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

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


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.


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


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]


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


  1. ^ "Nizam gave funding for temples, and Hindu educational institutions". 28 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Simhavahini Ammavaru". Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  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.