Bangalore is not less than any other metropolitan city when it comes to shopping. The numerous markets in the city are the shopping destinations for countless shoppers always hungry for new products to boast of. Clothes, books, handicrafts, accessories, electronics, jewellery and what not, the markets in Bangalore have it all. Shopping in Bangalore can be a pleasant experience if you know the right places to shop at:
Popular markets in BangaloreAirport Road Market
The Airport Road is one of the most buzzing places in Bangalore. The market is lined up with few of very popular shopping stores. These include AB Stores, Reuters, Spirits, Mafatal Family Shop and Shoe Style among others.
To satisfy your taste buds all you need to do is to choose from the various eating joints located in this market. If you are fond of Chinese food then Wangehu Chinese Restaurant can be a good option for you. The fans of traditional Indian food can make their way to the Hyderabad Biryaani restaurant. Domino’s is always a treat for pizza lovers whereas if you would like to indulge in some great cakes and pastries don’t forget Le Gateau restaurant known for offering best cakes in the town. The famous Total Mall is also located at the Airport Road.
Banaswadi market has some very famous stores located in its periphery. You can shop either at PNP Retail Shop or MK Retail Shop for items of daily use. Banaswadi Shobha Supermarket, Metro Market, KB’s Fair Supermarket can also be good shopping options. If you are disturbed by those hunger pangs while shopping, head straight to Bhagini Restaurant or Tamarind. You also can eat at Just kebabs, if you are a lover of non vegetarian food. Food World and Fresh@ are also very popular among people of Bangalore. Mukund Theatre located at the Banaswadi market is a good place to catch a latest Bollywood release.
Brigade road is one of the most occupied markets in Bangalore. It also is called the commercial hub of Bangalore for the fact that this market boasts of all top end brands and shops that one can ever think of.This is one of the reasons why this market is such a big crowd puller in Bangalore. The market will soon be a station to the Bangalore Metro. Some major landmarks situated on this road are the Eva Mall, Catholic Club, St Joseph’s Commerce College, St Patrick’s Church, Garuda Mall, Patrick’s Shopping Complex and many others. Some famous restaurants located at the Brigade Road are Aromas of China, Vaayu Sky Lounge, Tango, Calypso, Drumsticks and many more.
Cunningham Road in Bangalore has a lot to offer to shoppers in terms of good restaurants, boutiques, book stores among others. Some of the famous and frequently visited restaurants are Cafe Frescos, Casa Piccola, Infinitea and Trivoli Garden. Sigma Mall which is one of the popular malls in Bangalore is also located at the Cunnigham Road. One can also find an outlet of Pizza Hut at this place.
Mahatma Gandhi Road popularly called MG Road is one of the major destinations for shoppers in Bangalore. This road counts among one of the busiest markets in Bangalore.It has some famous stores like Deepam and Vijayalakshmi for traditional & latest fashion sarees, Shrungar Shopping Complex, Barton Court, Public Utility Building, Spencer's Super Market, the Coir Board showroom, Natesan's Antiquarts, Big Kids Kemp, Saree Kemp, Nalli Silks, Cauvery Arts and Crafts emporium and others. Vivanta by taj, Angeethi Restaurant, Barista Lavazza are some of the famous restaurants at the MG Road.
Another popular market in Bangalore is known by the name of Residency Road. The market boasts of numerous stores selling all kinds of products. Bangalore Central mall is also located in the market which attracts several tourists to the place. Here, one can also find some very good Jewellery shops, Steel furniture, and handicrafts in different metals. Mriganayani which is the M.P. Government Emporium Utkalika, the Orissa Government Handicrafts Emporium and Gurjari, the Gujarat State Handicrafts Emporium attracts several customers. Chung Wah Chinese Restaurant, Harima, Casa Piccola are the famous restaurants in the market.
This is one of the lesser known localities in Bangalore. Sarkaar Restaurant, KFC, Shivsagar Restaurant, Chungs Chinese corner, and the Great Kebab Factory are some of the popular eating joints at this place among others. Mantri Square mall located in Malleswaram is the major attraction of the place. The place also has some good department stores and jewellery shops.
Chikpet in Bangalore is a good place to shop for clothes. Several stores in the market offer excellent silk sarees in great variety. The place also has some very good theatres where you can amuse yourself. These include Vinayaka, Nalanda, Parimala, Super and Pradeep cinema halls. Chickpet is also a host to a large number of educational institutions and temples.
Chamrajpet is one of the less developed localities of Bangalore and is little less on the glamour quotient when compared to the rest of Bangalore. The market at Chamrajpet hosts handful of shops and some famous restaurants at the place are Akshaya Tiffin Centre, Prakash Café, Komal café among others. The market also has a theatre by the name of Uma Theatre.
Gandhi Bazaar is a street bazaar and is considered to be a temple market because there are lots of flower shops and Granthige Shops selling items required for puja in the market. Ashwini Stores in the market are known to sell Ayurvedic items. There is a society in the market by the name of Kancheepuram Silk Weavers'Co-operative Society which is renowned in the neighbouring areas for excellent silk sarees. Vidyarthi Bhavan and the Brahmin Café are the popular eating joints in the market selling delicious south Indian food at reasonable prices. The market opens at 6 in the morning and closes at 9 in the evening.
Indira Nagar Market
Indira Nagar is one of the oldest localities in Bangalore and the market at the place is equipped with all the necessary things that the shoppers can possibly desire. The market has some shops hosting top-end brands like Zara, Provogue and UCB among others. There also are the brands like Nike, Adidas and Reebok which offer sports wear to the customers. Bareque Nation, TGIF and 100Ft are among the popular restaurants in the market.
KSIC (Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation)
Though not a market, KSIC is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Bangalore. Known for offering finest sarees, shirts, kurta’s, and dhoti’s in silk, KSIC is a renowned name not only in Karnataka but all across the India. KSIC has also won several prizes for its excellent collection of sarees and other clothes.