Vishwanath Gali

This is a little smaller than the Godowlia Market but no less intriguing. It is located in  Lahori Tola. One can find traditional items like bangles and silk trinkets here. The market also boasts shops that sell wooden toys, fabrics and readymade garments. One can also find sweet shops that sell Banarasi food along with the famous Banarasi paan. Other delicacies like golgappas (puffed snack served with tamarind water), puri sabzi (fried bread served with vegetables), chhole kulche (sour bread served with chickpea), bhelpuri (puffed rice snack) etc., can also be tried.

The Chowk

The Chowk is one of the most famous markets in Varanasi. This shopper's stop is lined with small and big shops selling silk clothes and beautifully embroidered salwaar kameez that are made of chiffon and crepe. The area also boasts some old bookshops. Another highlight of this bazaar is its bustling flower market that sees a lot of business during festivals and religious occasions.

Thathera Market

This market is famous for its metal and brass work. The word 'thathera' literally translates into smith. This market lies near the Sankat Mochan Temple and hosts a number of brass smiths. Household objects and idols of gods and goddesses are a speciality here. One can also shop for antiques, which are well-decorated. The market is popular for Kamandalam, a water pot carried by Indian monks. Other items that are sold in abundance are copper ware, bells, vases, grills, articles of home decoration, carpets etc. Silks, brocades, minakari artefacts etc., can also be found.

Godowlia Market

It is one of the oldest markets in the city and offers both wholesale and retail goods. It is located in Maheshpur, not far from the entrance of the renowned Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The bazaar has narrow streets that are lined on both sides by old buildings and shops. One can find everything from regular household items to fine silk, hardware, beautiful inlaid woodwork, zari work, shawls, readymade garments, beads, shoes and jewellery here. This market invites shoppers in droves. There is also a shopping mall located at the entrance of the market.