Shopping in Telangana
With vacations round the corner, everyone is busy booking train and plane tickets much in advance to make a trip with their family to their favourite destination. If you have decided to visit a place in Telangana, then you must be conversant with what all you can buy there to bring as souvenir and gifts for your near and dear ones! Well, here is a brief account about special arts and crafts you can buy in Telangana.
What to buy in Telangana
Shopping is the 'in thing' especially when festivals are round the
corner - New Year is the ideal time to step out of your homes and
indulge in shopping! For people residing in metro cities, there may be
more options and many more markets to choose from, but nevertheless,
this does not dampen the spirit of denizens living in cities and towns
in Telangana state.
Telangana is equally famous for handicraft
items which are in demand all over the globe. To make your visit to
Telangana a memorable one, you must take special handicrafts that truly
represent the culture of the state. Such items make for useful gifts
Cherial Folk Paintings
Cherial Folk Paintings (or Scroll paintings) come in a
narrative format. Epic themes are depicted through the use of rich
colours on a long scroll of cloth which runs to many metres in length!
Paintings are available in smaller sizes too on cardboard, plywood or
Brass Art Ware
You can take home brass art ware of Warangal and
beautiful wood carvings too. Idols, birds, animals, gods, goddesses and
mythological figures are carved along with other utility items and home
ware like spoons, combs etc. These are carved out of red sanders, teak,
mango, neem wood and country wood.
There is the Banjara embroidery to vouch for! This mirror work will captivate your attention in no time. Choli and skirts, bed spreads, bags, sofa backs and cushion covers are embroidered with shells and beads. Then there is the bidri art which can be seen on flower vases, jars, handles of swords, cufflinks, jewellery and other utility items.
Have you heard about Kondapalli toys
of Telangana? Well, these toys are crafted out of light soft wood.
Heating makes the wood free of moisture and various parts are glued
together by means of adhesive made from crushed tamarind seeds. These
toys in the form of animals, rural folks, deities, paper machie doll
etc. are painted with oil colours. Kondapalli soldiers, Dasavatar set,
Ambari elephants, pen stand are famous world over.
Nirmal Toys and Paintings
is a place
in Adilabad district and is famous for Nirmal paintings. These
paintings depict flora, fauna etc. Other famous items are Nirmal
furniture which include swings, rocking chair, partition screens and
trollies. Nirmal toys such as Nirmal tiger, Nirmal big bird etc. are
very famous and popular among tourists. Nirmal is popular for its toys
as well as paintings. Artisans in Nirmal make fruits, vegetables, birds
and animals of wood.
Do look out for leather lamp shades,
puppets, figurines, vases, partition screens etc. made of goat leather!
Folklore, episodes from epics, Krishna leela
are narrated vividly on these lamp shades.
Anjaney shopping mall, Ramdev
Shopping centre, Navrang shopping mall, STP market, Sri Naresh Mega
Shopping mall, Supriya Shopping mall, Sri Taraka shopping mall, Balaji
Shopping mall etc. are places to vouch for buying goodies in Nalgonda
or pochampally ikat
made in Nalgonda district. Ikat style of dyeing is popular here and
many geometric designs are made on sarees and dress materials.
Pochampally is a cluster of around 80 villages with traditional looms
and is now more renowned as 'Silk city'.
Pearl stones, pearl sets, multi colour pearl chains, chandbalis with pearls, designer embossed pearl bangles etc. are available in Hyderabad, capital city of Telangana. In fact, Hyderabad is famous as 'City of Pearls' of Telangana! White pearls are especially bought by tourists as they are considered auspicious and worn during festivals and wedding. Heavy pearl choker with earrings are the favourite among women. Smooth surface and clear reflection of the pearl decide the price of the pearl. White and coloured pearls are available in varied designs, sizes and price. On your visit to Telangana state, you surely can't miss out visiting the capital city Hyderabad and yes, adding to your exquisite collection of pearls!
Shopping Complexes in Telangana
Lee Store, City Centre, Kalyanam Shopping Mall, Green Square Plaza and New Annapurna Shopping Complex are some good malls in Karimnagar. Polawar Complex, PS Ladies and Kids World and Somnath Fashions are sought after shopping destinations in Adilabad. In Medak, Channa Basawa Family Mall, Hyderabad Fashion Mall and Bombay Cloth House Shopping Mall are very famous among the locals. H. Ganagaram Shopping, Kisan Shopping and Rukmini Chambers are shopper's delight in Nizamabad.
has a good list of shopping delights such as Gangishetty Complex, Mangalya Mall, Nirmala Mall, Mega Mart, Padmavathi Matching Centre, A.R Complex and Akshaya Silks. Take some time off from your busy schedule and go out shopping in Warangal!
Did you know that there is a place named 'Mall' which comes under Yacharam mandal in Rangareddy district! Well, when the entire city is a mall and you have to be there to know more about what to buy!
STP market, Sri Taraka Shopping mall, Sri Naresh Mega Shopping Mall, Balaji Shopping Mall, Supriya Shopping mall, Anjaney Shopping mall, Navrang Shopping mall, Ramdev Shopping centre are some places for shopping in Nalgonda
. Seema Shopping mall and Cherukuri Shopping malls are famous malls in Khammam
Malls and Showrooms in HyderabadHyderabad
is the hub of Shopping malls and markets! GVK One, Shoppers Stop, Inorbit mall, South India Shopping Mall, Hyderabad Central and Babukhan mall are well known malls in the capital city of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
There are a number of markets in Hyderabad
too where you can go and buy bangles or famous pearls of Hyderabad. These include Laad bazaar, Balaji Grand Bazar, Nagari Market, Madina market --- wholesale cloth market, Market around Charminar is the best place for bidriware
shopping. Bronze and silver goods are also of good quality in Hyderabad markets.
Large showrooms in Hyderabad in Basheerbagh, Abids and Nampally sell wide range of jewellery, leather, textiles and handicrafts. Shop for pearls from market near the Charminar. Banjara hills and Jubilee hills have many malls to their credit! Sultan Bazaar - a busy commercial center, malls, shops and vendors at one place. You do have to hone your haggling skills and the rest is just unsurpassed pleasure!
Malls in Hyderabad include Babukhan mall, Hyderabad Central, South India Shopping Mall, Inorbit mall, Shoppers Stop, GVK One etc. Mega-size malls are coming up in Hyderabad and Secunderabad at a very fast pace. The malls are air conditioned, neat and are flocked by young people who love to find out about new arrivals at branded stores.
Ashoka Metropolitan mall (in Banjara hills), Babukhan mall (in Somajiguda), Big Bazaar Supercentre (in Ameerpet), City Centre mall (Banjara hills), GVK One mall (Banjara Hills), Hyderabad Central (Panjagutta X Roads), Inorbit mall (Hitech City, Madhapur) provide you with everything under one roof! People visit the malls during weekends.
Every mall comprises of signages that direct shoppers about the layout of shops, toilets, food courts inside the mall.There are eateries, cafes and restaurants in these malls along with movie theatres
too for complete entertainment. You still need to sharpen your bargaining skills!
You can lay your hands on clothes, cosmetics, electronic items, household appliances, shoes, daily household requirements in these malls. Both local and foreign visitors come to these malls for shopping in comfort.
There are big show rooms in Basheerbagh, Abids and Nampally. Even Banjara hills and Jubilee hills boast of considerable number of malls. Sultan bazaar has malls, small and big shops with facilities for eating out too! So, put on your shopping boots and reach out for unending enjoyment!Shopping in Hyderabad | Laad Bazaar
| Malls in Hyderabad
| Glass Bangles of Hyderabad
Bazaars in Hyderabad
Bazaars in Hyderabad are Laad baaar, Nagari bazaar, market near Charminar (for buying bidriware and pearls), Madina market (for wholesale cloth) and Balaji Grand bazaar. People buy silver and bronze items, jewellery, leather jackets and purses, handicrafts and textiles.Laad bazaar
is a haven for buying everything you can think of, at really affordable prices. You should know to bargain well! Be it footwear, fashion accessories, household goods, pearls and jewels, all these are readily available in Laad bazaar.Chandanpet village
outside Hyderabad has most of its population engaged in the art of drilling pearls. White pearls are traditionally more popular than the other coloured pearls. A good quality white pearl will reflect sky blue colour under ultraviolet light which is why traditional Hyderabad jewellery is made using white pearls.
Jewellery Shops in HyderabadKrishna Pearls and Jewellers
6-3-883/2/3, Near Topaz Building
Greenlands road, Panjagutta
: 040 23417021Mangatrai Jewellers
Punjagutta Cross Road, Punjagutta,
: 040 23411816Swati Pearls and Jewellers
Road No. 10, Noor Nagar, Banjara Hills,
Near Deep Pearls, Hyderabad, TelanganaPhone
: 040 23550896Sri Jagdamba Pearls Dealers
Opposite Mahatma Gandhi Statue,
Mahatma Gandhi road,
: 040 27840969Meena Jewellers
I and II floor, MJ Tower,
Punjagutta, Hyderabad, TelanganaPhone
: 040 23406666
Shilparamam Arts and Craft Village in Hyderabad
If you have visited most of the malls and bazaars and are looking for a more ethnic and new experience, Shilparamam Arts and Craft village
is the place you must visit! Situated amidst greenery all around, you can get a feel of the culture of India at this place. Craftsmen can be seen at work here and you can choose really beautiful pieces of fashion items, traditional food wear and jewellery from this place.Address:
Rangareddy, Jubilee Enclave,
Hitech city, Hyderabad
Did you know that The Bombay Store has been a part of shopping experience of visitors for over a hundred years! Here, you can find furniture, home accessories, fashion items, incense sticks, handicraft items and household goods of superior quality.
The Bombay Store
8-2-602/C, Road Number 10, City Centre Mall
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Famous Shopping Destinations in Hyderabad
Let us know about some more shopping destinations in Hyderabad where you can visit and buy everything you require for yourself and your family members at affordable rates.Lepakshi handicrafts Emporium
Gunfoundry, Abids, Hyderabad 500001Phone
: 040 23235028Kalanjali
5-10-194/195, Hill Fort Road, Saifabad
: 040 66665308Creative Bee
8-2-466/1/A, Road No. 4, Banjara Hills,
Opposite road to Post Office, Hyderabad 500034Phone
: 040 23350474Sheelas Arts n Crafts
Shop no. 17, Inside Lalbahadur Stadium Complex, Abids
Hyderabad, Telangana 500001Phone
: 040 23236944APCO Sales Emporium
Hotel Dwarka Building, Ground Floor,
Lakri ka pul, Khairatabad, Hyderabad
: 040 23243065UVI
105-107, 1st Floor, Model House
Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082Phone
: 040 23352661
So, indulge to the hilt! Shop till you drop - for you will remember this trip not only for heritage places, museums, technology parks and gardens that you visited but also for the markets, bazaars and emporiums you discovered. Not to mention your great haggling skills!
Travel, like music, washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life. It gives you the opportunity to discover new places and people. So, pack your bags and head towards the city of your choice. Have a comfortable stay!