Hyderabad has been a major shopping center of India for centuries right from the
Mogul kings to the British rule. The city offers everything from antiques to Handicrafts to Jewellery and from dresses to leather goods to Pearls and semi-precious
stones. Commerce in Hyderabad starts at around 11am. There are many commercial areas with transactions running into crores of rupees on a given day.
Some of the exclusive shopper's delight
: The pen-painted fabric from Machilipatnam, these are used for clothing
and wall decorations.
Himroo : A very special fabric used
mainly for shawls, bed springs,
Handloom Fabrics: Cotton and Silk fabrics used for
specially in the summer. Hyderabadi Lacquered Bangles:very
very colorful Lambadi Mirror-work:The Lambadas or the Banjaras, who are
a part of Telangana, they wear this clothing as their customary attire.
Blouses and skirts are embroidered with mirrors and very small and flat
metallic disks. Jewellery:A shopper can get all types of semi-precious
stone and Jewellery including the ever famous Pearls.
AP has rich offering of arts and crafts, all of which are available in Hyderabad. You can purchase Kondapalli toys bidri
metal craft (silver inlaid on metal-copper and zinc), gun metal craft, stone carvings, wood carvings, brassware, Pembarthi sheet metal art, Nirmal art, Kalamkari
art, Banjara embroidery, khadicrafts and dhurries from Eluru and
Warangal, at the places listed below.
*Cheneta Bhavan, Nampally
*Handloom House, Nampally
*Cottage Industries Emporium, Minerva Complex, Sec'bad
*Lepakshi, RTC Crossroads and Gunfoundry
*Cauveri, for handicrafts from Karnataka, at Patny Circle
*Bidri Work at Abids
*khadicrafts at Lakdi-ka-pul
*Brassware, guncraft at Basheerbagh
*Arts and cratfs from all over India at Shilparamam (watch out for the colourful exhibition)
Hyderabad has sarees to please every woman, in the world! You'll be fascinated
by the variety of prints and materials used to create sarees. The most popular sarees are brought in from nearby towns like
Venkatagiri, Siddipet, Gadwal, Naryanpet and Dharmavaram,Pochampalli, famous for sarees and ikat work, is close by and a trip to see the actual weaving is certainly worth it.
You'll also find sarees brought in from across India, like Kashmir, Bengal,
Kanchipuram, Lucknow. An ordinary cotton saree can be
purchased for anything between Rs.150 to above Rs.2,500 while silk sarees are priced between Rs.500 to Rs.10,000 and above.
Handlooms are also widely available. sarees are available practically anywhere in Hyderabad. Some of the
preferred saree centres are MG Road, Patny Circle, General Bazaar, Abids,
Nampally, Somajiguda, Charminar, Koti, Sultan Bazar, etc.,
Zardosi- Embroidery Work:
A Speciality of Hyderabad is zardozi (Silk thread and cord) embroidery work.
You'll find an amazing collection of embroidered sarees, Lacchas(Long tops paired with long skirts and
dupatta), ghagra and cholis (skirt and blouse), salwar kameez and even sandals with embroidery work. These are particularly exquisite when purchased at Charminar. Prices depend mainly on the amount and quality of work put in.
Shopping areas of Hyderabad
Looking around for areas to shop? Here are a few places worth going for shopping.........
This is the latest
commercial stretch of Hyderabad.Starting from Banjara Hills Road
No:12 to Road No:1 to Road No:3 to Punjagutta till Raj Bhavan
Road have become the happening shopping areas of Hyderabad for
the young and vibrant.This stretch has lots of happening outlets
all the way even till Begumpet.
following are the traditional shopping areas of Hyderabad:
This is the oldest
commercial area in the Twin cities. It is a traditional place
for silversmiths, Pearl sellers, and Bangle sellers. We also get
Gun-Metal articles. Charminar is also a place for the Kite
festival during which you will literally find all the shoppers
selling the Kites. Abids--Basheerbagh--Nampally
One of the contemporary
shopping places, these places have some of the biggest Jewellery
shops of the Twin Cities. These places also have clothes shops
catering for people from all walks of life from the very rich
and elite to the very common man. Abids also has a line of shoe
This is a all-in-one
shopping area..very busy throughout the year. We don't need to
specify what you get here because you will find everything under
These two areas the major
entertainment centers with more than 15 theatres screening the
latest Telugu movies. Apart from that just like Koti,
Chikkadpally is also a all-in- one shopping center.
Near the R.P Road is this
biggest vegetable market of the twin cities. The market deals
with both whole sale and retail selling of the vegetables.
Malls of Hyderabad
Hyderabad has some
big shopping malls and stores that offer an international
shopping experience. Western outfits, Jewellery, designer wear,
perfumes, accessories and all the big international brands are
available. Watch out for sales which are held every now and
then, to pick up stuff at great price offers.
Some of the popular shopping centers are:
* Hyderabad Central, Punjagutta
* City Centre,Rd No:1,Banjara Hills
* Big Bazaar, Ameerpet
* Amrutha Mall, Somajiguda
* Swapnalok Complex, SP Road
* Minerva Complex, SP Road
* Shoppers' Stop, Begumpet
* Pantaloons, Begumpet
* Lifestyle, Greenlands
* Westside, Opp LB Stadium
* Kalanjali, Basheerbagh
* MPM Plaza,Abids
will brings you from time to time the profile of some of the
happening stores of
Hyderabad. Some of the retail outlets that we have featured are :
Pantaloons, Tanishq ,Big Bazaar, Westside, Shefali, Saberis Opticals, Orchid's Florist, Maqdoom Bros, Pochampally Silks & Sarees, Mangatrai, Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri, Kirtilal Kalidas & Co, Bulchand & Co, Khazana, The Alleygator, The world of Titan, Chicken World, Willssport, Walden, Palem leathers, Digital Shoppee, 'Venue',One Flight Down, Oyzterbay, Trouser Town, Neerus, Pizza Hut, Junction 96, Metal World, Ohri's Cuisine Court, Bigshot, Cafe Coffee Day,
Delphis Naturally, Shoppers Stop, Music World, Mom n Me, Rajkamal Electronics, R Wardrobe,
LifeStyle, Pantaloons, Tanishq, Big Bazaar, Westside, Shefali, Saberis
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