Shopping in Hyderabad city is one remarkable experience one
wishes to have too often. The markets in the city are provided with
all that makes the heart pound and the purse to lose control. The
place continues to be one of the best to provide precious stones and
antiquities in the sub continent and at large. The best buys in the
city include jewellery, pearls, handicrafts, apparels, leather goods
and traditional crafts.
Abids, Basheer Bagh, Nampally, Begum Bazar, Laad Bazar and MG Road
are main shopping areas in Hyderabad city. These places feature some
of the best stores and showrooms in the city.
The pearls and jewellery for which the place has been notorious
over years can be purchased from Laad Bazar. At Laad Bazar are
present a lot of shops that sell the mentioned products and more
including semi precious stones, glass beads and colorful bangles.
Shilparamam, an arts and craft village presents exquisite pieces
and objects. The traditional handlooms, textiles, carpets can be had
from this place and that too for genuine prices. Some other related
items merchandised in the city include brass ware, Nirmal paintings,
Kondapalli toys and Bidri ware. Bidri is an ancient art and in
modern times can be found in forms like vases, ashtrays, ornaments,
The souvenir and handicrafts centre opened by Andhra Pradesh
Tourism at Ravindra Bharati and Mahtaab Restaurant are great places
to shop. Some other popular places to look for the things include
Handloom House - Nampally, Kalanjali - Nampally, Lepakshi - Tank
Bund, Central Cottage Industries Emporium - S.D.Road Secunderabad.
There are a number of places, apart from the mentioned ones, where
exclusive articles can be bought. They are the upcoming shopping
hubs in the city and include Ameerpet, Himayatnagar, Begumpet,
Somajiguda and Punjagutta township.