Shopping at Charminar is an exciting affair

Hyderabad is a shopper’s paradise and shopping at Charminar in the old city of Hyderabad can be an exhilarating experience by itself and one of the best ways to experience the city's unique charm

Hyderabad is a city with a rich history, and that history is reflected in its many markets and shopping areas.

Laad Bazaar which is also known as the choodi bazaar is one of the oldest bazaars in Hyderabad. History has it that it dates back to the Qutub Shahi and the Nizams. The story is that the ruler Qutub Shah set up this market at the time of his daughter’s wedding. This ancient market is located around Charminar.

The market is especially popular with women, who come from all over to purchase bangles of all colours, sizes, and designs. The famous lacquer bangles come in different varieties which are either made of glass or studded with stones. It is said that If you can’t get a bangle you like in this bazaar then you can’t get it anywhere in the world

Stores you should visit:

Zohra Bangles

Sajni Bangles Jewellery & Pearls

Safa Bangles & Jewellers

Noori Bangles & Jewellers

Attar / Perfumes

Attar shops are a common sight in the old city of Hyderabad. Many of these shops are family-run businesses and have been passed down from generation to generation. You will find many of these shops selling spurious perfumes hence we suggest that you be cautious and try out the original ones. If you’re looking for something specific, the shopkeepers will often be able to help you find it.


Gulnar Co. Perfumers

Bhojani Perfumes & Attars

Attar Traders

Famous Perfumery Center

Pearls discovery

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The lace stores dotting the market Image credit

Lace shops are a common sight in the old city of Hyderabad. These shops sell a variety of laces, from simple to ornate, and are a popular destination for shoppers. From delicate hand-embroidered pieces to intricate machine-made designs, there is something for everyone at these shops. Whether you are looking for a traditional Indian design or something more modern, you are sure to find it at one of these stores.


Kamal Jari And Lace Merchant

Kishanlal Ramnivas Kasat

Lace Shop Charminar

Textile shopping

Textile shops around Charminar Image credit

Old city has a number of cloth shops, which sell a wide range of fabrics. These shops are a great place to find traditional fabrics associated with Hyderabad, like the Khada dupattas, Sarees and material with zardozi work, and traditional hand-embroidered dress material. If you’re looking for a special fabric for a special occasion, or just want to browse a wide selection of fabrics, the old city of Hyderabad is the place to go.


Kamal Cloth Stores

Irfan Textiles

Be sure to add shopping in the old city to your list of things to do in Hyderabad. The shops are generally small and family-run, so you can expect great customer service. bargaining is standard practice, so don’t be afraid to haggle for a better price. There are also a lot of shops to choose from, so you can find what you need without any trouble.

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Check out my blog on 41 Amazing Places You Can’t Afford To Miss In Hyderabad

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