India Shopping

  • Shopping
    by anilpradhanshillong
  • Shopping
    by anilpradhanshillong
  • Shopping
    by anilpradhanshillong

India Shopping

  • FLEA-STREET MARKETS

    Goa Shopping

    Anjuna Market takes place every Wednesday from October onwards throughout the high-season, from around 09:00am to 06:00pm. It was the hippies who brought about the trend of the flea market at Anjuna beach during the late 1960s, and it's just been getting bigger and better ever since. Even if you're not interested in buying anything, or don't have...

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  • STORES/ SHOPPING CENTRES

    Mumbai Shopping

    It will be best to shop in Santacruz (West) for stitched Indian style dresses for women. Linking Road and ELCO on Hill Road in Bandra (West), Vile Parle (East), Dadar (West and East) are also good for shoes, designer style clothes and jewellery. Pramanik at Matunga and Gandhi Market near Sion are also worth visiting for better options. Mangaldas...

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  • Miscellaneous

    Delhi Shopping

    Connaught Place, built in 1931, is one of Delhi's most popular shopping centres. There is nothing that one cannot buy here. all branded company showrroms can be seen here.It also has several eating-houses. The state emporiam buildings are also located in this area so are the head offices of major banks, airlines and other such things of importance...

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  • Shops

    Jaipur Shopping

    This shop sells every type of fabric you can think of by the yard. It also has ready made duvets, bedspreads, wall-hangings, soft furnishings and clothes. The merchandise is spread over 2 floors. You can take any style of outfit to the shop, choose which fabric you would like and have it made up in the shop and get it delivered to your hotel the...

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  • Traditional wear

    Hyderabad Shopping

    There are hundreds of shops in Laad Bazaar and other places, such as Sultan Bazaar in Hyderabad, that sell bangles. It's so difficult not to buy all of them...there are so many really remarkable pieces You can negotiate price, but the price itself is often really low, so don't worry and shop!!

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  • MISCELLANEOUS

    Goa Shopping

    well depend which month you are travelling.south is nice and beautiful nrth is bussy..... let me know your interest will suggest best things to do. jewels,linen,bespoke tailoring/only from very special shops....which dont deal with commission. most guys like taxi they get 50 percent commision at shop.also beware of kashmir people and kashmiri...

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  • FASHION STREET

    Mumbai Shopping

    I went here a number of times and each time I had to direct the taxi driver (one of whom had never been and was so impressed he bought himself a shirt!)! When I was left stranded in Mumbai (volcanic ash blah blah blah) I ran out of clothes and so this market was a gem! The best way to do your shopping here is to have a mooch about, look at the...

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  • Cloths

    Delhi Shopping

    Palika Bazaar is an underground, air-conditioned market located below the inner circle of Connaught Place, New_Delhi. It hosts several hundred shops selling a diverse range of items; however, the market is dominated by electronic items and clothing. Palika Bazaar attracts many foreign tourists. It is known as a place with a very low level of...

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  • The Great Mall of Hyderabad

    Hyderabad Shopping

    Hyderabad Central - Located on punjagutta Road. Well this is one of the biggest shopping Mall in Hyderabad. It also has a cinema theatre.PVR located on the top floor of the mall. You would get the best things for a resonable prices. You can shop for your entire family. Over all it would be a great weekend spot with lots of things to do in one...

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  • STREET VENDORS

    Mumbai Shopping

    Colaba Causeway is shopping heaven. It is a very long road lined on one side with hundreds of stalls. They sell everything you could imagine from jewellery, clothes, instruments, fruits, books, homeware etc etc. Bargaining is a must, only pay what you think is fair and walk away if the price doesn't suit you. I would advise walking the whole length...

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  • Jewelry

    Delhi Shopping

    I can't even count the number of times I have come to Dilli Haat now! Just love the things here. On my visit this August, I bought beautiful, delicately made handcrafted silver and amethyst ring and pendant. A lacquerware tray, windchime and BANGLES! Got a little carried away with these perhaps, but they mae great presents for me and my friends....

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  • Contemporary Arts n Crafts in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad Shopping

    There was a time when people usually came to Hyderabad to buy Pearls. They still do. But, today, there is more to the city than just Pearls. Shopping malls become increasingly popular, while food store chains and departmental stores slowly edge out the small time kirana merchants. The main shopping areas in Hyderabad are Abids, Basheerbagh,...

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  • THIEVE'S MARKET (CHOR BAZAAR)

    Mumbai Shopping

    Antiques are becoming the style statement of today's drawing rooms. And a trip to Mumbai (or Bombay) could unfold some of the best antiques you might have ever seen. Chor Bazaar is the place poised on the Mutton Street, where you can grab vintage assortment of curios. Literally meaning Thieves Market, Chor Bazar is a chaotic street flanked by...

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  • Books

    Delhi Shopping

    In Connaught place are many stores, and many of them are oriented towards tourists. Be this as it may, I can strongly recommend to go here for books. I think there were two, maybe three bookstores in the vicinity, and we opted for the Bookworm at 29B Connaught place. This store had a great selection of books both by native and foreign authors. One...

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  • Shopping in Jaipur.

    The Old City area of Jaipur is a network of roads lined with all types of shops. Not being a shopper, I didn't spend much time here, but I did notice that there seems to be 'quarters' within the Old City where certain types of shops predominate. Along the western end of Indra Bazaar there were lots of menswear shops (I bought some clothes here)....

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  • Karol Bagh's street markets, Delhi.

    Karol Bagh is a part of Delhi with many budget hotels. It is also the place where you'll find some interesting street markets. The sorts of things on sale here aren't particularly culturally interesting, but Ajmal Khan Road street market does have the feel of the sort of place where the locals come to shop. You will certainly see plenty of 'stalls'...

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  • Clothes!

    You can buy women's clothing anywhere. I got some at Paliaka Bazar in New Delhi, some at a fabric and carpet factory and store, some at a mall. It is difficult to tie a Sari!! I had to have help from one of the hotel employees. Now, I will probably have to look it up on youtube .... I really love their lovely colorful outfits! We noticed most of...

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  • pashmina shawl & wool scarf at resonable...

    I would recommend Ganesh Handicrafts, out side clock tower, 84 Nai sarak, as a best textile & handicrafts items seller. They have a very good Repotation and doing business from last 3 generation, about 62 years.The good thing about them is you get what you are convenced.... I must say the best shopping place in Rajasthan.I have visited this...

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  • Excellent Indian Embroidery

    I don't know whether to put this tip under Women's clothing or local craft or art or gifts or anything else but I definitely consider that a piece of Indian exquisite embroidery qualifies under all those categories. Tourist visiting India often buy clothes and materials for themselves or for their loved ones back home. Any piece of exquisite Indian...

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  • Indian Wine

    Wine is produced in the State of Maharashtra, close to Nasik. One of the better known vineyards is SULA. I could by a Sula bubbly and sauvignon blanc at Shah & Co in Mumbai. Wine

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  • In search of (intellectual) stimulation

    Aaahhh...books....Yes, one of the first things I ask the concierge when visiting a city is if there is any good bookstores around. And I was not disappointed when I did pop that question to Taj Coromandel's concierge when I was in Chennai (Madras). I was told to head to Landmark Bookstore, a few meters away from the hotel.Along the same street...

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  • Nice craft to buy...

    Of course India is well-known for it craft. Carpets, silk, and diamonds are among them. If you want to buy always bargain as much as you can. Tourists nowadays are in a good possition. Less tourists and prices go down. Buy things you like like i did...Sometimes shops offer to send the goods to your home address. Normally you can trust these shops...

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  • PURCHASING SILK (and child labor and...

    I came across silk cooperatives and their products mostly in central India. The silks of Aurangabad (base city for visiting Ellora and Ajanta Caves) are exceptional. Plus, they take up very little room in your luggage and they are light.An Off the Beaten Path destination, Maheshwar (MP), also has a government sponsored cooperative for local...

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  • Best deals in Pushkar

    In case you are travelling through Rajasthan and you want to buy some nice souvenirs, the best deals you can get is in Pushkar. Everything is much cheaper than in other places but you cannot bargain there as much.i.e. in Delhi, with a little effort, you can get at least a 50% discount easily. In Pushkar it is about 20-30% I wanted to buy Pashmina...

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  • HANDICRAFTS AT Bengal

    Hello Mark,u can contact Bohemians at Kolkata they are the pioneer at Jute, Terracotta, Bamboo, Cane, Silk, Hand Made paper, Horn Products, Dokra and many other different types on Indian artistic handicrafts at the best price at any quantity, i have taken some last year, u can get them at trade@bohemianexports.com or search their websites named...

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  • Have that loose semi precious stone set

    Off Colaba Causeway are a number of jewellery shops selling gold jewellery. Take your gem stones in with a good idea of what setting you want - ring, earrings or pendant and they will give you a price. Only have semi precious stones et because I cannot vouch for the more expensive stones like diamonds, rubies etc Gold Depends on the size of the...

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  • Designer Furnishings.

    Contemporary European Italian Designer Furnishings.Get yourself stylish contemporary, European, Italian modern bedroom furniture and furnishings. bedroom furniture, office furniture, home Furnishings & Interiors are at great savings.http://www.casamodern.com/bedroom-furnishings-india.htm

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  • A sophisticated Indian shopping...

    The chain of stores called "The Bombay store" have outlests in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Goa.They sell ethnic Indian handicrafts and other items and the quality is superb.the range is exquisite. Handmade products, apparel, jewellery, leather and travel accessories,footwear,scarves and ties, aroma therapy, herbal skin care and hair care products,...

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  • ethnic,handcrafted as well as...

    Fab India has an amazing range of products and the styling and designing is excellent. Clothes,fabrics,furniture,furnishings,knick knacs,carpets,quilts,jewellery above average, but absolutely worth the money

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  • Saffron and other great spice buys

    CochinIn the market for spices? Wait until you reach Cochin to buy them. Cochin is known for its fine spices. You can obtain saffron, and other such things that are high priced in the US, for a pittance. You can trust vendors in the larger outdoor markets but if you aren’t willing to do that, you can still obtain great deals in supermarkets. If you...

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  • Buddha lovely expression

    If you are in Mysore and you want to buy a beautiful, hand craved, wooden statue of Buddha, then I highly recommend Suryani Fine Arts. I took my time and went to many shops before I found this one. The expressions the artists have captured are lovely and the price is very reasonable. They will accept both credit cards and currency.

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  • a price guide

    Just my subjective experience, prices can differ from region to region. It is just to get a feel for realistic prices in South India. The list will be updated on a regular basis: - bottle of water - 15 Rs. - softdrink (0,5 ltr.) - 22 - 25 Rs. - bottle of beer - 90 - 180 Rs. - mars bar - 60 Rs.- newspaper: 3-5 Rs.- laundry service: 10-20 Rs. per...

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  • Shop with the locals

    I have been to India twice and bought native dress on both occasions. The first time was a big mistake. The guide took us to a shop where measurements were taken, we selected the fabric, and we were told our outfit would be delivered the next day at our hotel after 5pm. None of the clothes came as promised. Instead, as we were boarding the bus the...

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  • souvenir shopping in South India

    Mahabalipuram is very good if you want to take some stone sculptures home (small enough to fit into your hand luggage). Mysore is the best place to go shopping for souvenirs made from wood, like small decorative chests for jewelry; also a good places to buy scented oils. Kanchipuram and Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu are good places to look for silk...

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  • Bazaars and Markets of Mumbai

    There are some great markets and bazaars in Mumbai. Crawford Market – fresh produce, spices, utensils, rice/lentils, (meat market if you dare) Thieves Market - antiques Colaba Market – along the streets of Colaba causeway: handicrafts etc Fashion Street - clothing Book markets in the Fort area Then, there is the amazing textile markets in...

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  • Spices, antiques, etc

    Jew Town in Kochi (Cochin) is a very nice area for shopping. There is not too much pressure from salesmen, which makes the experience quite enjoyable.There are many antique shops, some selling very good quality items. Besides all the antique shops, there is a good book shop, called Idiom bookshop, and quite a few spice shops. You will also be able...

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  • Bargaining tricks

    Bargaining is the rule in India. If you go for buying anything whatsoever, you better bargain the best price. Unless you are buying from an expensive showroom that has the 'FIXED PRICE' board hanging, tell yourself that you need to bargain. Here are some tips on how to. If you are at a roadside temporary stall, start from 1/3 the price they quote...

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  • My Bazaar Treasures

    There are many choices of where and what to buy in India. My personal choice is to buy from small bazaars, which are everywhere in India. In all the big cities, there are shopping malls, book-shops, music shops and Beauty-Shops.But somehow, for me, the experience of wandering through a bazaar, seeing all the beautiful crafts , jewellery and having...

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  • what to buy in which state

    KASHMIRWoolen clothes,shawlsPashmina woolWalnut wooden trays and other such utility itemsdry fruitspaper mache itemsDELHIClothesJunk jewelleryantiquescuriosshoesfurniturelight fittingsMUMBAIClothesShoeshome needscurioselectronicsRAJASTHANEthnic Clothes Hand dyed fabricsethnic jewelleryethnic footwearbagsgem stonesmarble itemsmarble for flooring can...

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  • Bargain, haggle and save!

    Always try to negotiate a lower price while purchasing almost anything. Chances are that the price can be lowered. It is part of the culture, so no need to be embarrassed! If you're unsuccessful, at least, you will not be left wondering if you could have had it for a lower price. Clothes, jewelry, shoes, and toiletries such as certain types of...

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  • Sari in Mysore

    There are many many shops selling sari in India. Get a local guy to help you shop. well, in bangalore, they won't let you out till you buy something from them. Sari and punjabi suits is a must..you can use the sari material to make dress if you don't wear sari depends on the quality of fabric

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  • natural fibre bags and stoles

    hey this is amazing use of a useless plants ( not any longer)of the himalayan mountains.....in the town of almora in uttaranchal in india there is this lovely shop in the main bazaar which has stoles and scarves made of nettle fibre. lovely stuff made by the local women there.they take out the fibre , make it smooth and then deftly weave it into...

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  • Get your eyes tested & new glasses whist...

    Maybe not the Normal sort of shopping tip, but before I set off for India I was told that it was an excellent place to get your eyes tested and to buy new glasses, So I did a bit of research on the internet and discovered that you could save about 75% on UK prices, a major saving !!I didn’t have time to follow this up when I was in Delhi, so when I...

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  • While in Varanasi, don't miss

    First floor in a villa downtown Varanasi transformed in a shop selling various fabrics, curtains, pillows, even small wooden and paper items. There is an Open Hand shop in the old part of New Delhi, but it is much msaller than the one in Varanasi. There are at least 4 good reasons to go there:-nice terrace, where you can stretch legs while having...

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  • The big shop

    India is the biggest shop in the world, you will see shops everywhere, enjoy your shooping!**********SPANISH:India es la mayor tienda del mundo, encontraras lugares donde comprar por todos lados, disfruta de tus compras. Clothes are really cheap, but the quality is not wonderful, compare everywhere.Silver is cheap as well.**********SPANISH:La ropa...

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