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Shopping is a great activity, it makes you joyful, aware, and prudent. Don’t you think? It would be a great shopping experience when you have separate markets for groceries, beauty care, clothing, footwear, books, etc.
In Indore city, this amazing market system actually exists. Here we have specific markets for different products of day to day use. Shopping in Indore is one of the prominent tourist attractions. I also belong to Indore and in this article, I would discuss the…
10 Best Shopping Places in Indore
So let’s start..
1. 56 Dukan
Indore is famous for food and you should start your shopping itinerary by purchasing some “Sweets and Namkeen”. The Chappan i.e. 56 shops are located in the center of the city near Palasia square. In this market, you will find shops for different edible products. The main attraction of 56 is- Poha Jalebi, Johnny Hotdog, Vijay Chat House, Pani Puri, Madhuram Sweets, Cafeteria, Lassi, Matka kulfi, etc.
It is a great place to satisfy your taste buds. If you want to experience the real Indori teste of snacks and street food while Shopping in Indore then you must visit 56 for once. Here the food is affordable and tasty.
Sarafa is the term for the jewelry market in Hindi. But Indore Sarafa market is operated in two shifts, in the day time you can visit this market to get authentic gold, silver, and diamond jewels while in the night you can enjoy delicious street food at the same place. You will find outlets of top jewelry brands in this market. Whether it’s India’s victory in the cricket world cup or any festival, people of Indore reach Rajwada for celebration and enjoy their favorite dishes in Sarafa.
The Gulabjamun, Gajar Halwa, Rabadi, Chole Tikki, Samosa, Bhel, Allu Kachori, Dhahi bada should be tasted for once whenever you visit Sarafa in the night. People usually reach this place after 11 pm and enjoy the delicious sweets in the chilling winters.
3. Cloth Market
The MT Cloth Market is one of the busiest streets of the Indore. If you want to visit a traditional market with narrow roads and age-old shops then you must visit Cloth Market, which is near the Rajwada Palace.
You can purchase Wedding Lehenga, Sarees, Men’s Wear, Kids’ Wear, Bedsheets, Curtains, or any other kind of textile from this place. In this market, you will find different varieties of clothes from all over the country. It is one of the favorite wedding shopping destinations in Indore.
4. Aadda Bazar
Girls need to purchase numerous ornaments and beauty products to make their look complete. They need Bangles, Necklace, Earrings, Nail paint, Lipstick, Bindi, Maskara, eyeliner, matching sandals and many more to get ready for any occasion. And they have to visit several places to get all this stuff.
What if you will get makeup products and ornaments at one street? You can get all such things at once in the Aadda Bazar. It is one of the oldest markets of Indore which is famous for different kinds of women accessories.
5. Khajuri Bazar
The book lovers always thrive for new books. They love to purchase some interesting ones from any place they visit. Indore has something special for book lovers too. Here you will find Khajuri Bazar which is completely dedicated to different kinds of books. In this market, you will find academic as well as non-academic books at highly discounted rates.
The name of this market is quite different from its products; Khajur is the Hindi word for dates. In ancient times this place was reserved for the buying and selling of dates but now it has become a hotspot for books. Shopping in Indore would be considered incomplete if you didn’t explore the narrow streets of Khajuri Bazar.
If you want to purchase groceries or grains in the bulk quantity then you may visit any wholesaler of Siyaganj to get quality products at best prices. Indore is known as the commercial capital of MP and the two biggest grain markets of this city are Siyaganj and Chhavani Anaz Mandi.
The other market by the name of “New Siyaganj” also exists in Indore which is famous for hardware and sanitary items. If you are looking for motor pumps, pipes, lightning, faucets etc then this is the market where you get quality, variety and affordability.
7. Bartan Bazar
The Bartan Bazar which is located near the Rajwada palace is famous for all sorts of utensils and crockery required in the kitchen. If you are looking to get some quality products for your newly designed modular kitchen then you don’t have to visit different markets; Bartan Bazar has hundreds of shops where you will find different varieties of steel, copper, brass, and bronze utensils along with exclusive crockery to complete your dining area. In this Shopping destination of Indore, you can choose products as per your budget and preferences
All spices and dry fruits are not available at every grocery store; you need to visit different shops to get your desired product. The Marothia market in Indore is the one-stop destination to find different varieties of spices and dry fruits. This market is known for its quality products and reasonable prices.
Marothia is the first choice of many traditional households of Indore for purchasing all sorts of expensive species and dry fruits. Along with that here you will get the complete range “Pujan Samagri” which is required during different festivals.
9. Tibbati Market
This market is dedicated to different varieties of winter wears. In the Tibbati Market, you will find a complete range of Shawls, Sweaters, Scarves, Jackets, gloves. It is a seasonal market, in every winter merchants from Ladakh, Tibet, Kashmir, Punjab and other parts of the country come here with their unique winter wear. The atmosphere of this market is similar to a carnival with food stalls, toys and a huge crowd.
10. Novelty Market
Usually, girls love to purchase beauty care products while boys are always eager for mobile accessories and other electronic items. But what if you get both at the same place? Novelty is the place where you will get wholesale shops for both these products.
Several shops are decorated in a row with the entire range of Hair care, Skin care and Home care products in the Novelty Market. The best part of this market is “discount”, you can get branded cosmetics from this street at highly discounted rates whether it’s- shampoo, body location, lipstick, nail paint, face wash, perfumes, hair oil, conditioner or any other such products.
On the other hand, if you are looking for small electronic or electrical equipment like- earphones, batteries, chargers, mobile covers, remote operated toys, Soft toys, trimmers, hair stringers, steamers then also you will find numerous shops in this market of Indore which is located near the Gandhi Hall.
Other Places to Explore in Indore for Shopping
- SitlaMata Bazar
- Imli Bazar
- Bohra Bazar
- C21 Mall
- Moolchand Market
- Topkhana Market
Along with traditional Bazars, Indore is not deprived of modern shopping mall culture either; here you will find outlets of all major brands as well. But in this article, my prime focus is on traditional marketplaces of Indore, which depicts the rich heritage of the Holkar dynasty. In the era of mall culture and online shopping, these traditional marketplaces still manage to secure a sweet spot in the heart of the common man which is worth appreciating.
If you ever get the chance to visit the cleanest city of India i.e. Indore, then don’t forget to include these markets in your itinerary. And share your shopping experience with me.
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