5 Markets For A Shopping Binge When You Are In Hyderabad

Stock up on lac bangles, sherwanis and pearls at these five markets in Hyderabad
The markets around Charminar are a shopaholic's dream                   Balaji Srinivasan/Shutterstock
The markets around Charminar are a shopaholic's dream Balaji Srinivasan/Shutterstock

Laad Bazaar

This historic Hyderabadi market, a typical Indian commercial street leading from the Charminar, is a wedding shopper's heaven. This is the shopping hub for an exquisite range of bridalwear, henna, attar, appliqu&eacuted and sequinned skirts, bags and belts set with the glittering mirrors and tiny beads of Banjara gypsies, glass and stone-studded lac bangles, a plethora of diamanté jewellery and fabrics embroidered with zardozi. You will find surma here and magical talismans exquisite beads, shops devoted to the finest lace, sherwanis befitting the grandest groom with every accompanying finery and, oddly enough, you&rsquoll be able to buy fishing tackle. The street is sectioned into a number of alleys such as Chudi Bazaar, Meena Bazaar, and so on.

Begum Bazaar

One of the most colourful markets in Hyderabad, this 150 year old place has an amazing energy and vibe. Check out the items of&nbsphandcrafted bidri work and metalware, as well as bidri-studded jewellery. Do not miss out on the home decor items wall decals and figurines. And check out the dinner sets here.

Jummerat Bazaar 

Also known as Chor Bazaar, this is&nbspone of the oldest shopping areas in Hyderabad. Every Thursday, a flea market is held here where you can find antique finds such as old furniture items. You can also pick up gear for cricket. And stock up&nbspon junk jewellery.

Charminar Bazaar

This is one of the most popular markets in Hyderabad. This is where you come if you are looking for pearls at affordable prices, especially the Barsa pearl embellished with gold and silver. You can also pick up sarees in vibrant colours, sherwanis, and Hyderabadi khara dupattas.

Moazzam Jahi Market

Built in 1935 during the reign of the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, Hyderabad's&nbspMoazzam Jahi Market went through a restoration and renovation project recently, lasting over three years.&nbspThe architecture is striking built with graite stones and capped with white domes, beautiful entrance, the arches, a &nbspspiral staircase, and the majestic clock tower&nbspfacing the main market crossing. The flocks of pigeons here are a sight to see. Inside you will find vendors selling vegetables and fruits, meat, dry fruits, and perfumeries. Do check out the divine ice creams at the Famous Ice Cream Shop, and handmade ice creams at Gafoor and Bilal.

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