Starting from summer to winter shopping, people of every age are engaged in rummaging through different stalls and stuffing their houses with their desired things. Clothes, jewelry, home decor items, kitchen utensils and many other things are being added to the list of the shopaholic.
Now, you might be wondering why Indian markets are always flooded with faces beaming with sheer joy and excitement. The reason is simple, the variety of items found in the Indian markets are splendid and also unique. After all, the country is known for its handicrafts and other remotely unique objects. However, as the country is divided into 29 states, one is bound to experience a number of different markets in different places.
If you are a shopaholic and want a brief tour of the Indian markets, then here we are, presenting the top ten markets you would like to visit.
1. JANPATH AND TIBETAN MARKET, NEW DELHI
Located in the Janpath region of New Delhi, this market is famous for the variety of items that will captivate your eyes. Starting from leather goods to different paintings and handicrafts, the market is also flooded with jewelry and clothes. You can experience a perfect combination of Tibetan and Indian culture here in this market.
2. NEWMARKET, KOLKATA
Kolkata is a city, which witnesses flocks of both national and international tourists. Why? The city has a maze of shopping area, locally known as New Market. The shopping ground is spread over a large compound, with high-rise shopping malls to small stalls; the entire place vibrates with the happiness of people. The market is famous for the products available at affordable and cheaper price.
3. FLEA MARKET, GOA
This market located in Goa perfectly resembles the culture of the place, with blasting music in the background and delicious foods. Tourists who visit Goa for a vacation does not miss this Saturday market which is famous for their multifarious sundresses and jewelry, an apt beach market. Apart from these items, you can also look for shoes, home decor items, and leather goods.
4. LAAD BAZAAR, HYDERABAD
Are you worried about bridal shopping? Or do you want to tuck in several intricate pieces of jewelry and the famous, traditional Hyderabad glass? If this is the case, then this shimmering Laad Bazaar market in the streets of Hyderabad is the ideal place. The shops are filled with bangles, bridal jewelry, dresses and many other things, which will brighten your day.
5. BOOK MARKET, DELHI
Bookaholics are considered to be the choosiest population of the shopaholics. Now you will wonder why? Well, putting in simple words, not everywhere you can find rarest to the commonest collection of books hailing from different genres. The book market in Daryaganj has more than two hundred stalls, each stacked with a variety of books that are going to make your eyes widen in unparalleled excitement and happiness.
6. ANTIQUE MARKET, COCHIN
British culture has always intrigued Indians and moreover, their antique objects are best to use as home decor items. But, not everywhere you will find antique items delineating the Victorian era. The only market in India, in the city of Jew town in Cochin, you will find the place studded with different antique pieces, some belonging to the British era, some to the Portuguese culture while some expressing the tales of old India.
7. JOHARI BAZAAR, JAIPUR
The famous jewelry market in Jaipur, the Pink City, is a place you will always like to visit and walk along the narrow streets until you are at the end of the market. Most people will wonder that what the specialty of this market is! Well, the name Johari itself suggests that one can find a collection of different pieces of jewelry in this market. Diamonds, precious stones, Kundan jewelry, silver studded ornaments and many other fashionable items are available in the shops.
8. COLABA CAUSEWAY, MUMBAI
Mumbai is famous for the markets that cover half of the face of the city. The same goes with the Colaba Causeway, which occupies the area of Southern Mumbai. This market is flooded with colorful kaftans, kurtas, Kolhapuri sandals, jewelry representing the old Mumbai tradition and antique pieces like the gramophone. However, the main center of attraction of the market is the rare purses that are made out of wood, jute and even cane with having intricate details on it.
9. AMAR COLONY FURNITURE MARKET, DELHI
Furniture is a part of our daily lives and mostly they sometimes are priceless for their carvings, the type of wood used and also because of the place where they are manufactured. Amar Colony Market is India’s leading furniture selling area where you can find a variety of different furniture, having both modern and antique designs. This is the ideal place from where you can buy furniture items for decorating your home and increase the shine of the place.
10. POLICE BAZAAR, SHILLONG
Located in Meghalaya, this market expresses the art and culture of the state along with displaying the unique handicraft items. The items one can find here are quite alluring in nature and intrigue one with the perfectly carved designs on bamboo and canes, the specialty of the market. Apart from these, one can also find several other items, which are common to the markets of the hill stations but having an essence of Meghalaya in them.
The diversified landforms and history of the country have triggered the growth of different markets in various places. These markets are the key attraction of the cities, clearly delineating the culture of India. From street shop markets to traditional Indian markets, from fashion markets to jewelry bazaars, the beauty of the Indian markets will astonish one.