Shopping in India is not always as bland as a visit to the neighbourhood shopping mall and swiping your debit card. With a host of eccentric and iconic bazaars where you can buy just about anything you might be looking for, almost all these destinations are a thrill to shop at. Colourful, crowded and teeming with possibilities depending on your bargaining powers, visit the following spots to satisfy your inner shopaholic:
1. New Market, Kolkata
You may have to stop for a breath amongst the crowded labyrinth of stalls that is Kolkata’s famous New Market. Popular for its cheap and affordable prices, with over 2500 stores this is the only organised street market in India. Buy cotton saris, Bankura clay horses, brassware, leather bags, silk from Murshidabad, khadi, wigs, poultry, cheeses, nuts, and a lot more. And if you are lost in the maze of shops here, don’t fret. Just hire help in form of a guide and find what you are looking for.
Timings: Weekdays 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday – 10 am to 2 pm (Closed Sundays)
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