You may have to stop for a breath amongst the crowded labyrinth of stalls that is Kolkata's famous New Market. Popular for its cheap and affordable prices, with over 2500 stores this is the only organised street market in India. Buy cotton saris, Bankura clay horses, brassware, leather bags, silk from Murshidabad, khadi, wigs, poultry, cheeses, nuts, and a lot more. And if you are lost in the maze of shops here, don't fret. Just hire help in form of a guide and find what you are looking for.
Timings: Weekdays 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday – 10 am to 2 pm (Closed Sundays).
A trip to Goa couldn't be complete till you visit a flea market and buy a sun-dress and chunky jewellery. Whether you're looking for an original designer dress or silver body piercings you'll find everything in this famous Saturday market. With an eclectic selection of clothes, shoes, bags, handicrafts, jewellery, leather accessories, home décor and festoons, topped with live music and mind-boggling variety of food, you are sure to get into the Goan spirit here.
Timings: Saturdays, 6 pm to midnight
If you are worried about an incoming Bridezilla situation, a visit to this vibrant market could be the answer you are looking for. Branching out from Charminar it has everything shimmery tucked away in its narrow lanes. Famous for traditional hyderabadi glass and stone studded bangles, it also sells fabulous bridal wear, khara dupattas, sarees, pearls, nirmal, kalamkari, handwoven materials of silk, brocade, velvet and gold embroidered fabrics. A day spent here and you are set for your wedding.
Timings: 8 am to 10 pm
A true jewellery lover would not want to leave this market till the last shutter drops. Jaipur's famous bazaar has its narrow lanes lined with shops selling everything bling. Shop here for gold, diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones, Kundan and thewa jewellery, silver ornaments and even customised costume jewellery if you are low on budget.
Timings: 11 am to 7 pm (closed on Sunday)
Arguably the most popular markets in the city, roam for miles on the footpaths of this South Mumbai bazaar and get enamoured by the colourful kurtas, kaftans, Kolhapuri chappals, jewellery and antique pieces like hookahs and gramophones. You will also find an unusual collection of purses made of jute, cane and even wood here.
Timings: 9 am to 10 pm
Lovers of antique furniture should make a visit to this hotchpotch market which stocks an amazing variety at literally throw away prices. Find anything from period mirrors, wooden laundry racks to antique study tables and four poster beds. And don't be disappointed if you don't find what you are looking. Apart from the pieces displayed, the shopkeepers can make any piece on order or replicate a period piece.
Timings: 11 am to 7 pm
Indulge in some old fashioned fashion spree to give your house a classic British era feel. In the Portuguese-style houses in Cochin's Jew Town, find bronze vessels, hand-carved wooden coffee tables, wooden boxes from China, glass paintings and a host of other trinkets. A number of vendors here specialise in antiques from the British era with many of the glass and porcelain goods sold actually from the homes of British India's nobility.
Timings: 5 am to 9 pm
Police market in Shillong is definitely a paradise for the fashion lovers in the mountains. The market is huge and is replete with the various shopping attractions. The market is famous for its handmade artifacts which are prepared by the tribal people of Meghalaya. The bamboo and cane artworks are the specialties of this market. You can also grab the scrumptious North-east cuisine is the loaded small shops of the market. The list does not end here, you can find the exquisite variety of silk and cotton clothes, the fashionable clothes, shoes, and bags etc. Enough to satisfy the shopaholic inside you!
You trip to Lucknow is incomplete if you do not try the scrumptious street food of the state and buy the famous Chicken Kari handloom. All of it can be found in the famous Hazratganj Market of the city. The market has got the small stalls and big shops selling the best of the culture of the state at reasonable prices.
A number of Bollywood songs dedicated to it and a number of videos on the social media have provided Sarojini Market with all the hype that this street market deserves. Ask any Delhiite and they will tell you what Sarojini market means to them. Sarojini market sells the export surplus material at a very cheap price. This flea market is probably the best street market that you will find in the capital city. The market is always filled with the recent fashion clothes, bags, and shoes. Visit here after improvising your bargaining skills, because it can land you with the most awesome articles at the dirt cheap rate.
One of the most popular spots for the locals to get their hands on trendy, cheap and exotic stuff, the Janpath market is one of the oldest stretches in Delhi for shopping lovers and budget buyers. Earlier called as the Queen's way, the Janpath or literally the people's path connects Delhi's shopping hotspot Connaught Place to Lodhi Road. There is huge variety of stuff to choose from fashionable daily wears to ethnic dresses, cotton garments, Imitation jewelry from Junk to Silver, bags, handicrafts, leather footwear, antiques, electronics, furniture and many other significant or sundry items.