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5 Must-have Souvenirs to Buy when You Visit Hyderabad

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Hyderabad is the capital of the southern state of Telangana in India, and this city was founded in the 15th century.

Today, it stands out for its beautiful lakes, tourist attractions, and historical monuments.

Visitors from all over the world throng to Hyderabad to experience its rich tradition and culture, delicious cuisine, and heritage sites like the Mecca Masjid and Charminar.

If you’re planning to visit Hyderabad, don’t forget to buy these must-have souvenirs while you’re there.

The Charminar, constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India.

Hyderabadi Pearls

Hyderabad is a large drilling center of pearls with the hub at Chandanpet.

In this town, artisans have engaged in the pearl drilling for generations.

The teeth test, as well as the luster and shape test, can help you find good quality pearls.

Authentic jewelry shops where you can buy genuine pearls include Kedarnathji Motiwale, Jagdamba Pearls, and Mangatrai Jewellers.

Generally, opt for black and pink color pearls as they considered to be the best quality.

Pure white pearl necklace on cloth

Pochampally Sarees

These sarees get their name as they are weaved in Pochampally village.

In Hyderabad, you can buy these sarees in silk and cotton fabric.

Skilled weavers create these traditional garbs in an array of colors and intricate prints.

Buy one to get a wonderful collector’s item for your wardrobe.

different types of Indian sarees

Bidri Works

Handicraft artisans from the town of Bidar create Bidri works, which include items like bowls, chess boards, drawer handles, curtain ends, key chains, jewelry, boxes, home décor, and more.

If you plan to stay for a few days in Hyderabad, you can order a customized Bidri product for your taste.

Lac Bangles

Chudi Bazaar, which is also called Laad Bazaar near Charminar, is the place to shop for lac bangles in Hyderabad.

Women love these amazing bangles that are made with alluring designs, stones, and bright colors.

Indian Lac bangles, Indian Traditional jewelry


Kalamkari fabrics are hand printed, and you can use them for your sarees or dresses.

In addition, you can also buy Kalamkari paintings to adorn your home.


Khada Dupatta

This fabric is six to 12 meters long and is considered the traditional wedding garb of brides in Hyderabad.

It comprises of churidar and kurta and is embroidered heavily.

You can buy it in a wide range of designs and colors.

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