Aminabad, Lucknow


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in Lucknow
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10 Ratings & 6 Reviews

About Aminabad

Aminabad is a large shopping centre that has several shops selling chikan embroidered garments. Located in the old part of Lucknow, the market has existed from the times of the Nawabs of Awadh.

Made up of narrow lanes and by lanes, the market contains several small and medium sized shops. At the market, tourists can buy items of daily use, ladies fashion items, chikan kurta, chikan sarees, ornaments, jewellery, fashion garments, fancy dresses,  and ladies wear, men’s chikan wear, footwear and other fancy items.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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6 traveller reviews for Aminabad

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Ruchika Yadav

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  • Ruchika Yadav
  • Lives in Goa
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  • 4 Reviews
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"Shopping & eateries" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Today
Wanna shop in Lucknow? Then this the best place to go, shop well as best place to taste nawabi food. Many eateries, restaurants and street foods are available. Shopaholics and food lovers do visit here to have best time there. :)
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Anandh Karunakaran

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"Filled with eateries, shops and crowds"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 10, 2015
Anything to everything you can get here. Reached here by a share auto ride costing Rs. 7 from the junction. An overcrowded street buzzing with vendors and buyers. Be cautious - chances are high that you will get run over a cycle rickshaw! Yes it still runs here ( & there).

Safety pins to jewelleries, Paani puris to parathas, plain waters to prakash kulfis, etc & etc, you get. Be careful - don't wear anything attractive - will be picked for free without you knowing. If you are on a gastronomical exploration, this is the place to challenge you & please you at the same time.

You can have chaats in Pandit chaats especially Gol guppas, Mutton/Beef kebabs with phulkas in Tunday kababs, Mutton chops in Wahid biryani along with special parathas, Finally savoured with Kulfi falooda in Prakash kulfis.

Chikan work materials are very cheap & famous here - only thing Negotiate ( or BARgain). It is a girls attraction boasting many dress materials, ornamental handbags and other nitty gritties. Main thing the markets are closed on Thursdays - but you will be welcomed by street vendors all along the market road. Go by walk. Overall you will for sure remember your visit here.
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Navneet Sinha

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"A Market for your daily needs..!!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 30, 2015
Aminabad is a shopping destination for all your daily needs from Grocery to Crockery Cutlery to Clothes to Pickle to different types of Mouth Freshners etc not to miss is the famous Chaat and Kulfi Falooda. It is the most frequented market for localize even when you are in lucknow you can try once.
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Ankur Maurya

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  • Lives in Lucknow
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"Crowded for shopping"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2015
It was a good place for shopping for family. But it was congested like Varanasi. But their are many shops of chikan garments and books. The tourist can bargain with shopkeepers.
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Shefali Rattan

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  • Shefali Rattan
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  •  26 helpful votes
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"Very crowded and many options in chicken kebabs"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 6, 2014
Known for its chikan clothes factory, this market again gives the feeling of being in Chandni Chowk or Chawri bazar in Delhi. Narrow lanes, crowded, it could be an overdose of old city. Its full of unorganized parking, chai tapirs, chaat stalls and some random office buildings. You can take a casual stroll or try shopping for some local commodities, only if your bargaining skills are good. Most of the shops are of winter wear or chikan in the main market. known for its tunday kababi shop. Dastarkhan is also nearby must try for shami and galouti kebabs amongst other chicken dishes.
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Harsh deep Singh

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  • Harsh deep Singh
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"One of the market"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2014
Aminabad is another very cheap market in Lucknow, its a paisa vasool market, one must also carry some money to purchase few items from here as the deals are very lucrative.
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