Hyderabad’s principal landmark was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 to commemorate the founding of Hyderabad and the end of...
This mosque is one of the world’s largest, with space for 10,000 worshippers. Women are not allowed inside. Several bricks embedded...
In their latest act of architectural showmanship, the nizam family has restored this dazzling palace – or, technically, four (char) ...
Shah Ghouse Cafe
During Ramzan, Hyderabadis line up for Shah Ghouse's famous haleem , but unusually, it also serves it outside of Ramzan. The biryani...
Laad Bazaar information
West of the Charminar, the crowded Laad Bazaar is the perfect place to get lost. It's known across the south as the place to get wedding saris, jewels, and bangles, but the sidewalks all around the monument also have everything from perfumes to kitchen implements to coconuts. Skilled wanderers may find the bird market, or the workshops where varakh (silver foil) is pounded out for use in sweets. This area is also the centre of India’s pearl trade. Some great deals can be had – if you know your stuff.