Currently serving as the capital of the state of Telangana as well as the de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is one of the biggest technology hubs in India.
It is a rich and regal history.
Moreover, it also serves as an abode to several upscale food stops as well as shops and boutiques. Whether you are visiting Hyderabad, or any other place for that matter, for work or pleasure, shopping is something that is inevitable. Known as the “City of Pearls”, due to its huge pearl trading, the city is not just into one, or even a few trades. Steeped in history, thronged with people and buzzing with market places, the city of Hyderabad is one of India’s most evocative ancient quarters. In the lanes of this district, you will find, chai shops and spice merchants, you’ll get to encounter a teeming urban masala of colour and commerce. The city also has marvellous Islamic architecture. Hyderabad’s other pole is far younger and west of the centre – its Hi-Tech City, or ‘Cyberabad’ having multiple glittery malls, multiplexes, clubs, pubs and sleek restaurants. Several markets and historic bazaars are spread throughout Hyderabad, which may make it difficult to pinpoint the places to visit, especially if you are short on time and do not want to go too harsh on your wallet.
But fear not, we have created a list of places to help you out with the same. Take a look:
This is probably one of the biggest and most widespread commercial markets located in Hyderabad. Contrary to its huge size, it sells some of the most affordable things you are going to find. If you happen to be shifting to Hyderabad, you will be excited to know that Begum Bazaar also houses several wholesale shops of household items, in addition,to be surrounded by several large fruits and vegetables as well as fish markets. From latest clothes to brass products, old books, antiques and jewellery, you name it and you will find it here. This is probably one of the most visited markets in the city and it is said that deals worth several crores of rupees are made on a daily basis here, which is quite astonishing but expected. While a bit congested, that is a pretty small price to pay for so many great deals, isn’t it?
One of the biggest city centres of Hyderabad, Nampally is a huge street shopping locale in Hyderabad. Especially famous for its yearly exhibition, or Numaish that take place in January as well as early February, you will find almost everything here, especially clothes and accessories. Although the exhibition is not that long, the market functions all year long. Be it quirky handbags or chic jewellery. You will find it all, and in a price range unbelievably low. Good luck from stopping yourself getting awestruck and ending up bagging a few great deals!
We know what you are thinking, and no, we are not suggesting you go buy some tobacco. This street market is known for its several shops selling a wide variety of fabrics, traditional clothes for both men and women as well as suiting materials for men. Disclaimers, do not let the small entrance fool you, the market abodes more than three hundred shops! Be it a sari or a blouse to match with one, a salwar kameez or a dupatta to go with a pair, you are bound to find what you are looking for. So while you are looking for something in georgette, chiffon, brocade or something else, you are not going to leave disappointed, that is for sure!
If you are a fan of bangles, among other jewellery, then you will most definitely love this place. Called the laad bazaar due to fact that laad means lacquer, one of the main products used in bangle making, this is the perfect place especially if you are shopping for wedding. This market is spread in a length of about a kilometre and has a wide range of shops not only selling bangles but saris, jewellery and many other wedding related items. Marriage or not, this place is worth a visit for sure!
Shilparamam is the hub of crafts as well as culture across the city. Not only does it have several artisans showcasing and selling their skills in different styles and products, this place serves as a tribute to the city’s rich heritage. With about fifteen huts constructed especially in a rural manner, to give the feeling of authenticity and let the visitors see how the local products are handcrafted in villages. Moreover,after a while of exploration, you can go to the man-made lake for a round of boating. Several shows are also exhibited here like dance performances, which serves as a cherry on top. A place worth a visit, without a doubt!
There you have it! A list of some of the most visit-worthy shopping centres that will not only fulfil all the desires of the shopaholic inside of you, without being too harsh on your pockets. If you want to get a deeper insight into more shopping place, read on. We hope you find this list useful and explore at least a couple of markets mentioned. 0