|Moazzam Jahi Market|
|Town or city||Hyderabad|
|Named for||Moazzam Jah|
|Cost||4 lakh rupees|
|Design and construction|
|Architect(s)||City Improvement Board|
Moazzam Jahi Market is a historic market in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Built in the twentieth century, it is located at the crossroads of Jam Bagh, Begum Bazaar, and Station Road.
The Moazzam Jahi market was constructed in the period 1933-1935, during the reign of Mir Osman Ali Khan. It was conceived and implemented by the City Improvement Board (CIB), which was founded in 1912 by Osman Ali Khan for the development of Hyderabad. This was one of several projects undertaken by the Board as part of an urban renewal. The market was named after prince Moazzam Jah, second son of Osman Ali Khan and president of the CIB. The intention behind the market was to provide a commercial space in the area between Hyderabad Railway Station and the Residency. At the time, the primary market of Hyderabad was still Mir Alam Mandi, located in an older, more congested part of the city.
The building was intended to function as a fruit market, but in practice sold a variety of other produce and goods as well. In the 1980s, the building's fruit market was shifted to the Kothapet fruit market.
This market houses the Famous Ice Cream Shop, along with Gafoor and Bilal, which are known for their hand-made ice creams. The Jambagh flower market, which used to be attached to the Moazzam Jahi market, was shifted to Gudimalkapur in 2009.
The building is made of granite. It features arches and a central dome. The architecture of the market is an example of "CIB" or "Osmanian" architecture, a distinctive style that was consciously developed by the CIB as part of their urban renewal project. This architectural style was intended to communicate secularism, and drew from Kakatiya, Qutb Shahi, Mughal, and Asaf Jahi forms.