Shopping is a way to bust stress and we surely like to do it. India is a country that offers excellent shopping destinations to visit. From exotic handicraft markets to local bazaars, we have a plethora of choices to avail. Here is the list of best-shopping destinations in India with excellent collections and jaw-dropping prices.
Starting from the top, Kolkata is the place where you will find every type of item of variant pricing. To name the best in the city, Gariahat Market and New Market are the must-visit destinations. If you have the superpower of bargaining with the shopkeepers, you are in for a good deal of surprises. From garments to electronic items, exotic handicrafts to pets, you will find everything right here. New Market along has more 2500 shops of all variants.
The flea market in Arpora, Goa is one of the most fascinating shopping destinations in the world. You will find beautiful shops selling clothes, handicrafts, bags, leather items, jewelry, home décor, etc. You can also munch local food delicacies and shop here. It is a busy market that offers original and knock-offs.
Known for its ornamental palaces and exotic gardens and rich cuisines, Mysore is a heaven to find mind-blowing sandalwood handicrafts, traditional paintings, saree, etc. This is the ideal destination for the art buffs. People generally prefer the handloom sarees manufactured by the local craftsmen.
Are you looking for antique items from the British era? The market in Jew Town will offer the best venue to find such items. The shops in old Portuguese houses offers handcrafted wooden items such as coffee tables, boxes, bronze vessels, Chinese woodcrafts, glass paintings, and various other types of trinkets. Many of the vendors are specialists in this area.
Varanasi is a well-known destination to find sarees. If you want to buy lustrous ethnic wear with elegant embroidery then this is the place. Fine gold and silver thread woven into excellent Benerasi saree is the main attraction here. The shops also offer an array of kurtas, scarves, ties, as well as, the unstitched fabric made of high-quality silk. These items are the mandatory part of the wardrobes of ethnic wear. All these items are an evergreen collection for an ethnic aficionado.
The labyrinths of Aminabad and Hazrat Gunj are the ideal places to hunt and find chikankari works. The Nawabi styled clothes, the local perfumes and Jadau jewelry are must-have items to collect when you visit Lucknow.
Hyderabad is well-known for its pearl market in Laad Bazaar. You will find exclusive collections of pearl jewelry and other semi-precious items at unbelievable prices. On the contrary, the markets in Hyderabad are famous for Khara dupatta, electronics, and antique items. Visit Begum Bazaar and Abidsto find such items. You will also find a plethora of modern shopping malls too in this city.
The city of Jodhpur is the wonderland you are looking for odhanis (dupattas), mojaris, leather, spices, and various other exclusive handicraft items. You will find solid colors, Rajasthani motifs, and block printed clothing items in almost all the shops. The items vary from dupattas to bed sheets, wall hangings to rugs. The varieties of the items will surely surprise you.
Known as the Pink City, Jaipur is famous for Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar. This is where you will find batik prints, bandhanis, lehariyas, etc. These markets also have shops for Lac bangles, silverware, silver jewelry, ornamental home décor items and blue pottery. All these items are highly affordable. The city also organizes expos and fairs to provide a platform for the local artisans.
Mumbai is full of flea markets, shopping malls, exotic designer boutiques and vast shopping arcades to scout. Linking Road and Fashion Street offer the best and latest fancy apparels, artifacts and accessories. Zaveri Bazaar and Colaba Causeway are the ideal hunting place for the youths to find overwhelming fancy apparels and fashionable wears. A lot of food stalls also make these markets a place where you can spend an entire day.
There are so many other shopping destinations in India with their own unique style to cater. Every place has its own flavor to showcase. Visit the markets to imbibe the local fashion, traditions, and culture.