Explore 8 Wonderful Shopping Places in Amritsar- Ngtraveller
The best part: nothing here is really overrated! To top off the shopping experience, you will have the opportunity to sample delicious Amritsar street food. What more could you want? So if you plan to visit the tourist spots in Amritsar, we also suggest that you take some time to explore the amazing markets of the city.
Lahori Gate Market, Amritsar
If you have budget shopping in mind, head straight to the bustling clothing market at Lahore Gate, a major Amritsar landmark. You will find a variety of shops and showrooms in this market that offer everything from women's clothing, cotton suits and garments to pashima shawls. Remember one thing when making a purchase here: don't forget to negotiate!
Like any other vibrant market in India, here you will also find a variety of street food to excite your taste buds, such as kulcha, wadiyan, amritsari papad, pickles and homemade jams. The market also contains some of Amritsar's famous restaurants serving delicacies from different cuisines.
Location: Near Lahori Gate, Amritsar
Hours: 11 a.m to 10 p.m.
Specialty: Guttis, pashmina shawls, phulkari costumes, pickles, jams and papads.
Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar, Amritsar
Another major and busy shopping spot in Amritsar is Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar, where you will find a large collection of saris, pashmina shawls, shoes, woodwork, jewelry, Phulkari clothing designer items, men's and women's wedding apparel and handicraft products. The streets here are lined with clothing stores and tailor shops that are seeing an increase in the number of shoppers, day by day.
In addition, there are several restaurants and food establishments in this market, where you can enjoy the authentic Amritsari Tandoori chicken with parathas and a glass of lassi.
Location: Near Hall Bazaar, Amritsar
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (open every day; some stores are closed on Sundays)
Specialty: pashmina shawls, phulkari clothing design.
Hall Bazaar, Amritsar
Hall Bazaar is among the oldest markets in Amritsar and has a certain rural charm about it. This market is located on the road to the Golden Temple and can be seen crowded with tourists throughout the year. Entry to the market is through the Hall Gate (also known as Gandhi Gate), which has Mughal-style architecture and a giant clock. In this market, you can buy electronic gadgets, lamps, ready-made clothes and, most importantly, Phulkari dresses and clothing.
Walking through the market can be stressful so we suggest heading to any of the local restaurants to enjoy amritsari chul kulch, lassi, etc.
Location: Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar
Hours: 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
Specialty: Juttis, Phulkari designer dresses, electronics and lamps.
Guru Bazaar, Amritsar
Another heritage market in the city is Guru Bazaar, which is located near the Golden Temple and Guru Ka Mahal. So when you visit either of these two places, visit this bazaar for a pleasant shopping experience. It is a ladies' favorite because here they get the best gold and silver jewelry, especially the traditional Jadau jewelry. There are around 2,500 shops in this market that are famous for selling not only jewelry, but also floor lamps, days, and idols of Hindu gods and goddesses.
Location: Shiv Puri, New Amritsar
Hours: 9 am to 9 pm.
Specialty: Jadau jewelry, clay lamps.
Shastri Market, Amritsar
Shastri Market is located near Guru Bazaar, which is a busy shopping mall in Amritsar that is famous for offering a variety of jewelry, so women can be seen flocking here throughout the day. Also due to its proximity to the Golden Temple, the influx of tourists in this market is huge. In this market there are many wholesale outlets that also offer clothing, textiles, traditional clothing and ethnic clothing.
Location: Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar
Hours: 9 AM to 9 PM
Specialty: Jutis, traditional clothing, jewelry.
Lawrence Road, Amritsar
If you want to shop and enjoy good food at the same time, Lawrence Street should be a good choice! The Lawrence Street Market has several shops offering rugs, shawls, bracelets, woolen clothing, traditional clothing, and branded clothing.
Also, there are quite a few restaurants, cafes, and eating places here, where you can enjoy authentic Punjabi food as well as delicacies from other cuisines. There are also some good sweet shops, where you can try a variety of sweets.
Location: Lawrence Road, Amritsar
Hours: 9 AM to 10 PM
Specialty: Punjabi Gotis, Phulkaris.
Kapda Bazaar, Amritsar
Kapda Bazaar is another popular shopping destination in Amritsar, especially for traditional clothing. Colorful Patiala salwars and salwar outfits with exquisite phulkari work are something you will find in almost every shop in this market; Something you should definitely invest in! Besides clothing, bracelets, earrings, earrings, and shoulder bags are other items available here. So this is one of those places in town where women love to come over and over again!
Location: Kapda Bazaar, Amritsar
Hours: 10 am. to 6 pm.
Specialty: traditional phulkari work, clothing.
Old City Bazaar, Amritsar
The ancient city of Amritsar has a distinct beauty and exploring it should be on your list of things to do in Amritsar. After wandering the narrow alleys of the city and exploring its ancient and heritage buildings, head to the Old Town Bazaar to shop for things like juttis, trinkets, bracelets, and traditional clothing.
Location: Old Town, Amritsar
Hours: 9 am to 7 pm.
Specialty: Punjabi Gotis, bracelets, traditional clothing.
In addition to these traditional markets that offer everything you could want to take home from the city, you may also want to explore Amritsar's malls to enjoy some of the brand's items.