Shopping in Chandigarh is one of the most pleasurable and exciting experiences among shopping freaks. There is variety of shopping markets in and around Chandigarh. The shops are categorized on the basis of goods they sell, and therefore shoppers do not have to hop from one shop to another.
Shastri Market at Sector-22,Chandigarh
This market is Chandigarh's ideal spot for bargain hunting. Bustling with activity at all times, it's a favourite haunt for tourists,college students and city folk looking for designer fabrics, night wear and jewellery at dirt cheap prices.
The stocks are seasonal . In summers you can find shorts, skirts, cotton pajamas and other casual summer wear. Come winters and you'll find embroidered shawls, knitwear, coats (Rs.100 to Rs.500), and crochet caps that are warm, trendy and unbelievably cheap.
There's also an envious range of footwear here-from kohlapuris and assorted slippers to sky high stilettos. When you're done bargain-hunting, head to the nearby legendary eating joints like Chawla's, Tehal Singh or Aroma.
Palika Bazaar at Sector-19,Chandigarh
You might not find enough space to even plant your feet at Palika Bazaar in Sector 19, Chandigarh but be sure that you will find the best salwaar kameez, dupattas, bridal lehangas, sherwanis, saris, faux jewellery and designer bangles, all at the cheapest rates in town.
This multi-storey market is considered a great place to pick up bridal wear and other designer ensembles. If you are a bargain hunter, use your skills and you might get to take home a designer wedding lehenga worth Rs.30,000 for half the price. And the best part is that the same ensemble can also be rented for a reasonable sum of Rs.3,000 to 5,000.
Apart from bridal wear, it is also a great market to head to if you have just shifted into a new home; youâre sure to find great deals on bed linen, pillow covers, crockery items, sofa covers, curtains and other home accessories. The shopkeepers here are friendly and entertain bargaining bids.