Mallepally is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°23′21″N 78°27′32″E / 17.3893°N 78.4589°E / 17.3893; 78.4589
Country India
DistrictHyderabad District
 • BodyGHMC
 • OfficialDeccani Urdu, Telugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
500001 (Mallepally PO)
Lok Sabha constituencySecunderabad
Planning agencyGHMC

Mallepally is located near Asifnagar in Hyderabad, India. It is a locality in Hyderabad District and one of the old suburbs that have existed for a long while now. It is one of the oldest localities to exist in the history of Hyderabad during the time of Nizams.

The major colonies are Vijayanagar Colony, Aghapura Colony, Bazargaat Colony and Sitarambagh. Major landmarks are Badi Masjid popularly known as Tabligi Jamat Mosque (Nizam's era), Glory Cinema Talkies (1935; earlier known as Zia and Sham Talkies), SBH Branch (1973) and Housing Board Colony (1956).[1][2]


Mallepally was built by fifth Asafjahi ruler – Afzal Ud Daula next to the Afzal Sagar tank which was one of the largest tank. Many people from Mallepally emigrated from India to the western countries and the gulf. People who returned from the gulf countries brought back their cuisine with them and started hotel businesses serving Shawarma, Mandi and a lot of arabian dishes in the area. Hence Mallepally became one of the major food hubs in Hyderabad. In the early 19th century, Malay people used to stay at this place and that's how the area got its name.

In the early 20th century, Hyderabad faced much flooding by the Musi River and subsequently led to a plague which reduced the population. Nizam Osman Ali Khan Asaf Jah VII, who had just come to occupy the throne, conferred with his ministers and city planners to come up with comprehensive plans to improve sanitation and hygiene of the city.[3]


Mallepally is connected by buses run by TSRTC.

The closest MMTS train station is at Nampally is about 2 km away.


Mallepally is a market for all those who would love to wander the lanes of an old Hyderabad, giving you the touch of memories of famous Urdu writers and poets. Many residents from Mallepally worked in the Persian Gulf area and returned with their earnings. This phenomenon has brought a variety of cultures to the neighborhood. Many food centers around the market serving Arabian delicacies. This place is mostly known for its shawarma centers.[4][5]


This area is residential but it does has Priya cinema hall for families to enjoy their free time.[6]

Notable people



  1. ^ "Mallepally Planned locality gone awry". The Hans India. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ Aneez, Zeenab (3 February 2014). "Ward of words". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. ^ Luther, Narendra. Hyderabad : a biography. ISBN 9780198090274. OCLC 963760325.
  4. ^ "Moving on from Arab streets, humble Shawarma is a rage across south India". Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Hyderabad develops a taste for middle east food". Deccan Chronicle. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Priya Theater 70MM - Mallepally North in Hyderabad Show Times | eTimes". Retrieved 31 January 2019.