For shopalcoholics the city of Bangalore offers the tourists a wide plethora of choices to choose from. From ethnic handicrafts to fashionable saccessories the streets of Bangalore is well known for its splendid market places and huge shopping arcades. The market places of Bangalore spreads from tricky bylanes to large malls scattered at different parts of the city. For those who are looking for some latest dress designs try out the Shopper's Stop where you can get access to some of the most popular international brands such as - Lee, Laungani, Pepper Tree, Pepe to name a few. Among the popular international cosmetic brands like Revlon, Lakme, Biotique, Pierre Cardin, Chambor and Elizabeth Arden are also quite popular and finds many takers in this city of Bangalore.
One of the famous market places in Bangalore this particular in road serves some of the best shops of the city. While you enter the in roads of the markets you would witness frenzied activities among the buyers and sellers selling wide gamut of items. This market place is also a popular hangout for young people, because of the presence of many entertainment activities, restaurants and the string of shops selling clothes to junk jewelry. The presence of Rex well regarded as the the best movie theatre in the city runs packed houses and also the location of Cyber Café a unique venture of coffee and the Internet gives the youth an ambience where they can easily chill out.. Unlike other market places that you usually see these shopping center also houses a bowling alley, a discothèque and a video game parlor. For lovers of great food there are fine dining places like - The Only Place, popular reataurant well known for its great steaks and mouthwatering desserts. Nilgiri’s one the oldest grocery stores in the area is an added attraction of the market area. Also you will get access to varied brands such as - like Lee, Van Heusen, and Louis Phillippe in the varied shops around this market place. Furthermore for women this particular shopping area offers a charming collection of junk jewelry which are readily available in the malls of Fifth Avenue and Mota Royal Arcade.
If you're looking for some hard bargain try out the street shops for they also offer exquisite collection of clothes and jewelry items The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Showroom, known as Poom Puhar, is also located on the Brigade Road. Besides it lies the Residency Road known for some of the famous silk emporiums like Gangotri, Uttar Pradesh Government Handicrafts Showroom; Mrignayani, Madhya Pradesh Government Emporium; Utkalika, Orissa Government Handicrafts Emporium and Gurjari, Gujarat State Handicrafts Emporium. A visit to these emporiums will offer you wide collection of brassware, wooden furniture, antique jewelry, ethnic printed fabrics, silk saris and artistically designed decorative items.
Its one of the best explored market places of the city of Bangalore since it houses not only clothes but is also home to some of the oldest confectionery shops of the city offering great pastries at affordable ranges. If you're in Commercial Street of Bangalore dont afford to miss Woody's South Indian recipes prepared in the most unusual manner with local ingredients offering a tasty flavor and this will simply tickle your taste buds. For ice cream lovers try out the Natural's exotic ice cream flavors at unbelievable price ranges. Unlike Brigade Road shops, the shops in this particular market place do not specialize in branded clothings as the shops here mostly sell local made goods. Also as you walk through the streets of this Commercial Street you will come across cheap jewelry items made from semi precious stones and beads.The Cakeshop located at the Taj, is a place worth visiting as its famous for its pastries, cakes and patties. It is located very near to Natural’s. If you're looking forward to shop for stainless cutlery, crockery and other household items, then Richard Square in Russell Market is the best place as it offers you high quality of household items at cheap prices. Also the area around Chickpet is well known for its colorful pure silk saris,ethnic jewelry items made from gold and silver. A visit to Arcot Srinivaschari Street is must for its famous for huge collection of brassware, silverware and copperware. While on the other hand if you're on look out for wooden products, plywood, electrical goods and paper one can step in at B.V.K. Iyengar Road. Avenue Road is a favorite destination known to sell stainless steel, silver jewelry and stationery items.
Regarded as one of the busiest commercial centers of Bangalore this particular market area specializes in varied goods. The teeeming populace with brightly decorated shops is a must for any tourist to a virtual tour of the city. Also home to two popular movie theatres of the city namely Plaza and Symphony this shopping area remains to be densely populated. For womenfolk a visit to the shops like - Deepam Silks and Prasiddhi will keep them asking for more as these shops houses some of the best collection of silk sarees and clothings.
They are known to cater to wide buyers who come from far off places to buy clothes and dress materials as these shops are famous for their unmatched collection of textiles and wide range of apparels. For book lovers a visit to Gangaram and Higgin Botham is a must as these book shops houses a wide collection of books and is frequented by lar number of book readers. Since M.G Road was built during the reign of British its still maintains its quaint old charm along with the modern edifices which have come up recently. Other places of shopping in Bangalore are - Barton Court, Cauvery Arts and Crafts Emporium, Coir Board Showroom, Kids Kemp, Natesan's Antiquarts, Saree Kemp, Shringar Shopping Complex and Spencer's Super Market. These shopping places are replete with wide home décor items, gifts, clothings, exquisitely designed wooden furnitures and not to miss its widely visited cafes and restaurants.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/11