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This noncommercial 'inclusive cultural space' is an open centre that hosts plays, films, musical events, exhibitions, organic markets and lectures; some events are free. It also has a great Irani cafe, with cheap tea and snacks and free wi-fi. On a lane off Rd No 1.

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Nearby Hyderabad attractions

1. Kalakriti Art Gallery

0.43 MILES

One of the city's best contemporary galleries, Kalakriti hosts excellent exhibitions by some of India's leading artists, and collaborative programme's…

2. Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum

1.25 MILES

This museum exhibits photographs, dioramas of village life, musical instruments and some exquisite Naikpod masks. It’s basic, but you’ll get a glimpse…

3. Birla Mandir

1.74 MILES

The ethereal Birla Mandir, constructed of white Rajasthani marble in 1976, graces Kalapahad (Black Mountain), one of two rocky hills overlooking the lake…

4. Lumbini Park

1.85 MILES

Lumbini Park is a pleasant place to enjoy sunsets and the popular musical fountain (6.30-8pm). There's also a nightly laser show (₹50) at 7.15pm and 8…

5. Buddha Statue & Hussain Sagar

1.85 MILES

Set magnificently on a plinth in the Hussain Sagar, a lake created by the Qutb Shahs, is a colossal stone statue of the Buddha (18m tall). The Dalai Lama…

6. Legislative Assembly


This grand neoclassical landmark – a colossal construction of turrets, domes and arches – dates from 1913, in a design that fuses Persian and Rajasthani…

7. Birla Science Centre

1.93 MILES

The Birla Science Centre comprises a museum of science, dolls and archaeology, plus a planetarium. Displays are somewhat dated, but the Dinosaurium has…

8. Nirmala Birla Gallery of Modern Art

1.95 MILES

This skilfully curated collection of modern and contemporary art includes paintings by superstars Jogen Chowdhury, Tyeb Mehta and Arpita Singh.