The Best Places to go Shopping in Ahmedabad
If you are a shopaholic and searching for the shopping destinations in Ahmedabad, then piece is just right amount of information you need. However, if you are not a shopaholic, then I am glad to say that you might actually become one after reading this. The walled city of Ahmedabad, being the largest city of Gujarat offers varied and extensive shopping experience.
Be it textile, handicrafts, books, art pieces, sweets & snacks, Ahmedabad has it all. What you need is the right place to spend your good money on good stuff.
Welcoming you with open arms into its swarm of shoppers, Lal Darwaza is the busiest and most popular shopping market in Ahmedabad. Although the stuff is already cheap, you can practice your bargain skills to get the best price. The market offers gents & children garments, sarees & dresses, chaniya choli, shoes, books, accessories, handicrafts and what not. However, make sure you are satisfied with the quality of product before buying it and also beware of the pickpockets.
Located in the heart of the city, Law Garden is famous for handicraft stalls. Streets are found filled on both sides with local handicrafts vendors flaunting and selling beautiful handcrafted items such as jutis, jhumke, chaniya choli, etc. There are also a no. of shopping malls and handloom stores in the locality making an ideal shopping destination.
If you are a bibliophile and are always searching for books to add to your library, then Fernandes Bridge is your ally. Along with large variety of academia, books on art, design, management, you may also find first editions, out of print books and even some rare collectibles. The vendors are spread under & around the bridge selling books at cheap and affordable prices. Stroll around and you will witness large collection of magazines and journals.
Famous among the residents as late night food street, Manek Chowk is a vegetable market in morning hours, followed by being jewellery market from noon to evening. It is surrounded by some historical monuments which makes it a sight to behold. Offering all varieties of food, Manek Chowk should be on your list if you are a foodie.
If you are not a street wanderer and prefer buying trendy branded stuff, then Chimanlal Girdharlal Road is your calling. With almost all the brand showrooms and popular malls in the area, you can shop the latest fashion here. CG Road is so high class that it is ranked as the costliest retail market in the city.
Rani No Haziro
Also known as Mughalai Bibi’s Tomb, this is the popular tomb complex showcasing the traditions. The market offers a wide variety of women’s clothing, accessories, chaniya choli, jewellery and much more. You can also find vendors selling mukhwas, authentic mouth freshners nearby Rani No Haziro.
Gujarat is said to be the home of wood artisans. Ramakda Market is famous for offering beautiful wooden artifacts, fine wood toys, painted dandiyas and lovely handcrafted wooden decorations. If you are into interior / festival decorations and want to add the touch of culture to the setting, then Ramakda Market is the right place for you.
If you are looking for authentic Gujarati snacks and sweets, then do visit Raipur Gate. The area offers wide range of farsaans like muthia, gathiya, fafda jalebi, dhokla, khakhra, khaman, patra and many more. Savor the dishes there or you can just pack them and take with you on your excursions.