Lamakaan— an Open Cultural Space

  • Destination: Hyderabad

Lamakaan is an inclusive cultural space which nurtures and presents the best of the arts, debate, dialogue and literature with a commitment to being open and accessible. It is located in Banjara Hills, next to the lane to CBay Building (now called MModal), which is opposite the GVK Mall in the glorious city of Hyderabad. It was founded by Biju Mathew, Ashhar Farhan, Elahe Hiptoola and Humera Ahmed. It is a non-sectarian space where new generation of thinkers and activists communicate and grow. It is a place where you will find budding bands, dedicated dramatist, artistic painters, aspiring photographers and struggling starlet. It also welcomes peoples who just want to sit in corners and witness the informal aura of this place. You can also conduct a team meeting of your company in this peaceful and energetic surrounding. It is not only the hanging out place for youngsters, but also a talent hub for vibrant and enthusiastic Hyderabadis who wants to achieve the ultimate goal in their life.

Lamakaan started hosting events from March 2010. You will witness plays, exhibitions and many other events, all at one place. It also has a small self-service canteen which has a good variety of food and beverages. The canteen staff every day display the menu on a white board depending on what all is available in kitchen on that particular day. Samosas of Lamakaan are very much popular.

Hence, being in the centre of the city, Lamakaan is an ideal meeting place for friends working or living in opposite parts of the city. WiFi is also free here. Before going to see an event in the evening, do check the schedule on the Facebook page of Lamakaan.

Official Website

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It is open for public from 10AM to 10PM every day except Monday.

How to Reach

The nearest bus stop is GVK Mall Bus Stop, which is just 100 m from Lamakaan and is well connected to all parts of Hyderabad through state owned city buses. The best means of transport to reach here is by your own car or bike.

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