Shoe bagh in Ameerpet, Hyderabad

#1 Nov 1st, 2013, 22:07
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There existed a locality called Shoe bagh in Ameerpet, Hyderabad about 50 years ago and my inlaws lived around there on rent, during one of the army postings of my fatherinlaw. Could any body inform as to what exists there now and by what name? I plan to see the place during our next visit to Hyderabad.
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i only heard of chappal bazaar (somewhere around kacheguda) , never heard of shoe bagh or joota bagh. i think that area, ameerpet, got built up in a crazy way in the 90s. now it has many training institutes, and shopping malls.

would google earth be your friend? I am not sure if there are any landmarks left, that you could use as reference points. i tried looking for heritage structures, but could not find any in that area.

I tried looking at some "how did the name come by" on the twin cities, and did not come across the name you are looking for.

bumping, for someone, with better idea of hyderabad than me, might have the answer.
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I too have heard of Chappal Bazaar. My Dad has not heard of Shoe bagh either.
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ameerpet gurudwara saheb is supposedly 100 years old, so would you know which way the place you are looking for would be,compared to that landmark?

hyderabad/secunderabad has big pockets of military establishments, which don't change much over time, but adjoining areas would have undergone some change. the only place that seems from the old is the lal bazaar area, that is slowly changing too. all the old small houses are being demolished for new houses...
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First of all thanks adam00121 and narendra.d for the prompt responses. Shoebagh was near the Gurdwara Ameerpet ( five minutes walk) and both of them on the same side of the Ameerpet bazar road, their boundaries being along the road. The Land lady, referred to as Rani, lived in the bungalow on the ameerpet bazar road and constructed within the shoebagh.
The rented out property (where my relatives lived) was on the opposite side of rani's bungalow on the aameerpet bazar road( with boundaries along the road).
The Military Office was not a big one and was on the right side of the path that led to the railway lines of Begumpet railway station.
I am trying to tally these land marks with those in the google maps.The area seems to have got identified.
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The area of Ameerpet has changed beyond recognition in the less than 30 years that I have known it. 50 years is way too long and I am not even that old.
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I really like the thing you are doing, it could be surprising either way. Either the building is still standing, and the same people (or their descendants) still live there, or they area is just radically changed. I have had experience both ways.

I have done a few such things, and have found that it is generally easy to identify based on landmarks. most of the time, the features that don't change are government colonies that existed at that time (either they get completely demolished or they get compound walls, internally, they remain the same), or some old buildings (likely demolished unless they are of the temple for someone variety).

And also not sure if this is unique to hyderabad, but each place seems to have acquired three or more names. And each generation identifies the same place differently. Which is why it becomes impossible to identify a place just based on its address, and the house numbers are a unique combination of alphabet, - and / characters.

always an adventure, never know what you will learn. I am happy that you have been able to identify the general area.

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