Best places for shopping in Golden Triangle India
The three cities in the Golden Triangle India Tour, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, have various areas that have an amazing shopping culture in place. The tour is not just limited to the historical monuments, forts and palaces as the three cities are great shopping hubs in their own right. Agra and Rajasthan offer you great products that are unique to the city through their local markets and emporiums. Delhi has undoubtedly one of the best shopping scenes in India with a wide range of shopping centres spread across the capital city.
In this article, we list some of the best places for shopping in a Golden Triangle India tour.
Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Chandni Chowk is an iconic market in the heart of the Old Delhi area. Once the main market of the Shahjahanabad (the walled city made by Shah Jahan during his reign) Chandni Chowk still stands with the same structures, alleyways and markets it had hundreds of years ago. The market is famous for the innumerable shops lined close to each other, where you can shop for anything, like clothes, jewellery, spices, electrical items, etc. There is much more to enjoy in Chandni Chowk than just the shopping as the place has some of the most delicious street food in the state. These are offered in restaurants that are decades old!
Connaught Place, Delhi
Going from the oldest market to an urban market, Connaught Place is one of the most popular places to visit in Delhi. Thousands come to the place for the incredible shopping culture it has. It houses the showrooms and outlets of the most popular brands in the world, spread across different blocks. There is an underground market as well called Palika Bazaar in the area where you can get great locally made products and clothes. Janpath is another shopping hub just a few hundred meters away from the main block. Apart from the innumerable shops, there are numerous cafes and restaurants as well, giving you the feel of the urban lifestyle of the city.
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Delhi Hatt (INA), Delhi
Delhi Hatt is a great shopping center built by the state government for the convenience of the public and tourists where you get the best services. Located in INA, the shopping center offers some of the best handicrafts and different artefacts from the various states of the country. The open aired craft bazaar and food plaza is a great option for tourists to explore. Here, you can shop for some of the best handlooms, clothes, accessories, etc. and get great food as well. You can shop from the various stalls that are present in the market that are known for representing the different states of the country.
Khan Market, Delhi
Khan Market is a U shaped market with hundreds of shops, cafes and restaurants in the buildings there. It is a high-end street with showrooms of some of the costliest brands in the world. It is a great option for people who have a taste for expensive clothes and enjoying great food from upmarket cafes. The ambience at these cafes and restaurants is great, with incredible international and Indian cuisines to savor. Located in the middle of a posh area, you can witness some old colonial buildings and embassies of different countries, spread around the market.
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South Extension, Delhi
Home to some of the wealthiest business families, South Extension is yet another high-end market in the capital city. You can find a plethora of high-end brands in the market where you can shop for jewelry, clothes, footwear and much more. Mehrason’s Jewellery, Arrow, Heritage, Bizarre and Diwan Saheb are some of the popular shops in the market where you can shop for safas, juttis, Pashmina shawls and silks, high-end fashionable clothes, great Indian traditional wear, etc. You can also get high-quality sarees, dhotis, dress materials, etc. from Nalli. The various eating joints in the area add on to the rich experience.
Sadar Bazaar, Agra
One of the most popular markets in Agra, Sadar Bazaar is easily accessible and is located close to the Agra railway station. The market’s close proximity to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort makes it a busy market with thousands of tourists visiting it throughout the day. It is famous for amazing leather products, Agra pethas (a local sweet delicacy), handicrafts and garments. It is a great sight in the evening as the street is filled with foreigners and locals alike. You can experience some of the best local food that is available in Agra.
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Chandni Chowk, Agra
This is an upcoming tourist place that is slowly getting its recognition on most itinerary lists of different travel sites and agents. You can experience some of the best local street food that is unique to the streets of Agra. As it is a relatively lesser-known area of the city, you can explore the city without the chaos of too many tourists in a single place, which is usually the case in the other parts of the city. It is a great offbeat place to visit and can be a great experience for people interested in photography, as they will get many unique subjects to capture.
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M.I Road Market, Jaipur
Mirza Ismail Road, popularly known as M.I Road is a popular place among tourists and locals because of the amazing shopping scene it offers. The road is situated at the heart of the city. All roads of the city lead to the M.I Road, making it accessible from all parts of the city. Some of the major tourist attractions in the road are Sanganeri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Rajasthani Emporium, Niros restaurant, etc. It has some of the best shops and malls in the town lined on either sides of the road. It also houses the major restaurants and cafes of the capital city.
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Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
Johri Bazaar is undoubtedly the most bustling market in the city of Jaipur. The market is part of the ‘Pink City’ where you can find innumerable markets that sell local handicrafts, artefacts, traditional wear, etc. The beauty of the market is that all the shops are painted in the traditional pink colour, which is synonymous with the city of Jaipur. You can get local jewellery with incredible mirror works and inlay works with semi-precious stones. Jaipur quilts, handmade cushions, bedsheets, sarees and lehengas are a few of the best things to buy from the market.
Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur
Bapu Bazaar is another iconic market in the city of Jaipur, where you can have great shopping experiences. It is also a great option for a heritage walk as you witness numerous pink coloured buildings on both sides of the market, getting a feel of the city. The bazaar is famous for things made from brass and steel like different utensils, textiles, bangles, ethnic jewellery and handicrafts in almost all the shops. Footwear made from camel skin is another hot sell in this market because of the different patterns and designs, along with the comfort it provides.
Tripolia Bazaar, Jaipur
Tripolia bazaar is another part of the famous Pink City. The bazaar is majorly famous for its handicrafts, artefacts and jewellery made by using beautiful semi-precious stones, various antiques, elegant carpets designed in Indo-Heratic designs, etc. The design work involved in the carpets has stayed the same for hundreds of years, right from the time of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. The market is famous for lac bangles and brassware as well. The bazaar expands from Chhoti Chaupar to Manak Chowk in the heart of the Jaipur. You can experience the true flavours of Jaipur in this market through the shops and amazing street food. The market is open on all days except Sunday.