Moazzam Jahi Market
Moazzam Jahi Market is located in Hyderabad
Moazzam Jahi Market
Location within Hyderabad
Moazzam Jahi Market is located in India
Moazzam Jahi Market
Moazzam Jahi Market (India)
General information
Architectural styleCIB/Osmanian
Town or cityHyderabad
Coordinates17°23′04″N 78°28′30″E / 17.384500°N 78.475052°E / 17.384500; 78.475052
Named forMoazzam Jah
Construction started1933
Cost4 lakh rupees[1]
Technical details
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.[1]


The Moazzam Jahi market was constructed in the period 1933-1935,[1] 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.[2] The market was named after prince Moazzam Jah, second son of Osman Ali Khan and president of the CIB.[3] The intention behind the market was to provide a commercial space in the area between Hyderabad Railway Station and the Residency.[4] At the time, the primary market of Hyderabad was still Mir Alam Mandi, located in an older, more congested part of the city.[3]

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.[3][5]

Modern era

This market houses the Famous Ice Cream Shop, along with Gafoor and Bilal, which are known for their hand-made ice creams.[6] The Jambagh flower market, which used to be attached to the Moazzam Jahi market, was shifted to Gudimalkapur in 2009.[3]


The building is made of granite. It features arches and a central dome.[1] 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.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Khalidi, Omar (2008). A guide to architecture in Hyderabad, Deccan, India. Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, MIT Libraries. p. 257. OCLC 233637198.
  2. ^ a b Naik, Anuradha S. (1 May 2018), "Back into the future: The city improvement board of Hyderabad", Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts, London: Routledge, pp. 221–228, doi:10.1201/9781315166551-21, ISBN 978-1-315-16655-1
  3. ^ a b c d Sohoni, Pushkar (2022). Taming the Oriental bazaar : architecture of the market-halls of colonial India. Abingdon, Oxon. pp. 22–23. ISBN 978-1-000-78917-1. OCLC 1368338052.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  4. ^ Beverley, Eric Lewis (1 September 2013). "Urbanist Expansions: Planner-Technocrats, Patrimonial Ethics and State Development in Hyderabad". South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 36 (3): 388–389. doi:10.1080/00856401.2013.821050. ISSN 0085-6401. S2CID 143797312.
  5. ^ Jain, Rupam (15 December 2011). "Moazzam Jahi market is not just a bazaar - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ "The 'real' Hyderabadi ice creams from Moazzam Jahi market". The New Indian Express. 24 March 2018.