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Imphal Has Asia’s Second Largest Bazaar Run By Women! 7 Unique Bazaars In India

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Bustle, colour, tradition and culture is what makes these markets reflect the true essence of India. They are irresistibly tempting.

Imphal Has Asia’s Second Largest Bazaar Run By Women! 7 Unique Bazaars In India:

  1. Shillong (Meghalaya)
  2. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  3. Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  5. Imphal (Manipur)
  6. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Delhi

1. Largest Traditional Market In Northeast India - Shillong Lewduh Bara Bazaar

Largest Traditional Market In Northeast India - Shillong Lewduh Bara Bazaarsource: mygola.com

Regarded as one of the largest traditional-style markets in northeast India, this hectic and congested market in the heart of Shillong is where local Khasi women come to sell their fresh produce and livestock. You'll get some tasty local street food there too. The market is a fascinating place to walk through, especially if you're into street photography. It's open daily from 8 am until 5 pm, except on Sunday.

HolidayIQ Traveller Abhijit Gupta says, “The Bara Bazaar also known as Iewduh Market is a good place to shop attractive goods in cheap price. The bazaar area extends to narrow streets in Shillong. One can roam around and can have good time exploring the market.”

2. From Second-Hand Goods To Vintage Items - Chor Bazaar, Mumbai

From Second-Hand Goods To Vintage Items - Chor Bazaar, Mumbaisource: padhaaro.com

Do not be surprised if you find something that you lost at Chor Bazaar, Mumbai. As you walk through the lanes of this market, you will find everything from second-hand goods to vintage items and antiques.

Says HolidayIQ Traveller Amit, "Chor Bazaar, in spite of this reputation, is said to sell mostly second-hand goods rather than stolen goods. The market is now famous for antique and vintage items."

3. One Of The Biggest Flower Markets - Badrian Street, Chennai

One Of The Biggest Flower Markets - Badrian Street, Chennaisource: cache3.asset-cache.net

Taking a walk down the busy Badrian Street in George Town is a colourful experience. The stalls of small flower traders impart myriad hues to the street. You will surely smell roses, jasmine, and marigold all at once while you watch the vendors weave them into garlands.

4. Famous For Hyderabad’s Famous Ittars - Moazzam Jahi Bazaar

Famous For Hyderabad’s Famous Ittars - Moazzam Jahi Bazaarsource: thehindu.com

This street, with its magnificent tower stands out amidst the daily hustle. The market is famous for flowers, fruits and ittars- Hyderabad’s local perfume. The famous Karachi Bakery andIce Cream Shop are located here too.

HolidayIQ Traveller Satish Jaddu shares, “Near by this place. You can find food and also. So many places for shopping. Especially chudi bazaar, where you can find Hyderabad local bangles.”

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5. Asia’s Second Largest All-Women Market - Ima Keithel

Asia’s Second Largest All-Women Market - Ima Keithelsource: lifebeyondnumbers.com

Ima Keithel, which literally translated, means mother’s market is perhaps the oldest and only one of its kind in Asia. It is a market wholly operated by women. Shop from the collection of collection of knives, dried fish, edible snails, meats, fresh fruits (such as the thangjing) and vegetables, flowers such as lotuses, the bhoot jolokia chilli, spices, handicrafts, fabrics, earthenware, and local foods such as egg pakodas, flatted moa (made with puffed rice and jaggery), rice and dal with fried or curried fish.

6. Searching For The Best Banarasi Sari? Head To Godowlia Street In Varanasi

Searching For The Best Banarasi Sari? Head To Godowlia Street In Varanasisource: upload.wikimedia.org

Godowlia is one of the biggest and busiest street markets. It is fringed on both sides by smaller shops and squat buildings selling everything from daily household items to costume jewelry, hardware, shawls, fine silk, bracelets, brocaded fabrics, zari work, ready made garments, beads, and shoes.

HolidayIQ Traveller Anonya Basu says, “For shopping, visit shops in Sonarpura, Godhulia, Nai sarak and Gurudwara. Tazali at Sonarpura is a great place for sarees.”

7. You Cannot Miss This - Asia's Biggest Camera Market, Chandni Chowk

You Cannot Miss This - Asia's Biggest Camera Market, Chandni Chowksource: indianholiday.com

Only few people know that within Chandni Chowk lies Asia’s biggest camera market. Photo Market on the Esplanade Road has some hundreds of small shops offering various ranges of latest still and video cameras and accessories. This is wholesale market and most professional photographers come here to buy albums, lenses, filters, tripods, battery and camera bags etc. One of the oldest shop is Pritam Studio, owned and run by a Sardar.

HolidayIQ Traveller Nittin from Mumbai shares, “The lanes are very narrow so the place appears to be very crowded and chaotic. Its one of the biggest whole sale market in Delhi. Remember that the price which the shopkeeper quotes is negotiable. It becomes annoying while crossing the lanes as the shopkeepers will ask you to buy things forcibly and pull you hand and will try to drag you to their shop. Be very firm to ignore if you don't wanna buy.”

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