Below are the Top 10 places in India for shopping which you would cherish for life. If you are planning a trip to India, then you should visit the places known best for its various art culture, tradition, food culture, heritage buildings and monuments. Shopping in India is not only a great place to shop from but also budget worthy products. Being the seventh largest country with its 29 states, each having its own unique and handcrafted speciality to shop and take back home.
Place to shop from: Colaba Causeway
If you are in Mumbai then it’s a must to take a walk by Colaba! It is a stretch running under ancient buildings with makeshift stalls selling everything at affordable prices. This place always has the best and latest in terms of all things in fashion. Things you can find on the street of Colaba which are assured to keep you fashionable without bringing a hole in your pocket. Colaba has interesting and wide range of collections of products with latest trends and fashions. It is an experience that every tourist would love to have.
Starting Price: 300 INR
Place to shop from: Johari Bazaar
As the name suggests, Johari Bazaar is unbeatable when it is about buying of precious and semi-precious stone, silver jewellery, gems, Bandhej saris, Blue Pottery and a lot more. Here is a list for best things you should shop from Johari market making your shopping worth every single penny.
Things to Buy-Mojari / Juti- made of fabric material or leather, beautifully hand woven designs using vibrant and colorful threads, each having a different style and design.
Starting Price: 300 INR
Bandhej: Also known as tie and dye fabric, Bandhej sari from Jaipur is known for its best quality and designs.
Starting Price: Pure Bandhej: 4000 INR
Artificial Bandhej: 500 INR
Handcrafted Silver Accessories: The silver ornaments are best, handcrafted and designed by the skilled local artisans of Jaipur. Unique neck piece, earrings, rings, bracelets and all kind of artistic accessories are made out of silver, is available in this market.
Starting Price: 2000 INR (depending on the grams of silver and artwork done on it)
Place to shop from: LAW GARDEN
Known for its traditional handcrafted costumes and jewellery of Gujarat. This evening market is jam packed with stalls selling dazzling wares from Kutch and Saurashtra.
Things to buy: Traditional Clothes, Embroidered costume, Gujarati cholis (sari blouses) and richly decorated chaniyas (long, wide traditional skirts) with aabhala (mirror) work and bandhani duppatta(scarf).
Starting Price: 700 INR
Starting Price: 500 INR
Place to shop from: Laad Bazaar
Hyderabad is known for Pearls, Perfumes, Stone Bangles and its world famous Karachi biscuits,food delicacies and Char Minar. Laad Bazaar is situated next to the Charminar. Here, you will find shops with excellent perfumes, jewellery and garments.
Things to buy: Bangles- The famous art of studded stone bangles in various colours are sold here. Pearl bangles and other pearl jewellery is major attraction of this market.
Starting Price: 200 INR
Perfume Market: Not too far from Charminar, situated between Laad Bazaar and Moti Chowk is the Perfume Market. As the name suggest this market is known for its best quality perfumes and attar, or regionally produced perfumes that come in beautiful glass vials.
Things to buy: From soft to strong, feminine or masculine you will find all kind of fragrances of your choice suiting your taste. Also you get a wide range of non alcoholic perfumes and Attar made from natural components. Mesmerising fragrances stored in exquisite and antique shaped bottles will win your hearts.
Starting Price: 500 INR
Jammu & Kashmir
Kashmir is also known as ‘Heaven on Earth.’ Jammu and Kashmir is shopper’s paradise, and a treasure house for exquisite handicrafts. Famous for its handmade fabrics, shawls and especially “Pashmina” wool products, spices and herbs, dry fruits, handcrafted Persian carpets, procuring articles made of Walnut wood, Saffron and Kawa (a special tea). The designed fabrics are exorbitant as the artisans invest plenty of their time in designing particular fabric as the work is carried out only by means of their hands. The decorative Walnut wood products are not only used as utility items but are also great for gifting and collectibles. To identify the original Pashmina, you can pass the shawl by a single ring. It’s a must visit to this heavenly place and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Place to shop from: J&K State Handloom Store: Pashmina Shawls, Persian Carpets
Starting Price Pashmina: Original: Starting price –5000 INR
Artificial: 500 INR
Starting Price Persian Carpets: Starting Price-4000 INR
Lal chowk & Badsha chowk: Walnut Wood Artifacts, Spices and herbs, Saffron.
Starting Price: Walnut Wood Artifacts:500 INR
Spices & Herbs: 300 INR
Saffron: 2000 INR
Place to shop from: Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar- This market has something for everyone. It has live music, culinary feasts, drinks, and shops.
If you wish to take back home some Goan delicacies then head towards Mapusa street market for best quality Cashews, fenny, goan sausages and homemade Bebinca cake.
Starting Price- 500 INR
Place to shop from: Hazratganj Market
It is a must visit place in Lucknow. It has shops which are even more than 50 years old. Hazratganj is the shoppers’ paradise, name the brand and you will find here. Not only brands but you will find best handcrafted fabrics and handiwork artefacts too. If you wish to buy best lucknowee dresses and fabrics with its famous Chickan Kari art work, then this is the right place to visit. Apart from that there are lots of food options, making it a perfect place to spend the evening.
Things to buy: Lucknow’s famous Chikan art dresses handcrafted by skilled Lucknowi artisans. You will find a wide range of apparels, bed sheets, table cloths all made with pretty Chickan Kari designs and beautiful colours.
Starting Price- 800 INR
Place to Shop From: Jew Street Market
The Jewish Synagogue here marks outstanding architecture and history. It is an attraction for hundreds of visitor’s every day. But Kochi has made a name with its popular antique shops. It’s almost a walk down the lanes of ancient times. The Jew Street is lined with shops that sell best antiques and is quite famous for it. Every piece that they sell has its own tale of a palace or a home, of travels across many lands and ages.
Starting Price: 800 INR
Place to Shop From: Gariahat Road
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Things to buy: A mix of traditional or contemporary designs and styles of sarees or apparels, this street is popular with locals and tourists too. Be it Banarasi silk or a Kantha-stitch, you will find a great variety to choose from. Hand woven and artwork done on it by skilled artisans the white and red saree with golden Zari border is a must buy. It is an ideal destination for picking up a wedding trousseau too.
Starting Price: 2000 INR
Place to shop from: Shastri Market and Palika Bazaar.
Punjab has rich and vivid culture, and its rich heritage artwork is Phulkari embroidery. Phulkari means Flower work. They do not use machines for making embroideries; each and every design is woven by the hands of the lady artisans in Punjab. You can buy best Phulkari work products from
Starting Price: 800 INR.
India is a country which has various arts and crafts, the more you explore the more you come to know about them.
So keep exploring and get the best out of it.