This is probably the largest and the oldest market that is there in Delhi for the past more than three centuries. This was the place where initially merchants from Turkey, Holland and other places used to visit during their business trips to India. The oldest merchants who have shops inside this market are known to have been carrying on the same business generations after generations. The true colors of Delhi can be enjoyed in this place. If you are a shopaholic then this is a must visit during your trip. The specialty of this place is that you feel like buying whatever you see out here. the main shops here are Dariba Kalan, known for pearl, gold and silver jewelry, Gulab Singh Johri Mal for attars or perfumes, Khari Baoli for spice shopping. The Kinari Bazaar is the zardosi den for all females and the Katra Neel for all kinds of fabrics. The Bhagirath Palace is Asias largest market of electronic goods and the Moti Bazar is famous for shawls and pearls.
Its the best place to experience a slice of life of the people of Delhi. The Dilli Haat at INA remains as one of the most popular places for shopping for Indian Handicrafts (at competitive prices as they are directly sold by the artistes). The atmosphere is very vibrant and you can get a taste of food delicacies from across the country. Do note that there is construction work underway due to which a small part of the complex is closed. You can face mild inconvenience.
Shopping is an important part of your trip to Goa equally as the beaches are. The flea market or the Wednesday Market of Goa in the Anjuna region is one of the best souvenir markets here. Earlier here would only be found hippies smoking jumbo joints and trying to convince people to buy their stuffs and services which would in turn earn them money to help them during the rest of their stay.At present there is a lot more you will find here. Starting from Kashmiri and Tibetian clothes and show pieces to Gujarati tribal women selling t- shirts and home decor items and other tribal girls from Mumbai and Karnataka selling traditional stuff too. The remaining shops belong to backpackers from Europe and Russia and the others to the hippies. They mostly sell services such as massages, piercings, tattoo making and others.
New Market happens to be an important shopping center in Bhopal that lies in Madhya Pradesh. The market is close to TT Nagar and one can get some good deals on raw silk and fabrics, Chanderi silk and tussar. The Chanderi silk sarees are quite famous and one can get some very good varieties here at New Market. For everything else like cosmetics, footwear, clothing, perfumes, jewelry and accessories, bags and wallets and other such stuff, there are numerous stalls and shops here to browse through all day long.
Sarojini Nagar Market
The shopaholics den, Sarojini Market is the place where you get the trendiest clothes and accessories at unbelievably cheap prices. The reason for the magic is that these are all surplus exported materials or rejected export materials. You will also get branded stuffs at extremely cheap prices out here. Be it female fashion clothing or trendy winter wear, you name it and you get it. The market is also located in a very convenient location, thus, making it easier for everyone to come here. The Babu Market within this area is famous for the old sweet shops. The subzi Mundi here is known for the shops selling the best farm fresh quality vegetables. One thing that you should definitely keep in mind when you visit this place is that your bargaining skills are challenged over here. The more you bargain, the better is your shopping experience.
Very close to the remarkable monuments of the Charminar, Mecca Masjid as well as the Chowmahalla Palace, this is also known as the Choodi Market. This is because it is the main bangle market of the city and that laad means the laquer which is used in the making of bangles. These bangles are afterwards studded with artificial and sometimes semi- precious stones as well. The main other things sold here are zari sarees, silver ware, kalamkari items, wedding items, nirmal, bidriware, borcade, velvet and other gold and silver embroidered fabrics. The scenario here is just of old wooden buildings and burkha clad women haggling and bargaining. The shops are small and some have clean, soft cotton mattresses for customers to feel comfortable inside.
This market in the business center of Mumbai is also known as the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai locally. This is a daily market where you get absolutely farm fresh fruits and vegetables. It is better if you go early in the day as the items are even fresher at this time. You also get fresh fish and meat here especially the sea fishes which are in great demand in all Konkan cities. The nearest attractions from here are the DN Road, Mumbai Fort, Flora Fountain and many others.
Another of the affordable options for shopping nice Indian and Rajasthani textiles and fabrics as well as handicrafts, this is one place worth a mention in the list. The Sardar Market is an old village area for shopping and also offers some good and pure spices. However, one drawback of the place is that it is always crowded. There is a major attraction in the middle of the market in the form of a clock tower. Omlet guy is the best to head to for a quick bite whereas do not forget to try the Malai lassi when in the market. Overall, make a good budget for shopping and eating when here.
Once you have stepped out of the New Delhi Railway Station, just on the other side of the road is the entrance to one of the most chaotic markets of the city. The Paharganj market is always brimming with people and shopkeepers from upscale to hawker stalls. This market is mainly meant for people who can bargain very well. You get a variety of stuffs over here. The main things that you get here are clothes, handloom bags, handicrafts, handmade jewelry, new and old books. There are also shops selling other fabrics, designer clothes, cushion covers and bed sheets. Another thing to be mentioned are about the shops selling incense sticks with the best fragrances you can get in other places. This is basically a neighborhood market and haggling with the sellers is what comes in need out here.
When wife says we need 2 days for shopping, we probably do, and may still miss a few things despite multiple visits to the market :P. The main market of the city is a small one with high redundancy across shops but it was great to listen to a few stories from a few old timers who would tell about times when there were only 3 four-wheeler in the region and when people used to play Horse polo right where the market stands today. Few of the interesting things we bought apart from the usual prayer flags, shawls, dry fruits and fridge magnets, were some crockery with dragon print and all. Remember to bargain like crazy when you are here. The shopkeepers are used to foreigners and the prices are inflated upto 400-600%. Also, do try apricots. They are yumm. Point to be noted: Don't skip the market. Even if you have kept it for the last day and you are tired.
Iewduh Bara Bazar
Locally known as Lewduh, this is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets and trade center of the North East India. Most of the shopkeepers here are women and there are a number of monolithic idols of gods and goddesses out here. A number of religious ceremonies are performed here every year and this place is directly managed by the government authorities. The best thing you can shop from here are flat bamboo items such as mats, hats and other decoratives. It is suggested that you do not bargain much out here as the women are poor and they work really very hard with very low sales turnover due to the remote location.
Tulsi Baug Shopping Market
Whether you want to buy excellently crafted furniture at affordable rates, shop for junk jewellery or pick up designer Indian wear; shopping in Pune has something for everyone. True, some of the city’s most popular shopping hubs can be chaotic and somewhat challenging to manoeuvre, but your efforts will be rewarded with excellent buys and some great bargains. In addition to the frenzied markets, there are several stores and boutiques offering a more atmospheric and pleasant experience—grab your shopping bags and get going.places like tulsi baug, juna bazar and clothes market and etc, It was like a paradise for me.Advice- rickshwala are more expensive then ola. book a ola and have a fun time.. try avoiding ola during peek hrs. traffic is more terrible then in mumbai.thanks for reading and I hope you guys loved my travel experience
For the shopping lovers, there are many markets, one of which is the Moti Bazar (near Har ki Pauri) that is quite popular among tourists for its variety of artificial jewellery and other artifacts. Since, Haridwar is a pilgrimage place for the Hindu community, only vegetarian food is available to satisfy hunger. We didn’t see any single hotel, restaurant or even Dhaba serving any sort of non-vegetarian dish. From Gujarati to Punjabi to south-indian, food of all Indian varieties can be easily found in almost all the local food outlets.
Next morning we went downhill towards the main market of Ooty . Luckily we spot a shop which gave bikes/scooty on rent and charged 400 bucks per day for bike. Its better to opt for this option to explore the city as local cabs/auto drivers would ask for a way too high price . Proper quilted jacket is needed if you wanna go for bike ride at this time as weather was too cold. I was enjoying the chilly ride thoroughly .
If shopping is what you want then that is exactly what one gets at the Chawk Bazar in Darjeeling. Also known as lower bazaar, this place is actually a junction for shops and vendors that sell almost everything that one can imagine. Located on Hill Cart Road, one will find the bus, taxi and jeep stand nearby. Needless to say, one can assume that a place as such will be crowded throughout the day. Vendors here sell clothing, footwear, woolens, fruits and vegetables, junk jewelry, accessories and a host of other stuff as well. The Supermarket and Fancy Market are also located here and it brims with items from the local villages on Saturdays and Sundays. There are a number of great eateries here that serve local delights like sel roti and alu dum, thukpa and momos.
1. Chor Bazaar: India’s largest flea market which gives you countless options for antiques and vintage items. Vintage items like watch, wall clock, telephone, camera, currency, chandelier, furniture and many more antique items. A chaotic street of Chor Bazaar is worth visiting on Friday morning (around 4am) if you want to do a cheapest shopping of your life.How to reach: near by station C.S.T and take a taxi from station to bhendi Bazaar
This is the best market in the whole state and is full of colors. This is otherwise nothing but a local market where you can get farm fresh fruits, vegetables, tea and rangoli powder colors. The colors are decoratively exhibited in a way that it looks no less than a rainbow.
The Saturday Night Market
"Happening" !!! to say the least. Saturday night market near Anjuna is one of its kind. It's huge, it's bright and colorful, it's full with people from all across the globe. Must see. You get all sorts of fare, plus there are live bands playing, plus there is alcohol, plus world food ! This place is a carnival in itself. There's free parking. Go with a lot of time in hand....it starts at around 8 pm and goes uptill early morning. You should know how to haggle, incase you decide to buy.
T Nagar, Ranganathan Street
This is a commercial street with one end being the beginning of another famous road named Usman Nagar. This is also a neighbourhood and is mostly known for offices related to the textiles and jewelry industry. The name of the neighbourhood is T. Nagar of Chennai. There are also a number of residential buildings, shops and restaurants around this place.
Shilpgram is a cultural museum located in the heart of Udaipur. For those who love handicraft, this is the ultimate place to head to. You can see a variety of crafts and craftsmanship here. The place also holds an annual fest in December every year which is the best time to check their varied collection. Along with this, you can also find a lot of detailed work about the Rajputana clan. The traditional items are preserved well so that even the future generations can take a peek in the history of the place. The museum is well-maintained and also organizes dances at regular intervals.