Amritsar, Punjab, is considered to be one of the oldest and most significant city of India. Apart from being famous for serving as the home to famous temples like Golden Temple and authentic Punjabi cuisines like Amritsari Kulcha, the city also offers a number of indigenous items that make shopping unforgettable in the old narrow lanes where one can find culture and art in its truest form. For Phulkari shopping in Amritsar, the best place to visit is the Hall Bazaar, located just 1 km away from the railway station.
A shopper’s paradise, Hall Bazar is one of the busiest shopping complex in Amritsar. It comprises of numerous streets lined with row of shops offering a diverse variety of products from electronics, ornaments, books, handicrafts, shawls, bangles, jewellery to the world famous Phulkari embroidery works, Pakistani juttis and Chinese lamps. Apart from ready-made garments, jewellery, and Phulkari shopping in Amritsar, the small street shops at Hall Bazaar also sell amazing souvenirs that tourist from all over the world buy to take a memory of Amritsar back home.
Along with the authentic Punjabi shopping experience, Hall Bazar is also famous for its mughal style entry gate, called the Gandhi Gate, with a giant clock with caption “Amritsar - Sifti Da Ghar”. Some of the best restaurants as well as street stalls can be found in this market that offer sizzling delicacies to calm the hunger pangs during shopping.
Other attractions near Hall Bazar include the Town Hall, the Company Bagh as well as the Golden Temple which is just 1.3 kms away.