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Top Five Food Trucks In Hyderabad For a Lip-Smacking Foodie

Food trucks in hyderabad

Food trucks have become a trend in the culinary field. It is one of the effective ways of enjoying a lot of different styles of food in a unique manner. Many foodie travellers love Hyderabad because of the cuisine of the land. The cuisine was developed for winning the hearts of Nizams of the land. If you are in Hyderabad and are looking for some food truck experience, this article is right for you.

Chettinadu Villas

Food trucks Hyderabad

The lip-smacking dish of Southern India is idli (boiled rice cake) or dosa (Indian pancake). Do you know that there are more than 60 types of idli and dosa? If you want to enjoy some, you can visit Chettinadu Villas. They serve the authentic Chettinadu style food for reasonable price. You can either call them to fix a place if you are travelling in a large group or, you can call them to locate them too.

Specials: Cheese Dosa, Mutton Idli, and Idiyappam

Where: Indira Nagar Service Lane, Gachibowli

Timings: From 6: 30 PM till midnight

Phone Number: 7799002711

Hungry Parrots

Food trucks in Hyderabad

Lebanese food is known for its meat-filled flavours. They have a juicy mixture of meat and vegetables with soft Arabic bread. Shawarma is a very common and tasty Arabic food. If you are looking for Arabic food in Hyderabad, you can always rely on Hungry Parrots. This truck is known for their quick delivery time.

Specials: Different Styles of Shawarma

Where: Hitech City Road, Madhapur

Timings: 5:30 PM to 12:30 AM

Yum Stop

Food trucks in Hyderabad

Yum Stop is a new food truck that is getting more famous in Hyderabad. This truck is famous for Indian and Chinese cuisine. The most interesting part of this truck is that the menu keeps changing every day. It is a bit hard to find the same menu again soon. You can call them to locate them. This truck has earned good reviews from media. Seating is not available. High food quality can be expected and the proof to the quality is that the truck has great crowd even after midnight.

Specials: Bread Omelette, Dosa Bandis, Sandwiches, Bonda

Where: Near Dapalla Hotels, Jubilee Hills

Timing: 10 PM till 3 AM

Phone Number: 7032997796


Food trucks in Hyderabad

As the name indicates, this place is for Mexican food lovers. You would be astonished to see the quality of Mexican food that you can enjoy in South India. This truck is available for business even during day time. Tacos, burritos, and every other Mexican food can be found here. This place is for those who are ready to taste so spicy food. Home delivery is also available. Seating arrangements are not available and thus, only take outs are possible.

Speciality: Nachos and Salsa

Where: Wipro Office, Gachibowli or beside Phoenix Avance hub

Timing: 12:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Phone Number: 040- 3165016

Fat Cow Creamery

Food trucks in Hyderabad

This is the truck for sweet lovers. While south India tour goers prepare themselves for spicy food, this truck is a proof that the cuisine is capable of adding various flavours of frozen desserts to your plate. Starting from ice creams to all kinds of desserts, this truck is the home for sweet tooth holders. This adorable little blue trailer would remind you of the ice cream truck that used to ring bells to attract children in suburbs. The speciality of this truck is ice cream served on a roll. It is your regular ice cream with exotic fruits and chips, still it looks different. There are no seats available so only a takeaway is possible. Vegetarians can also enjoy these desserts.

Speciality:  Berry Berry Ice Cream, Oreo and Cream and Banana Ice Cream in Roll

Timing: 1 PM to 12:30 AM

Where: Usually At Banjara Hills

Phone Number: 7036111213

Food trucks are in common from the 18th century. This is the best way for those who want to enjoy street food authentic to the local cuisine in a hygienic way. Communicate with the locals or use any apps like Zomato to find some interesting food trucks near you.

Food trucks in Hyderabad

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Best Places of Interest in Hyderabad


The city was established by Mohammed Quill Qutb Shah for nearly a century before the Mughals captured the region. The relics of Qutb Shahi and Nizam rule are still visible with the Charminar which symbolises this city.  Golconda Fort is another major landmark. The influence of Mughlai culture is also evident in the city’s distinctive cuisine, which includes the delicious biryani and Haleem. Salar Jung Museum, Purani Haveli, Charminar, Golconda Fort and the famous biryani. Guess, which place. I am referring to here.

It is none other than Hyderabad.  It is now the capital of southern India’s Telangana state. Earlier it was the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Historically, Hyderabad is known as a pearl and diamond trading centre, and it continues to be known as the City of Pearls.

The city has many traditional bazaars, Laad Bazaar, Begum Bazaar, and Sultan Bazaar which have remained open for centuries.


Best Places of Interest

Salar Jung MuseumThe huge and varied collection in the museum was curated by Mir Yusuf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III), the grand vizier of the seventh Nizam. The exhibits here are from every corner of the world which include Persian carpets, Japanese lacquerware, Chinese Porcelain, Mughal miniatures, famous statues of Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles and much more.

Hyderabad, Salar Jung Museum
Salarjung Museum
In Hyderabad
Image credit – Mannar K (flickr.com)

Purani Haveli– is an old palace, was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad before independence. It is built in a u-shape and with two parallel elliptic wings, the residential part is the center of the palace. It also has the Nizam’s museum.

Hyderabad, Purani Haveli
Purani Haveli, Hyderabad
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Charminar – this renowned landmark was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah to celebrate the founding of the city and the end of epidemics caused by Golconda’s water shortage.

Hyderabad, Charminar
Charminar |
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The four-column, 56-mm high structure has 4 arches facing the 4 cardinal directions. There are minarets over each column. The 2nd floor has Hyderabad’s oldest mosque but that, and the upper columns are off-limits to visitors.  Near the Charminar, there are small stalls that sell everything from berries to perfumes.  There are shops where varakh (silver foil) is pounded to be put on sweets. If you go a little further then you can see Laad Market, which has best of South India’s wedding finery and the best pearl shops.

Birla Planetarium The Birla Planetarium of Hyderabad was the first planetarium of the country. It was inaugurated in 1985 by late N.T. Rama Rao. The planetarium is equipped with the latest technology to bring you a thrilling and exciting experience while learning about the universe.  The shows comprise of Haley’s comet, space explorations of the solar system, riddles of the Black Holes and the newly discovered Dark matter with interactive sessions resulting in a huge draw.

Birla Planetarium
Image courtesy www.hyderabadtourism.travel

Lumbini Park– Located near Hussain Sagar Lake, Lumbini Park has a laser auditorium, boating facilities, well-maintained gardens and a number of musical fountains, an ideal spot for family entertainment. This auditorium has  the capacity to seat 2000 people. It hosts show on Hyderabad’s history in English and Hindi for visitors. The park was renamed as T.Anjaiah Lumbini Park in honor of former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Lumbini Park entrance Image courtesy- Mspraveen at the wikipedia project
Lumbini Park entrance
Image courtesy Mspraveen at the Wikipedia project

Hussain Sagar Lake– Being at this lake is a pleasure. It is a man-made lake built by Hussain Shah Wali to provide irrigation water to the area, and now is an important link between the two cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad Image courtesy- Alosh Bennett, Flickr
Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad
Image courtesy- Alosh Bennett, Flickr

In the centre of this lake is a statue of Gautam Buddha, carved out of a single block of solid white granite.

Golconda Fort– This fort dates back to the 16th century during the reigns of Qutb Shah kings which was built as a mud fort by the Yadavas and Kakatiyas. The fort was then expanded to into a massive and expansive fort of granite, with a circumference that extended around 5kms. It remained with the dynasty until 1590. The fort was then expanded to have an outer wall that enclosed the city.  It is considered to be an engineering marvel for its acoustic effects: one handclap below the entrance dome can be heard at the highest point of a pavilion a kilometre away. It is believed that it acted as a warning from an enemy attack.

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Ujjain, Kumbh Mahaparv
Vermillion and yellow flags
Vermillion and yellow flags

Once in 12 years, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh , India explodes in the colour  SAFFRON as it is home to the “SIMHASTHA KUMBH”.

The  Gulmohar  Trees ( Hindi), Flamboyant ( English) , Delonix regia ( Scientific name) join the celebration of Faith in the Month of May and explode in the colour of the season, Saffron.

Seen through flowers
Seen through flowers

The Kshipra River In Ujjain seen through the  Flamboyant  Saffron  flowers of the  Gulmohar Tree.

The Trident or “Trishul” is the Symbol of the Ruling Deity of Ujjain , “Mahakaal” or Lord Shiva .

The Trishul rises over the flamboyantly flowering  Gulmohar Trees  and the  Saffron Bridge  across the Kshipra River  during the Maha Kumbh Festival.

Saffron bridge across the Shipra river
Saffron bridge across the Shipra river

The Ghats of the River Kshipra turn  Saffron  too as the River is worshiped in celebration of the Life-giving Powers of Water.

Millions will bathe in the River during the Month long festival Simhastha Mahakumbh held once in 12 years during a time determined by the Planets and Stars. The Sun enters Aries and Jupiter the constellation of Leo symbolizing the timing of this explosion of Faith and the  colour  saffron.

Saffron along the ghats
Saffron along the ghats

The Dumroo or Drum , held by the Saffron Sadhu ,is another symbol of Lord Shiva.

The reverberating and enchanting sound of the “Dumroo” symbolizes the healing Power of Sound.

Sadhus in their own world
Sadhus in their own world

Be Enchanted by the saffron colours in Ujjain as I take you through the Heart of India during a Festival of Faith.

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Six die as storm hits Kumbh Mela. Lightning and thunderstorms hit the site of the ongoing Simhastha-Kumbh Mela in Ujjain. Four devotees and one sadhu died when a pandal collapsed due to strong winds. A woman pilgrim died after being struck by a bolt of lightning. Squall, coupled with rain, suddenly hit the area, uprooting several camps of sadhus.

Source: Mukul from Enchanted Forests and news sources.

3 places to visit this Holi


Holi, or ‘Basanth Utsav’, a festival of  colors in India,  is celebrated every year  at the end of winter on the full moon day (Poornima) of the lunar month (Phalguna). It usually appears in the months of February or March. Everyone comes together to drown all differences in the mist of colors. As per the legend, it celebrates the saving of Prahlad and burning of his wicked aunt Holika.

On this day, kids and adults splash coloured powder called ‘gulal’. They sing and dance fervently. Balloons filled with coloured water are thrown at each other and is considered part and parcel of festivity.

Across India, this festival is celebrated in different ways.

Punjab – The Holi Festival is celebrated as Hola Mohalla, on the day after Holi. Nihang Sikhs, a martial sect among Sikhs, display their martial arts’ skills in an exhibition of their prowess in various skills like horse riding, sword fighting, tent pegging, archery etc. Mock battles are held to display their fighting skills.

-The Holy Duels of Hola Mohalla

Madhya Pradesh– the Holi Festival coincides with the unique tradition, the only one to be held, in the districts of Nimar and Jhabua, in the country. This is the traditional Bhagoria Haat Festival. ‘Haat’ means market and Bhagoria means to run away. This is a traditional festival in the Bhil tribes of these districts.

It is basically a marriage market where young boys and girls flock, select their partners and run away together only to come home some days later. They are then proclaimed husband and wife by the community elders. It is a very lively and colourful festival and is worth a visit.

Bhagoria – Festival of love

Barsana, UP If you are in UP, India, then participate in the traditional Indian festival of Holi and the unique way it is practiced at Barsana, the birthplace of Radha, Lord Krishna’s favourite gopi – Lathmar Holi. Women beat up men with sticks in Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India.

So, if you are in India do visit these 3 places during Holi.

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