The city of elegance and colors, the city of tradition and culture, the city known for its vast textile industries. Yeah! we are talking about "Ahmedabad". The city known as "Manchester of India" has so much to offer when it comes to shopping. From Denim fancy's to Bandhani varieties to rich embroidery to hand-block prints and tie-dye work, this city never fails to amuse shopaholics. No matter if you look for Traditional Jewellery, Embroidered Footwears, Art gallery, wall hangings, patola silk sarees, ghagra choli; Trust me ! you will surely be spoilt for choice in Ahmedabad.
Not only being famous for major shopping malls, Ahmedabad has extraordinary street markets which will fulfill all your shopping wish list. No matter whether you are a tourist or a localite, you must try your hands over these sooqs and go shopping freak without burning your pockets.
Here we list the most "Easy on pocket" markets you must visit in Ahmedabad.
=== Lal Darwaja ===
Lal Darwaja is the most popular shopping area in Ahmedabad for budget and lower priced items. It is one of the busiest market with hand full of hawkers selling various items like clothes, electronic items, wallets, old books, belts etc at very economical price all under one roof. Polish your bargaining skills here to buy the stuff that you want at the lowest cost and shop till you drop.
This market is also famous for lip smacking street food. You can eat lot of variety food here like Pani Puri, samosa, Dhokla, Pan etc to satisfy your taste buds.
Specialty: Electronic Items, Shoes, Clothing, Bags, Street food.
Try not to carry or wear valuable and expensive things while visiting this market. Be aware of Pick pockets as this market is very crowded.
=== Dhal Garwad===
Dhal Garwad is the sweeping shopping market in Ahmedabad and dome for low priced and budget shopping. This market is quite popular for traditional jewellery, traditional fabrics like Bandhej and Silk Patola Saris. you can effortlessly buy some fabulous looking dress materials, chaniya cholis, sarees, and other items without burning your pockets.
This place offers some amazing collection of cotton prints including Mangalgiri, south cotton, Jaipuri prints, Kalamkari and more. Pick your type of clothing here and flaunt your style. Binge and enjoy some great shopping here.
Specialty: Traditional Fabrics, Mirror work Sarees.
Budget: Low and Moderate Budget
Insider tip: Dhalgarwad is bargainers joy, however, you must be careful of low - quality materials.
=== Rani-no-Haziro ===
If you are looking to buy that special Gujarat 's shopping treat, this place is must visit. Rani no Haziro (Mughlai Bibi's Tomb or Tombs of Ahmed Shah's Queens)is tomb market is famous for traditional Garba jewelry and mirror work ethnic Chaniya cholis.
Specialty: Women clothing Traditional Garba clothes.
=== Law Garden Night Market ===
Law Garden market is one of the famous shopping market in Ahmedabad well known for handicrafts. you can also buy beautiful wall hangings, bandhej sarees, chaniya (full long skirt), Jewellery at a very cheap price. The late-night shopping is an enticing attraction for hardcore shopaholics.
Be adamant on bargaining and you will have no place left in your bags with full of accessories, clothes and antique handicraft items. Trailed in the Night, this place is infectious to all the shopping lovers.
Specialty: Handicraft Items, Ethnic Gujarati Costumes
=== Manek Chowk ===
A single market playing 3 different roles at three different times in a day. True! Manek chowk is one of the shopping beauty that Ahmedabad holds which acts a Vegetable market in the morning, Jewellery market in the afternoon and Street food hub in the night. Interesting, isn't it? ????
Manek chowk is a city square in old Ahmedabad & said to be India's 2 nd biggest market with 3million turnover every year. Being in the center of the city, this place is must visit with family and friends and eat some delicious food in the night and for shopping in morning/afternoon. It is widely known for its street food stalls that start evolving around 9:00 to 9:30 pm and continue till late after midnight.
Specialty: Silver Jewelry, Clothing, Vegetables, Sweets, chats.
=== Raipur Gate ===
Guajarati's are well known for their delicious farsan's Fried or steamed (snacks). The lanes in the walled city around the Raipur Gate are quite popular to shop for and enjoy Gujarati farsaans. You can enjoy some scrumptious Gujarati snacks here like muthia (vegetarian kebabs), dhokla, khandvi, Patra, fafda jalebi, khakhra, sev khamani, ganthia and few more.
These are also snacks which you can carry while travelling and savour your hunger.
Specialty: Sev Khamni, Muthia.
=== Ratanpole ===
Ratanpole is one of the famous and main market in Ahmedabad near Teen Darwaja. These street market has lot of shops selling women clothing like dress materials, patola sarees, Bandhni and Tanchoi sarees and Men's wear like sherwani, Kurta and Traditional Jackets.
You must buy the unique zari embroidery sarees from here and sway your desi swag. This busy shopping street is also famous for Jewellery like necklaces, ear rings, bangles and broches. It is one of the must visit for all the ladies out there to make satisfy your shopping monster.
Specialty: Zari Embroidery, Bandhani, Tanchoi Sarees
Budget: Moderate, High
=== Sindhi Market ===
No matter what where you head in Ahmedabad, A Visit to Sindhi Market is mandatory for the shopaholics out there. Sindhi market is a faultless destination for a boundless time with your dear ones. Items ranging here from sarees to bed sheets and dress materials to handicrafts and footwear are available all in one marketplace.
You can buy numerous items for your family and friends at one place cheap without feeling broke. The quality of the materials is good and recommendable.
Speciality: Handicrafts, Bedsheets
With so much to decoy your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of shopping that you get to explore in Ahmedabad.
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