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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 are..

Kalamkari : 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, 
and furnishing.
Handloom Fabrics:  Cotton and Silk fabrics used for clothing
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.
Handicrafts:

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)

Sarees:
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.

 

Major Shopping areas of Hyderabad
Looking around for areas to shop? Here are a few places worth going for shopping.........

Banjara Hills>Panjagutta>Begumpet
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.
 

The following are the traditional shopping areas of Hyderabad:

Charminar
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 shops.

Koti--Sultan Bazaar
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 the sun.

Narayanguda--Chikkadpally
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.

Monda Market
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.

 Shopping 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

Happening Outlets of Hyderabad

We 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 Opticals...
There is more to come. Do stay tuned.
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