Shopping is an amazing and essential part of every household in India. Honestly, it is not a waste of time and money. It’s refreshing, it’s fun. In this era of online shopping, we purchase many of our stuff from online but the joy of street shopping and bargaining; we just can’t compare it with online shopping.
So let’s check some cheap street markets around India
Sarojini Market, Janpath Market in Delhi
Delhi comes first in the list of shopping. It is just a shopping paradise for everyone. You can get just anything and everything here. The price is extremely pocket-friendly. You can get the fashionable clothes, new trends, variety of colours, junk jewelleries and everything stylish at a cheap price.
In Janpath Market, you will find the latest fashion goods. The embroidered stuff is just wonderful. But the most important point is that there is no limit to bargain. The more expert you are in bargaining the more proud owner you are of your goods.
New Market, Gariahat Market, Hatibagan in Kolkata
The city is the largest shopping destination in East India. Ask anyone in Kolkata about the shopping destination and he will direct you to the New Market. There are over 2000 shops to choose. Shoes, bags, clothes, jewellery, food…what do you want? Just bargain and shop.
Gariahat market in south Kolkata and Hatibagan in north Kolkata…you will get just anything and everything at a cheap price.
Colaba Causeway Market in Mumbai
It is a street side shopping destination which is famously named with originally called Shahid Bhagat Singh Road. Locals referred this famous location as Colaba Market. Not only for shopping but the place is also famous for restaurants, cafes and hotels. This shopping destination is an attraction for tourists who enjoy a different experience of shopping and bargaining on the Mumbai streets.
Charminar Bazaar in Hyderabad
Charminar Bazaar is known as Laad Bazaar. This old market is popular for bangles. Hyderabad is famous for its pearls. This market is also famous for pearls and semi-precious jewellery. Apart from pearl and jewellery, you can buy salwar suits, Hyderabadi Khara dupatta, antiques, Nirmal, Kalamkari paintings, bidriware, lacquer bangles studded with stones, hand-woven materials of cotton, silk, velvet, brocade and gold embroidered fabrics.
Bapu Bazaar, Jauhri Bazaar in Jaipur
It is the best place to shop in Jaipur. Bapu Bazaar is one of the best bargain markets in Jaipur. The most famous stuff which you find here is leather products and Mojari (Rajasthani footwear made from soft camel leather). There are countless shops which selling typical Rajasthani materials, lehengas, sarees, sandstone, perfumes, handicraft items and marble statues. If you are not interested in shopping, you should take a tour of this market to experience the colourfulness and vibrancy of Jaipur and don’t forget to taste the kulfi faluda.
The Jauhari Bazaar is familiar for silver jewellery with precious and semi-precious stones and for minakari work.
Commercial Street in Bengaluru
This street is one of the most crowded areas in the city. The place is famous for its clothes, jewellery, electronics, footwear and food joints. The craziness of this street is extreme. The trendy tops, t-shirts, jeans, the jewellery…these all are just amazing.
Pondy Bazaar in Chennai
This market is officially called Soundarapandian Angadi. This place is famous for ethnic wear which you can buy at extremely reasonable rates. The kurta collections and chappals are just perfect for the Chennai weather. It has a wide variety of clothing, accessories and footwear stores in all price ranges. This is a one-stop destination for the multi-brand retail.
Fashion Street in Pune
The Fashion Street in Pune is similar to Fashion Street in Mumbai. This road has a variety of clothes. After stuffing yourself at the FC road you can go the Fashion Street to shop. There are over 400 shops to choose from clothes, shoes, accessories and artefacts.
Arpora Saturday Night in Goa
Goa is just not only beautiful for its beaches, clubs but also it’s a beautiful place for shopping. Next time when you visit Goa you should experience the night market. Arpora Saturday Night is the largest shopping and entertainment event in Goa. It reflects the cosmopolitan culture of the state. The market takes place only on Saturdays. This is a great place for colourful fabrics, unusual fashion and leather sandals.
Tibetan Market in Ooty
Ooty is a beautiful hill station but it has a major shopping arena too. The Tibetan Market is familiar for its handloom products. Travellers could buy quality woollen clothes at reasonable price. Kerala is famous for its homemade chocolate. In case, you want to taste the delicious fresh homemade chocolate jus go to the Modern Store.
Hazratganj in Lucknow
It is a major Victorian style shopping area which situated in the heart of Lucknow. It houses shopping complexes, theatres, showrooms, hotels, restaurants, offices and business. The shops sell the famous Lucknow Chikan material. Sahara Ganj mall, one of the largest shopping malls in India is also located in the market.
Law Garden in Ahmedabad
It is actually a public garden in Ahmedabad. The market outside the garden is famous for the handicraft goods. The road at the side of the garden is filled up with street hawkers selling all kinds of food items. The costume jewellery, wall hangings, Gujarati chaniya cholis will leave you mesmerised and you can feel the real vibe of the city.
Devaraja Market in Mysore
The city of attractive palaces, beautiful gardens has a charm that reflects the royal beauty of this place. If you want to get the true essence of the city you must visit the Devaraja Market. This is a 100-year-old market. The market has around 800 shops. Fruits, vegetables, colourful flowers and also it’s a good place to shop bangles, bindis, sandalwood, flower oils and perfumes. This place is actually a photographer’s paradise.
So, are you excited to go all these markets and bargain and shop to your heart’s content?