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The glitz and glam of malls and high-fashion brands may have pervaded the shopping landscape here, but the charm of old bazaars still linger.


All That Glitters Packed with 350 shops selling a dazzling array of colourful bangles, 28 Laad Bazaar has been in business for 200 years—from the time of the Nizams. Besides its speciality lacquer bangles, you can find semi-precious stones, pearls, jewellery, kalamkari paintings, silverware, bidri-ware products, handwoven silk, and embroidere­d fabrics. 29 Sultan Bazaar is another old market from the Nizams’ era. Visit this market for silver junk jewellery, precious stones, and other sparkly treasures. At 30 Pot Market, you can find a variety of pots, utensils, and jewellery in stylish modern designs.

Mixed Bag For some serious street shopping action, visit the 31 Nampally Market, where you can score great bargains on clothes, footwear, and bags. 32 Begum Bazaar is one of Hyderabad’s grandest markets, known for tobacco, household goods, decor, kitchen essentials, toiletries, cosmetics, gold, silver, and even fresh fish! Once a market selling exotic fruits, 33 Moazzam Jahi Market is today a buzzing bazaar of fresh produce and its coveted ice cream. The area around Charminar bustles with shops selling sarees, Hyderabadi khada dupattas, sherwanis, and the renowned Basra Pearl, embellishe­d with gold and silver.

Other Indulgence­s The Perfume Market is famous for its century

old businesses of luxuriousl­y-scented ittars sold in pretty vials. Besides antiques, you can also find exquisite metal crafts with intricate inlay work on silver sheets or zinc and copper alloys at the Antique Market. Bibliophil­es love visiting the 34 Sunday Book Bazaar for its rare out-of-print books, old editions, and secondhand bargains on famous volumes.

 ??  ?? Laad Bazaar has 350 shops selling different types of bangles.
Laad Bazaar has 350 shops selling different types of bangles.

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