Hyderabad: Hyderabad is synonymous for its ‘special’ Sunday markets. Be it the renowned old booksellers of Abids, or the cloth sellers at Paradise, Secunderabad, Sunday markets in the city do have something to offer for varied tastes.
One such market is the bustling Sanathnagar second-hand Sunday goods market that has loads of interesting used stuff to offer. Over the years, the market has become a ‘go-to’ destination for buyers who are looking to invest in unique items.
One can spot myriad products of all shapes and sizes made up of iron for domestic and commercial use, bags, clothes, shoes, used gym equipment, second hand bike parts and even antique collections like tape recorders, cameras, old currency coins and notes.
The market is also regarded amongst the oldest markets in city and shop owners here point out that it commenced during the reign of Quli Qutub Shah.
“Customers don’t mind travelling from far-off locations to comb through our collections. We regularly receive customers from old city too. We have something for everybody,” said Md. Shahzuddin, who manages a second-hand shop for the past three decades.
According to old timers, during the initial days, the market primarily dealt with sale of sheep, hens and vegetables in a small space at Sanathnagar. Gradually, it grew and now stretches till Balkampet flyover, almost a stretch of a kilometre.
People from different walks of life could be spotted here doing their shopping, which makes this market very lively. Nazim Khan, who sets up his stall here every weekend, said the activity begins from Saturday night itself when businessmen arrive to set up their shops. “From 5 am onwards, most of the shops here are ready to do business. We continue to remain open till 8 pm before calling it a day,” he said.