Begum BazaarPerhaps the biggest commercial market of Hyderabad, Begum Bazaar’s magnanimous size should not be confused as an expensive place. Despite its size, the market sells a wide array of extremely affordable products.
Bidriware, which is the art of inlaying silver with a jet alloy to add more sheen and Bidri studded jewelry are the chief highlights of this market.
Laad Bazaar A little off the Char Minar is the centuries old street named Laad Bazaar. Built for the wedding nuptials of Quli Qutb Shah in the earlier centuries, the street still retains its old world charm and festive spirit in the products sold here, most notably the bangles. Their vivid sheen and vibrant colors add a pleasant vibe to the market’s ambiance. The bangles here cost as low as Rs. 10 a set for some of the finest Lacquer makes.
Apart from the bangles, it is also notable for selling some of the finest khada dupattas and pearls.
LepakshiBrand Lepakshi represents the cultural and artistic heritage of the state. True to its vision, Lepakshi has been at the forefront of promoting arts and crafts through its retail showrooms and expos all over, thereby earning a distinct identity for the brand.
PearlsHyderabad is India’s foremost manufacturer of pearl jewellery, and among the finest in the world. The pearls (cultured pearls) are first imported from China or Japan, and then processed and refined in Hyderabad. Hyderabad is famous for its drilling and grading of the pearls, both of which are extremely difficult processes which require a great deal of skill and precision. The hub of the pearl market is Laad Bazaar, Mangatrai Pearls and Jewellers and Jagdamba Pearls.
SHILPARAMAM, the arts, crafts & cultural village at Hyderabad, established in the year 1992 is spread over 65 acres of prime land in Madhapur, Hi-tech City. Shilparamam is Hyderabad’s tribute to India’s natural beauty, richly diverse cultural heritage and vibrant ethos. It is a place where artisans from across India showcase their individual skills in a variety of arts, crafts and culture. From Indian pottery to a plethora of weaves, woodwork, jewelry, clothes and local crafts of each region of the country, Shilparamam is a kaleidoscope of India’s colour, diversity and talent.
Shilparamam is conceived as an endless, year-round festival of arts and crafts showcasing ethnic art, crafts and skills of the rural folk from all parts of the country.