From yummy spicy chicken biryani and kababs to bangles and pearls, the city of Nizams has it all! With so many exceptional shopping markets and traditional weekly bazaars, this city is also a well-known shoppers’ destination since ages.
Apart from several customer-friendly shopping malls and complexes, Hyderabad also has a number of age-old shopping streets and lanes that pull tourists and locals towards them. Below is a list of best street shopping places of Hyderabad where you can find some real Hyderabadi stuff at incredibly cheap prices-
Koti sultan bazaar
Koti sultan bazaar is one of the oldest markets in the city. This place was known as Residency market during the British rule. This crowded street market is greatly popular for its wide range of women’s clothing, stylish Indian dresses and glass bangles. With a huge variety of silver jewellery, sparkling shoes, watches and beautiful handicraft items, Sultan bazaar is a perfect street shopping destination for women of all ages. If you have good bargaining skills, you will surely find a variety of cool stuff here at really cheap prices. With so many small and big stalls stocked up with fancy imitation jewellery, joothis and bags, some really amazing deals and trendy items await you here!
This is one of the best markets in Hyderabad to buy pearl jewellery; you will surely fall in love with the pearl necklaces, bracelets and temple jewellery sets the moment your gaze falls on them!
Exquisite zardozi work, henna, surma and fabric for salwar suits can also be picked up from here. This busy market is filled with ethnic outfits like sari, salwaar kameez, sherwani, and hyderabadi khada dupatta (which is worn on special occasions). You can also come across lavishly embellished dress materials or glittering artificial jewellery and colourful sandals. For the lovers of laces, beads and gota, this place is surely a shopping paradise.
Established during Qutab Shahi rule, Begum bazaar is the biggest commercial market in Hyderabad. It is a must visit place for all kinds of shopaholic people. Bidriware, metal works and various other decorative products can be found here at very cheap rates. Most of the family-run shops deal in elegant brass and metal works. Beautiful flower vases, ash-trays, paan-daans and well-designed jewellery- boxes are at display everywhere in these shops and stalls.
Other than these decorative items, Begam bazaar is flooded with a huge range of household commodities and kitchen essentials. The plethora of choices and amazing deals can enhance your street shopping experience ten-fold.
Laad bazaar a.k.a. Choodi bazaar is located in the vicinity of Charminar and as the name suggests, this area is famous for traditional Hyderabadi bangles and dazzling imitation jewellery. Shops are loaded with zari borders and laces, semi-precious stones, sequins and wedding hats. Silverware, antique items, silk sarees, khara dupattas and perfumes are sure to leave you spellbound
Antique Market is famous for its exotic Antique items. This is the place where you can lay your hands on some really beautiful crockery items. This market is a hub for antique shoppers of every budget. Attractive chandeliers, wooden cupboards, ornate mirrors and old-fashioned picture frames are at display in every other shop. Some sellers in this area claim that their antique items are at least 100-150 years old, but actually these items are newly made low-grade replicas. Antique Market is the best place to buy wooden souvenirs and pretty handicrafts for your house at throwaway prices.