Begum Bazaar

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Begum Bazar is the biggest commercial market in Hyderabad, India.[1] It was established during the Qutb Shahi rule. Begum Bazar is located half a 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 and copper brassware also present in Begum Bazar. The only hitch at the bazar is the congestion and lack of hygiene. Deals worth crores of are struck daily. It is also famous for spices and market near by 'Historic Monument' Charminar.

Begum Bazaar
Inner City
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
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad
Founded byHAJI SYED Yakoob Tawakali
Government
 • TypeGovernment of Telangana
 • BodyGHMC
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500 012
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyGoshamahal
Planning agencyGHMC

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.

It is also close to historic Osmania General Hospital and Musi River, Jumerat Bazaar is Specially hosted on Thursday every week where every household commodities are sold. Mangal Bazaar is the sub place in Begum Bazaar where household utensils are sold.

HistoryEdit

The land of Begum Bazar was gifted to the merchants of Hyderabad by Humda Begum, the wife of His Highness Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II, for trade and commerce. After developing into a market, this bazaar came to be known as Begum Bazaar. [2]

TransportEdit

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 the Nampally station is also near by. The nearest metro station is MGBS

PoliticalEdit

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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