The bustling markets of Lucknow are a delight for any shopper as the city offers many unique and beautiful handicrafts and handloom products. Street shopping in Lucknow includes buying chikankari, jewellery and a host of other handicrafts. Head to the century-old Hazratganj to get a fine selection of chikan embroidered items, branded clothes, khadi, ornaments and footwear. Rubbing shoulders with traditional market are high-end showrooms, cinema halls and factory outlets, all in one place.  

If you love handicrafts and artificial jewellery, head to Aminabad, one of the oldest markets in Lucknow that has been around since the time of the nawabs. A major attraction in Aminabad is Gadbadjhala, which has several bangle stores and is one of the biggest make-up markets in the city. From home utilities, utensils and chikan sarees, to men’s wear, food items, books, artificial jewellery and local handicrafts, Aminabad has everything you need. If all this shopping leaves you famished, you can head to any one of the fast food and street food eateries in the market. 

Only 3 km away from Bara Imambara is Chowk, where you can find crafted items like lampshades, wall paintings, toys and knives. You can also shop for attars and zardozi-embroidered garments, as well as flowers and footwear.

Another famous market here is the 200-year-old Nakhas that continues to wow Indian and foreign shoppers with its vast range of electronics, utensils and other consumer goods. You can also buy pet food and groceries here. While busy every day of the week, Nakhas really comes alive on Sunday, when a flea market selling second-hand goods, wooden items, jewellery, garments etc., takes over the shopping area. You can also sample some of Lucknow’s famous paan, kebabs and biryani from the numerous stalls that pop up around this time.

Other than these, Lucknow also has several other shopping complexes that delight visitors: Bhootnath Market for spices and household goods; Latouche Road for electronics; Yahiyaganj for metal utensils; and Kapoorthala for designer sarees. 

Shopping in Lucknow, while allowing you to get fantastic bargains on clothes and other items, also gives you a sense of the cultural spirit of the city.

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