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Laad Bazaar (Choodi Bazaar) Tours

Laad Bazaar (Choodi Bazaar)
One of the oldest markets in Hyderabad, Laad Bazaar (also called Choodi Bazaar) has long been known for its bangles. Long before the city became a hive of business activity, the bangle industry emerged here, and it still thrives today: Locals and tourists come from far and wide to browse the market’s colorful creations.

The Basics
Travelers are free to visit Laad Bazaar independently, or you can visit as part of a half- or full-day Hyderabad tour that also includes Warangal Fort, the Charminar, and Mecca Masjid mosque. At the bazaar, keep an eye out for lac bangles, a Hyderabadi specialty handcrafted from an insect secretion (lac) and encrusted with dazzling stones. The market is also a one-stop shop for wedding items and accessories. Bargaining is expected, and visiting with a local guide can help greatly in getting good prices.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • Laad Bazaar is a must-visit for shopaholics and photographers.
  • Remember to bargain hard, except for small items.
  • Carry cash, as many of the shops and stalls here won't accept credit cards.

How to Get There
Laad Bazaar is located in the heart of Hyderabad’s Old City, right next to Mecca Masjid and the iconic Charminar and about a 10-minute walk from the northern ticket gate of Chowmahalla Palace. Driving here from the railway station takes about 15 minutes without traffic, but the journey can be considerably longer during periods of peak traffic.

When to Get There

Laad Bazaar is open from morning until well into the evening. Getting there when shops open can ensure good deals, as the first customer of the day is often considered auspicious and receives good prices. However, the market is at its most vibrant in the early evening, when temperatures are cooler and locals leaving work come out to shop.

Indian Wedding Wear
In addition to bangles, Laad Bazaar sells colorful Indian wedding clothing and accessories. Here you’ll find traditional saris as well as lehenga cholis (long skirts usually paired with halter tops), bridal jewelry, shoes, men’s vests and jackets, delicate veils, and sparkly accessories including shoes and clutch handbags.
Address: Laad Bazaar Road, Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
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Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad

Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad

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Explore historic Hyderabad on an 8-hour sightseeing excursion, offering a taste of the city’s architecture, shopping, culture. Check out city landmarks like the 12th-century Kakatiya Dynasty at the Golconda Fort and The Charminar, before spending the afternoon browsing the antiques and ‘attar’ (fragrant essential oil) of Laad Bazaar street and finishing at Mecca Masjid Mosque.
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Half-Day (4Hrs) Tour of Hyderabad's Historic & Cultural part of Old City

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See landmarks in the walled Old City of Hyderabad during a 4-hour walking tour. Admire the stunning architecture of Badshahi Ashurkhana, the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, and Chowmahalla Palace. Get great photo ops, taste an Irani Chai, and test your bargaining skills in Laad Bazaar, which is known for shiny bangle bracelets.
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Total Hyderabad Full Day Tour

Total Hyderabad Full Day Tour

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Known as the “City of Pearls,” Hyderabad boasts a rich cultural heritage. See the main attractions of the city on this full-day guided tour. The itinerary includes Golconda Fort, the Qutub Shahi tombs, Chowmahalla Palace of the Nizams, the Salarjung Museum, and the well-recognized Charminar monument. Along the way, glean insight into Hyderabad culture and history from your local guide.
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Hyderabad is one of India's most historically rich cities, as you will learn with this heritage walk of the Old City. Along with a guide, you'll visit sites such as the iconic Charminar, the Mecca Masjid, and the 19th-century two-storied Palace of Paigah. You'll also get to see the stunning Chomahalla, the palace of Hyderabad's former rulers, the Nizams, complete with fountains, vintage carvings, and a grand hall of public audiences.
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hyderabad

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See the top attractions of Hyderabad with your own private guide on a full-day tour with live commentary from the guide. Highlights include Charminar, Mecca Masjid, and Chowmahalla Palace, and you'll have time to browse the collections at Salar Jung Museum and Nizam Museum, and go shopping at Laad Bazaar, an old market with many traditional goods. Includes private guide and air-conditioned vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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A great blend of regal history and bold modernity, Hyderabad is a delightful place to visit. As the capital of Telangana, it is always thronging with tourists from far off as well as the locals. There are some epic places to visit in Hyderabad, which will satiate your hunger to explore. This reminds us that the city of Nizams is also popular for its Hyderabadi Biryani which is something not to be missed here. The new, cosmopolitan area of the city is also filled with a plethora of places like the Golkonda Fort and Salar Jung Museum for the history buffs, Ramoji Film city for the movie buffs, and the glittery malls & clubs dotted all over for the people to have a good time.
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Learn about the royal history of Hyderabad and the city’s distinctive cuisine on this full day tour. See many of the must-see sights without having to negotiate taxi fares or figure out bus timetables. As this is a private tour you can linger in the places that interest you most. Go shopping for traditional bangles in the old town, tour royal palaces, visit mosques and mausoleums and more, all in one day.
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Old City Walk in Hyderabad takes you back 400 years in time back to the times of the Qutub Shahi Sultans who built the city of Hyderabad and left a lasting cultural legacy. As we walk past the palatial mansions and mosques of a bygone era we will also relive the life and times of the Nizams of Hyderabad in this walking tour.
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Follow your professional guide through the streets of the Charminar Area and learn about the ancient dynasties that once ruled Hyderabad. Listen to stories about the creation of this stunning city, which dates back to 1591, and check out historical monuments, bazaars, and landmarks on this excursion that's perfect for history buffs and first-time visitors.
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Walking Tour in the Historical Old City of Hyderabad

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This is a beautiful walking tour for the tourists who will be able to do moderate physical activity and would like to see the city right from its foundation with an amalgamation of History, architecture, culture, monuments, life of the people, markets of bangles, Mehendi, Saris, pearls, metals, meat, dry fruits and poultry and finally we conclude our tour in Chowmahallah Palace. Though it is a walking tour, we visit the Charminar and Chowmahallah Palace also inside. But we wont visit the Chowmahallah Palace inside if you book this tour on Friday. Explore the city on foot with the most experienced and licensed Tour Guides of the city. Witness the culture, daily life, markets, architecture and a bit smell of the glorious past of the splendor of Qutb Shahi's and Nizam's of Hyderabad. We start the tour at Shadab Restaurant which is just one km North of Charminar and we conclude the tour at Chowmahallah Palace. We pick up the tourists from their hotels and will drop them at the end.
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Historic Hyderabad - a Heritage Walk

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Hyderabad was historically known as a pearl and diamond trading center and it continues to be known as the “City of Pearls”. The Qutab Shahi rulers, the Mughals, the Asaf Jahi Nizams, and the British have all lived in this city during the past five centuries.  Each group left their mark and enriched this city.  Throughout Hyderabad, you will find numerous palaces, monuments, tombs, minarets, and fortresses. Your walking tour will explore the cultural and historical heritage of this city. Highlights • Charminar • Laad Bazaar • Mecca Masjid • Chowmahalla Complex
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  • 2 hours
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