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A restaurant in Shah Ali Banda
A restaurant in Shah Ali Banda
Shalibanda is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°21′N 78°28′E / 17.35°N 78.47°E / 17.35; 78.47Coordinates: 17°21′N 78°28′E / 17.35°N 78.47°E / 17.35; 78.47
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
 • Body GHMC
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 065
Lok Sabha constituency Hyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Charminar
Planning agency GHMC

Shah Ali Banda is a suburb in Hyderabad, India. It forms a part of the Old City area located close to Charminar.


Shah Ali Banda is well connected by buses run by APSRTC due to its proximity to Charminar. The closest MMTS train stations are located at Uppuguda and Yakatpura.


Shah Ali Banda has many restaurants including the popular Hyderabadi restaurant, Pista House, famous for its haleem.[1]

Communal unrest[edit]

Shalibanda is part of the area surrounding the Old City, which has problems with communal riots, forcing police to impose curfews.[2] In 1992, one community cut off power to Shalibanda in order to disable and ransack the area. Due to this violent memory, and the constant fear of a repeat attack, power cuts are handled as very extreme situations with police enforcing complete shut down of the city.[3]


  1. ^ "It's only haleem now". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Hareesh, P (30 March 2010). "Hyderabad slides into Stone Age". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Vudali, Srinath (1 April 2010). "Problems multiply on Day 2". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 12 July 2014.