India, for long has been shoppers' paradise. There are innumerable items to choose while on a vacation in India. From traditional handicrafts to modern dresses, this is the land where visitors can go shopping on and on. India has always been known for its ethnic and traditional items but today it has emerged as a new fashion point. Indian fashion industry is among the biggest in the world. Today Indian fashion designers showcase their products in various fashion shows like Paris, Milan and New York.
There are infinite number of souvenirs that tourists can purchase from
various markets. Amazing set of bazaars and markets bustle with local
flavours and are always crowded with visitors. Such is the attraction
that even the most uninterested person would love to buy something. For
those shopaholic India is a shopping paradise. Walking along the narrow
bylanes of various bazaars and market itself can be an exhilarating
For traditional items, rural hubs of Rajasthan and Gujarat are big
attraction, while for exotic and modern attires visitors can check out
metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Banglore. Each state of India has
something different to offer to the visitors. Because of the vast
cultural diversities, item available in the market can vary from one
state to another and from one city to other. In the same city visitors
will get chance to check out both modern and traditional materials.
There are quite a few popular shopping destinations along the hottest
tourist routes of India.
The capital city, Delhi has variety of markets where visitors can find
almost everything. Markets are incredibly versatile; one can shop from
the markets of Sarojini Nagar and Paharganj to some of the biggest
shopping malls. Dilli Haat offers various traditional handicrafts,
paintings and delicious food to taste from different states of India. It
is a beautifully designed complex and shoppers can have peaceful time.
Sarojini, Paharganj and Lajpat Nagar markets are some of the important
shopping centres of Delhi. These markets are mostly popular for ready
made items like garments, clothes and beautiful handicraft materials.
Connaught place is the shopping district of Delhi where one shop, both
for branded things as well as local items. It is a well spread out
shopping centre blessed with magnificent central park, where visitors
can take rest after a long shopping haul. Delhi also has large presence
of shopping malls where latest and best brand dresses are found. Select
City Walk Mall and Great India Palace are some of the famous malls in
and around Delhi.
The state of Rajasthan is another shopping paradise of India.
Specially, it is known for its traditional arts and crafts, which will
surely tempt the visitors. Rajasthan is famous for its beautiful
jewelleries, leather wear, beautiful potteries and metal crafts. This
state is a hub of jewellery industry and many precious stones like Ruby,
Emerald, Garnets, Agate etc are sourced from Rajasthan. Markets of
Jaipur holds monopoly in jewelery sector all over India and world to
some extent. Johari bazaar of Jaipur is most exclusive jewelery market
of the world. The famous Pushkar fair held in Rajasthan is great place
to look out for some traditional stuffs.
Gujarat is also famous shopping vacation destination. It is a
beautiful, picturesque and one of the most prosperous state of India.
While shopping in Gujarat, visitors can choose from many items like wall
hangings, embroidered footwear, patola silk sarees and traditional
Gagra-Cholis. This state is also popular for its diamond industry. Surat
is the hub of the international diamond industry.
Mumbai is also known as the fashion capital of the India. Bollywood
film industry, based in Mumbai, is the trend setter of Indian fashion
industry. Glamour and style statement of city will surely entice the
visitors to go for shopping. From sky scrapper shopping malls to many
street bazaars, this city has something in it for every shoppers. Zaveri
bazaar is famous for old jewellery products and household items like
handy coaster's, statues of animals, beautiful picture frames, napkin
rings etc. Chor bazaar and Linkin road market are other important
markets of city where one can buy every little things. This city offers
wide range of products to choose from its bustling market and bazaars.
The coastal state of Goa is the place where vacationers can splurge
money and indulge in endless shopping. Flea market of Anjuna beach
cannot be missed while on a vacation in Goa, all variety of goods can be
found here. Different type of traditional items and tattoos can be found
in this market. In various government emporiums the local Goan items
like earthenware jars, miniatures, wall hangings, wooden articles and
Goan brassware products like brass oil lamps (known as samai), brass
lamp tress and storks can be purchased. Goa's market is flooded with all
kind of souvenir and gift items like decorative wax candles and bamboo
mats, lampshades and hanging baskets. Goa's specially carved rosewood
furniture is very popular.
The southern state of Tamil Nadu is famous for its silk and cotton
industry. Kanjivaram silks and various products coming out of state are
very popular. Chennai is a good place to buy leather garments and
footwears at very low prices. The city also has many towering shopping
malls where all the latest brand products can be found. Madurai, the
textile hub of southern India, is well known for ready made garments of
fine silk and cotton. Coimbatore city is famous for sizzling silk sarees
and different type of handicraft items.
For those who are fond of collecting opulent pieces of old sculptures,
Mahabalipuram is the best place in Tamil Nadu to go for shopping.
Mahabalipuram offers wide range of ancient art and crafts, which include
the granite carved sculptures of Hindu Gods.