Places to shop in Ahmedabad
Often referred to a shopper's paradise Ahmedabad is abundant in shopping places. Be it the swanky malls, the hustling and bustling open air markets, the posh departmental stores or the retail outlets Ahmedabad offers a plethora of shopping options. The shops are stacked with a wide range of textiles, dress materials, handicrafts, footwear, artifacts, jewelry and utensils. However, the specialty of Gujarat continues to be colorful fabric. Known for its textile industry Ahmedabad attracts buyers from all over the country and abroad.
The reason behind the popularity of the fabrics in Ahmedabad is that the age old practices of hand weaving are still carried on in the various cities of Gujarat. If traditional garments are your type then this is heaven for you. A paradise for saris, antiques, handicrafts and traditional fabrics like bandhej and bandhini Ahmeabad is the most important shopping places in Gujarat.
The most popular places to shop in Ahmedabad include Teen Darwaja, Ratan Pole, Manek Chowk, Dhalgarwad, C.G. Road and Sarkhej. If you are shopping enthusiasts then you are sure to enjoy the shopping experience in the above mentioned markets. Law Garden is also a popular shopping area in the city. Bandhej and Sanskruti are two of the most popular shops in Ahmedabad
offering the best range of traditional items.
One of the best places to pick up antique jewelry is the bustling crowded marketplace of Teen Darwaza. Famous worldwide for its range of antique jewelry that resembles the kind the Harappans wore in the third millennium BC, this market is flooded with antique lovers. Absolutely traditional in its outlook that is a sharp contrast to the modern style of jewelry Teen Darwaza invites travelers from all parts of the world. Sometimes made out of brass and sometimes out of shell the varieties of jewelry found in this market can be easily said to be the rarest.
Another place of prominence for shopping in Ahmedabad is Dhal Garwad. Located in the heart of the city this open market is a true shopper’s delight. The crowded lanes and by lanes are crammed with shops selling ready-made garments, saris, dupattas, bedcovers and dress materials. Exclusive for ethnic Indian wear this market is the ideal place for young college goers. The best thing about this market place is however the scope of bargaining. If you have the knack of bargaining then you can get things at your price.