A WALK IN THE PAST

Moz­za­m­jahi Mar­ket

India Today - - COVER STORY -

Visit this mar­ket to feel the aura of the days of yore. Built by the last Nizam, Mir Os­man Ali Khan in the early 1900s, the Moz­za­m­jahi Mar­ket is an im­pres­sive ar­cade with a quaint ap­peal. It was orig­i­nally a fruit mar­ket; fruits from here were sent to the Falaknuma Palace for the Nizams and their guests. Be­sides fruits, there were a whole lot of other shops that sold arms and am­mu­ni­tion, paan, earthen ware and even gro­ceries. Al­though the fruit mar­ket has shifted to Kothapet and none of the other shops are here any­more, people still throng this mar­ket for the Karachi Bak­ery, which is an iconic land­mark as­so­ci­ated with the mar­ket with its fruit bis­cuits be­ing a trade­mark of the city. An­other such shop is Fa­mous Ice Cream which is also said to have been set up when the mar­ket was built.

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