If you’re an Indian from the heart, whenever you hear the word “Shopping”, bazaar is what comes to your mind. Bazaar or local markets are places to visit when you’re on a budget. Good stuff, cheap stuff, hip stuff, cool stuff and everything that you need is in one place. Of course, bazaar can’t outrun the huge malls we have today in terms of brands, comfort and prices, but a bazaar is a bazaar and an Indian will always prefer checking out a bazaar before landing into a posh mall! We are going to tell you about some selected famous bazaars around India and don’t heavy your heart if we miss one by chance!
1. Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Electrical goods, traditional wear, shoes and what not! This place is heaven for people who love to shop. One thing to keep in mind is it’s in old city and traffic stays at peak till evening. Food? How can we forget the food? The famous paranthe wali gali is in Chandni chowk. Other things to eat are aloo tikki, dahi bade and kulfi! Sumptous! You can easily reach Chandni chowk by getting off at Chandni Chowk metro station.
2. Sarojni Nagar, Delhi
Clothes! Yes, I said clothes. Clothes at throw away prices too! This place attracts girls like magnets, but have a lot of things for a man too! You can reach Sarojni Nagar by getting off at the INA metro station and taking an auto from there.
3. Chor Bazaar, Mumbai
As the name suggests, it is a market for stolen goods. Lost something? Chances are you’ll find it here. Antiques, junk, leather goods and second hand items are sold here. The closest station is Grant road on western railway route.
4. Crawford Market, Mumbai
Crawford market is famous for ready to stitch clothes, bags, artificial jewelry, belts, etc. Good place to buy your partner something nice! You can reach the Crawford market by the CST Railway Station.
5. New Market, Kolkata
You’ll find many salesmen pursuing you to visit their shop of handicrafts. Hogg meat market is another thing to visit, if you’re a non-vegetarian. Nahoum Bakery there dates back to 1902, visit it at least once! The market is based on Lindsay St.
6. Anjuna Flea Market, Goa
It’s a weekly Wednesday market in Goa. It was started by hippies three decades back to fund their stay. Now it’s in the tradition and this market open in November till late March.The market Is famous for sculptures and jewelry, T-shirts, colorful sarees, bags, bedspreads and spices. If you’re in Goa in the season, do visit the market!
7. Devraja Market, Mysore
This bazaar has local traders who sells things like piles of kumkum, spies, flower garlands, etc. This bazaar dates back to the time of Tipu Sultan! This bazaar is based on Sayyaji Rao Road.
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