Nummaish, an urdu word for exhibition. The exhibition has remained the only event of its kind in the world to be organised at a stretch for a 46-day period at its 23-acre, permanent venue at Nampally, Hyderabad. It features joy rides, eateries and other entertainment options for the visitors.
The exhibition features dry fruits and handicrafts of Jammu and Kashmir to handmade garments from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, handicraft items from all over India and electronic goods of the best brands in the country. There are special stalls organized by different ladies groups, convicts and much more.
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Timings: 3:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Visit in the early hours to avoid the crowd; the crowd starts coming in from 6:00 PM or so.
Cannot merely put in words. Have been visiting since I was a child. During childhood it was mainly for the various magic toys, chappals, the over sized balloons, sugar candy, the very famous Mirchi Bajji with green chutney(the one of its kind in the entire AP), the rides mainly the jhoolas, maut ka kuan, the robots forecasting my future on inserting a Rs.1 coin... the list is endless.
As I started growing up , I understood the importance of it, mainly shopping . There are numerous stalls from Kashmir selling their kashmiri crafts, clothes, jackets, dry fruits, stalls from UP, Rajasthan, Panipat selling their range of bedsheets/sarees/dress materials/jutis. Then the cotton sarees from Bengal/Orsissa; the local ladies emporiums.
The AP Govt. supports may women rural welfare groups like DWCRA, GHMC, MEPMA. Women at these stalls sell thier handicrafts/handlooms, various pickles/masala powders, AP specific snacks, papads--all home made.
It is mainly an industrial exhibition; so there are various stalls from different industries like Usha,Singer, Prestige,Pigeon,Godrej, Mahindra Wheelers, Neelkamal, various furniture stores, carpets and furnishings; even found solar energy related products too.
And since the time I have started relishing the Hyderabadi delicacies, I relish the food served in the eateries here @ exbition(No, its not a typo... that is a local word for Numaaish). There are quite a few chat bhandars selling all types of chats, indo-chinese, south indian snacks...My favs are from the Ustad Banne Nawab, Bade Miyan Kababs stalls. The chicken items here are quite delicious. I dont eat mutton though.
And yes, most the industrial items here are sold at a discount price from the market since the stalls are most of the times from the company itself. But the main motto of the public at any stall is "dene ka daam bolo". Bargaining is a must..... And on the final day, most of the items/products are sold at 40-50% discount.
And the final amusements, the rides. I enjoy all the rides, the jhoolas, the giant wheel, the columbus, the roller coaster and every other ride.
Most of the Hyderabadis visit the exbition atleast 5-6 times in that whole 46 day. Lastly "Numaaish has something for everyone who visits. Koyi bhee khaali haath vaapas nahin nikalta exbition se"
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A few photos might be repeated from my gallery...
comments/info/queries are most welcome.
Edited by coolsandy, 20 February 2013 - 05:24 PM.