Markets in Amritsar

No matter how cosmopolitan a city becomes, it should never lose out on its essence. For a city like Amritsar, malls may have given boost to the shopping culture, but there are still those famous markets, which keep the excitement alive. These very markets make available options to everyone on the city. These are lanes where anyone can find an item or more of their liking, use and so on. Right from the ethnic wear, fine embroidery to the small artifacts, handicrafts, and Amritsar markets are famous for their assortment. Most of these things are true to the culture of the city and may not be found any place else. In their original best, there are shops in these markets which have been present for ages and have clients visiting from all over the world. These may be narrow lanes or crowded spots, but ask anyone about them, they will direct you immediately for that is how famous these very places are.

Markets in Amritsar
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Hall Bazaar in Amritsar

As one of the prime shopping markets in Amritsar, Hall Bazaar is a famous spot in the city. Here, you will find everything from traditional garments, handicraft items to latest in electronics, jewellery and books. Hall market basically has a lot of people from middle income families come here for the prices suit their needs perfectly. The garments available come in traditional as well as modern style. Another special feature about this place is its food variety. There are many options to pick from and you can try the Amritsari delicacies in almost every section of the market.

Old City Bazaar in Amritsar

Your stay in Amritsar fails if you haven’t had the opportunity to buy the ethnic wear the city offers. The Old City Bazaar is the right place for you to do so. Right from phulkari work to traditional jewellery, famous Patiala salwar, juttis to handicrafts, you will find all in these in the narrow lanes. These shops will not only offer you ethnic items, but a fine range in them as well. You are bound to be taken aback by the beauty of Amritsari embroidery and the detail that goes into every piece. These items may be available in other parts of Punjab, but you will not get such original designs like that in these shops of Amritsar. The markets thus remain extremely famous and packed all year round.

Old City Bazaar in Amritsar
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Guru Bazaar in Amritsar

At a distance of about fifteen minutes from the Amritsar Railway Station is the famous Guru Bazaar. With a vital location between Guru ka Mahal and the Golden Temple, Guru Bazaar remains one of the oldest markets in the city. No wonder, people from all over flock together to come to this market which is famous for a lot many things. Since Amritsar is a religious land, this very market contains impressive idols of Gods and Goddesses. During their holy visits, people stop by to purchase lamps, religious idols, items associated with prayers etc. You are also to find in this huge market many ornaments. The market remains crowded but fills up completely during tourist season.

Katra Jaimal Singh Market in Amritsar

If you are looking to find clothes which reveal a lot about Amritsar, visit Katra Jaimal Singh Market. The clothes here range from saris with heavy work, pashmina shawls, and wedding attires for men and women and so on. The best part about this market is the price. Rates are dirt cheap and you can actually purchase a lot spending very less. And for those who still find it expensive, try your hand at bargaining.  The market falls right after Hall Bazaar. The glitter of the clothes and items available here are sure to grab your attention.

Katra Jaimal Singh Market in Amritsar
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Kapda Bazaar in Amritsar

As suggested by its name, the market is famous for clothing items. Women especially come here to find matching dupattas with their suits. You will also find women visit this market, which is close to the railway station, to purchase bangles, bindis and other accessories at very cheap cost. Since the prices are so low, women ensure to purchase as much each time they visit. In short, it’s a one stop destination for women to accessories their look.

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    Niti Gollati from Amritsar 1599 Days ago

    If you have planned to visit Amritsar then don't miss shopping in Katra Jaimal singh market. This market is famous for clothes.

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