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Lal Darwaza
Walled City
Coordinates: Coordinates: 17°21′N 78°29′E / 17.350°N 78.483°E / 17.350; 78.483
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad
MetroHyderabad
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu,
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500 053
Vehicle registrationTS
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChandrayangutta
Planning agencyGHMC
Websitetelangana.gov.in
Bonalu celebrations at Lal Darwaza in 2016
Bonalu celebrations at Lal Darwaza in 2016

Lal Darwaza (Red Gate) is one of the old suburbs or Inner City in Hyderabad, India.

History

Lal Darwaza was built in 1907. Prime Minister of Nizam government Maharaja Kishan Pershad started the Bonalu festival from this temple. The Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Mahbub Ali Khan gave donations and land to this and many other temples.[1]

A large red door at the entrance to this suburb was named Lal darwaza (Red Door) during the time of the Nizams.

Culture

Bonala Jathara ("Procession" in English) at Lal Darwaza is considered the biggest cultural festival in Telangana.[2][3]

Geography

It is a kilometer from Charminar (1.5 km), Koti (4 km), Afzalgunj (3 km), CBS (Central Bus Station-IMLIBAN) (3 km), Chandrayangutta (1.5 km), Uppuguda (0.5 km) With the surroundings Aliyabad, Chatrinaka, Gowlipura, Rajannabai, Shalibanda.

Earlier a Sufi Dargah with a writing engraved "Pather ki Dargha" ("Stone Mausoleum" in English) was found in Lal Darwaza.

Commercial area

Many shops are present. A movie theater Sudha 70MM; now known as Cinepolis is located there.[4]

Transport

Lal Darwaza is connected to other towns by TSRTC buses. A Bus Depot is nearby. The closest MMTS is at Uppuguda.

References

  1. ^ "Nizam gave funding for temples, and Hindu educational institutions". 28 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Lal Darwaza Temple Decked Up Ahead of Bonalu Festival". The New Indian Express.
  4. ^ Show, Book My. "Cinepolis: Sudha Cinemas, Hyderabad | Movie Showtimes & Ticket Booking Near You in Hyderabad". BookMyShow.