India is a land of various cultures and traditions and this is the only place where tourists can explore and experience the artistry in the form of art, folk, aesthetics and customs. The most fascinating and colorful markets of India makes the travelers’ journey a lot more fascinating. Markets are not just places to buy beautiful products but also give an opportunity to know about the region's people and their many beliefs towards life.
As the Shopping is an important part of a person’s life as well as the markets are the most important part of a country. A traditional market reflects the culture of the place where it is located. In this period of supermarkets, thousands of Shopping Malls popping every second day and online shopping only the traditional, markets of India flourish and succeed to survive. There is something that you cannot find in the modern time shopping bazaars.
India’s markets offer you amazing stuff at the best prices from clothes to spices and jewelry. You can purchase multicolor saris, fragrant spices, shining gold and silver jewelry, colorful bangles, bobby pins, heaping piles of fruit, Bollywood-star-silkscreened pajamas and many more.
Some famous Indian markets are :
Johari Bazaar, Jaipur : Located near Hawa Mahal, this is the main shopping market of the town and as its name suggest it is the market of old shops specializing in traditional Rajasthani jewelry. Here you can find From Kundan, Meenakari , Thewa and Polki, precious and semi- precious stones to authentic traditional gold jewelry. The bazaar is surrounded by other markets of bandhej and leheria sarees, block printed bed sheets clothes, utensils, shoes, jaipuri rajais and everything else.
Dilli Haat, New Delhi : Dilli Haat is a rural traditional haat market of handicraft which offers exceptional handicrafts from not only Delhi, but all over India. The haat also has on offer various musical and cultural performances, also has food joints from various states of India.
The amazing Ima market, Imphal also known as Mother’s Market. It is the only market in the world, where around 3500 women shopkeepers running their shops and where you can find almost everything.
Floating vegetable market, Srinagar : This is the only one of its kind market in India, situated at Srinagar’s Dal Lake. Farmers produce vegetables and fruits in their farms and then bring them to this market to sell.
There are some other traditional markets in India like
Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla known for different types of wood found in the state and locally made wooden products like toys, souvenirs, utility items and wooden jewelry.
New market, Kolkata, there is a wide variety of shops selling everything under one roof.
Kannauj Market, Uttar Pradesh also known as the perfume capital of India.
Laad Bazaar, Hyderabad, this market is a heaven for jewelry shoppers and you can also found all kinds of bangles here.
Flower Market at Dadar, Mumbai,
Mahidharpura Diamond Market, Surat,
Jew Town, Cochin,
Flea markets, Goa,
Chowringhee lane, Kolkata,
Chor Bazaar, Mumbai.
Apart from this, there is another most exotic market place in India that showcases the true India which is known as the Street Bazaars of India. These are the most colourful markets from where you can purchase whatever you want. Travelling through these narrow lane shops will be a superb experience.
Come to India and shopping from these alluring and colorful bazaars of India so that you can save these happiest memories.