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Shop Till You Drop! 7 of The Best Street Shopping Experiences in India

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Hell yes! Time to hit India's ultimate shopping streets. Travel the country and shop in style without paying hefty prices at these fashion-frenzy destinations. From Goa's Saturday night bazaar to the Jew street at Fort Kochi, these are the best places to shop till you drop.

Shop Till You Drop! 7 of The Best Street Shopping Experiences in India:

  1. Villa Nina, Anjuna Beach (Goa)
  2. Our Native Village, Hesaraghatta (Karnataka)
  3. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata (West Bengal)
  4. Marriott Suites, Pune (Maharashtra)
  5. Royal Homestay, Kochi (Cochin) (Kerala)
  6. ITC Hotel Grand Maratha, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  7. Kikar Lodge, Ludhiana (Punjab)

1. Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar, Goa

Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar, Goasource: googleusercontent.com

HolidayIQ traveller Perminder Kaur says, “Do not miss the shopping at Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar.” HolidayIQ traveller Nishtha adds, “This market has something for everyone. It has live music, culinary feasts, drinks, and shops. From homemade knick knacks to indian handicraft, gypsy boxes to leather products, you name it and you get it.”

Also Visit  Anjuna flea market, Want to take back a bit of Goan cuisine? Head to Mapusa street market for cashews, feni, goan sausages and homemade bebinca.

HolidayIQ traveller Glen Rebello from Pune shares, “Villa Nina at Anjuna Beach is a paradise in Goa with a difference, special place I spent with my kids and family,never had such a close family experience. we enjoyed from morning to late evening. We have found our paradise.  Best Experience: The maid were very polite and looked after our 5 year old Sid and both became friends. we enjoyed the pool from morning to evening with total privacy. we enjoyed the lovely Goan Food The cook prepared for free ( Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner). The Stay costs us Rs.5000/- for three air conditioned rooms. What else do you ask for?”

2. Commercial Street, Bangalore

Commercial Street, Bangaloresource: styleinked.com

HolidayIQ traveller Aishwarya says, “Commercial Street is heaven for shopaholics. There are innumerable number of shops, both branded and non branded.” HolidayIQ traveller AS adds, “Commercial Street is a super cool shopping destination in Bangalore. Originally, it used to be a complete flea market but now you can find even the bigger brands making their way. Best time to visit Commercial Street is during the day when the market is in its full bloom. You will find people from every ethnicity hanging around here. Bangalore is famous for Mysore silk, you will find a lot of good and cheap silk stuff in and around this area. There are also a lot of eating joints and pubs in and around this area therefore even if you are not into shopping this is a very nice place to just chill out.”

Also visit Brigade Road and MG Road for the best bargains.

And when here, why not stay at Our Native Village, Bangalore. The resort is set up to recreate a village atmosphere. Traveller Abhishek S shares: "Pet friendly with many choices of games- badminton, kite flying, sling shots/catapult etc."

3. New Market, Kolkata

New Market, Kolkatasource: livemint.com

HolidayIQ traveller Sandhya Joseph says “Shop at New Market. It is a ‘bargainer’s paradise’ offering accessories, clothes and other trinkets. And they are cheap! A traditional Bengali sari is a must-buy. For good quality clothes and reasonable prices, Adi Dhakeswari Bastralaya is the place to go.” Other recommended spots are Burra Bazaar, Satyanarayan AC market and Vardaan Market. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Apoorv Gupta, “Please dont miss to buy the famous Kolkata cotton saree for your mom from new market (near Esplanade).”

Also Visit Burra Bazaar, Garihaat Market and College Street

HolidayIQ traveller Arun Sharma says “The thing which I would especially like to mention about the The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata is the warm hospitality shown by the staff and a beautiful property. The moment you enter you get the royal feeling of being a Maharaj. The hotel is located in the heart of the city.”

4. Fashion Street, Cantonment Pune

Fashion Street, Cantonment Punesource: siliconindia.com

HolidayIQ traveller Prasad says, “Visit fashion street for a good cheap shopping, shoes, dresses, novelties, anything you want.” Fashion Street is one of the posh markets of Pune and has many stalls that serves a multitude of shopping needs, right from clothes to footwear. Those interested in buying fashionable goods can check out the stores in Fashion Street in Pune. The street sells a huge variety of clothes you to satiate the shopaholic and fashionista in you.

Also Visit FC Road, Hong Kong Lane, Tulsi Baug, MG Road.

While here, book your stay at the Oakwood, Pune.

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5. Jew Street At Fort Kochi, Kochi

Jew Street At Fort Kochi, Kochisource: thebetterindia.com

HolidayIQ traveller Raji says, “I enjoyed shopping for unusual and attractive stuff at Kerala.” HolidayIQ traveller Navmita Jyoti adds, “In Kochi, Jew Market is a must-visit. Lovely old shops and old collection of antiques with well laid out roads. Synagogue is a must visit.” 

Also Visit Chalai Market Road, Broadway, Buzaar Road.

Traveller Rejus RS suggests stay at Royal Homestay: "It looks like a traditional Kerala house (Like the one seen in movies), but is in fact made in the most modern way. I could feel the cold breeze coming from the Poorni River and this is what made me like the home-stay most."

6. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

Colaba Causeway, Mumbaisource: aiesecmumbai.in

HolidayIQ traveller Prithi says, “Colaba is best place for shopping. You can buy beads, slippers, shoes, chains, bags and purses. It is swarming with Mumbaikars and tourists. Be sure to bargain.” If you are a 'junk-kard' hit 'colaba causeway' in town - you 'll find the most beautiful pieces of junk jewellery here and also the best kohlapuris - you are just spoilt for choice!

Also visit Fashion Street and Linking Road famous for selling trendy clothes, fancy accessories, and junk jewellery. Zaveri Bazaar is lined with hundreds of small jewellery shops.

Cool Guru MJ from Mumbai shares: “ITC Grand Maratha is one of the favourites. Pan Asia is an absolutely fabulous restaurants and a connoisseurs delight. Rooms are well done and guest service is good.”

7. Sarojini, Delhi

Sarojini, Delhisource: holidayiq.com

HolidayIQ traveller Shantanu says, “An area that is compact and cheap for shopping is Sarojini Nagar Market in Delhi. Do not miss to bargain.” HolidayIQ traveller Vinitha adds, “Sarojini Nagar is a non-branded market and you have to bargain a lot. Avoid going very late in the eveinngs.” Get cool finds from Sarojini at throwaway prices!

Also visit Palika Bazaar, Chandni Chowk and Janpath.

If you're willing to travel for about 5-6 hours,your reward awaits you in the form of Kikar Lodge. Reviewer Zoobie describes her experience: "It is a calm and serene place, surrounded by forest and hills. A nice relaxing place if you need a break from the hustle and bustleof the metro. The food and service was very good. It is high on adventure and fun quotient with activities like quad biking, angling, night safari in jungle, swimming pool and other games like volley ball, carrom, table tennis and billiards. The Spa is also good. The decor is traditional Punjabi. The food was lip-smacking. "

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