There are so many places to shop in Ahmedabad that it can be called a shopper’s paradise, without any exaggeration. It has a plethora of items to offer. The wide variety ranges from textiles to dress materials, handicrafts and utensils. However, the specialty of Gujarat continues to be that of colorful fabric. It is known for its textile industry and attracts buyers from all over the country and abroad. The traditional weaving practices are still prevalent in the state and this is the most fascinating fact of all.
For the ones who appreciate and find interest in the traditional art and craft galore, Ahmedabad is the perfect place to be. To enhance the experience, the market offers variety and bargain under one roof. You can choose the fabric according to your own taste and design. The main items to be picked from the markets here are traditional embroidered fabrics and saris. It is must for every woman to buy apparels adorned with exclusive Ahmedabadi Tie and Dye work or Zari work. Patola and Tanchoi Sarees are also an all time hit here.
The main markets in the city are located at Teen Darwaja, Dhalgarwad, Ratan Pole, Manek Chowk (old areas), near Lal Darwaja. You can also try new market places at C.G. Road and Sarkhej. These places are usually crowded and stuffed during festive season. Law Garden also hosts some street side shops nearby. Bandhej and Sanskruti are some shops offering only traditional items. You can also check out the shopping malls in the city, which offer everything on a single platform.
Handicrafts are other eye catchy items here. Do not forget to buy some handicrafts from the city, to enliven your home with the spirit of Gujarat. You can check out handicrafts at C.G. Market, which is popular for the same. Apart than this, you can also visit Khadi Gramudyog Emporia, Hastkala and Kapasi Handicrafts Emporium and Saurashtra Emporium. Here, you can buy items like clay utensils that are embellished with paintings and colorful lines, cotton wear and handicrafts.
Main Shopping Areas in Ahmedabad
- Bapu Nagar
- Ellis Bridge
- Lal Darwaza