There are lots of reasons why you should/must visit Lucknow for tourism or holidays. However, historical sites and eating outs are the key attractions of this historical city. But if you haven’t visited Lucknow famous shopping markets during Lucknow travel, you haven’t experience the best of Lucknow. As the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is well known as one of the best budget shopping destinations of India which is famous for delivering quality, quantity, variety, and bargaining. Yes Bargaining..!! That’s why I said Lucknow is the budget shopping destination.
Lucknow Shopping Places : Famous Street Markets
Without doubt Hazratganj is the best place for premium shopping experience in Lucknow, which is fully packed with premium showrooms, malls, outlets, restaurants, multiplexes/ cinemas, and home of many state government offices. It is as famous as Connaught Place for shopping in Delhi. However, Hazratganj is not for bargain shoppers as it is the most luxurious market in Lucknow, but you can buy there all daily lifestyle items with premium quality. It is the best place to buy jewelry items, and all types of men’s, women’s and kids cloths; especially handmade embroidered kurtas/kurtis & sarees of famous Chikan material. So if you’re visiting Hazratganj for eating out or entertainment, don’t forget to experience the luxurious shopping in the heart of city Hazratganj.
Shopping Markets in Hazratganj
- Sahara Ganj Shopping Mall
- Janpath Market
- Naza Computer Market
One of the oldest market of Lucknow, and no wonder if I say there is no shopping place in Lucknow which can compete with Aminabad local market. It is the home of all type of fabulous shopping in Lucknow. Doesn’t matter what are you looking for, Aminabad shopping market has something for every shoppers which fulfill needs of everyone. Aminabad market is mainly famous for jewellery, books, Chikan embroidered clothing; especially wedding lehengas and sherwanis. There are very large chain of garments shops which offers wedding clothes for bride and groom within cheap, average to premium budget. So you don’t need worry about budget problem during weeding shopping in Aminabad Lucknow. And the best thing is bargaining! 🙂 If you are professional in bargaining, Aminabad may be the right location for cheap shopping in Lucknow.
Aminabad is also famous stop for eating out in Lucknow. So if you’re looking for a short break during hard day of shopping, check some famous dishes at the famous eating out of Lucknow, located in Aminabad. So, plan a day or weekend and go for shop in Aminabad. However, it is closed on Thursday.
Chowk, one of the famous markets of old Lucknow, is a definitely must go shopping place in Lucknow for buy garments, decorated with fine fabrics and famous handcraft Chikan embroidery work. However, Chowk market is also blended with famous showrooms of local and international brand; still handcrafted items are the main attraction of this market which makes it a unique attraction of the city. Find here brief info of famous tourist places in Lucknow.
Visiting to Nakhas market may be extraordinary experience for travelling in Lucknow. I am not sure, but I guess it is the oldest market of Lucknow. However, entire market is fully packed with small to large and old to new shops where you can shop in low budget, but the main attraction of Nakhas is still hidden. The beauty of Nakhas can be seen early on Sunday morning when this famous market becomes more colorful, noisier, highly demanded, and the price of everything becomes very reasonable. This is well known as the Sunday market in old Lucknow where you can easily get unique items at low cost which are usually not available in any market in Lucknow city. There is also a very old bird market in Nakhas streets where you see and buy birds and little pets.
So if you are visiting Lucknow for searching something old, Nakhas market is totally worth to visit, and you will not be disappointed if you visiting here on Sunday. Nakhas market is the definitely hidden attraction of the city.
Without the main market of Lucknow, Alambagh is best known for its shopping experience. This crowded sidewalk market is fully blended with all categories of shops, hotels, restaurants and street eating outs. Not only shopping complex and malls, but also you will easily find roadside streets shop of outfits for cheap shopping.
Very close to popular Nakhas market, Yahiyaganj is the main whole sale market of Lucknow to buy cosmetic products, toys, cloths, crackers, metal bartan, masala and other kitchen items at whole sale rate. There are also a very famous and historical Gurudwara in Yahiyaganj market where you can go for peace. So I think you have all the reasons to visit Yahiyaganj, if you’re passing through Nakhas. However, it is closed on Thursday.
However, every area in Lucknow is itself a shopping location, but I only picked which are mainly famous for all types of buying in Lucknow. Here are other top markets for Lucknow Shopping-
- Latoosh Road
- Naka Hindola: (Close to Lucknow railway station (Charbagh), perfect market to buy electronics items.)