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Shopping

Hyderabad

Laad BazarFrom the world famous pearls to traditional arts & crafts, from textiles of all modern brand names to ethnic wear, the city offers an astounding variety of shopping. The main shopping areas include Basheerbagh, Abids and Nampally. One can find everything in the biggest showrooms form jewellery, textiles, handicrafts to footwear, ready-mades and general goods in the markets. Other favoured places are Begum Bazaar (brassware), Laad Bazaar (diamonds, pearls and precious metals) and Mahatma Gandhi Road. The other areas in the City, which are turning into hubs for shoppers, include Ameerpet, Himayatnagar, Begumpet, Somajiguda and Punjagutta. The City also offers mega malls; these malls bring everything under one roof from shopping to entertainment and food, giving the shoppers a unique experience.

Shopping for bangles in the narrow bazaars of the Old City of Hyderabad is an experience one should not miss. Lac is used to manually create designs on glass bangles and they come in an array of designs. Hyderabad is also known as the 'city of pearls'. Though not close to the sea, Hyderabad has had a flourishing trade in pearls, as the Golconda kingdom was famous for its diamonds. The processing of pearls has been skillfully mastered in Hyderabad in that craftsmen can sort, refine and polish pearls with ease. Andhra Pradesh has turned out to be a gem of a state in the sphere of arts and crafts.

Hyderabad has innumerable showrooms that showcase the most distinctive heritages of the city - Handlooms. Dharmavaram silk saris, with their broad borders & woven brocaded gold patterns. Narayanpet saris blend the native tradition with the art of the classical weavers of Varanasi, Venkatagiri saris, with graceful strains of gold. One can also buy the various Pochampalli saris, woven using the exclusive lkat technique and the gorgeous Gadwal that typifies Andhra traditional style.

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Tirupati

Handicrafts:
Tirupati is also famous for handicrafts like Woodcarving and Kalamkari special Whitewood toys are also available here. Traditional Tanjore style Gold leaf Paintings, which are done at Madanapalli town, are also popular and available in shopping outlets in Tirupati. These paintings have mythological themes as motifs.

Publication:
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, which has a publication department, publishes books & periodicals on Hindu religious treatises. Certain catalogue books are published in various categories such as Ithihas, Sthothras, etc.

CD & Cassettes:
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam produces, distributes and markets the cassettes in video & audio formats of Vedas, Sankirtanas, Pravachanams

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Vishakhapatnam

The main shopping centers in Vizag are the Main Road stretch from Jagadamba Junction to Old Post Office, Daba Gardens, Kurupam Market, Dwaraka Nagar, One Town Area. For tourists looking out for the Exclusive handicrafts shopping centers, they can find it in Khadhi Grammena Udyog, Lepakshi Girijan Co-operative Society and the Eastern Art Museum. Here, one can find the Narayanpet, Pochampalli and Kalamkari printed fabrics and wall hangings. Even the Yetikippaka and Nakkapalli toys are available here.


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