Laad Bazaar is one of the oldest markets in Hyderabad. It is situated along one of the four main streets that lead out from the iconic Charminar monument. Long before the city became a hive of business activity, the bangle market industry emerged here, and it still thrives today with locals and tourists coming from far and wide to browse the market’s colorful creations.
The production of the bangles involves painstakingly encrusting tiny stones and crystals into a mixture of resins. ‘Lac’ bangles, which are handcrafted from an insect secretion encrusted with dazzling stones, are a particular Hyderabadi specialty, although visitors to Laad Bazaar will also find accessories, perfumes, and saris among its many shops and stalls. The market is a one-stop shop for wedding items and accessories.
Laad Bazaar can be found on the road running west from the Charminar monument and mosque. It is easily accessible from most parts of Hyderabad via taxi and public bus.