Food walk through the Mir Alam Market area
Duration: 1.5 hours
All days of the week
What this tour is about: This tour gives you an introduction to Hyderabad’s varied and diverse cuisines, with influences from fiery south Indian Andhra cooking as well as aromatic Mughlai-influenced dishes.
The tour explores Mir Alam mandi (market), a vibrant and busy specialty food market which sells vegetables, fruits, meat, spices, grains, pickles, sweets, savouries, etc. We will visit a local café for tea (Irani chai) and taste some of Hyderabad’s famous biscuits. We will also walk through the markets near the iconic Charminar, seeing how different kinds of street foods are made, such as kulchas, doshas, etc., and also see vark (edible silver leaf) making.
It’s a great walk for those interested in Indian food, markets and daily life.
The walk ends at a popular local restaurant specializing in dishes like biryani, nihari, paya, etc., where you can have a meal if you want to.
Start point: Parking lot of the Government Nizamia General Hospital (Charminar hospital)
End point: Machhli Kaman
11:00 am in the morning, and 4:00 pm in the evening
Knowledgeable guide and all taxes.
Transport, tips, food/drinks. If you need pick-up/drop from your hotel, please add INR 2500.
Tour notes: Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection. Food on the streets 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.
Prior reservation is mandatory. Payment in cash on the day of the tour. To book the tour, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Deepa at +91 98677 07414.