Market in Hyderabad

Laad Bazar

Running west from the Charminar, this bazaar is famed for its sparklingly colourful bangle shops. A Hyderabad specialty are lac bangles, made from a resinous insect secretion and encrusted with colourful beads or...

Clothing in Hyderabad


Lovely women's (and some men's) clothes in artisanal fabrics with contemporary prints and colours. They also sell homeware including bed linen, cushions and dhurries (rugs). Prices are fair. Or visit their other...

Clothing in Hyderabad


Malkha cloth is made near the cotton fields, by hand and with natural dyes, reducing strain on the environment and putting primary producers in control. The result is gorgeous; here you can pick up fabric, saris,...

Perfume in Hyderabad

Hyderabad Perfumers

This fourth-generation family business can conjure something aromatic up for you on the spot. They specialise in ittar, natural perfume oils from flowers and herbs; prices start as low as ₹200 and rise to over...

Clothing in Hyderabad


Fine quality saris, kurtas (long collarless shirts), salwar kameez (dresslike tunic and loose, long pants for women) sets (from ₹2545) and other traditional clothing. They also sell exquisite silver, stone and...

Clothing in Hyderabad


Suvasa's block-printed kurtas are priced from around ₹1200 in cotton, and they also have high-quality salwar and dupattas. Homeware, including gorgeous bed and table linen, is worth looking at too.

Mall in Hyderabad


An upmarket mall with a good selection of clothes shops including M&S and Levi's, ATMs, a small food court, cafes and a cinema.

Jewellery in Hyderabad

Mangatrai Pearls

This business has been in operation for five generations and stocks cream, golden, white and black saltwater pearls from across the globe. A string of black pearls might cost US$500, a small strand of freshwater...

Arts & Crafts in Sri Kalahasti

Sri Vijayalakshmi Fine Kalamkari Arts

You can see artists at work in the Agraharam neighbourhood of Sri Kalahasti. Sri Vijayalakshmi Fine Kalamkari Arts is an old family business with over 60 artists. Studio visits are by appointment. It's located...

Arts & Crafts in Hyderabad

Bidri Crafts

Bidri is a metal craft (originating in Iran) that involves intricate inlay work. The famous family-run business sells top-quality plates, vases, bowls, jewellery (earrings from ₹180) and accessories at moderate...

Arts & Crafts in Hyderabad

Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium

Big selection of Telangana and Andhra (and other Indian) crafts including brassware, leatherware, embroidery, paintings, carvings, furniture and textiles.

Arts & Crafts in Araku Valley

Araku Aadiwasi Arts & Crafts

Located between the Coffee House and bus station, it has a good selection of tribal jewellery, jute bags and wrought-iron and brass ornaments.

Books in Hyderabad

Himalaya Book World

A fine selection of English-language fiction and nonfiction by Indian and international authors. They have several other branches in town.

Market in Hyderabad

Patel Market

The Patel Market, selling fabric, cranks into action from around 11am in the back lanes between Patthargatti and Rikab Gunj.

Clothing in Hyderabad


Stylish women's and some men's clothes in artisanal fabrics with contemporary prints and colours. Prices are fair.

Books in Hyderabad

Best Book Centre

Has the largest selection of used books in the city, including Indian literature and western classics.