Must-visit Local Shops and Bazaars in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, the city of pearls, of lights, of spices and a rich mix of culture and tradition. A princely city of south India which was ruled by the Nizams during the British rule represents an old world charm even today be it in Hyderabad’s cuisine or the bazaars in the old city. The City of Hyderabad is famous for its pearls that come from all around the world and are processed here because of their skillful artisans. The city’s gypsy “Banjaras” are known throughout the country for their colorful costumes. If you are in Hyderabad for a day or two, here are some places you must visit to shop for things indigenous to this charming city.
Places to Shop in Hyderabad
Shilparamam: A crafts village, this is set amidst lush gardens giving a scenic ambiance of tradition and cultural heritage. Shilparamam has hundreds of stalls selling accessories, fashion items, jewelry, pottery pieces and traditional footwear. Visiting hours – 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Entry ticket fee – for Adults INR 40, for Children INR 20
Shilparamam is located at: Hitech city Main Road,Hitech City,Hyderabad.
Phone: 040 6451 8164
Laad Bazaar: This colorful and festive bazaar is situated in the world-famous Charminar. The traditional Hyderabadi glass and stone studded bangles dazzle your eyes when you step into the streets.
Laad bazaar is located at: Khilwat, Charminar, Hyderabad.
Pearls: Hyderabad has become the one-stop destination for pearls. Did you know there is an entire street (Patther Gatti) which is only full of pearl shops! My recommendation – Mangatrai Pearls
Mangatrai pearls is located at: Punjagutta cross road,Opposite Home town,Hyderabad.
Phone: 040 2341 1816
Handlooms: Pochampally, Gadwal, Dharamvaram, Uppada, Venkatgiri, Ikat are all handwoven fabrics produced in high quality in Andhra Pradesh. Bedsheets, saris,and cloth are available in Hyderabad in intricate patterns and beautiful colors. People generally buy these fabrics and pass these down to their daughters as family legacy.
My recommendation- Handloom house
Handloom house is located at: 5-5-395, MJ Road, Machani Somappa Bhavan, Nampally, Hyderabad.
Phone: +9140 24732019
We hope this was helpful. If you visit any of these places, do tell us about experience and your purchases. Happy Shopping!