Pakke Bazar is the name of the main market of the Basti district. It is a centrally located market and attracts people not only from the city but also from the surrounding areas. It is a very busy shopping area and remains densely crowded all through the day. The market caters to almost all the basic needs of the shopping public.
The market is one of the oldest business areas of the city. It houses all the major shops and other business establishments, hospitals, nursing homes, pathology labs, grocery stores, stationary shops, sports goods vendors, jewelers, cloth merchants, guest houses, hotels and restaurants.
Since the market remains heavily crowded, it is advisable to take rickshaw or a cycle and avoid four wheelers because of the scarcity of the parking space in the main market area.