India: Street Markets For The Mad Shopper In You

India: Street Markets For The Mad Shopper In You
Scene from a flea market in Goa, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Popular street markets in India for the shopaholic you

Precious Kamei
June 26 , 2019
02 Min Read
Let's just agree that it's a lot more fun exploring the street markets for goodies than checking out a shopping complex. Hawkers, buyers, hagglers, all add to the charm. These street markets are where you are going to find some of the best local handicrafts, best local street food, clothes, accessories, you name it! And the best part is that they are super cheap and popular among travellers. Here are some of the very popular street markets in India for the shopaholic you.

Sarojini Market, Delhi
Sarojini Nagar Market is great for jewellery tooHands down, one of the best spots in Delhi. Sarojini Nagar Market is not for the faint-hearted. The market is big, the energy even bigger. Shoppers and hawkers take their business very seriously. If you are directionally-challenged, then Sarojini may be too harsh for you. If you can out-walk the belt/purse/washing machine cover sellers, and if you can haggle like a pro, you are ready for Sarojini Nagar Market. If you want to know what's trending in the world of fashion, Sarojini is the place for you. Here you get the export surplus materials for very less price.

Arpora Saturday Night Market, Goa
Buyers and sellers at Arpora Saturday Night MarketFlea market? More like a mini carnival. It's no mystery—Arpora Saturday Night Market takes place on night time. This is a lively get together of people buying and selling variety of clothes, accessories, home items and food. And then there is live musical performances too. It already sounds fun!

Bapu Bazaar
Get the best of traditional Rajasthani dupattas and camel leather goods at Bapu BazaarIf you are a fan of all things traditional, leather and dirt cheap, Bapu Bazaar is the place for you. Find the best of Rajasthan here, be it colourful dupattas or cheap camel leather mojaris or bags, they are all here and they are the best. If you ask the residents of Jaipur what is that one thing you must absolutely do when in Bapu Bazaar, they will answer with "eat golgappas". You won't have to look for them hard, they are available at every other corner.

Serenity Beach Bazar, Puducherry
If you think the good old Pondy is too drab for you, think again. Serenity Beach Bazaar is one of the most happening places in Pondicherry. Located just a walking distance from the sea, Serenity Beach Bazaar is a hub for all things handicraft. Be it, clothes, bags or ceramic works, they are all here and they are the best. Do not miss out on the street-side food they sell there.

Anjuna Beach Flea Market, Goa
Anjuna Beach Flea Market is a must-visitWhat's with beaches and these awesome street markets? Anjuna Beach Flea Market in Goa is a pretty cool place to hang out. Here you are sure to find items from all over India (almost). From handicrafts to what's hot in fashion to even gadgets, Anjuna Beach Flea Market is the place for all these and it is always busy.

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