Travel Diaries

Cheeryal Laxminarasimha Swamy Temple

Approximately 15 kms from Hyderabad.

It basically feels like driving within the city considering the distance. But we will know we are no longer in the city once we cross ECIL. The buildings will start to thin. We get to see farm lands – if we are lucky, we get to see these farm lands in use.

It was the spur of the moment trip for us. So we did not know it was Utsavalu season. And we definitely did not expect crowd and wait in the queue for 30 minutes for darshanam. There was absolutely no one to guide people who are visiting this place for the first time. We were told that this place does not darshanam tickets, that’s how we ended up in the queue. Once we entered the main temple, we found a volunteer who guided us to get special darshanam tickets that will take you directly into the garbha gudi. Those 10 minutes in the garbha gudi we so peaceful and special.

The temple in itself is in a secluded place. One side of the road leading up to the temple has farm lands and the other side a small stretch of pond. It must be serene place without the loud speakers blasting and the crowds milling about. Probably we will visit this place another time in the evenings. We narrowly escaped from getting a sunstroke yesterday.

By Saudhamini Mylaram

HR by profession. Reading has always been one of my favorite things to do apart from gardening, cooking and driving.

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