The street food of Hyderabad is a reflection of the meeting of cultures in the city. Dosas, kababs and mirchi bajji jostle for space with new arrivals like noodles, pizza and chaat. Here are your best options.
Eat & Drink
SYED AMER HUSSAIN
IT WAS ESTABLISHED ON AUGEST 22 YEAR 1990 BY SYED TAHER HUSSAIN
OUR BRANCHES: MALAKPET ,YAKUTPURA,CHAMPAPET,VATTAPALLY,SECUNDERABAD
Foodies in Hyderabad
Eat & Drink
This group is for people who love food in Hyderabad and would like to experiment and try out different kinds of food. Then there is a social angle to it where you never eat alone again. Share your food experiences. This platform encourages only food centric events/discussions. Let the sharing begin. FIH has 10K+ members now.
Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad
Falaknuma Palaceis one of the finest palaces inHyderabad,Andhra Pradesh,India. It belonged toPaigahHyderabad State, and it was later owned by theNizams.It is on a 32-acre (13ha) area in Falaknuma, 5km fromCharminar. It was built byNawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the then-prime minister of Hyderabad and the uncle and brother-in-law of H.H. The Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur.Falak-numa means "Like the Sky" or "Mirror of the Sky" in Urdu.
An English architect designed this palace. The foundation for the construction was laid by H.E. Sir Vicar Ul Umra Bahadur on March 3, 1884. He was the great grandson of Khuddus, a famous scientist who was a best friend of Sir Charles Darwin. It took nine years to complete the construction and furnish the palace. Sir Vicar moved into the Gol Bangla and Zanana Mahel of the Falaknuma Palace in December 1889 and closely monitored the finishing work at the Mardana portion. It is made completely with Italian marble and covers an area of 93,971 square meters.
The palace was built in the shape of a scorpion with two stings spread out as wings in the north. The middle part is occupied by the main building and the kitchen, Gol Bangla, Zenana Mehal, and harem quarters stretch to the south. The Nawab was an avid traveler, and his influences show in the architecture.
The Falaknuma palace is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. Its stained glass windows throw a spectrum of colour into the rooms.
Opening:2010 (as a hotel),1893 (as a palace),3 March 1884 (palace groundbreaking)
Owner:Nawab Sir Vikar ul Umra, Amir e Paigah(1884 to 1897) and later,The Nizam of Hyderabad
Number of rooms :60
Cbi Colony,Jubilee Hills
The temple is here since about 150 years. Only in the year 1993, it took place in a big way and the Rajagopuram was constructed. Hundreds of people come to this temple and it looks every day like a festival. People believe in "Amma" and the temple is very popular in the twin cities, next to "Ujjaini Mahakali Temple" Secunderabad. The devotees pray to "Amman" as their own mother and believe that she is the saviour. Unlike the utsavams i.e., Bonalu once a year, here is this temple the Bonalu utsavams performed every Sunday. Beside the common people, politicians, VIPs, Industrialists come to this temple and perform pujas in this temple.
Shiva, the supreme ascetic, disturbed by the violence opened his third eye unleashing the fire of doom. Even the power of Shiva's third eye capable of destroying the three worlds could not arrest Mahisashura's march.
At that very moment a stream of lightning dazzled forth from the mouths of Brahma, in the form of the goddess Brahmi. She rode a swan and held books of wisdom in her hands.
Simultaneously, the shaktis of the other gods emerged taking female forms. From Indra, rose Indrani bearing a thunderbolt, riding an elephant, from Kumara rose Kaumari holding a lance and riding a peacock, from Vishnu rose Vaishanavi on an eagle with a discus whirling on her finger, from Varaha came the sharp tusk sow Varahi, from Shiva came Shiavani riding a bull bearing a trident.
They rose to the sky and merged with each other in a blinding light. The sounds of the conchs, drums and bells filled the air. With bated breath, the gods watched the light. From the heavenly light arose a beautiful goddess Durga 'the inaccessible one'.
Then all the gods furnished her with their special weapons. Shiva gave his trident, Vishnu his discus and mace, Indra his thunderbolt, Kurmara his lance, Brahma his bow. Then mounting a lion, Durga prepared for battle.
A great battle commenced. Mountains shook, oceans trembled, clouds scattered across the sky, as the buffalo demon attacked Durga. He rushed towards her, sometimes as a buffalo, sometimes as a lion, sometimes as an elephant. The goddess broke the buffalo's horns with her mace, sheared the lion's mane with her lance, cut the elephant's trunk with her sword.
Weapon after weapon, when hurled at the buffalo demon, but each time he managed to rise up undefeated.
Realizing that her weapons had no effect on Mahisashura, Durga threw them aside, dismounted from her lion and with her bare hands sprang upon Mahisashura's back. With her tender feet she kicked his head. The demon, immune to the weapons of all the gods, fell senseless at the touch of Durga's feet.
Durga then raised her trident and plunged it into the buffalo demons heart conquering the unconquerable.
Travelling to Hyderabad as a student on an excursion from college, some nine years ago, took me to the typical tourist sites of the Salar Jung Musuem, the Botanical Gardens and of course, the Charminar! The actual monument aside, (yes, it's lovely with great views from the top and all that) we were told that the Charminar area was great for shopping.
Armed with a few girl friends and just enough dough (we were only students then!), we decided to hit the streets for some local shopping. Hyderabad is known for its bangles and to our luck, of the four main streets leading to the Charminar, the Lad Bazaar Road has the highest concentration of these stores selling traditional bangles. You can literally find any colour of bangle to match any outfit you may have! Lac, stone work, metal bangles, you think of a type, they have it all. The tiny, colourful shops line both sides of the narrow street and we hit them like bees, going from one to the other, picking up items we liked.
With all that shopping, there have to be food breaks, naturally! After tucking into some of the Hyderabad street food and yummy chaat we were back to browsing and shopping. We even tried some traditional pagdis and took photographs just for fun. Ah, good, silly times.
Jhumkas, pearls, lace and zari borders, slippers and ittar stores also dot the entire buzzing street, and of course, we had a go at them. After sundown, all the stores and the Charminar itself, light up in yellow luminescence and it was quite a sight to see. I can safely say, this is when the monument really got our attention.
I was a happy camper returning from that trip with not only some fabulous purchases and souvenirs for myself and friends, but with vivid, colourful memories that remind me of those streets when anyone even mentions 'Charminar'.
the green hyderabad walk
5 stops, Medium
The kind of life you lead usually helps define how much you love the city you live in. By that definition, we believe it’s safe to assume that Hyderabadis love the place they call home. One
Guide: Take your children here
If you thought Hyderabad was only about the Charminar, pearls and dum biryani, you could not be more...
WoNoBo on mobileThe magic of WoNoBo is coming soon to your smartphone.