About the walk

Hyderabad is celebrated as a centre of the Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb. Different traditions amalgamated over the years, leading to a fusion of cultures. Founded by the Qutub Shahi dynasty, the city has always welcomed people from different religions and regions. Abids, for ages, has been the centre for commercial activities. There are shops and business activities in the area but there are also hidden spaces of prominence one can't ignore. Abids has all the diversity of the city. It's majestic churches, temples, mosques, post office, hotels etc make Abids still the most visited place in Hyderabad.

The walk begins with the participants exploring the building of the Theosophical Society of Hyderabad. After this, we will reach the Parsi Fire Temple and view it from outside—where we will not only learn about the history of Parsis in India and Hyderabad but the Zoroastrian faith in general. The head priest, Edvard Mehernosh Bharucha, has kindly consented to share stories of the Parsis and their faith with the participants.

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
03:45 pm

Exploring Zoroastrianism and Parsi Culture

Led By

Meeting Time

03:45 PM

Meeting point

Hotel Mandakini Jaya International

Nearest Bus/Metro station

M.J. Market/Gandhi Bhavan/Abids GPO

About the walk

Hyderabad is celebrated as a centre of the Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb. Different traditions amalgamated over the years, leading to a fusion of cultures. Founded by the Qutub Shahi dynasty, the city has always welcomed people from different religions and regions. Abids, for ages, has been the centre for commercial activities. There are shops and business activities in the area but there are also hidden spaces of prominence one can't ignore. Abids has all the diversity of the city. It's majestic churches, temples, mosques, post office, hotels etc make Abids still the most visited place in Hyderabad.

The walk begins with the participants exploring the building of the Theosophical Society of Hyderabad. After this, we will reach the Parsi Fire Temple and view it from outside—where we will not only learn about the history of Parsis in India and Hyderabad but the Zoroastrian faith in general. The head priest, Edvard Mehernosh Bharucha, has kindly consented to share stories of the Parsis and their faith with the participants.

This guided tour is free.

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Please Note

  • No entry fee.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear and carry your own drinking water.
  • Carry an umbrella or a raincoat in case it rains, as it is the rainy season in Hyderabad.
  • Parking is restricted in Abids because it is a commercial area. One can park the vehicles in the GHMC parking complex opposite the GPO. The use of public transport is recommended. Buses going towards Kothi, Dilsukh Nagar and L.B. Nagar will bring you to the meeting point.
  • Photography/videography is allowed outside the fire temple.
  • Link to the meeting point -  https://tinyurl.com/y2x4xblv.