Hyderabad Shopping

If you are game for shopping, Hyderabad will not let you down. Here you can shop for world famous pearls, jewellery, bangles, traditional arts & crafts, handicrafts, sarees, clothes from reputed international brands, what name you! The main shopping areas comprise Basheerbagh, Abids and Nampally.

Other favorite haunts are Begum Bazaar (for brassware), Laad Bazaar (for diamonds, pearls, bangles and precious metals), Sultan Bazar and Mahatma Gandhi Road. Begum Bazar is the largest market in the city.

If these are not enough, you can also rummage through Ameerpet, Himayatnagar, Begumpet, Somajiguda and Punjagutta. Besides, for the benefit of toursists, Andhra Pradesh Tourism has opened souvenir and handicraft shops christened 'Gnapika'.

Some of the items to look for while you are shopping in Hyderabad include Kalamkari, Himroo, Handloom Fabrics, Hyderabadi Lacquered Bangle, Lambadi Mirror-work and exquisite jewelery. You can also look out for Kondapalli toys bidri metal craft (silver inlaid on metal-copper and zinc), gun metal craft, stone carvings, wood carvings, brassware, Pembarthi sheet metal art besides Nirmal art and Kalamkari art.

Besides, there are plenty of sarees to cater to different tastes and choices. One of the specialties of Hyderabad is zardozi embroidery work. Some of the main shopping areas in Hyderabad are Charminar, Koti--Sultan Bazaar, Narayanguda—Chikkadpally and Monda Market. Besides, nowadays many new shopping malls have come up.

Last Updated on : 17/08/2013