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Major Shopping Items : Kalamkari Work, Exotic Perfumes (Atar), Metal Wear.
Main Markets : Hyderabad, Begum Bazaar, Laad Bazaar, Shilparamam Village.
Must Pick : Hyderabadi Pearls.
Tribal Items : Banjara Mirror Work, Bidri and Nirmal Toys.

Shopping - A Major Tourist Attraction

Andhra Pradesh is one of the four states of Southern India that has always been a major attraction for its unending shopping artistery. With city scattered with busting baazars and markets, shopping for ethnic items is one of the prime factors for tourist visiting the state.

Add in your itinerary the list of shopping, for some exceptional handicrafts and cultural items and you are all set for a dream holidays. Andhra Pradesh is truly a wonderful shopping destination with a lots of things to admire and finally to pick some. Hyderabad is the most famous shopper's stop in Andhra Pradesh, known for its unique collections of pearls. One can also shop for a lot of antique items that remind of the rich history of Andhra Pradesh.

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Shopping In Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the most important shopping destination in Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad is a city that is one of the fastest developing cities in India but still holds on to its charm of days of yore. One can find huge sprawling shopping malls as well as street markets side by side. And both these places offer absolutely different items to shop.

Pearls are arguably the most loved and bought item in Andhra Pradesh. The capital city Hyderabad is the main center for its trade as it is here one finds the rarest and most precious pearls in the world. These pearls are used mainly in jewelery items which are designed by modern methods but give out an ambiance of olden day charm. The 'Satlada' and the 'Panchlada Haar' are the most admired pearl neckalces from the stable of Hyderabad. The cost of the pearls is decided by its shine, size and shape. The bigger and shinier, the more it costs.

There is nothing in Andhra Pradesh that you will not get in Andhra Pradesh. Everything that is produced in the state is brought to Hyderabad to be sold. However if the items are brought from areas where they are made, not only will they cost less, but also will be in a better condition.

Other Important Shopping Attractions

Andhra Pradesh is a treasure trove of arts and crafts and they can be found in almost all parts of Andhra Pradesh. However every city has its own specialty. Kalamkari works is one of the most famous art creation of Andhra Pradesh. Though it is found everywhere, the main center where it is created is Machilipatnam and Srikalahasti. Tirupati which is most famous for Lord Venkateshwara Temple, is also a wonderful destination to shop for religious paintings and handicrafts. Banjara Mirror work, Bidri and Nirmal Toys are the other main shopping items in Andhra Pradesh.

Famous Markets

Government Emporiums, Arts and Crafts Village, Basheerbagh, Abids, Nampally, Ameerpet, Himayatnagar, Begumpet, Somajiguda, Punjagutta Mahatma Gandhi Road, Begum Bazaar and Laad Market (Hyderabad) are the major shopping markets in Andhra Pradesh. For more fair prices and genuinely, the Govt. Emporiums are highly recommended.

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Top 5 Shopping Highlights

Shop For Real Pears
Andhra Pradesh is most famous for its rich variety in pearls. Hyderabad which is called 'The Pearl City of India' is the main center for buying pearls. Get to see and own few of the rarest and most adored pearls of world, right here in the heart of Andhra Pradesh.

Magic of Kalamkari Art Works
Kalamkari art works is found mainly in town of Machilipatnam and Srikalahasti. Painted with a pen, the fabrics with Kalamkari paintings is exported to all parts of the country and many foreign countries as well.

Wood Work Artistry
Wood work in Andhra Pradesh has placed itself into a league of its own. With exceptional skill set, artists in Andhra Pradesh produce different types of exquisite furnitures and wooden arches. Idols of gods are the main wooden items produced in the state.

Carpet With Indo-Persian Styles
Buy yourself some wonderful carpets which are made in Indo-Persian styles. The splendid looking carpets can be bought in many cities; but Hyderabad is the best place to get the most stunning range of carpets at nominal prices.

Antique Item Purchase
Andhra Pradesh today is a mix of modern day developments and olden day charms and a shopper gets the advantage of both of them. One can shop for most wonderful antique items from decade old markets or can opt for a shopping spree in the many shopping malls coming up throughout the state

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