Hyderabad: US Ambassador visits Charminar, enjoys Irani Chai

Hyderabad: The US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, on Saturday visited the iconic Charminar and tried out the famous Irani chai.

“Nothing symbolizes Hyderabad quite like Charminar and it’s easy to see why it stands as Telangana’s most iconic monument,” wrote the Ambassador on Twitter, alongside pictures of him posing in front of the monument.

“From its 500-year history to its beautiful views of the Old City, it’s a breathtaking testament to this historic city,” Eric added.

Eric also tried out Irani Chai and commented saying, “Oh yes, and the chai was great too!”

Eric Garcetti is on his first official visit to the city and will wrap up his trip with visits to iconic cultural sites where the US government is providing a quarter of a million dollars to support the conservation and restoration of six tombs built between the 18th and 19th centuries as part of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

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