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Shopping In India

India is an amazing place to enjoy shopping. The country has an industry based on local handicrafts, fashion accessories, gold, silver and diamond jewellery and plenty of antiques. Bargaining is a key feature of Indian markets, and is often encouraged. The country is also dotted with thousands of modern-day, swanky shopping malls that have stores of every conceivable international brand. Each year, more and more new fashion brands  foray into the Indian market, competing with the already established brands.

While in India, look to buy handwoven carpets, pashmina shawls, gems, gold and silver jewellery, leather goods, statues, colourful lanterns, traditional clothes and amazing array of handicrafts ranging from clay products, metal works to wood carvings. Pure silk sarees and cotton fabrics are also available along the length and breadth of the country, and is quite varied in terms of design, colours, and patterns. For ethnic products and artefacts one can visit the Bombay Store or Fab India stores across the country.

In the country’s capital, New Delhi, visit the markets of Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar to shop for the latest fashion wear, traditional dresses, carpets, handlooms, and so on. Visit the INA Market for imported gourmet stuff including spices, clothing and accessories. The Dilli Haat located opposite to the INA Market is the best place to haggle and get home some handicraft items. The city of Jaipur is famous for its gems, jewellery, handicrafts, colourful dresses with mirror work, rajais (cotton quilt with Rajasthani traditional hand block designs) and much more. In Mumbai, visit Colaba Causeway which is filled with souvenirs, antiques and host of other interesting items. It is located close to the Gateway of India, and is one of the best places to stroll, haggle and buy interesting items. In Goa, check out Anjuna Flea Market that is held every Wednesday from October onwards throughout the peak-season and is open between 9:00 am in the morning till 6:00 pm in the evening. 

India is an amazing place to enjoy shopping. The country has an industry based on local handicrafts, fashion accessories, gold, silver and diamond jewellery and plenty of antiques. Bargaining is a ...

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