We all know Bangalore as the leading IT hub of India. Well, no doubt about that but the city is also a major attraction for tourists coming from all over the world. The rich history and culture of the place offers a perfect blend of old and new, with tons of options for locals and tourists to indulge in. From the most vibrant markets to sightseeing spots like temples and monuments, there is something for everyone here. And if you happen to be a shopaholic, the options for you are no less.
Here we have listed the best shopping spots in Bangalore that you just can’t miss to explore on your trip to the ‘Silicon Valley of India’:
1- The Commercial Street: if you want to do some street shopping, Commercial Street is the place you need to see in Bangalore. It is one of the most famous markets and a one-stop destination for garments, sports goods, imitation jewellery and footwear. Besides this, you can also find beautiful antique pieces here and that too at affordable prices. If you have good bargaining skills, you can even make your shopping experience worthwhile. Within the street, you’ll find VR Plaza, Asiatic Arts and Crafts, Jeweller’s Street, Reliance Stationery Mart and other stores from where you can buy everything from knick-knacks like key chains to trendy western wear and imitation jewellery.
2- Chickpet: this is another adventurous shopping place that every shopaholic must explore when in Bangalore. This oldest commercial district is known for its beautiful silk sarees. The quality and variety of sarees that you’ll find here is hard to find anywhere else. Besides sarees, this street is also famous for gold and silver jewellery. If you are looking for stunning bangles, you’ll find them here in Balepet which is nearby. And simply head to Nagartpet if you want to buy musical instruments. Do note that the place is a bit crowded but the variety you’ll find here makes it worth exploring.
3- Jayanagar 4th Block: this shopping complex is again a heaven for all shoppers. It is massive and can be confusing for first timers. Here, you can shop for almost everything, inside the shopping complex or you can choose to shop from the roadside shops as well. Be it flowers, grocery, pottery, sweets or spices, the place is sure to drown you in an ocean of options. Buy footwear, house hold goods, artwork, daily routine items as well as luxury products at best prices. And once you are done with all the shopping, you can head to any of the treat yourself with mouth-watering delicacies.
4-Brigade Road: located between Residency Road and MG Road, this place offers a delightful shopping experience, with its plethora of options that suit every budget. Here you’ll find a number of branded showrooms from where you can buy everything, be it electronics, footwear, garments or jewellery. And if you are not into buying branded stuff, you’ll find many shops that sell non-branded stuff as well. You’ll find hawkers selling watches, wallets, t-shirts, key chains etc. If you are good at bargaining you can buy stuff here at really great prices. Don’t miss to try food from the numerous restaurants, cafes that will leave you spoilt for choices.
5- Dubai Plaza: Here are many best restaurants in Bangalore and gigantic shopping complex is located on the Rest House Road and is a paradise for budget shopping. From clothes, accessories to jewellery and footwear, you’ll just find everything here. There is also a Tibetan Plaza inside where one can buy range of items from electronics to clothes and accessories at dirt cheap prices.
So whether you are staying at on your visit to the city or are a localite, do explore the above-mentioned market places for an amazing shopping experience.