The city culture is a mixture of old Islamic Culture and the Hindu traditions of the Telugu people. The principal language of Hyderabad is Telugu and Urdu. A blend of heavy Mughal cuisines is found in Hyderabad
Hyderabad Traditional Dress
Culture of Hyderabad also known as Hyderabadi Tehzeeb (حیدرآبادي تہذیب ) or Dakhini Tehzeeb (دکني تہذیب )
The traditional Hyderabadi garb is Sherwani Kurta Paijama, and Lungi for men, Sarees, Khara Dupatta and Salwar kameez for women. Burqa and Hijab is commonly practised among the Muslim women in public.
Abaya is a sign of respect, dignity, modesty and an easy and convenient way to hide the body according to Islamic teachings. It is long and covers the whole body from the neck to the wrists and then down to the feet.
Hyderabadi Biryani is one of the most popular dishes of the city. It is distinctly different from other variations of the Biryani, originating from the kitchens of the Nizams of Hyderabad. It is a celebration dish of basmati rice and mutton, along with yoghurt, onions and various spices.
Hyderabad Famous Food Items
Kebabs or Grilled Meat.
Kubani ka Meetha.
Hyderabadi Traditional Dance – Marfa
The Marfa is a form of celebratory rhythmic music and dance from Hyderabad, India, among the Hyderabadi Muslims, adapted from Afro-Arab music of Hadhramawt in Yemen. played with high tempo using Marfa (instrument) daff, Dhol, sticks, steel pots and wooden strips called thapi.
The associated Marfa dance is typically performed with janbiya daggers and/or talwaars (swords) and latts (canes), and is likely to have been derived from the Bar’a (Arabic: برع) dance of Yemen.
Hyderabad Best Shopping Places
Abids Street is one of the splendid places to shop in Hyderabad. There is so much to buy here, you will not know where to start.
At the Laad Bazaar, you get bangles and other accessories at reasonable prices. Go during the festive season to find a huge selection of bangles in different designs and prints. Shops at Laad Bazaar open from 11 am onwards.
Koti Sultan Bazaar:
For a real street shopping experience in Hyderabad, visit the Koti Sultan Bazaar. The bazaar is always crowded, with shoppers trying to get good deals on products they buy. At the bazaar, browse through the latest in Indian wear, accessories, and bangles at very good prices. On the street, you will find a few vendors selling homeware and street food, too.
It was built during the time of the last Nizam of Hyderabad State, Mir Osman Ali Khan. As the building was constructed in stone or Pathar, it was named Pathargatti. It was designed by the renowned engineer Vishveshwaraiah in a distinctive Osmanian architecture style. Pathergatti is the main Business hub for past one century.
Best Irani Chai
Irani chai is a unique form of tea unlike any other version of Indian chai, made by the addition of mawa or khoya to black tea. The result is a sweet and creamy chai.
Hyderabad’s famous Irani chai
@ Cafe Nilofar, Redhills Rd Lakdikapul, Hyderabad &
@ Nimrah Cafe & Bakery Next to Charminar
Haleem is a stew composed of meat, lentil and pounded wheat made into a thick paste. It originated as an Arabic dish and was introduced to the Hyderabad state (India) by the Arab diaspora during the Nizam of Hyderabad’s rule. it is served with a garnishing of fried cashews, coriander, lime, sliced egg & even chicken 65!
Best Hotels For Haleem in Hyderabad are:
Hotel City Diamond
Shah Ghouse Hotel
Hyderabadi Biryani made with basmati rice and goat meat and cooked with the dum pukht method. Originating in the kitchens of the Nizam of Hyderabad, it combines elements of Hyderabadi and Mughlai cuisines.
Famous Hotel for Hyderabad’s Biryani are:
Shah Ghouse Hotel
Hotel City Diamond
Jewel of Nizam – The Golkonda Hotel
Best Bakeries in Hyderabad
SUBHAN BAKERY Is More than 100 years of baking experience. The Taste and the quality that stood the test of times. Expertise in Biscuits, Bread, Cakes, and Pastries made with the finest ingredients and innovative baking technology with manufacturing practices. We guarantee total satisfaction and value for money.
Subhan Bakery Serves Hyderabad best DUM K ROATS, OSMANIA BISCUITS, FRUIT BISCUITS, PISTA BISCUITS, etc..,
Karachi Bakery is opened in 1953, main store is located in on Moazzam Jahi Market, Hyderabad. It is known for its fruit biscuits, dil kush and plum cake. There are 23 Store of Karachi Bakery in Hyderabad.