Hyderabad’s principal landmark and city symbol was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 to commemorate the founding of Hyderabad and...
These Sunday-morning walks from the Charminar were designed and are sometimes led by architect Madhu Vottery, whose Guide to Heritage of...
This mosque is one of the world’s largest, with 10,000 men praying here at major Muslim festivals, and also one of Hyderabad's oldest...
Irani cafes – old-fashioned teahouses founded by 19th-century Persian immigrants and serving super-thick, super-sweet Irani chai – are...
Laad Bazar information
Laad Bazar, running west from the Charminar, is famed for its sparklingly colourful bangle shops. Lac bangles, made from a resinous insect secretion and encrusted with colourful beads or stones, are a Hyderabad speciality. In Laad Bazar you'll also find perfumers, wedding hats, fabric and embellishment for clothes - such as at the famous lace-edging shop RR Kasat.