Lad Bazaar, Hyderabad
A very small stretch, this street has 100s of shops selling bangles. The vendors keep calling out to the ladies promising them exquisite designs at reasonable prices. New designs in bangles are introduced at the onset of festivals, and there are young college girls, homemakers and even would be brides clamoring to add these to their collections. It is a feast to eyes just standing and watching the activities here.
The name of the street Lad Bazaar means the street of love, and it is believed that Ladli Begum, wife of Mir Mehboob Ali, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad founded Lad Bazaar. The little apartments on either side of the street are used as karkhanas (workshops) for manufacturing the bangles. A Street dedicated to only bangles, a tradition so well preserved for centuries, it seemed as if the time has stood still here.
Do you know of any street dedicated to just one particular item?
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