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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the best markets in Srinagar?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
4 people found this answer useful Useful ?Yes

Here is a list of the best markets in Srinagar, to help you find what to buy and where in this beautiful city. Without some shopping, your holiday here isn't complete.

Srinagar (by Dr. Basharat Alam Shah)

Lal Chowk

Lal Chowk is one of the most popular shopping spots in Srinagar. The streets here are dotted with shops, vendors and customers busy haggling for the best prices. Carvings made out of walnut wood, Pashmina handlooms, jewelry boxes, tiny trinkets are sold like hot cakes here. The walnut wood found here is considered as the best in terms of quality. Items made out of it include trays, nut bowls, photo frames, salad bowls and furniture. There are a wide range of traditional Kashmiri paintings to choose from for art lovers.

Pashmina (by Martin and Kathy Dady)

Residency Road

Situated near Lal Chowk is the famous Residency Road in Srinagar, which is the best market for Kashmiri handicrafts, dry fruits and ethnic dongra jewelry. Apricots, figs, dates and raisins are some of the dry fruits that can be bought here. Some shops sell wide varieties of walnuts like burzil walnuts and kagzi walnuts that are sold in huge bags. High quality aromatic spices like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cardamom, pepper, etc. can also be purchased here. It is not just that clothing, garments, and seeds that you can purchase here, you can also use the opportunity savour the best authentic cuisines at the local restaurants that are amongst the best eateries in Srinagar.

Dried Apricots (by Andrew Butko)

Badshah Chowk

Badshah Chowk
is the place from where you can buy world-famous Kashmiri carpets. Various carpets with intricate patterns and designs are sold here at reasonable prices. There are numerous shops at the chowk that sell Pashmina shawls and a wide variety of embroidered clothes, including Indian salwar suits. The best part is that you can even place personalized carpet orders here.

Carpet Shop (by BOMBMAN)

Polo View Market

This is one of the well-known places to visit in Srinagar and best markets in Srinagar to buy some exciting souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones. Polo View Market is laden with shops selling Pashmina items like jamawars (a kind of shawl) along with wooden jewelry boxes and walnut-wood carved items. Also, a wide range of papier-mâché products of various sizes, colours and forms--like show pieces, statues, vases and Christmas decorations, can be found here.

Pashmina (by Soumyadeep Paul)

Floating Vegetable Market

There floating vegetable market on the Dal Lake is famous for selling fresh vegetables and flowers in the region. It may not be a very good idea to carry these perishable products back home but this unique market is definitely worth a visit and is a major tourist attraction.

Flowers (by Dr PS Sahana * Kadamtala Howrah)

Kashmir Government Arts Emporium

The Kashmir Government Arts Emporium is one of the best places to shop for beautiful Kashmiri handicrafts. From home decor items to garments, the place is overflowing with amazingly gorgeous stuff that you take back home as souvenirs. Here you can buy bags, clothes, lamp shades and so much more, and all at very pocket-friendly prices.

Kashmiri Artifacts (by Soumyadeep Paul)

Tempted enough? Plan a trip to this beautiful hamlet, and also check out the wide range of Srinagar tour packages. Once you are here, use your bargaining skills to the fullest while shopping at these best markets in Srinagar to get the best deals. Do bring back home a small piece of heaven with you!

i also visited but i found hell of difference in price as compared to nishat shopping complex. shah cottage emporium shop no 4 was best there to purchase. i prefer ! so u have a trail
Amjid Gulzar Feb 18 2013
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Yes, We did shopping at Polo View Market, Srinagar. I Personally think Polo View market is one of the best market in Kashmir, If you are really looking for Exquisite handicrafts. Its place to get Good and Real Kashmiri Handicrafts.

K SALAMA at 33 POLO VIEW was the best shop for shopping !!! Do Visit them:)

If any body ask me the best place to go for shopping that is Heritage .that is a society shop and every product is labled and fix priced. HERITAGE 10 nishat shopping complex opposite nishat garden
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