India has always been the number one place for shopping enthusiasts searching for something other than they can find in an ordinary hometown mall. The richness of styles, fabrics, colors and is what attracts numerous tourists, besides India’s other beauties. The iconic and eccentric bazaars where you can find everything (even the things you would never find on the web) from needle to carpet and a chance to negotiate to get a bargain, make shopping in India a true experience. If you find this exciting, come with us on a quick journey to top five shopping destinations in India.
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There is no bypassing Delhi when you are on a shopping trip in India. It is, simply put, one big bazaar by itself. No other city in the country can match the range and volume of offered products. Tourists looking for typical ethnic clothing and the ones searching for designer labels won’t be disappointed. But you can’t truly say that you’ve visited Delhi if you haven’t seen its markets. In this city, there is a market for everything, and none of them deserves to be neglected: Daryaganj (books), Dariba Kalan (jewelry), Panchkuian Road (furniture), Amar Colony, Nehru Place and Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market (fabric), etc.
When we are talking about Kolkata, there is no need to mention any other shopping place than the institution The Sir Hogg Market, more often called The New Market. And this time, one is enough. With its more than 2500 stores, this market offers a wide range of products, from uniquely designed Indian sarees and fabrics to cakes and fish. Not only it is the only organized street market in India, but it is also famous as the best place for bargaining. And if you are not an expert in spatial orientation, you can hire a guide.
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The crafts capital of India. Jaipur is the best place for tourists searching for something authentically local. So if you want to buy affordable and quality rugs, pottery, textiles, jewelry, miniature painting and handmade clothes, don’t skip the Pink City. You can shop for jewelry in Jhohari Bazaar, Chameliwala Market or in some upscale jewelry stores, such as Gem Palace on M. I. Road where you can buy precious and semiprecious gemstones. Many small shops are selling for textile, but the best place to go is always Bapu Bazaar.
There is more to Goa then just sun, beaches and partying. If you look beyond that, you’ll see there are a lot of shopping wonders there, too. On the famous city’s flea market, you can buy literally anything. No matter if you are looking for chunky fake jewelry or a designer dress, you’ll hunt your prey. This Saturday market has great and rather eclectic choice of home décor, leather accessories, crafts, shoes, clothes, jewelry, etc. Besides, the music is always playing in Goa, so that gives everything an additional charm.
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And the first prize goes to the fashion capital of India. This heaven for shopaholics attracts tourists with its diversity. So if you are in for a little retail therapy, get ready for sea of discounts and astonishing clothes. Linking Road and Fashion Street will indulge your cravings for latest fancy accessories and clothing. Zaveri Bazaar and Colaba Causeway in southern part of the city will boost your adrenalin with bargain hunts and overwhelming assortment of funky and chic clothes. The simple browsing through the markets is an experience by itself.
We hope you’ll go beyond just reading this text and as far as to some of these cities.