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Did you know you will be running along a fort wall and past curved roads originally designed to fend off elephant attacks. Read all about run routes and elevation changes here.
Architectural features of the Qutb Shahi Tombs inspired much of the run T-shirt design. The arch, visible all across the Qutb Shahi Tombs, provides a backdrop against which heritage runners can be spotted. The arch also features an intricate Islamic style pattern.
The GHR Hyderabad 2017 finisher medals are made of lac – Hyderabad is famous for its lac bangles. These are usually embellished with precious and semi precious stones. We have instead used faux pearls and a simpler design for the medal.
Sure, Hyderabad's old city is famous for its iconic heritage sites - but there is (and was) so much more intangible heritage associated with the city.
Lying on the important trade route between the port town of Masulipatam and the hinterland, Golconda rose to prominence in the international market for its diamonds. It came to be known for its great wealth during the Renaissance and is still spoken with reverence among the deep pocketed, purist, diamond traders and collectors.
The Persian diaspora in India can be traced back to the late 1800s when several Zoroastrians from Iran made their way across the Hindukush to India. The journey spanned around four countries and two continents. The main reason for their move is exemplified by Darwin’s theory of evolution. All they wanted to do was survive. And survive they did; through trade and commerce and through their prolific cafes.
The best part of Go Heritage Runs is that we are a series. Which means that the destinations change, but some things will always stay same - scenic, historic routes, a great family friendly experience and a fun run-vacation. Keep in touch with us and take a run-vacation with us this year!