Extravagant air conditioned malls and online shopping has taken over lives but, they can never replace the satisfaction of going to flea markets and give us cheap clothes for our everyday wear. The essence of these flea markets lies in bargaining with the shopkeeper that you can never experience in fancy malls or through shopping online. Here is a list of the most famous flea markets in India for a happy shopping experience!
• Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
A street in Colaba, Mumbai is a paradise to all the shoppers looking for the latest trends at a cheaper price. From clothes to shoes, from stationery to books and handicrafts, this market has it all for you. All you tourists looking for street shopping in Mumbai, Colaba Causeway is open every day so grab your favourites at throwaway prices!
• Dilli Haat, New Delhi
You will find handicrafts and traditional food from all over India, here at one place. Authentic goods are available here at nominal prices without being inflated by the maintenance costs. Dilli Haat has a number of festive bazaars throughout the year. With an entry free of Rs. 20, you can indulge yourself in this traditional shopping experience.
• Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi
Located in South Delhi, Sarojini market is the hub for all college students and is famous for the trendiest clothes at cheap prices. Rejected export clothes and the export-surplus come to this market available to you at a cheap price but, don’t forget to bargain! It’s open all days from morning to night except Monday.
• Anjuna Flea Market, Goa
This weekly flea market set up on Anjuna beach makes you experience the culture of Goa in its truest sense. Open every Wednesday from dawn to dusk, this market has it all. From beautiful handicrafts to funky jewellery and hippiest clothes, you will find it all here. Indulge in Goan delicacies and traditional performances along with a great shopping experience in this flea market.
• Laad Bazaar, Hyderabad
In the city of royals, laad bazaar, located near the Charminaar is famous for it gems and pearls. The perfect place to match your jewellery and shoes with that beautiful Indian outfit you handpicked for the occasion. Open every day, you will definitely find the most beautiful and pretty looking jhumkas and bangles you’ve been searching for.
• Johari Bazaar, Jaipur
One of the very old markets of our very own pink city, Johari Bazaar, though known for its jewels, has a wide variety of colourful accessories as well. You will find traditional sarees and lehengas along with jootis and cloth bags, all at this one place. Open all days of the week, it’s located near the famous Hawa Mahal.
• Kitsch Mandi, Bagalore
Bangalore is the city known to be filled with easy going people who know how to strike a balance between work, party and relaxing. One such example is their most famous flea market, Kitsch Mandi that promotes the work of new and upcoming designers and artists. This flea market is put up on specific dates and has all sorts of entertainment; from live gigs to wonderful music, from a beautiful shopping experience to delicious food, all at one place.