Heading towards Charminar is like being transported to another town. The colours and flavours of this part of Hyderabad are starkly different from the newer parts of the city. This bustling market has lots to choose from when it comes to clothing—especially ethnic saris, sherwanis, and traditional Hyderabadi khada dupatta that is worn for weddings and dress materials. Everything here is pretty high on the bling factor, be it the ornately embellished fabric or dazzling imitation jewellery and accessories. There are shops that exclusively sell accessories—shiny motifs, spangled laces and sparkling beads. Fashion designers and boutique owners throng this market to buy embellishments and gota. You could pick out smaller knick knacks off the street like little plastic toys for children, surma or kohl vials, glass and lac bangles as well as mehendi cones and sachets.