10 best places to shop in Hyderabad

With a rich culture that melts differences between religious origins of its people, Hyderabad is coming up in a big way! According to Economic Times, Hyderabad is the best Indian city to live in. The city truly makes you fall in love with the grandeur of its Nizami history mingling with new age spots and locations.

The city embraces everyone, has a place to accommodate all your interests but only if you succeed at the delightful treasure hunt Hyderabad brings you to play!

We’ve listed out the top 10 places to shop in Hyderabad which won’t be heavy on your wallet and bring you the real deal this gorgeous city has to offer.

1..Jagdamba Pearls

Founded in 1924, Jagdamba Pearls is one of the oldest jewelry stores in the city, one of the reasons why Hyderabad is so famous for its pearls! With two outlets in the city and a very popular online store, they are one of the most trusted jewelry stores with sublime designs and good prices. Although Hyderabad has a lot of pearl dealers, their legitimacy remains a concern among buyers. Jagdamba pearls is the one-stop destination for pearl shopping- one of the best souvenirs this city can offer.

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2.Laad bazaar

With the beautiful Charminar in the backdrop of an otherwise bustling market area, the Laad bazaar is very old, in operation since the time of the Qutb Shahis and the Nizams. Packed on the streets are hundreds of bangle merchants, selling bangles of every hue on earth. Cheap crockery, brassware, silverware, Kalamkari paintings, saris and handwoven materials of silk, cotton, brocade, velvet and gold embroidered fabrics and perfumes are other famous goods sold extensively here.

At twilight, this market gives an almost mesmerizing aura with lights shining off stone- studded bangles and the beautiful muslim culture at its best. When in Hyderabad, Laad Bazaar is a must visit.

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3.Inorbit Mall

The inorbit mall  is built in a sheer size with amazing outlets by popular fashion brands like AND, Giordiano, Locaste and Benetton. They also have retail common chains such as Shoppers shop, Lifestyle etc. For shoppers looking for branded clothes and a casual place to hang out- Inorbit is the place to go. Every IT professional’s haunt, it has great rooftop lounges overlooking a serene lake and even a gamers’ zone frequented by all age groups. The food court has every imaginable cuisine and the mall is one of the best malls to spend the evening. Come home with great stuff as Inorbit has a lot to offer.

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4. Sunday Bazaar, Abids

Every Sunday the streets of Abids are jam packed with hawkers and small store owners selling second hand books- what this market is famous for. Thousands of books- old, new, fiction, non fiction is sold as hundreds of book lovers throng the roads looking for a good read. Head out there this Sunday and participate in the hunt for an amazing collection of books at unbelievably cheap prices.

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5.Perfume market

Situated between Laad Bazaar and Moti chowk is the famous perfume market of Hyderabad where the magic of thousands of scents is sealed in little vials. This market was featured in the popular TV series ‘Band Baja Bride’.  It is a colorful stretch of numerous tiny shacks where locally produced perfume is packaged in small glass vials and given interesting names like nazaranaa-emohabbat-‘ the gift of love’.

An exciting afternoon spent in this beautiful thronging area will make a memorable trip in your itinerary.

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6.Begum Bazaar

This is another bustling market with a sprinkling of souvenir shops and dawdling traffic. From gorgeous imitation jewelry to wholesale items and detailed handicrafts, this bazaar is literally a storehouse of everything one could possibly want! Its roots go back to the reign of the nizam and the vibrancy of the begum bazaar is sure to bedazzle you.

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7.Antique market

From quaint chandeliers to massive wooden chests, the antique market is the bargain hunter’s paradise! Situated near Murgi chowk close to Charminar, the antique market has treasures to offer to those who look. Everything from silver jewelry to beautiful lamps to deck up your home, this is one market that will make you time travel to places of history. Don’t forget to carry your camera as you will find countless stories to capture in this antique market.

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8.Shilparamam

It is a place where artisans from across India showcase their individual skills in a variety of arts, crafts and culture. From Indian pottery to a plethora of weaves, woodwork, jewelry, clothes and local crafts of each region of the country, Shilparamam is a kaleidoscope of India’s coloor, diversity and talent.

Shilparamam is conceived as an endless, year-round festival of arts and crafts showcasing ethnic art, crafts and skills of the rural folk from all parts of the country. Visit this market cum exhibit for an array of Indian handicrafts like paper Mache from Kashmir, bandhini work from Rajasthan, bamboo work from Manipur, Bidri metal work from Bidar Karnataka, Brassware from Muradabad in UP and definitely pearls from Hyderabad.

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9.Sports market, Abids

A cluster of shops that sell every imaginable sports equipment and merchandise, this is one stop for trophies, sports gear, apparel. A sports junkie’s  heaven. The best thing about this market is that they always store on fresh stocks. You will find state of art sport kits, medals, and an astounding variety of fitness machines. Now we know how Hyderabad is producing Olympic medallists!

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10.Lights Market

Imagine a bustling street that looks as if a million fireflies took over the city. A street in Nampally transforms into a heavenly scene as merchants sell lights- massive gleaming chandeliers to tiny fairy lights, all magically light up together at twilight. We suggest traveling with locals as finding this lesser known street might be difficult albeit when you do, don’t be surprised being swept off your feet. This is your stop for beautiful lamps to take back home and lanterns and light strings for the coming  Diwali.

Let the city engulf you and turn your spark into fireworks. Happy exploring!

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