I enjoyed my rather short time visiting Chennai and whilst I would be content skipping this as an actual holiday destination, I certainly learnt a lot about the area. I also got to see how big Chennai are into Cricket! The city’s cricket grounds were very impressive and I got to watch the end of a very close match featuring the Chennai Rhinos cricket team.
Chennai Rhinos Vs Mumbai Heros – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HwUku9_J5s
Covering more ground in this flight I would be continue to head north on my way to New Delhi although would be ending this flight at Hyderabad.
I climbed higher to rise above the fog and immediately found myself within large amounts of cloud. The majority of the landscape was rather flat but I still felt strong turbulence as I flew through the thermals and wind changes caused by the few ridges and hills as I flew closer to pretty large river which flowed into/out of a larger lake. I should have looked on the map to check the name of this lake but I was preoccupied with flying the aircraft through the rough air.
I saw 1 lonely looking boat on the lake before climbing higher on my way to Hyderabad. Once I saw my GPS advising that Hyderabad was 10 minutes away, I called in my landing intentions and once again I had my request denied due to the thick fog hanging over the city. This time I was a little more prepared however and new that there was a second military landing strip north of the city which I would be able to land at providing visibility wasn’t too bad.
Flying the extra 5 minutes I was able to spot Hakimpet landing strip and completed a full circle before touching down safely on runway 27.
I was a little disappointed to not make it to my planned destination although the following evening, I checked the weather which was much clearer so decided to make the 5 minute hop to Hyderabad as I had originally intended.
Hyderabad International Airport – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y29ITqecQFo
Amazing Hyderabad – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=491HMSj9xGE
Hyderabad: City that Breaths Life – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcXdyjsAos
Hyderabad- City of Many – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiwYHk-A34g
Golconda Fort – Historical Monument of Hyderabad, INDIA – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87GaQvYNVsA
Golconda Fort, Hyderbad, Andhra Pradesh India – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZciUB5SxreI
Chowmahalla Palace , Hyderabad – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6nDwxuBWag