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Old 22nd June 2011, 21:24   #3316
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Actually any of the restaurants mentioned by MileCruncher should be fine.

And Mobike's suggestion of picking up a parcel from Paradise and Hyd House en route to the airport would be perfect.
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@Haque--if you're staying at Kacheguda, then I suggest you visit Cafe Bahar for biryani---it is located at Hyderguda, around 2.5 kms from Kacheguda. It is one of the best in town.
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As for outlets in the airport,neither Paradise nor Karachi Bakery are present in the airport.Karachi Bakery's fruit biscuit packs are available in some of the airport outlets,but please bear in mind that they are sold with a heavily marked up price as compared to buying them from their stores in the city.You could go via Banjara Hills and take the biscuits from their Banjara Hills store and after that pick up the biriyani from Paradise down the same road.

There is a cheap imitation with horribly prices of the original paradise inside the airport and they call themselves Indian Paradise!Just cashing in on the name
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Old 22nd June 2011, 23:12   #3319
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I would be staying near Kacheguda railway station. From what I hear of at BLR, biryani is a must-have at paradise... like Karim's @Hazrat Nizamuddin.
OT: Both the information are wrong. Especially the second one. The best Karim's at Delhi is not at Hazrat Nizammuddin but at Jama Masjid. That's the original place and the taste cannot be matched by any other oftheir branches.

Similarly Bawarchi Biryani is a must have compared to Paradise and again in the same 2.5 Km radius as for Cafe Bahar
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Similarly Bawarchi Biryani is a must have compared to Paradise and again in the same 2.5 Km radius as for Cafe Bahar
There is also Astoria at RTC 'X' roads, right next to Bawarchi.

Shadaab, Nayaab, Madina and Shah Ghouse aren't too far off either from Kacheguda.

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How about parking at the Bata showroom and crossing the road?
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There doesn't seem to much space next to the road , at the Bata showroom either. There seems to be a cellar right next to Bata , not sure if will be allowed to park.
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There doesn't seem to much space next to the road , at the Bata showroom either. There seems to be a cellar right next to Bata , not sure if will be allowed to park.
Well, as I had said earlier, try the lane running parallel to Raj Bhawan Road.

Enter in the lane leading towards Katriya and then turn either right or left depending on where you feel the comfort of leaving you car. Marked Point A to Point B in the Google Map :

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However, a word of caution : The suggested parking is not officially approved and legal but the Police turns a blind eye to it since it does not cause major discomfort to most public. Silverwood is already pursuing HTP for bringing a stop to the parking menace in these lanes so it is only a matter of time that HTP will start the cleansing act in the lanes also.

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Thanks for all the responses.

I would be staying near Kacheguda railway station.
Are you staying in suprabhat hotel opposite to Venkatrama Theatre on kacheguda road? I assume your staying for atleast 2 days. So why dont you take a Biryani "Yatra"

Ok, let me give you couple of nearest biryani options from your hotel

1. Deccan Spice
2. Handi Biryani ( right next to Venkatramana Theatre)

Both are quite nice...

And, about 2kms from there at RTC X roads are the famous biryani joints sworn by hard core hyderabadis

1. Bawarchi
2. Astoria
3. Bahar Biryani

#1 and #2 are next door neighbours. Sometimes Bawarchi's biryani is good and sometimes Astoria's. I prefer Astoria's more as it has better flavour.

Bahar's which is situated at Hyderguda is also quite good and authentic

The day you leave hyderabad. Have lunch at paradise ( reach at 1pm or before) have one and take one and enroute to airport pick-up one more from Hyderabad House

Above plan will successfully complete your " Biryani Mission"

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@Haque--if you're staying at Kacheguda, then I suggest you visit Cafe Bahar for biryani---it is located at Hyderguda, around 2.5 kms from Kacheguda. It is one of the best in town.
I wouldnt go that far to call them best because almost every popular biryani joint makes really good biryani in Hyderabad but, the sad part is "Consistency" is not there in any of them. It largely is due to masses they serve. Hence, when you eat there becomes solely the reason for good/average/bad taste. For e.g : if the biryani comes out of the pot for the first time is always the "BEST".....later on it will be case of "re-heating" which mars the taste completely.

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Shadaab, Nayaab, Madina and Shah Ghouse aren't too far off either from Kacheguda.
These places are the "hardcore" biryani centers. There was a time when i used to enjoy at these places and they were the "Originators" of biryani in hyderabad. But, not anymore. They all are highly inconsistent and their biryani's are just too oily to enjoy it anymore.

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Haque,

Another place that you can try is Mohinis Restaurant. It is on the road from Liberty to Basheerbagh, to the left side of the flyover. They serve excellent biryani.

If I am not too off topic: I travelled to Warangal yesterday and on the way back stopped for lunch @ Hyderabadi Bawarchi, Jangaon. The mutton biryani they served was one of the best I ever ate. Much better than the original X roads Bawarchi. I even got a family pack parceled for dinner.
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These places are the "hardcore" biryani centers. There was a time when i used to enjoy at these places and they were the "Originators" of biryani in hyderabad. But, not anymore. They all are highly inconsistent and their biryani's are just too oily to enjoy it anymore.
That's very true.

@Haque: Think of these places like Empire hotel in Bengaluru. Famous once, and probably surviving now on past glory, which is a slippery (oily!) slope in more ways than one.

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Well, as I had said earlier, try the lane running parallel to Raj Bhawan Road.

Enter in the lane leading towards Katriya and then turn either right or left depending on where you feel the comfort of leaving you car. Marked Point A to Point B in the Google Map :
I suggest you turn left at point A suggested by Bajaj sa'ab and park somewhere on that lane---you will find a few cars already parked there.

Neither Silverwood nor I will be put to inconvenience in that case.
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Another place that you can try is Mohinis Restaurant. It is on the road from Liberty to Basheerbagh, to the left side of the flyover. They serve excellent biryani.

If I am not too off topic: I travelled to Warangal yesterday and on the way back stopped for lunch @ Hyderabadi Bawarchi, Jangaon. The mutton biryani they served was one of the best I ever ate. Much better than the original X roads Bawarchi. I even got a family pack parceled for dinner.
I agree their biryani is quite good but, the meat is not cooked exactly how it should be in a dum biryani ( for instance how its done up in a paradise biryani). However, Mohini's is not an "exact" Dum Biryani which Hyderabad is popular for. They serve a unique style called Zaffron Biryani which is also done partly on dum.

They have so many combinations, it's crazy. Family Pack, With extra meat, with extra chicken, Jumbo pack...what not...finally, their taste is also not consistent

The guy at the counter is usually rude and I prefer the guy who waits outside the main door to serve people in car and since i know him he serves us in car one of the tastiest snacks

Phew....Hyderabadis do get excited the moment someone utters "Biryani"...huh?

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i will vouch for Mohinis! Amazing food.

must try the Kheema Pullao if anyone plans to go there.
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The restaurant "Aroma" on the top floor of Kalanikethan Mall at Somajiguda opposite Bakers Inn has the following offer :
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Quality of photo is such as was taken in the night time with a phone camera from a moving vehicle.

While coming from Madhapur side back to Somajiguda, stopped at the vehicle selling Jal Jeera and Butter Milk just after the Harley Davidson Showroom but before Mayfair Apartments on Road No. 2 in Banjara Hills. Both the drinks are good and priced at 10 each. Will go back specially to have one more round, maybe many more rounds.
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I suggest you turn left at point A suggested by Bajaj sa'ab and park somewhere on that lane---you will find a few cars already parked there.

Neither Silverwood nor I will be put to inconvenience in that case.
vnabhi,

I will keep that in mind next time i am in the area. Thanks . Definitely don't want to cause inconvenience to you or SILVERWOOD . Or better yet , like i did last time , may be i will just walk down or take an auto.
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