When someone comes to visit me, the first place I take them is Hyderabad Gymkhana which is the prime social club of the town. Ramadan is the Best time to visit Hyderabad Sindh when the streets are overloaded with lights, late night cricket tournaments are at peak and shopping complexes surcharged.
You can see Hyderabad best from Kohsaar (کوہسار), an elevated distant area from the main city. Locals know to skip shopping clothes and check out bangles instead. ‘Resham Gali’ (ریشم گلی), Chotiki Gitti (گوٹکی کیٹی) and Shahi Bazaar (شاہی بازار) are places to by authentic, local souvenirs.
In the past notable people like Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan (غلام مصطفیٰ خان)، (researcher, critic, linguist, educationist, religious and spiritual leader of Naqshbandi Mujahidin (نقش بندی مجاہدین) order) and Syed Qamar Zaman Shah (سید قمر زمان شاہ) have called Hyderabad home.
Hyderabad’s best museum is Sindh (سندھ) Museum because it features heritage and history of Indus valley civilization. If there’s one thing you should know about getting around Hyderabad, its evenings are usually cold. The Best place to spend time outdoors in Hyderabad is ‘the Bridge of Jamshoro’.
Hyderabad really knows how to celebrate monsoon because it is taken as waiver from work and studies. You must ask someone from Hyderabad to get you the coffee cake of the Bombay Bakery. For fancy night out, I dine with my friends at ‘Hala Naka’ (ہلا ناکا) to have grilled mutton.
Just outside Hyderabad, you can visit the Lake Kenjhar (کینجھر) in Thatta (ٹھٹہ). Hyderabad is known for being the rural capital of Sindh, but it’s urbanized over time and the infrastructure is well in place. The Best outdoor market in Hyderabad is Chandni Market (چاندنی مارکیٹ). ‘Tilka Incline Market Place’ is my favourite place to grab the breakfast, and ‘Hala Naka’ is the spot for late-night eats.
To find out what’s going on at night and on the weekends, watch KTN channel. Hyderabad’s biggest sports event is late night cricket tournaments. You can catch them live only. To escape the crowds, I spend time Wadhu-Wah Road. The dish that represents Hyderabad best is Palla Machhi (Fish), and Limca (multi flavour soda water) is the signature drink.
Gold Building is my favourite building in town because it is exactly circular. The most random thing about Hyderabad is a road called ‘Thandi Sarak’ where wind pressure remains high. In the spring you should go to the Jamshoro Bridge with family to enjoy river side view, boating and enjoy mouth watering ‘Palla Machhi’ (پلا مچھی). In the winter, people love to dine out at ‘Hala Naka’ for Mutton Karahi (کڑاہی) and have fresh roasted peanuts.
If you have kid (or are a kid at heart), you won’t want to miss Rani Bagh (رانی باغ), a parked named after Queen Victoria, where there’s a zoo and joy land. Families also head towards Jamshoro bridge (جام شورو پل), another bridge constructed over River Indus, to enjoy the view and water sports.
When I think about Hyderabad, the song that comes to mind is ‘Sindh Jiye Wara Jiyun’ by Ahmad Mughal (احمد مغل). The world should heart Hyderabad because it is a peaceful town where people are generous, where it is must to spend a portion of the day with friends and where the evening are cool throughout the year.