Afzal Gunj

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Afzal Gunj
Afzal Gunj
అఫ్జాల్ గుంజ
neighbourhood
Afzal Gunj is located in Telangana
Afzal Gunj
Afzal Gunj
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°22′24″N 78°28′15″E / 17.373247°N 78.470932°E / 17.373247; 78.470932Coordinates: 17°22′24″N 78°28′15″E / 17.373247°N 78.470932°E / 17.373247; 78.470932
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad District
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 012
Lok Sabha constituency Hyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Maharajgunj
Planning agency GHMC

Afzal Gunj (Telugu: అఫ్జాల్ గుంజ) is one of the old suburbs in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, close to river Musi. Afzal Gunj is the hub of local transportation due to the presence of Central Bus Station in the region. The bus station provides services to most of the parts in the city.

The famous Osmania General Hospital of Nizam era is located at Afzalgunj. The famous Telangana State Central Library is also located here. Telangana High Court is also here. The famous Salarjung Museum is located close to Afzalgunj. A little south east of Salarjang Museum is the Nizam's Museum at Purani Haveli. The name Purani Haveli signifies the locality where the museum is situated. The road that extends from north of Afzalgunj over river Musi connects with Sardar Patel Road. The famous Charminar is located on this road, further southwards from Afzal Gunj.

  • Areas under Afzal Gunj :

Begum Bazar; Siddiambar Bazar; Padmashali Colony

History[edit]

The 5th Nizam Afzalud Dawlah gifted land to the grain merchants for trade and commerce. The place was named Afzalgunj. A lot of markets mushroomed around Begum Bazaar like Moazzam Jahi Market, Siddi Amber Bazar, Usmangunj Market, Begum Bazar, Pool Bagh etc.

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Commercial area[edit]

There are many shops which cater to all the needs of the people. Also there is an old shop called as Munnalal Dawasaaz.

And Also You Can Have A Soda At Afzal Gunj Near To Mustafa Pan Shop Which Is Also One Of The Oldest Shop At Afzal Gung.

Vajra Complex (Named After Vajramma Erukulla), Ashok Bazar: To cater your Hardware Needs

There is a popular Irani hotel here called as Television Cafe.

Accessibility[edit]

The TSRTC has a major bus hub in this area and connects Afzal Gunj with all parts of the city like Dilsukhnagar, Gachibowli, Ghatkesar,Himayat Nagar,Jubilee Hills and some of the suburban villages.

The nearest MMTS Train station is at Malakpet. This railway station is about 2 km from Afzalgunj.

The domestic and international airport, Hyderabad Airport, is located north of the place about 35 km from Afzal Gunj.

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