are made to a fixed size. You must know the age of the child to be able to shop for him or her.

Gender of the Child

Boy vs Girl Fashion

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Boys and girls may wear the same outfits. Yet there are some outfits that are particularly designed to suit one gender. You cannot buy frocks or gowns for boys. There are some jeans and trousers that do not suit baby girls. In such situations, gender can dominate your choice of clothing.

Choice of the Child

Choice of the Child

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You must take into account the choice of the child when you buy an outfit for the child. Children may not wear outfits of your choice. The dresses and attires then get wasted.

Ongoing Trends

Fashion Trends For Kids

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Yes, there is something called children’s fashion. You must purchase outfits that are trending. Shopkeepers can help you make a right choice. Internet is another place to check out for kids’ fashion trends.


Seasonal Clothes

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Some dresses are best suited for summer. There are clothes that are designed completely to go with a certain season. The same outfit may not suit in another season.


Colorful Kids Clothes

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Choose the color of the dress that is lively and bright. Select outfits that go with the complexion of the child. You may even ask the child about his or her choices.

Quality of Fabric

Quality of Fabric

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You must be extra careful when you select attires for children. They are sensitive and you must purchase the best quality outfit for them. Children may even suffer from skin allergies if they wear poor fabric.

These are just a couple of simple factors you must keep in mind. It will help you purchase good dresses for your kids.