Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is known for the yummy tunday kabab and also the famous chikankari. Shopping here is an exciting experience for many reasons. One of which is you get everything at reasonable prices that means you can shop more and spend less. If you are a fan of chikankari garments you have to visit Lucknow for your next favourite piece. Not only is the collection beautiful but the prices are unbelievable. Here are 10 places you can visit in Lucknow.
10 Markets You Must Visit In Lucknow
1. Hazratganj Market
Hazratganj in Lalbagh, Lucknow has been a traditional market in Lucknow for a long time. Today, you can see glamorous showrooms, malls and factory outlets. So you can find some high-end products along with the classy chikankari kurtis and sarees. You can’t bargain much here but you will find items that are durable and will last you much longer. This market is closed on Sundays.
2. Aminabad Market
This is one market that has seen the time of Nawabs, and is also one of the busiest marketplaces in Lucknow. Here you can use all your bargaining skills and find pieces that are low cost but beautiful. With clothes you can also find other household items as here you will find shops and stalls of all kinds. If you are in Lucknow, head over to Aminabad for some easy-on-the-pocket shopping.
3. Alambagh Market
Alambagh is THE market for durable accessories and apparel. Here you will find great stuff from branded showrooms being sold at reasonable prices. You can also find home utility things as well as grocery shops here. This market is located in Chander Nagar and remains closed on Mondays.
4. Chowk Market
Located in Chowk, Lucknow this market is the best place for you to visit if you are looking for authentic chikankari garments. You can also get custom-designed pieces here so if you have a great design in mind, you can get that made. Everything here is available at pocket-friendly prices so that you can shop to your heart’s content. Another speciality is here you can find fabulous ittar (perfumes).
5. Nakhas Market
This market located near Shyam Bandhu is 200 years old and you can find anything you are looking for here. You can come here to shop its speciality Zardozi embroidered garments such as lehengas, anarkalis and kurtis. This market is another one-stop destination for all that you’d want to shop. So, you can look for anything you’ve been wanting to buy here. You can also visit this place on Sundays as there is a huge flea market here where you can thrift shop.
6. Yahiyaganj Market
Yahiyaganj is a wholesale market and is one of the most popular shopping areas in Lucknow. This is close to Nakhas market and here you can get your favourite clothes at wholesale rates. If street shopping is your thing, do visit Yahiyaganj market located in Yahiyaganj when in Lucknow. There is also a gurudwara nearby where you can have a nice devotional time.
7. Janpath Market
Janpath is a part of the Hazratganj market but is very popular on its own in Lucknow. Here you can find woollen clothes and chikankari clothes at the best prices. Your bargaining skills will work here very well. You can find exclusive chikan embroidered sarees that are of good design with a lot of other ethnic garments. If you are looking for your next favourite perfume chances are you’ll find it here.
8. Bhootnath Market
This market definitely has a funny name! Bhootnath market located in Indira Nagar is another delightful place for a shopper but is also a food lover’s heaven. Popular for spices, this market can offer a desi girl a budget-friendly wardrobe update. You can get sarees as well as t-shirts from shops or stalls depending on how much you are looking to spend.
9. Kapoorthala Market
Kapoorthala near Chandralok Tower is a relatively new market compared to the rest. Recently a lot of showrooms of chikankari and other garments have opened there. This also means that here you can get clothes with updated and fresh designs. You can find sarees and other chikankari garments here with a new modern twist to them.
10. Patrakar Puram Market
If you are looking for something other than chikankari garments. Your best bet is Patrakar Puram Market in Gomti Nagar. Here you will find shops and stalls that sell t-shirts, maxi dresses and other western party wear outfits. You will also find loungewear items and jeans. Head over to this market for anything and everything casual.
From nightwear to bridal lehengas you can find everything here. So next time you are in Lucknow, save some bucks to shop your heart out here. Which one are you going to visit first? Tell us in the comments!