Begum Bazaar

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Begum Bazaar
neighbourhood
Begum Bazaar is located in Telangana
Begum Bazaar
Begum Bazaar
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°22′24″N 78°28′26″E / 17.373412°N 78.473774°E / 17.373412; 78.473774Coordinates: 17°22′24″N 78°28′26″E / 17.373412°N 78.473774°E / 17.373412; 78.473774
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 012
Lok Sabha constituency Hyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Goshamahal
Planning agency GHMC

Begum Bazar {Telugu: బేగంబజార్, Urdu: بیگم بازار is the biggest commercial market in Hyderabad, India.[1] It was established during the time of Qutb Shahi rule. Begum Bazar is located half kilometer from the Naya Pul bridge in the Old City. It is an age old retail and wholesale market for household commodities. Of late, several brassware merchants have set up shop in the Begum Bazar. House old commodities of all sizes, shapes and brands at the best prizes are available. The only hitch at the bazar is the congestion and lack of hygiene. Deals worth crores of are struck daily.

Begum Bazar also hosts the second biggest Fish Market of Hyderabad, after the fish market at Musheerabad.

The adjoining Moazzam Jahi Market is the largest fruit and vegetable market in the city. This market is being slowly replaced by the market at Kothapet, beyond Dilsukhnagar.

The historic Osmania General Hospital is close by.

History[edit]

The market was established on the land gifted by Humda Begum, wife of Nizam Ali Khan Nizamul Mulk, to the merchants of Hyderabad for trade and commerce, and was named Begum Bazar. Interestingly, Begum Bazar is the place where the first Ganesh Mandap was established in Hyderabad and now it has spread across the Telangana State.

Transport[edit]

The TSRTC buses connect Begum Bazar with all parts of the city. Afzal Gunj is the nearest bus stop.

The closest MMTS railway station is at Malakpet while Nampally which is also near.

Political[edit]

Begum Bazar falls under the Goshamahal Assembly Constituency which is part of Hyderabad Lok Sabha Seat. T.Raja Singh Lodh is BJP MLA from Goshamahal (Assembly constituency), Hyderabad.

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