ShoppingThe city's shopping centres are scattered across town, and you could select the ones that are closest to wherever you are.
Fancy Cloth Store, Patthargatti will provide a variety of saris, silks, cottons, and readymade outfits. The owner, Om Prakash Agarwal, is a fund of information.
Kalanjali, Public Garden, has a wide variety of saris, fabrics, and Indian artefacts.
Meena Bazaar has branches in Tilak Road and in Basheer Bagh, among others, and all have vast stocks of saris, fabrics, readymade garments.
This city is world famous for its pearls. Hundreds of outlets are scattered all over Hyderabad and Secunderabad. We would suggest that you visit Mangatrai at Patthargatti, or Mangatrai at Basheerbagh. The latter branch stocks pearls and other items of jewelry.
Lepakshi, the Government of Andhra Pradesh's handicrafts emporium at Gunfoundry, is worth visiting.
The Cottage Industries Exposition (CIE) at Begumpet, is another good place for handicrafts, carpets, furniture, linen and miniature paintings. Walden, is the city's original bookstore, and has branches at Begumpet and in banjara Hills. Odyssey (Vikrampuri and Jubilee Hills), Crossword (Banjara Hills) and Landmark are other interesting bookstores to get lost in.
The city also has places that make for ideal places to hang out at, meet up with old friends or play on the escalator. Or, in the worst case scenario, even buy stuff and such at. Hyderabad Central, City Center and GVK One will not let you down, and at MPM at Abids, you can even get some shopping done.