The city of Hyderabad is getting ready to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, and people are busy shopping for new clothes, shoes, cosmetics, and other festive items. Women and children are particularly excited about the upcoming holiday, and they can be seen in large numbers at malls, markets, and stalls. As the last Ashra of Ramzan begins, the buzz of shopping is picking up momentum, with shoppers staying out all night to find the perfect items for their families.
However, some shoppers have complained about overpricing, especially for women’s and children’s clothing. Nevertheless, many shops are offering discounts of up to 50% to attract customers. Traders and hawkers are also making brisk sales of clothes, footwear, and other goods, particularly on temporary stalls and footpaths that offer less expensive products.
The main markets of Hyderabad, including Charminar, Lad Bazar, Abids, Nampally, and Tolichowki are crowded with people buying Eid items. The famous Charminar-Madina Building circle stretch is open round the clock for people to shop. Over 5,000 temporary shops have been set up in the area.
Eid shopping is not just about buying things; it’s part of the celebrations. Old city markets offer a different shopping experience where bargaining is possible at both shops and roadside stalls. Crockery, footwear, bangles, home furnishings, apparel, traditional costumes, and other stuff are sold on the stretch between Charminar-Madina Building.
As Eid draws closer, shopkeepers are busy dealing with customers day and night without sleeping even for a minute. However, the festive atmosphere and seasonal ambience make it all worth it for shoppers who enjoy visiting the night bazaar with family and friends.
The Hyderabad traffic police and GHMC have made arrangements for parking of vehicles for the market at various locations around the city.