5 Best Street Markets In Bangalore You Should Not Miss

Bangalore city, also known as the Garden City of India is not only known for its IT companies but also for great food, great places to roam around, cool and awesome weather, people from all parts of India etc. Above all, Bangalore is the hub for all savvy shopaholics as there are plenty of places to shop. You can choose your budget and decide if you want to shop at the malls or at the streets.

Street shopping is the most common in Bangalore as you get to bargain a lot with the local vendors and can grab things at cheaper rates. You should know the place, should have the tactics to bargain as well if you want to get your things at cheaper rates. It would be an added advantage if you know Kannada as it would be easier for expression. There are many street markets in Bangalore where you can get products at cheaper rates. Have a look at 5 best street markets in Bangalore you should not miss if you are a real savvy shopper or if you are new to Bangalore…

1. Commercial Street


Commercial Street is one of the busiest street markets in Bangalore for shopping. From clothes to home furnishing you get to buy anything from here including kitchen appliances, crockery, gifts, sandals, perfumes, makeup products, fashion accessories. You can spend the whole day roaming around the place, doing shopping and filling up your shopping cart with things. But remember, you need to bargain or else you will land up spending for nothing.

Parking is an issue here. Other than that Commercial Street is a convenient place to hang out with your friends and family for some food and some shopping. If you want to enjoy a Pizza with a coke with your friends/family after some shopping, place your order online at Dominos and get it delivered at whichever place you choose.

Commercial Street is very much near to Shivaji Nagar Bus Stand. So, you won’t find much difficulty in reaching the place.

2. Jayanagar 4th Block


Jayanagar 4th Block is yet another street market in Bangalore. Again this is also a best hangout place for street shopping. There are shops lined up on both the sides of the road, making you leave awestruck with so many goodies that can steal your eye with just a glance. There are some popular vendors surrounding your shopping circle who are famous for their chats, snacks and even tea. Enjoy them as well.

There are plenty of shopping stalls inside the BDA complex and even outside a lot of street vendors have queued up with so many goodies. Bargain nicely to get them cheap. If you are new to the place and do not know the place, you can book an Ola Cab or can book your cab from Clear Car Rental so that you don’t get lost hunting the place.

3. Gandhi Bazaar

Gandhi Bazaar

Gandhi Bazaar is considered as the most vibrant streets in Bangalore. It is one of the most common shopping hangouts by people for local shopping and having some good food. As a result, this street market is live most of the time and becomes over-crowded by evening. You can get any product needed for festivals from here including traditional items.

You can buy silk sarees, home interiors, pooja needs etc from Gandhi Bazaar. I have seen many of my friends wearing amazing hair accessories which are brought from the street shops here. You can even look for some if you are going to visit the streets of Gandhi Bazaar in any near time soon. Also, as I have heard many people going all praise for restaurant Vidyarthi Bhavan. So, do not forget to try out their special menu if you visit the street.

4. City Market


City Market is rather the biggest street markets of the city. It is a wholesale market from where retail vendors come and buy goods for their shops in bulk. The market mostly deals with fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and other goods. You can get things at the cheapest if you get to the place early morning. City Market is pretty near to Majestic and so, either you can opt for a cool morning walk towards the market or prefer an auto if they are willing to come if you plan to visit the market early morning.

5. Chickpet


Exploring the shopping streets in Chickpet can be a tough task undoubtedly. A person who is new to this street is more likely to get lost as the whole area is filled with shops and people. You cannot even imagine walking in a group and there are chances that you get lost as well. Chickpet is mainly a hub for people to shop clothes at wholesale rates. You can buy sarees, salwar suits, anarkalis, kids wear, mens wear etc from here.

Once you are done with your shopping for clothes, you can very well head to Balepet for bangles and locally made musical instruments, Nagarthapet and Raja market for jewellery.

These are some of the best street markets in Bangalore that you should not miss. Shopping at these places will get you products at cheap or wholesale rates. It is good if you do not take along kids with you while visiting these markets as the whole place will be crowded.

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