Independence day this year falls on a Monday. Great! That means it’s going to be another long-weekend! So, what are are your plans this Independence day? Waking up at 10 AM in the morning and realizing you missed the flag hoisting and going back to sleep again? Or are you one of those Indians who make it a point to watch the Flag-hoisting on TV and then attend the local flag-hoisting ceremony in your locality?
Every year on Independence day various events are held in the city. What’s up Hyderabad has managed to get hold of a few of them (the ones open to public) so that people from the 2nd category(the ones like me) will have a reason to wake up on time.
Freedom Ride and Carnival – 2016
India’s Biggest and Longest cycling event is back again. TAF with Charity partner United Way Hyderabad is hosting its 8th edition of Freedom Ride 2016 at Gachibowli Stadium.
This time event will also host the Freedom Carnival and Expo on 13th August and 14th August – A custom designed for Family, Friends and Kids consisting of cycling based games, traditional games, and adventurous games.
August 15, 2016 – Long distance cycling ride of 69KMs. Complete signature distance as an individual or in a team size of 3 members each completing 23KMS (3 x 23KMs).
Where: Gachibowli Stadium, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
When: August 13, 2016 – August 15, 2016
Help feed 5,000 homeless in Hyderabad on Independence Day
Global Shapers Community, TinMen, and Robinhood Army are joining hands to bring joy to 5,000 homeless and poor people in Hyderabad through the Independence Day week by bringing them hot, healthy, and home-cooked meals. As India celebrates 69 years of freedom this Monday – they are taking this time to remember that more than 300 million Indians are not living that freedom the way you are. They are yet to be free. Free from poverty, hunger, apathy, and inequity.
Buy a meal, or two, or ten. A typical TinMen meal costs Rs.80 – contribute Rs.40 and they will meet the rest of the cost. They will also pick up and distribute the food.
Contact: www.milaap.org; 9848046880
Independence weekend @ Qube Cafe
It is time to savor the diversity of most authentic India Cuisines as Siesta Hitech is celebrating Independence weekend at Qube Cafe from 13th Aug to 15th Aug 2016. Celebrate this Independence weekend with a bountiful spread of Indian cuisine, savor on the enormous & enchanting varieties which reminds you of the true flavors & aromas of heritage India. The huge spread consists of delicacies from East to West & North to South of Indian Territory.
Where: Qube Cafe, 55, Gachibowli Miyapur Rd, Marthanda Nagar, Kondapur, Hyderabad
When: August 13, 2016 – August 15, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Contact: 040 4242 0000
Independence Day Brunch at Taj Krishna
Stand united and celebrate freedom over an appetizing menu in the Brunch Buffet at Encounters, the all-day Dining at Taj Krishna. Mesmerize your taste buds as master chefs at Taj Krishna create a melange of delectable dishes from Punjabi, Lucknowi, Rajasthani and Hyderabadi cuisines. Some of the highlights of the Brunch Buffet are Jheenge ka Salan, Kyberi Raan, Safed Maas and Nihari Gosht. So savor the flavors and cheer to the true spirit of India.
Price: INR 1750 plus taxes
Where: Taj Krishna, Rd Number 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
When: August 15, 2016 from 12:30 PM
Contact: 040 6629 3326
Independence Day Carnival @ Novotel Hyderabad Airport
This long weekend let your little ones enjoy the Independence Day Carnival organised at Novotel Hyderabad Airport, from 13th to 15th August 2016. This special event offers the perfect atmosphere for a complete family get -away. While you will enjoy a memorable time packed with loads of fun and excitement, your kids get to experience the ultimate fun-fair in town with exciting games, fun food and special ice creams, bouncy castle to train rides and much more. The event promises to ensure that your kids have a blast at the Independence Carnival!
Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad
When: August 13, 2016 – August 15, 2016 from 12:00 PM
Contact 91 40 66503899
Independence Day Robotics Workshop
This Independence Day, Kriya Robots is conducting three days Robotics Workshop in Hyderabad. The training focuses on Robots and building blocks with STEM concepts, 3D intelligent software.
Where: 4th Road, Punnami Plaza, Kukatpally, Hyderabad
When: August 13, 2016 – August 15, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM