About Begum Bazar, Hyderabad
Established during the period of Qutub Shahi Dynasty, Begum Bazar is
the biggest commercial market of Hyderabad. It is located two
kilometers away from the Naya Pul Bridge in the old city. Begum Bazar
has derived its name from Humda Begum (the wife of Nizam Ali Khan
Nizamul Mulk), who gifted the land to the merchants for trade and
commerce and the place eventually came to be called Begum Bazaar.
The place is an old retail and wholesale market renowned for the
household commodities. All sorts of household products of varying
brands are available in this market at a reasonable price. Lately,
many brassware shops have also come up in the area. Business deals of
crores daily take place in the market. Begum Bazar also has the second
biggest fish market of Hyderabad after the fish market at Musheerabad.
Moazzam Jahi market, which is located adjacent to it, is the largest
fruit and vegetable market of Hyderabad.
The place is also popular for gold, silver and dry fruits etc. It
houses oldest firms like Chouthmal Mohanlal (wholesale Kirana),
Satyanarayan Mithai Bhandar and so on. Begam Bazar is a busy wholesale
market and is thronged by retailers from all across the state.
The closest bus stop is located at Afzal Gunj, Andhra Pradesh State
Road Transport Corporation buses connect the market with other parts of
Hyderabad. The nearest MMTS train stations are located at Malakpet and