Deccan Nights

by Satya B, Siddharth Dasari


7000 pics – 2 crazy guys – one crazy city – one crazy video

The journey of Hyderabad has been fascinating from the glorious era of Qutub Shahi, the Asif Jahi and the Nizam dynasties to the present hi-tech trend. The nights are equally lively and beautiful as the days are. Deccan Nights is a collection of over seven thousand photos expressing the glitter and beauty of well acquainted gems of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad at night. Deccan Nights reflects the rare amalgamation of night beauty and technology – the very essence of Hyderabad. The pearls of Deccan Nights string starts with a beautiful sunset scenery behind Buddha statue at Hussain Sagar. It then captures beautiful glimpses of Somajiguda flyover with traffic, looking like a tube filled with electric rays leading towards Prasad’s IMAX screen, which is the world’s largest 3D IMAX screen. From IMAX, Deccan Nights travels by a MMTS train, through busy Hyderabad roads, to Cyber-Towers-the IT hub, to Shilparam – a cultural destination, to the light show at the Golkonda fort and finally the iconic Charminar. Deccan Nights is our effort to showcase the beauty of Hyderabad. The 7000 still images that make up this film are like little drops flowing together to form Deccan Nights.

Editor’s Note – Anil Cherukupalli
There are innumerable time lapse videos out there made by combining still photos but strangely hardly anyone has done the same on Hyderabad, long known for its laid back culture. But along with the rest of urban India, Hyderabad has been transformed from a sleepy provincial capital to a pulsing and booming metropolis riding on the twin waves of information technology and biotechnology. Deccan Nights captures this new energy of Hyderabad by combining an astounding 7000 still photos captured at different locations in the city. While it could have been edited even tighter to bring out the energy of the city better, the film as it stands is still a testament to the persistence and patience of two photographers wanting to present their city a little differently.

About Satya B, Siddharth Dasari
Satya B is a UI designer-photographer based in Hyderabad, India and currently working at Zeebracross as Creative Head. He is self taught and has been photographing for over ten years. Visit his portfolio.

Siddharth Dasari is a post graduate student of Graphic Design at the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Photography has been his hobby from his younger years as an architecture student in Hyderabad, India. Visit his portfolio.



  • Reply April 5, 2011

    Dave Wilson

    Great video – it brought back many happy memories of my last visit to Hyderabad. Thanks!

  • Reply May 1, 2011

    Mirza Saad baig


  • Reply May 22, 2011


    Loved the video!
    Thanks for sharing!

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