The Night Markets sell a wide array of the famous mirrorwork clothing and textiles that Gujerat is famous for. Most of the wares are made in Rahn of Kutch area.The Bead & mirror-work is all done by hand, and is quite exquisite. Long,traditional skirts are a swirl of colour. The markets line the road, and were very busy while we were there. Bargaining is expected, and the prices that I paid were very reasonable.I bought my daughter a choli, which is a short, tight midriff length blouse- and she loved it.It is covered in tiny pieces of mirror.
Food & Chai stalls were busy all night, and atmosphere was festive. We saw not one western tourist on the night we were there.
What to buy: Mirror-work articles of clothing
Emroidered & mirrored cushion covers
What to pay: Bargain- within reason. MUCH work goes into the making of these beautiful items.
generally there are not any specific places to shop around .you could move on cg road or go to the old part of the city after crossing the bridge near 3 gates, bhadra area. you will find many surprising bargains. We have many shopping centres and grocery stores. Some pointers about grocery stores:
- The size of the store doesnýt matter, prices are same everywhere.
- Most big grocery stores are open from 10:00a.m to 8:30p.m. Some of the smaller shops however are open from 6:30a.m till 11:30 p.m. No grocery shop is open 24 hours.
Some of the well-known Super Markets are:
- V.Ravjiýs - Vijay Cross Roads Itýs an excellent store, and you can get almost everything here.
- Raja Super Market Vijay Cross Roads
- AMPM near Judges bungalow, Vastrapur
Some approximate prices:
1 medium size loaf of Bread ý Rs.10
100g Potato Chips ý Rs.10
100g of Butter ý Rs.12
1 Chocolate bar ý Rs.15
200g Cheese (singles) ý Rs.40
Soup (serves 4) ý Rs.25
1L of Milk ý Rs.10
1L Orange Juice ý Rs.60
1 dozen Eggs ý Rs.24
1.5L Pepsi/ Coke ý Rs.40
2 kg of Rice ý Rs.35
1 pack of Cream Biscuits ý Rs.10
1 kg of Chicken ý Rs.90
1 pack of Glucose Biscuits ý Rs.5
1 kg of Apples ý Rs.50
1L of Vanilla Ice-Cream- Rs.45
1 kg of Oranges - Rs.35
1L of Chocolate Ice-Cream- Rs.65
1 kg Pomegranate ý Rs.40
75g Body Soap ý Rs.15
1 dozen Bananas ý Rs.12
250g Laundry Soap ý Rs.50
1 kg of Potatoes ý Rs.6
100ml Shampoo ý Rs.45-70
250g of Tea ý Rs.35
1 Roll of Toilet Paper ý Rs.30
100g of Coffee ý Rs.35
What to buy: antiques, hand embroiedery items, and much more u can imagine.
What to pay: always bargain in ahmedabad. when they see foreign national their prices go up. so check at a few places before you buy.