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1. Commercial Street, Bangalore
HolidayIQ Traveller Aishwarya says, Commercial Street is heaven for shopaholics. There are innumerable number of shops, both branded and non branded. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller AS, Commercial Street is a super cool shopping destination in Bangalore. Originally, it used to be a complete flea market but now you can find even the bigger brands making their way. Best time to visit Commercial Street is during the day when the market is in its full bloom. You will find people from every ethnicity hanging around here. Bangalore is famous for Mysore Silk, you will find a lot of good and cheap silk stuff in and around this area. There are also a lot of eating joints and pubs in and around this area therefore even if you are not into shopping this is a very nice place to just chill out.
Also Visit Brigade Road and MG Road for the best bargains.
2. Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar, Goa
HolidayIQ Traveller Perminder Kaur says, Do not miss the shopping at Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Nishtha, This market has something for everyone. It has live music, culinary feasts, drinks, and shops. From homemade knick knacks to indian handicraft, gypsy boxes to leather products, you name it and you get it.
Also Visit Anjuna flea market, Want to take back a bit of Goan cuisine? Head to Mapusa street market for cashews, feni, goan sausages and homemade bebinca.
3. New Market, Kolkata
HolidayIQ Traveller Sandhya Joseph says Shop at New Market. It is a bargainers paradise offering accessories, clothes and other trinkets. And they are cheap! A traditional Bengali sari is a must-buy. For good quality clothes and reasonable prices, Adi Dhakeswari Bastralaya is the place to go. Other recommended spots are Burra Bazaar, Satyanarayan AC market and Vardaan Market. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Apoorv Gupta, Please dont miss to buy the famous Kolkata cotton saree for your mom from new market (near Esplanade).
Also Visit Burra Bazaar, Garihaat Market and College Street
4. Fashion Street, Cantonment Pune
HolidayIQ Traveller Prasad says, Visit fashion street for a good cheap shopping, shoes, dresses, novelties, anything you want. Fashion Street is one of the posh markets of Pune and has many stalls that serves a multitude of shopping needs, right from clothes to footwear. Those interested in buying fashionable goods can check out the stores in Fashion Street in Pune. The street sells a huge variety of clothes you to satiate the shopaholic and fashionista in you.
Also Visit FC Road, Hong Kong Lane, Tulsi Baug, MG Road.
5. Jew Street At Fort Kochi, Kochi
HolidayIQ Traveller Raji says, I enjoyed shopping for unusual and attractive stuff at Kerala. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Navmita Jyoti, In Kochi, Jew Market is a must-visit. Lovely old shops and old collection of antiques with well laid out roads. Synagogue is a must visit.
Also Visit Chalai Market Road, Broadway, Buzaar Road.
6. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
HolidayIQ Traveller Prithi says, Colaba is best place for shopping. You can buy beads, slippers, shoes, chains, bags and purses. It is swarming with Mumbaikars and tourists. Be sure to bargain. If you are a ‘junk-kard’ hit ‘colaba causeway’ in town – you ‘ll find the most beautiful pieces of junk jewellery here and also the best kohlapuris – you are just spoilt for choice!
Also Visit Fashion Street and Linking Road famous for selling trendy clothes, fancy accessories, and junk jewellery. Zaveri Bazaar is lined with hundreds of small jewellery shops.
7. Sarojini, Delhi
HolidayIQ Traveller Shantanu says, An area that is compact and cheap for shopping is Sarojini Nagar Market in Delhi. Do not miss to bargain. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Vinitha, Sarojini Nagar is a non-branded market and you have to bargain a lot. Avoid going very late in the eveinngs. Get cool finds from Sarojini at throwaway prices!
Also Visit Palika Bazaar, Chandni Chowk and Janpath.
8. Hazratganj, Lucknow
HolidayIQ Traveller Ratnesh says, Hazratganj market is a place where a person coming to Lucknow must visit. It has shops which are even more than 50 years old. I took the very famous basket chaat of Royal Cafe. I visited a perfume shop and the range of perfumes available at the shop was just amazing. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay, Hazratganj is the shoppers’ paradise, name the brand and you are bound to find here. Lucknow’s famous chicken art dresses are also found here. Apart from that there are lots of food options, making it a perfect place to spend the evening.
Also Visit Shopping at Hazratganj for chikanari work and Aminabad for buying perfumes is a must, says HolidayIQ Traveller Shalini Tiwari
9. Baapu Bazaar, Jaipur
HolidayIQ Traveller Snehil Jain says, Bapu Bazaar is a great place for reasonably priced ethnic stuff that Jaipur is known for – bedsheets, Jaipuri jutti (ethnic shoes), salwar suits, cushions, home decor artifacts, and readymade suits. For both bedsheets and salwar suits, one can find a rich variety of various prints and designs such as sanganeri, bagru, batik, and bandhej. You might have to navigate through crowded balconies full of people and cloth to get to what you want. Link Road, an extension, is good for artificial jewellery, home furnishings and bangles.
Also Visit Johri Bazaar and Chaura Bazaar.
10. Law Garden, Ahmedabad
HolidayIQ traveller Monica Rai says, Law Garden is an absolute must where you get traditional hand-embroidered stuff like bags, clothes, shoes, accessories. An evening market packed with stalls selling glittering wares from Kutch and Saurashtra. Its chock-a-block with fantastically decorated cholis (sari blouses) and chaniyas (long, wide traditional skirts), as well as embroidered wall hangings, costume jewellery and more.
Also Visit Teen Darwaza Market