Street Shoppers paradise General Market Hyderabad is a heaven for those who love to bargain and buy great things for a great price. Hyderabad a city famous for Charminar, Biryani, Pearls even Gold monuments and more for outsiders but if you ask Hyderabadis they would also mention General Market near Secundrabad as top ten famous places in Hyderabad where they wont stop shopping and why not you can get stuff as cheap as Rs 20. It is the celebration of shopping. General Bazaar in Kalasiguda, Secunderabad is a multi-shop stop for all things fashionable. The streets are a mix of delightful chaos with pedestrians and riders admiring accessories, clothes on display and shops bustling with activity. People from Delhi can compare this market with Janpath or Sarojani Nagar. This Hyderabad shopping hub has been in business for the past one hundred and fifty years (150). …
Timings: The shops open at 10am and close at 11pm. The bazaar is closed on Sundays
Situation at the heart of city General Market has so much to offer. It is technically located in Secunderabad but as locals know and there is not much of a difference among these twin cities. The huge collection of chiffon, brocade, and Pochampally fabrics make General Bazar one of the best places to shop for dress materials. You wont get a shopping mall experience here and the only escalators you find here are the voices of the vendors that escalate in pitch. And there are no baggage counters for you to drop your stuff. But, perhaps it’s aspects like these that make street shopping so ‘involving’, so exciting-the challenge to find what you are looking for in the hubbub.
What can you buy
No dearth of things you can buy from here at a throw away price. Genral market is a budget market and you can get lot of good stuff at cheap prices considering you have great bargaining skills. Trendy jackets, saree, mojari shoes jewelry food modern accessories ornaments Salwar suit artificial flowers dupatta dress material party products and other gift items. You wont believe but all of these stacked up in small shops at both sides of a crowdy lane. there are lot of good shops where you can buy kids clothing, ladies clothing, fancy saris and more. Some shops also offer great range of accessories from hairbands to earrings to fancy necklace and more. make sure you bargain well.
Some Interesting shops
The moment you enter General market gali there are some shops worth visiting first is Prakash party shop. birthday party, anniversary party, office party or even a bachellorate party this is one shop stop where you can find everything from fancy party items to return gifts to banners to balloons to decoration items to various theme based items at a reasonable price. They don’t usually bargain. You will also get lot of toys for boys and girls toy car, dolls, slimes and more at Prakash party shop. It’s address is 1229 & 1230, Kandoji Bazar, General Bazaar, Kalasiguda, Secunderabad, Telangana
Taruni General Market Secundrabad also has big shops like Taruni and Adaa fashion which offer variety of option in terms of clothes and fashion. You will get beautiful Anarkali Lehengas, ruffled dresses or flowy gowns and even trendy contemporary yet traditional salwar suits. There are also many many shops which offer dress material and fabrics starting with price range of 100- 150 which is amazing. For footwear too you get many street side shops which offer shoes and sandlas starting with a price range of Rs 90. You will also find variety of bags clutches and environment friendly jute bags in the little street shops stuffed with range of objects in general market Secundrabad.
If you will roam around you will find many small shops stuck together offering a range of clothes and accessories at a very reasonable price. Fashion which you can afford. you can easily find an ethnic kurta worth rupees 150 which you can pair up with a jeans worth rs 200 along with fifty rupees accessories. Though these prices ranges would depend completely upon your bargaining skills because these vendors quote the initial prices really high. There are also a lot of shops where you can buy toys at reasonable prices from a plethora of options cars for boys be it remote control car or battery toy car to toy guns to dolls for your girls to kitchen set to an entire doll house at affordable price range. I would suggest you from my personal experience to visit Arihant toy shop which is right at the center of General market for such toys. you need to bargain there too. Then you also get lot of stuffed toys at street side carts. These stuffed toys are delightful and colorful and I am sure your kids will love them. the best part is you get them at cheap.
There are also furnishing and upholstery shops which offer a nice range of bedsheets, cushions and curtains. They mix and match it and also offer in house tailors which will do measurements for you. Then there are famous Kathiawar cosmetics shops which offer a range of cosmetics from face powder to foundations to lipsticks to nail polish. they also keep an exclusive selection of fine lingerie too.
There is a whole three storey ZAM Zam shop for hosiery and kids wear. There is no dearth of inner wear, vests and other hosiery dresses at the shop. From new born babies to toddlers to children as young as eight-nine you get a variety of dresses.There are also many shops offering salwar suits, dress materials in small shops and also at small sized carts placed nicely at the side of the road. The jewelry aficionados will find General Bazaar truly delightful as you find many street side vendors offering a huge range of junk jewelries’ and accessories on display . Again you need to use your bargaining skills. These junk jewelry could be a fine imitation of any newly launched jewelry brand or simply the next in vogue fashion jewelry. Though there also many shops which offer the same type of clothing.
General market is also a place where you can freely shop for footwear and shoes. there are small shops which offer ladies shoes ,heels flats ballerina starting from price range Rs 200 to rs 1000. but I will suggest you to ask for bargaining. I have bought ladies sandal from there and they have been pretty durable and comfortable though my experiences with buying Ballerina has not been good because ballerina certainly demand better fits which are offered by high end brands but you can go for open feet shoes and sandals without any second thoughts.
You also find lot of shops offering home decorative items from artificial flowers to figurines you will certainly find something for a spot back at your house. There are also lot of shops offering famous Hyderabadi pearls. I would recommend you to visit Pujari pearls and Amarsons for the authentic pearls. They also have huge collection of pearl jewelries from multilayer peal necklaces to pearl bracelets your search for your type of pearl jewelry will certainly be stopped here. You can also find lot of jute bags being sold at the side of the road.
The opposite side of the General market is called as MG road and you will find change of vibes in terms of shopping and shops just by crossing the roads. All the shops on the other side of the roads are expensive and branded. There are many boutiques, clothes shops, ladies dress shops which offer pretty fancy dresses from ball gowns to ruffle saris to trendy salwar suit. In nutshell I recommend General Market Secundrabad to every shopping lover and tourists who are looking forward for a typical Hyderabad shopping experience in the heart of the city. you can compare General Market with Charminar market and the only difference is General market is much organized and cleaner. Also less crowded as compared to Charminar area.
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