Everyone loves shopping. Some people shop when they travel. Some people travel only to shop. If you are shopping freak you are at the right place. No matter which category you belong to, here are some best places in India for shopping.
Places in India for Shopping
The first one, of course, is Delhi. Not necessarily the Hauz Khas Village but Chandni Chowk. In fact, Delhi has the best markets in India. With handicrafts from all over the country, these top markets in Delhi are a treasure trove of all girls. Every foreign designer of consequence who comes to India makes a beeline to Chandni Chowk. And why, it’s because Chandni Chowk is a traditional craftsman’s artisans, doing what they’ve done for generations: making jewelry, making chappals, making the most amazing fabric you’re ever likely to see. So, if you want something unusual, something you can’t find in normal shops, head for Chandni Chowk and there is a bonus, you will get to eat the best Jalebis in India.
Another wonderful place to shop is South extension. There is no doubt that South Extension is the top area in Delhi for the living, night outs, clubs, pubs, bars and shopping. There is a big range of all type of items in the south Extension market. If you are looking for luxury shopping, South extension is the best choice. If you are shopaholic, this is one the of best places in India for shopping.
There is something really special in Kolkata. At the way, center of Kolkata is a new market. It is the “Heart of Kolkata” because it symbolizes everything that makes it such a great city. It’s built by the British, run mainly these days by Marwaris, populated by Bengalis and offers the home to all kinds of people who came to Kolkata: Tibetan refugees, Jewish refugees. You will find the most remarkable collection of shops. You will find everything from hosiery to electronics for the most amazing food shopping you are ever likely to see.
The third great shopping destination on our list is Jaipur. Now you know this is the tourist destination. You probably don’t know that it is also a shopping paradise. Jaipur is mainly famous for the hand block prints and the cotton fabrics that India exports by the millions. But you will still get the best ones in Jaipur. It also has some of India’s most famous Jewelry shops. But even if you can’t afford those high prices, go and meet the traditional artisans and buy their silver work, it’s truly outstanding. When you go to Jaipur go and see all the tourist places, but remember what you will, take back are not just memories but shopping as well.
The next destination is Bangalore. Bangalore is called the IT City and you must be thinking what is there to shop here. What you don’t realize is that Bangalore is also the garment export capital of India. There are units that make clothes on every famous designer you can think of. Many of these clothes don’t get exported. They end up as surplus, they end up in outlet stores. Go there, buy these things. You will get Ralph Lauren shirts, you will get Calvin Klein. You will get shirts that cost hundreds of dollars abroad and you will get them here for a few hundred rupees.
When you think about Kerala, all you get thinking about is the backwaters, the beaches, the sanctuaries, the hills and yes it is very beautiful. But it’s much more than that. When Vasco da Gama first came to India, he didn’t come to Goa, but he came to Kerala. It has the best spices in the universe. The pepper of Kerala is the world famous and now not only you will get wonderful cardamon, it also has the great vanilla plantation. So, if you go to Kerala enjoy the beauty but go and look at the spice markets. You will never get spices like that anywhere else in the world.
Shopping in Goa is all about street shopping, flea markets and the biggest flea market in Goa is the Anjuna Flea Market. It is full of shops where you can get everything from local stuff like bags, shoes, jewelry made with shells. Both Baga and Calangute beach are full of stores There is street shopping, as well as boutiques and it is a perfect place to do a lot of street shopping. If you are fond of hand made, colorful bags, Goa is one of the best places in India for shopping.
BY M. DIVYA SRI