Usually, my visits to the Moazzam Jahi Market have only one purpose - to feast on Famous Ice Creams' delicious fresh fruit ice creams, for which I have an insatiable appetite. However, a few weeks ago, I went there early in the morning, to shoot some pictures. The colourful shops around the market selling all sorts of things including ice creams, attars, spices, different kinds of tea and even furniture, were closed, but on the inside of the maze-like market, the day's activities had already begun.
The Moazzam Jahi market was built in 1935, during the reign of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of the state of Hyderabad, and named after his second son, Nawab Moazzam Jah Bahadur. The outer circumference of this stone and granite structure is triangular, and the facade that faces the main road is adorned with a clock tower with a high dome.