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Laad bazaar:

Laad bazaar, a market close to Charminar, is famous for bangles, semi-precious stones, pearls and jewellery. You get to see a lot of women in laad bazaar shopping for bangles and clothes. One has to be pro at bargaining to shop here. Learn some ‘kaiku’, ‘nakko’ and ‘hao’…that would surely help you get things on a lower rate. Also, you get to see shopkeepers beckoning people to enter their shop. Have fun!


Located close to laad bazaar, Phathargatti is one of the oldest markets in Hyderabad; it was established during the time of Nizam government and still has shops that sell you best ethnic wear in the city. If your marriage is on cards, do visit and grab something special for your big day.

Begum bazaar:

Begum bazaar is an old market from the time of Qutub Shahs. It is the city’s largest whole sale and retail market for household commodities and various things. It has anything and everything; you name it you get it.


Wasn’t arts and crafts period the favourite one during school?  Anything artistic and creative always makes an interesting buy and Shilparamam is the best place for it. Located at Madahapur, Shilparamam is famous for traditional Indian things like jewellery, clothes and local crafts.


Numaish Masnuaat-e-Mulki is an annual exhibition that is the only event of its kind in the world to be organised at a stretch for a 46-days. It has stalls that sell you things from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari. It has handmade garments, dry fruits, crockery and a lot more from the Indian markets. And also has carpets from foreign countries. Buying anything in the exhibition is a steal, as it is unique and available at discounted prices.  In case the shopping, had made you hungry you also have food stalls to get you back to shopping after a small treat.


Hyderabad has huge malls like GVK, Inorbit, Forum and Central. Located across the city, one can find all high-end international brands’ stores like Zara, forever21, Calvin Klein, Aldo, Mango, Mac etc. They also have restaurants, food courts, gaming zone and movie theatre.

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