A visit to Abids is a trip down the memory lane for most Hyderabadis. The 150-year
old neighbourhood full of architectural history is today one of the most important
commercial and shopping hubs of the city with Abid Road piercing through its heart
connecting parts of the old city to the new. Home to major businesses, hotels for
travellers and shops for textiles, clothing, jewellery, footwear, and electronics, this is
where you can visit ISKCON among other temples. As you approach the arterial sections of the neighbourhood, it feels like a time warp that takes you along the oldest schools, gardens and bakeries including over a 100-year old John’s Bakery famous for its plum cake, puran puri and sugar encrusted buns with a cherry on top, or cream cones.