A big hello to all my travel butterflies here!
It has been a busy day for me! You know why? I was actually trying to give my room a new look. And this time I have chosen the Ethnic Look for my room! Ethnic decor is so much in and we all love to adorn ourselves and our homes in ethnic, right?
But then, do you know the places where you can find all the exquisite ethnic stuff for yourself and your home too? Well, I do! And guess what, a holiday to the ethnic shopping hubs would be so much fun! And I just love to travel!
Come along, I will take you to all the places I love to shop for my ethnic prized belongings!
Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
Aptly popular as the ladies’ market, this bazaar is one of the most popular markets in Jaipur. Thousands of tourists, especially women visit this swarming vicinity every year that has shops selling precious gems, traditional and modern jewellery at wholesale prices, sarees and so much more for home decor. Bargaining skills will come to full use here as you will be able to strike a deal every single time. The best part about this market is that it is light on the pocket. Just under 1000 bucks, you can buy Jaipuri jootis, a nice jhola bag, pretty bangles, some hair accessories and a bandhej saree or two colourful dupattas. Oh I am loving it already!
Perfume Market, Kannauj
If you love the old traditional fragrances, here is the ethnic perfume hub for you! A small town in Uttar Pradesh, Kannauj is home to a bazaar that sells inimitable ancient perfumes. More than 600 old perfume houses are lined up here and they create some absolutely quirky perfumes using age-old traditional methods. Your nose will get a high dose of scents ranging from sandalwood to the peculiar ‘mitti’. One of the most popular buys here, the mitti perfume is made using ancient methods. The famous ittar can be found in hundreds of shops in this bazaar! And trust me girls, these earthy fragrances are something to go for! These are a must try for all the wedding and traditional parties we attend! People would come asking you about your fragrances. Go get them!
Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Talking about ethnic shopping, then how can I forget to mention Chandni Chowk here, right? Traditional decorative artifacts, magnificent sarees, random eye-catching souvenirs, breathtaking jewellery, bead embellishments and finger-licking street food – there is practically nothing that a woman loves and that doesn’t sell in this bazaar. And guess what? These all are a perfect value for our money too! Chandni Chowk will amaze you, delight you, and overwhelm you, all at the same time! It is soaked in history with old ruins, crowded streets and the elderly shopkeepers, who would love to attend to you. It is a treat in self to talk to such loving natives of the town. Chandni Chowk is bustling with loads of antique and modern shopping! Some shops are more than 150 years old. Visit this bazaar for some surprising moments and affordable shopping!
Thateri Bazaar, Varanasi