10 Bazaars In Lucknow For Best Shopping Experience!
From glitzy malls to pocket friendly flea markets Lucknow has it all. Being a city of rich craft traditions, the markets in Lucknow are extremely vibrant. Walking down the narrow lanes, with countless shops to stop by, shopping in traditional markets has its own charm. So, ditch the comfort of shopping malls for today, and take a tour of Lucknow’s famous bazaars.
1. Aminabad Bazaar
One of the oldest markets in India, Aminabad is situated at the heart of Lucknow. The market that has been in existence since Nawab era, is one of the most sought after shopping destinations in Lucknow. From mesmerizing chikankaari to ethnic attires, the market is known for selling assortment of regular knick-knacks. All you need to know is bargaining, and you are surely going to have a gala time in Aminabad. What makes the visit to Aminabad more desirable is the Nawabi eateries like ‘Tundey Kebabi’ and ‘Praksh ki Kulfi’.
Lucknowites can’t get enough of shopping and enjoying delicacies; and that’s what make chowk their favorite destination. It is an old market where you get best of garments in reasonable rates. The never-ending ‘chikankari’ shops will leave you bewildered. Don’t miss Makhan Malai, Raheem’s Kulcha Nihari, Shree Ki Lassi and Chedi Lal’s shakes when in chowk.
Modeled after Queen Street of London, hazratganj Market is one of the most upscale market’s in Lucknow. The market that dates back to British Era, was revamped in the year 2010 marking the 200 glorious years of market’s existence. Buildings were painted in a uniform crème and pink, same size and colour signages, stone pavements and the Victorian style balustrades, lamp posts and colourful fountains were constructed. Hazratganj has high-end stores, shopping streets, popular eating outlets and all that can make your shopping spree a memorable one.
4. Nakhas Market
The noisy streets of Nakhas market is a storehouse of unique antiquities. The market which is believed to be no less than 200 years old is popular for wooden items, traditional jewelry and garments embellished with zardozi. There is also a bird and small pet market, from where you can buy parrots, rabbits among others. The popular Sunday market in Nakhas is another attraction where you can buy second hand goods, electric spares and bric-a-brac of daily use. You should definitely try ‘Gulabi Chai’ which is specially served during Eid in Nakahs , to relish the aromatic flavor of this traditional drink.
5. Janpath Market
Situated in Narpatkhera, Hazratganj, the Janpath Market is a craze among youngsters of Lucknow. Comprising of numerous shop, this market offers the latest fad. You will find a good range of ‘chikankari’ outfits and not to forget stylish winter-wears, accessories, shoes and casual garments. If bargaining is your cup of tea, then you will surely enjoy shopping in Janpath.
6. Bhootnath Market
Bhootnath market in Indira Nagar is one of the most happeni ng markets in Lucknow. The markets comprise of multitude of shops, showrooms, Shalimar plaza shopping complex and tempting food joints. Named after the famous Bhootnath temple, the market attracts Lucknowites for wonderful shopping experience. You can try your hands in bargaining, and get some good deals in local shops. There can be no better way to seize your visit than trying the delectable street foods. Besides, the market houses some fine dine restaurants for a delightful treat.
7. Naka Hindola
This is a famous electronic market of Lucknow, where you get every possible electrical and electronics essential. The prices are reasonable, but only if you try your hands in bargaining. The other famous electronic market in Lucknow are and Lalbagh.
8. Alambagh Market
Alambagh market is an important commercial center of Lucknow and one of the most developed markets in the town. From high end stores to local sooqs, the market sprawls across a huge area. You will get almost everything in market, from clothes to jewelry, gold to needle, fruits to electronics and what not. Located just 3 km from Charbagh, the market has a huge populace dropping by.
Yahiyaganj is the most famous spice market of Lucknow. It is also a wholesale market of toys, cosmetics, clothes, kitchen utilities and utensil. This market is abuzz in festive seasons with myriad goods that are available in reasonably low prices. The market is known for crackers and there is huge footfall in Yahiyaganj during Diwali. If you happen to visit Yahiyaganj market, do visit the famous Yahiyaganj Gurudwara that has great historical importance.
10. Sadar Bazaar
One of the oldest markets in Lucknow, Sadar Bazaar is situated in Lucknow Cantonment area. The market is full of all the essentials. Even when malls and big complexes have taken over, people throng to Sadar for their shopping extravaganza.
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