Indian mega malls are cropping up like monsoon frogs, but the bazaar – with its spices and gold, jewellery and flowers, is where it’s at with the charm intact. India’s markets have antique tit-bits that you didn’t know you want until you set eyes on them. That comes along with a fun haggle. Also Read - Unlock 1 in Goa: Hand Sanitisers For Domestic Helps, Vigilance Team Inside Office Premises: Here's List of Guidelines For Housing Societies, Educational Institutions And Offices
They present with an unparralelled sensory delight to the country’s diversity. The sights, smell, colour, the sense of organized chaos, the old vying for attention against the old; all of it makes the India’s bazaars an enthralling and overwhelming experience. Some shops are holes-in-the-wall, then there are the street vendors fighting for space with cars on pavements. Amid all this there are treasures to be found, food that can paralyse the senses and a cacophony of noise creating a sort of music of the bazaars. Here are the most favourite ones in the country. Also Read - Hyderabad MBA Graduate Stages Robbery Drama, Steals Rs 8.5 Lakh For Girlfriend's Treatment; Arrested
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The Mughal-era bazaars like Meena Bazaar feel like a direct link with the past, selling everything from gold to ball bearings, plus some of India’s finest street food.
Devaraj market is about 125 years old and filled with about 125 million varieties of flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Manek Chowk is a fresh-produce market by day and heaving night market by night, with gorgeous copper ware and textiles sold in the streets around it.
Tourist flea markets are huge on the north coast like the ones on Anjuna, while Panjim and Margao bazaars make for excellent wandering.
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The colourful, swarming streets around Charminar sell bangles, birds, vegetables, delectable street food, wedding sarees, antiques and much more.