Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh, which is considered as the largest state in India. The place is also known as the cultural capital of the state in addition to making the state a political as well as cultural centre of North India. The city is not only well known for its beautiful tourist attractions but also for its rich history and extraordinary shopping markets.
The city is much renowned for its chikankari and tehzeeb textiles. Once ruled by the powerful Nawabs, the place is truly haven for shopaholics. You would get almost everything here, from imported products to the ones made locally, and be overwhelmed at the options you would come across when it comes to shopping here. Have a look at some of these markets at the heritage and shop till you drop !
One of the oldest markets in the city which exists since the times of the Nawabs. One would also be able to come across a large number of havelis here and get all sorts of shops for clothes, jewellery and many more which includes food as well.
The area is also host to a Thursday street market where you would find vendors selling their products on pavements at throwaway prices. If you are tired with all the shopping, boost your energy with the delicious tunday kababs and biryanis.
Alambagh is one of the most popular markets of the city where you would get fresh vegetables, fruits, electronics, sweets, etc. The place also holds its date with history, as the place was home to a palace and a mosque along with many other buildings which now have made way to huge showrooms of well-known brands and the local merchants.
A visit to Lucknow is not complete without visiting this area, which is an old market well known for its ready-made clothes, chikankari, fabrics and many other shops, which sell various other products, from cosmetics to showpieces and much more. The area is well known amongst those who love to shop and eat at the same time and is also one of the best places to buy clothes with chikankari work.
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A market area which was specifically made for the British, where common Indians and dogs weren't allowed into the market at those times and was accessible only for the high-class people. At present this market has transformed itself into a premium shopping destination which has numerous showrooms, restaurants, cinema halls, etc. and attracts every individual to the place.
5. Janpath Market
Considered as a part of Hazaratganj, but remains very different from it. At the Janpath market, one would come across small shops and outlets which sell their products at pocket-friendly prices. Bargain until your contended and take home a variety of products from garments, woolen wears, leather belts, shoes, etc. all of it at throwaway prices when compared to the market at Hazratganj.
6. Latouche Road
One of the most busy markets in the city for electronic goods as it is filled with shops that sell electronic products. The key to getting the best deals at this market are your bargaining skills, with which you will end up paying only half the price or even lesser than the original price quoted by the sellers. Want to buy the latest gadgets? Without doubts, head straight to this market after sharpening your bargaining skills.
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