6 Old Traditional Markets Of India

Traditional Markets

Indian market is the best way to know about the rich culture of the country. A typical ‘market’ in India is defined by street vendors, congested shopping streets, delicious street food.

Here Are Some Such Historical Shopping Places That Are Still Popular with the Locals

Chor Bazaar, Mumbai- As the name suggests, stolen goods are found in this market. According to legends, Queen Victoria’s violin once went missing and was later discovered in Chor Bazaar (Thieves Bazaar).

The market is famous for selling vintage items, Victorian furniture, automobile replacement parts, etc.

Johri Bazaar, Jaipur – This is the largest jewellery market of Jaipur, which is located around Hawa Mahal. It is famous for its traditional Rajasthani jewellery.

From here one can buy exquisite Jewellery made of gold, silver, emerald and diamond as well as uniquely made kundan jewellery.

Historically, Women From Royal Families Have Bought Jewellery From This Market

Chandni Chowk, Delhi – Emperor Shah Jahan built Chandni Chowk, the heritage market of Delhi in the 17th century. It was designed by his favorite daughter, Princess Jahanara.

From the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort to the Fatehpuri Masjid, Chandni Chowk passes through the boundary wall.

It is one of the most crowded markets, with shops selling everything from authentic food, clothing, footwear, paper, brass, copper, jewellery, kitchen appliances and household items.

Mahidharpura Diamond Market, Surat – Surat is known for its diamond cutting and polishing industry. Diamonds are traded on the road in this market.

Surat’s diamond Jewellery industry imports raw uncut diamonds and makes them shiny, for which these diamonds are preferred across the world.

Kannauj’s Attar Bazaar – Kannauj is known as the ‘Perfume City’ as it is home to the largest perfumery in the country.

It is known for producing perfume, a fragrant essential oil (often derived from roses), as well as sandalwood oil. These aromatic oils have powerful healing properties.

Sardar Market, Jodhpur – Situated next to the new road, Sardar Market is famous for traditional Rajasthani goods like Bandhej Sarees, Mojris, Handicrafts and Textiles etc.

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