The famous Hyderabadi biryani should be tried at Paradise Hotel which has branches located at various areas in the city. Also famous there is a dessert known as qubani Ka meetha which is made out of dried apricots, worth a try! The very famous Karachi Bakery has many branches located in different parts of the city. There is not much to shop from Hyderabad, except lac bangles which are specially for the ones who love a bit of bling and glitter. Lac bangles can be purchased from the Laad Bazaar which is located right adjacent to the Charminar. There are loads of shops selling bangles. If you want to buy genuine pearls, then do not buy from Laad Bazaar. Bargaining will help and the prices are adjusted deeply. There are malls in the city featuring all the famous brands, located mostly at Hi-tech city and Banjara Hills. Banjara Hills and Jubilee hills are the cosmopolitan areas of the city where a lot of politicians and celebrities reside.
For the ones who love pearls and are willing to buy them from the famous City of Pearls, here is a piece of advice- you never know if it is genuine or fake. Hence, take precautions and make your buy from a reliable shop which does not believe in bargaining. Check for yourself and confirm about the genuineness of the pieces before you splurge on them.