Shopping in Lucknow - 10 Places to Shop in the City of Nawabs

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It is no surprise that the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is known for its budget-friendly as well as fancy markets. The cultural hub is indeed a popular tourist attraction in northern India with several historical monuments from the era when Nawabs reigned the city. Now, you must also know that the city also has fantastic shopping hubs and bazaars which would appeal to shopaholics.

Here is a list of all the best places for shopping in Lucknow:

1. Hazratganj

Hazratganj, Shopping in Lucknow
The popular Hazratganj area (Source)

Situated in the heart of the city, Hazratganj is the best place for shopping in Lucknow. Whether it is a shopping complex, late evening bazaars, restaurants or theatres, Hazratganj has it all. Started by Nawab Nasiruddin Haider in 1827, the Ganj area was basically established as a market selling imported goods from Japan, China and Belgium. Later in 1842, the title 'Hazrat' was added as a prefix after Nawab Amjad Ali Shah, who was popularly known as 'Hazrat'.

Address: V S Marg, Prem Nagar, Hazratganj
Timings: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Things to buy: Chikankari items, rare books, clothes, jewelry, footwear

2. Aminabad

Aminabad, Shopping at Lucknow
The streets of Aminabad (Source)
Dating back to the glorious era of Nawabs, Aminabad is believed to be among the oldest markets in Lucknow and the country. If you are an expert in hassling with shopkeepers to get an impressive deal, this place is ideal for you. You can pick numerous household items and Chikankari clothing at affordable rates. There is also a book market frequented by students for selling and buying books.

While you are visiting Aminabad, it is recommended that you do not miss out on the ever-so-popular eateries in the area - Netram Kachori, Prakash Kulfi and Tunday Kebabi. Also, if you are a lover of pickles, then you must see the massive display of pickle varieties at Arora Pickles.

Gadbadjhaala is another major attraction in Aminabad where you can find bangles of any colour you set your eyes on.
Address: Mumtaz Market, Aminabad
Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, closed on Thursday
Things to buy: Footwear, bedsheets, Chikan fabric, hosiery

3. Chowk

Chowk, Shopping at Lucknow
The roadside vendors at Lucknow Chowk (Source)
One of the biggest tourist attractions in Lucknow is Bada Imambara and if you are in the vicinity, why not visit Chowk which is merely 3 kilometres away from the location of the historical monument? Perfumes fascinate all of us, and this shopping place in Lucknow will impress you with enchanting scents as you stroll through the interconnecting streets selling a wide array of Ittars (perfumes). With Chikan garments, ornaments, handicraft decoration items, creative lampshades, ivory shirt and saree pins, Zardozi embroidered dresses and Nagra-styled footwear, Chowk will woo you with its old-world charm. For those who enjoy the Nawabi cuisine, make sure you stop by Mobin and Tunday Kebabi to have a bite or two of the melt-in-the-mouth Kebabs and other treats.
Address: Atal Chowl, VS Mark, near Sardar Patel Park
Timings: 11:00 AM 0 10:3 PM, closed on Thursday
Things to buy: Chinkan clothes, Zardosi fabric, handicrafts, home décor, perfume

4. Nakhas Market

Nakhas Market, Shopping in Lucknow
A shop selling trinkets at Nakhas Market (Source)
Who doesn't like the concept of flea markets? The Lucknowites believe Nakhas Market to be the oldest market and one of the best places for budget shopping at Lucknow. The market is located in the older part of the city which has several smaller markets in the area selling wooden handicraft items; Zardozi embroidered clothes, jewellery and household items.

One can also choose this market if they are willing to welcome a pet in their family as Nakhas Market has numerous shops selling pets such as rabbits and birds like parrots. Enjoy street food, ranging from Kebabs to Biriyanis as you roam around the busy streets. There is also a vast market selling second-hand electrical items here.
Address: Shayam Bandhu, Tulsidas Marg, Nakkhas
Timings: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Things to buy: Handicrafts, woodwork, Zardosi fabric, home décor, jewelry

5. Janpath Market


Another place for shopping in Lucknow, Janpath is the pulse of the city and receives the maximum number of visitors throughout the year. The street is covered with classic designer showrooms and houses fashionable clothing lines. Also, check out some of the oldest and biggest bookshops in the city here. A favourite among the city's youth, this market offers an extensive variety in the Chikan dress materials.

Buy some Ittars as souvenirs from your trip to Lucknow at reasonable costs. The famous Sugandhco Showroom on Janpath is a must-visit as they have their unique brand of perfumes, incense sticks, room fresheners and much more. Dealing with the local shopkeepers and finding the best Chikan patterned dresses will indeed be a memorable experience for you.
Address: Narpatkhera, Lalbagh
Timings: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Things to buy: Leather bags, footwear, belts, Chikan sarees

6. Alambagh

Alambagh, Shopping at Lucknow
The Alambagh area (Source)
Considered as the commercial centre of the city, Alambagh has a royal history of the times when there were a mosque and a palace. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah constructed the Alambagh Garden Palace for his Alamara Beghum. The Alambagh area transformed into a commercial region after independence. With over a hundred jewellery stores, the market is famous as the jewellery centre in the country and one of the popular places for shopping at Lucknow. With pocket-friendly options of clothes, shoes, local sweet and savoury snacks, Alambagh market is the ideal shopping destination if you are on the lookout of going on a shopping spree without burning a hole in your pocket.
Address: Kanpur Road, Ram Nagar
Timings: 11:00 AM 0 10:00 PM, closed on Thursday  
Things to buy: Shoes, precious stones, gold and silver jewelry, antique ware, electronics 

7. Yahiyaganj 

This wholesale market is a great spot to buy furnishings and plastic items for your home. Kitchen utensils, homeware, décor, glass items, furniture, and even jewellery are sold here. Utility items and clothing are best purchased at Yahiyaganj – shoppers can be assured of wholesale rates and items of high quality. This is a great spot to go wedding shopping too – the clothing stores offer great deals!

Address: Nadan Mahal Marg, near Yahiyaganj Gurudwara
Timings: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Things to buy: Cosmetics, toys, spices, plastic items, jewelry, homeware, clothes, utensils

8. Latouche Road


Tech geeks and gadget lovers are in for a treat at Latouche Road, a one-stop destination for electronic shopping at Lucknow. Phones, TVs, cameras, music players, and home equipment from all over the world are available at great rates here – don’t hesitate to bargain to strike a good deal. Unique kitchen, home, and beauty novelty devices are famous here. Hardware and speciality equipment stores are also available on Latouche Road. It is advisable to check the warranty and working information before purchasing electronics here.

Address: Latouche Road, Aminabad
Timings: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, closed on Sunday
Things to buy: Home appliances, electronics, hardware

9. Bhoothnath Market

Bhoothnath Market, Shopping in Lucknow
The Bhoothnath Market of Lucknow (Source)

Named after the famous Bhoothnath Shiva temple located in the vicinity, the Bhoothnath Market is popular with locals and tourists alike for its wide-ranging stores. From groceries, fresh fruit, and vegetables to makeup, antique jewellery, electronics, and garments, this bustling market has it all. Both high-end stores and mid-range shops can be found here. Experience the best of Lucknow’s culture at this market and feel free to strike up a bargain with the shopkeeper to get the best deals. Stock up on traditional sweets, street food, and chaat at the hawker stalls to keep hunger pangs at bay!  

Address: Sector 5, Indira Nagar
Timings: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, closed on Wednesday  
Things to buy: Spices, electronics, jewelry, clothes, fabric, vessels

10. Kapoorthala

Kapoorthala, Shopping at Lucknow
Streets of Kapoorthala (Source)

This huge market is located right in the middle of the garments district of Lucknow, ensuring that customers have access to high-quality fabric straight from designers. With tailors and craftsmen producing gorgeous and intricate Chikankari and Zardosi work, patrons are bound to be spoilt for choice here. Clients also have the opportunity to customize their work and get couture, one-of-a-kind designs. Modern interpretations of traditional attire are also available. Kurtas, sarees, men’s wear, and children’s clothes can also be bought here.

Address: Chandralok, Kapoorthala Road 
Timings: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Things to buy: Chinkan clothes, readymade clothes, designer saris 

Shopping Malls in Lucknow

Fun Republic Mall, Shopping Malls in Lucknow
Fun Republic Mall of Lucknow (Source)

With the changing trend of the new generation preferring to visit malls as their one-stop destination for all their shopping needs, Lucknow has seen a cultural shift in its shopping trend. In recent years, many malls have been constructed to offer shopping, food and entertainment to Lucknowites and tourists. Malls such as East End Mall, Sahara Ganj Mall, Phoenix Mall, Riverside Mall, Fun Republic Mall, Singapore Mall have come up which house some of the biggest brand stores and eateries. 

Things to Buy in Lucknow

  • Chikankari Attire
  • Ittars
  • Zardosi fabric
  • Fine jewellery
  • Handicrafts
Hope that you have a guide to shopping in Lucknow now. Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments below.

This post was published by Deepshri Mishra

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