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Shopping in Bangalore

For a tourist to whom a tour without shopping is incomplete, shopping in Bangalore is a delightful experience. The markets in Bangalore offer almost every thing under the sun from saris made of pure silk to the crystals of Swaroski.

To know more about Shopping in Bangalore, India, let us now venture into the various markets of Bangalore and see what exactly each one of them has to offer.

Commercial Street:

This is arguably the busiest shopping centre in Bangalore. The market place is lined with various shops selling a plethora of articles from garments, shoes, accessories, jewellery, stationeries, novelties, travel kits, sports goods, and various works of art that can be used for decoration.

Mahatma Gandhi Road:

Known as the South Parade during the British Rule, the road till date has preserved the colonial feel in the buildings as well as the other structures around it. Shops in this place consist primarily of electronic gadgets, equipments used in photography, books, magazines, and antique items. A few garment shops mainly selling silk saris can also be noticed.

Brigade Road:

 This market is famous for selling a huge variety of electronic goods that include television sets, refrigerators, computers, music systems, washing machines etc. Besides a few of the shops also sell garments, footwear, and other related accessories and even crockery.

Residency Road:

The market here is lighted up by the presence of a numbed of State owned shops. The emporiums (as they are called) display a wide range of handicraft articles that primarily reflect the diversity of art in various States of India. The items consist of antique jewelry, brassware, wooden furniture, ethnic printed fabrics, saris and a whole lot of decorative items.

Richard Square:

This place is a part of the big Russell Market. A wide range of cutlery, crockery as well as other household items are available here.


This market is famous for pure silk saris and other dress materials as well as the gold and silver jewellery.

Arcot Srinivaschari Street:

Here, the shops sell brassware, silverware and copperware.

B.V.K. Iyengar Road:

This place holds a market for wooden products, plywood, electrical goods and paper.

Avenue Road:

This is the place for buying silver jewelry, items of stainless steel, and stationery goods.

Thus, Shopping in Bangalore is a wonderful experience as most of the markets in Bangalore are well distributed around the city and by visiting each of them, you will end up learning more about the city of Bangalore.