Mahankali Temple and Bazaar Walk

Hyderabad

The General Bazaar in the neighbourhood of Kalasiguda was created in the early 1800s soon after the establishment of Hyderabad’s twin city Secunderabad. It is predominantly a Hindu precinct, which is unfrequented by tourists, giving one the perfect opportunity to “shop like a local.”

Pricing:  US$ 24 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

The General Bazaar in the neighbourhood of Kalasiguda was created in the early 1800s soon after the establishment of Hyderabad’s twin city Secunderabad. It is predominantly a Hindu precinct, which is unfrequented by tourists, giving one the perfect opportunity to “shop like a local.”

During the Tour:
• Walk around General Bazaar and you soon discover that it truly lives up to its name and offers everything under the sun.
• Famous for its gold and jewellery shops, one can buy intricate pieces of traditional handmade jewellery here.
• Studded with zari/kanchi saree shops, this area has ample wedding related shops to fulfil a bride’s every need.
• See the Mahankali Temple, built in the 17th century where devotees throng to especially during significant religious days.
• For those who wish to try a fine sample of Hyderabadi biryani, the famous Paradise restaurant is only a few minutes' walk away. Ask the guide to take you there at the end of the tour.

Duration of the Tour: 1.5 hours

TOUR STYLE: local life

MEETING POINT: at KFC near James Street Police Station (We will email you a map and directions)

END POINT: at Park Lane Circle

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 1.5 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day except Sunday’s at 4PM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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