Bhopal is one of the best neat and clean cities in India. Bhopal tourism includes lakes, cultural heritage places, and shopping too. This big city has an international and national retail chain of shopping malls. They are the best for shopping in one place with entertainment and food too.
Bhopal is a shopper’s paradise as it conducts many annual shopping festivals. The tourists take lake tours in Bhopal, do shopping in nearby local markets to buy souvenirs. Apart from traditional artefacts, it is also a shopping destination for the latest fashion, jewels, home needs and toys. Here, we have selected the top nine places to shop once you visit Bhopal.
Chowk bazar is an excellent shopping place in Bhopal to purchase traditional crafts. The shops in its narrow lanes are treasure troves of traditional Bhopali crafts, gold and silver jewellery, exquisitely fashioned beadwork, sequinned and embroidered velvet cushions and purses, Chanderi and Maheshwari sarees.
The Mrignayani Emporium is a unique marketing outlet that displays and sells a wide range of products comprising of the poetry woven in Kosa Tussar, Maheshwari and Chanderi sarees, dressing material, readymades, handicrafts, jewellery, gift items, home and office furnishings. The highly skillful weavers, artisans, and craftsmen reflect the glory of Madhya Pradesh through the products made by them.
It is located in the New Bhopal area on the south of the lower and upper lakes and is one of the most important commercial and shopping areas in the city. New Market houses various showrooms and cloth shops offering garments, readymade clothes, eateries, bakeries, restaurants, mobile stores, bookstalls, banks, tourist offices and Indian airlines office are located within this area.
This open market is the best place to buy winter wear in Bhopal. You can buy original hand-knit woollen fabrics at reasonable prices. With good bargaining power, you can buy them within your budget. They have shawls, scarves, sweaters, and jackets. These products are made in Tibet. If you visit Bhopal during the winters, this is the best market to beat the cold by wearing Tibetan woollen accessories and sweater. They have woollen fabrics for women, kids and men.
If on the trip, you haven’t seen the real Bhopal, here you definitely will. Bittan Market shows the classic Bhopal with a range of products to shop from. This busy market offers the in-style bags, footwear, clothing, and accessories at a very compelling rate. Many handloom exhibitions are also held here. You can find a lot of college students hanging around thanks to the Hookah lounges and fantastic bakeries here.
The perfect place to visit if your shopping list is inexhaustible but you are low on cash. Isn’t that always happening to us? The streets are lined up with trendy but cheap handbags, cute accessories, shoe stores, and stoles. There are shops for tangy powders and spices so you can take the flavour of Bhopal back home. The street houses several vendors offering lip-smacking palak puris, jalebi-rabdi, and namkeens.
Sarafa Bazaar offers ornaments in the day and transforms into a night bazaar from 8 pm onwards. It indeed gives us the best of both the worlds. It is famous for the artefact and jewellery shop, offering a wide range of accessories from peacock-shaped toe rings to Kundan neck pieces. After shopping, you can also explore the delicacies of the street food till after midnight. Some of the specialities include Chole-Tikiya, Jalebi-Rabdi, Kulfi Falooda, Kachori, Chaats, and Gajak in the list.
It is one of the best markets in Bhopal, here you can purchase both Ayurvedic and herbal medicines. You can also visit this market for its handicrafts, such as terracotta items, jute products and clay items. These products are made by local craftsmen.
It is one of the biggest wholesale markets in Bhopal. Wholesale vendors sell all kinds of watches, utensils, garments, furniture, appliances, and firecrackers in this wholesale market.