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Laad Bazaar
Laad Bazaar

Laad Bazaar or Choodi Bazaar is a market located in Hyderabad, India. It is located on one of the four main roads that branch out from the Charminar.

Laad meaning lacquer, is used to make bangles, on which artificial diamonds are studded. In this 1-kilometre (0.62 mi)-long shopping strip, most of the shops sell bangles, saris, wedding related items, and imitation jewelry.

History

This market has been in operation since the time of the Qutb Shahis and the Nizams. It is close to landmarks such as Charminar, Makkah Masjid and Chowmahalla Palace.

Shopping

A typical shop in Laad Bazaar
A typical shop in Laad Bazaar

Choodi Bazaar is the main market for bangles, semi-precious stones, pearls, jewelry,[1] products such as silverware, Nirmal, Kalamkari paintings, bidriware, lacquer bangles studded with stones, saris and handwoven materials of silk, cotton,[2] brocade, velvet and gold embroidered fabrics, traditional Khara Dupattas, lacquer bangles, and perfumes.

Laad bazaar bangles.jpg
Auto rickshaws near Laad Bazaar
Auto rickshaws near Laad Bazaar

Towards the southeast of the bazaar lie the palaces built by different Nizams, including the Chowmahalla Palace.

External image
image icon Bangles of Laad Bazaarimages. Published on Flickr

Reference list

  1. ^ "Laad Bazaar traders cry foul". The Hindu. 22 February 2008. Archived from the original on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Street Smart Shopping". Channel6. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.

See also

Coordinates: 17°21′43″N 78°28′22″E / 17.361923°N 78.472842°E / 17.361923; 78.472842