Popularly known as the “Garden City of India”, Bangalore is the largest city in southern India. Though it is well-renowned all around the globe as the IT hub of the country, it leaves no stone unturned to capture the attention of tourists with its wonderful attractions and exclusive shopping options. Indeed, shopping in the city could be the most exciting experience for the visitors due to the sheer number of shopping malls and sprawling markets found here.
Check out some of the city’s most affordable markets which can surprise you with their matchless variety and an impressive collection of national and international brands.
An ideal place for street shopping, Chikpet is a true heaven for shopaholics seeking innovation and creativity. It is the oldest shopping area in the city with a history dating back to around 400 years. Narrow and crowded, this market is most popular for the saris and wholesale dress materials as well as a number of jewellery shops, making it a perfect spot for wedding shopping.
One of the biggest and busiest shopping areas in Bangalore, which is also known as Bengaluru, Brigade Road is packed with a number of big brands and local street markets. A connecting road between the city’s MG Road and Residency Road, this is a conveniently accessible commercial centre. Along with top of the line apparel showrooms, there are hawkers and stalls here selling watches, wallets and trinkets, making for an ideal shopping destination for every traveller.
Indiranagar is best known as the city’s hip dining and nightlife venue. This medium-sized neighbourhood in East Bengaluru attracts tourists with its stylish restaurants, pubs, craft breweries and a collection of elegant fashion stores selling national as well as international brands. Besides, this place is home to quirky clothing boutiques and offers a matchless variety of handicrafts and funky homeware.
Sitting in the heart of the city close to MG Road, Commercial Street is one of the oldest and busiest streets in Bangalore and is a true heaven for shopaholics. A great place to buy trendy clothes as well as quirky trinkets, the market delights all sorts of shoppers. Besides, gadget lovers will have their hands full at the several electronics shops here.
A busy market area in Basavanagudi, Gandhi Bazaar is a traditional bazaar, which is home to many temples, restaurants and clothing stores. Best known for its flower and condiment hawker shops and teeming with old stores selling clothes and steel utensils, this is the place where people find all kinds of stuff to buy.