Numaish Nampally Exhibition Hyderabad

Numaish also known as Exhibition held in Hyderabad is an annual consumer exhibition. It is organised for 46 days continuously at a stretch at Nampally which is spread in 23 acres. In 1938, Osmania University’s group of graduates exhibited local products which was then called as Numaish Masnuaat-e-Mulki (exhibition). It was during the reign of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad.

It was first started at Public Gardens with 100 stalls and then the venue was shifted to Exhibition Grounds near Nampally railway station. In 2009, the original name Numaish was again renamed from All India Industrial Exhibition. It has more than 75 years of history.

From all over country people come and exhibit and display their products at Numaish. Handmade garments from West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, fruits and handicrafts from Jammu and Kashmir and other handicrafts from all over India. Apart from these, electronic goods are also displayed at this exhibition. Special stalls are also organised by convicts, ladies of different groups. Many mouth watering food stalls, games for kids, wall decor stalls, crockery stalls, entertainment zone and much more.

There are three entry gates to exhibition: Ajanta Gate being the main entrance, Gandhi Bhavan Gate and Goshamahal Gate. Numaish is considered to be the Worlds Largest Industrial Exhibition with around 2500 stalls with 25-30 Lakh people visiting. It starts in the afternoon from 3 o’clock and goes on up to night 10.30.

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Tips for Photographers:
1. The best time to go is in the evening.
2. A fast lens will be great, like a 50mm 1.8, else your 18-55mm lens.
3. Try to observe the action happening, then decide what to shoot.
4. It can get really crowded during the weekends, but thats when shooting is fun.
5. Ask for permission before you take people’s pictures. If they ask, please send them via whatsapp, they will be really happy.
6. Have fun!

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