Shopping in India
10 Top Indian Handicraft Tours
There are many different handicraft tours available in India, ranging from short half day tours to extended tours with a specific focus on handicrafts.
Shopping by Region in India
Each region in India tends to specialize in a particular industry that's been handed down over generations. Here's a state by state guide as to what to shop for in India.
5 Interesting Places to by Handicrafts in India
There's something undoubtedly magical about Indian handicrafts. Unique, intricate, eye catching and expressive, each item has a story behind it. It's impossible to come to India and return home empty handed. Forget the ubiquitous handicraft emporiums and check out these five interesting places to buy handicrafts in India.
What you Need to Know About Buying an Indian Sari
The ancient and exotic sari, India’s traditional national dress for women, has withstood the test of time and is now over 5,000 years old. For those who’ve never put one on, a sari can be a bit of a mystery with its many pleats and folds. However, a visit to India wouldn’t be complete without at least trying one! This information will help you with your buying an Indian sari.
How to Shop at Markets in India and Get a Good Price
Bargaining is a very important, and even expected, part of shopping at markets in India. Here's the best way to go about it to ensure you get a good price.
Top 7 Markets in Delhi
The vibrant and exotic atmosphere of Delhi's markets can make shopping lots of fun. These top markets in Delhi are a treasure trove of goods waiting to be discovered.
Shop for Handicrafts in Delhi at MESH
MESH supports disabled artisans who produce beautiful, high quality handicrafts. They have a retail outlet in Delhi.
Delhi Walking Tour - Bargain Shopping in Paharganj
Some of the best bargain shopping in Delhi can be found in Paharganj. Many of the shops in Paharganj also deal in wholesale and export to foreign countries, making it a good place to come and hunt out unique and inexpensive goods to import back home. This walking tour of Paharganj's Main Bazaar will show you what's on offer.
Raghurajpur Handicraft Village in Orissa
The big attraction at Raghurajpur is that the whole village community is involved in making some kind of handicraft. Many have even won national awards for their work. There are just over 100 households and 300 artisans in the village.
Top 5 Markets in Mumbai
These days, Mumbai is known more for its designer shops and malls than its markets. However, if you're after a bargain or some interesting souvenirs to take back home, you won't be disappointed. There's great shopping to found at these Mumbai markets.
5 Biggest and Best Mumbai Malls
Mall mania has hit Mumbai in recent years, with new malls popping up all over the city. Most malls are more than just shopping destinations. They've got huge food, gaming, and entertainment zones as well.
Where to Buy Handicrafts in Mumbai
Where to shop for handicrafts in Mumbai now? Unlike Delhi, with its multitude of markets, the options are a bit limited. Here are some suggestions.
Mumbai Walking Tour - Stylish Shopping in Bandra
Mumbai is the style capital of India. Trendy Bandra is a well known shopping haven and locals flock to Hill Road and Linking Road to spend their cash on the latest fashions. This walking tour of Bandra will show you the best places to shop for clothes, accessories, jewelry, shoes, and bags.
Photo Tour of Shopping in Chor Bazaar Mumbai
Mumbai's Chor Bazaar, which literally means "thieves market", has a fascinating history that spans more than 150 years. Today, it's famous for antique and vintage items.
Kala Ghoda Art Pavement Gallery Photo Tour
The leafy pavement on either side of the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai's Kala Ghoda (Black Horse) Arts Precinct is lined with the artwork of promising young artists, who gather there to exhibit and sell their works.
Top 5 Places to Go Shopping in Kolkata
Shopping in Kolkata can be great fun as the city is filled with markets bursting with interesting goods. Popular purchases include saris, handicrafts, and terracotta items. If you bargain well, you'll get some great deals.
Big Bazaar Review: Big Crowds and Chaos
The Big Bazaar in India is a useful place to find cheap household items, clothes, and food all under one roof. However, the chaos and crowds often make shopping there a challenge.
New Market Review : Historic Bargain Shopper's Paradise in Kolkata
Simply put, New Market is a Kolkata shopping institution. It has over 2000 stalls selling everything from clothes to cheese. New Market can be crowded and chaotic but if you're after a bargain, or even just an incredible experience, it's not to be missed.
Oxford Bookstore Review : Treasure Trove of Tea and Reading in Kolkata
The Oxford Bookstore is more of a destination that a bookstore. It was recently renovated and expanded to provide customers with a multi-dimensional shopping experience, including a cafe and special children's store.
5 Top Places to go Shopping in Jaipur
Planning on going shopping in Jaipur and wondering about the best places to spend your money? Find everything from contemporary art to classic blue pottery at these five famous shops!
Your Favorite Places to Go Shopping in India
Shopping in India is so much fun, with a seemingly endless array of choices. Where do you like shop in India? Share your favorite places here.
Your Favorite Delhi Market
Delhi arguably has the best shopping in India. There are so many markets in Delhi, making it a shoppers paradise. Which is your favorite?