As soon as one enters this place, they are greeted with such bright colors that it’s a new sunrise altogether. One can find beautiful cotton skirts with mirror work, various wooden knickknacks alongwith other things. From budget friendly joothis to wall hangings, one can find it all in this one area. However you should keep in mind that a little bargaining wont harm anyone.
Although tourists visit Jaipur to have mesmerizing views of its majestic monuments, but many are there who come to explore quintessential representations of Jaipur’s traditional values. The historic marketplace of the Pink City, Johari Bazaar is famous as a paradise among shoppers. Exhibiting a vast collection of exquisite traditional jewellery made of precious gemstones Kundan and Thewa, Jaipur’s two specialties, Johari Bazaar also offers an extensive array of innumerable shops selling traditional Rajasthani ethnic wears.
Running west from Hyderabad’s prime attraction Charminar, Laad Bazaar is the historic market where every corner shimmers like a twinkling star. Famous for its sparkling and colourful bangle shops, the market exhibits a glittery galore of intimate jewelry. Roam around the cramped alleys of this traditional market where some shops have been selling beautiful artsy wears enchase with crystal for almost 200 years.
Dilli Haat will take you to the magical world exhibiting India’s glorious cultural heritage. With over 200 craft stalls, this hippest store displays a colorful panorama of Indian arts and crafts along with inimitable flavors of delicious local cuisines. It’s nicest to stroll around the bazaar’s colourful alleys in the evening, when the entire agora lit ups beautifully and organize regional dance performances and live music acts for entertainment.
Ima Keithel, Asia’s oldest market which is solely run by women, lies in the heart of Manipur’s capital city, Imphal. With over 3000 stalls, this all women's market sells everything from beautifully waved handlooms to local produce, traditional handicrafts to daily-used groceries, and everything in between. This historic market has successfully carried Manipuri tradition from 16th Century, and it’s still going on.
For Enfield lovers, the Royal Enfield factory is a 'must go to' place in Chennai. The classic Enfield Bullet 350 is manufactured in this region since 1955 . Two hour long tours happen on every second and fourth Saturdays. Bookings in advance are required.
Several tourists visit the Wagah Border everyday to witness the lowering of the flags ceremony. The fact that Amritsar has a close proximity to the Wagah border, tourists are able to witness the daily military practice between the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959.
Looking for regional clothes, jewellery, handicrafts, or any electronic item? You have come to the right place. The Hall Bazaar is the main shopping area in Amritsar. It has an array of shops and restaurants to help visitors satiate their hunger for traditional buys.
Varanasi is famous for silk-sarees, gold and silver brocades, and other items such as brass-ware, copper-ware, wooden and clay toys and antique designs of heavy gold jewelery. Best known places are: Chowk, Gyan Vapi, Vishwanath Gali, Thatheri Bazar, and Dashswamedh Gali.
For many, the soul reason to visit Srinagar is to get on a Shikara boat and ride through the scenic Dal Lake at the backdrop of the Himalayas. The whole ride is both relaxing and memorable and surely an experience in itself.
The most exciting way to look through the Gulmarg's astounding beauty is throughout the Gondola ride. The Gondola ride gives a panoramic view of the Himalayas as it keeps ascending higher and higher towards the Apharwat Mountain.
There is no doubt in the fact that Srinagar is one place to shop for all your essentials include Kashmere Pashmina Shawls, along with some leather products and some carpets, rugs, mats, dry fruits and more.
The Gulmarg Golf Club, is one of the most happening places in the city and the country. It has 18 holes stretching over 7505 yards and when coupled with the elevated tees, it puts some serious golfing abilities to test. Also, the Gulmarg Golf Club is the highest green course in the country.
So while you are in Shimla and bird watching is on your To-Do List, you can witness Chakor, Kalij Pheasant, Black and Brown Partridge, Thrushes, Himalayan Magpie, Bulbul, Wood Peckers, Parrots, and more at the Water Catchment Sanctuary.
One of the most exciting things at the Shimla’s Lakkar Bazaar to do is buy the authentic woolen apparels. One can also look for artefacts, pashmina shawls, woolens and handicrafts for the loved ones. Their famous delicacy is dry fruits and the "Kullu Shawls".
What is Manali without rolling down a hill with a huge transparent plastic? Solang valley is the chosen place for this adventurous sport and don’t you worry, they have instructors to run alongside too.
River rafting in Rishikesh is already very popular but, rafting in Manali is one of a kind. You ask why? Try rafting among the icy cold waters of the river Beas while there are continuous rapids. Best time for the sport is June.
Chowk, located around the Bara Imambara, is one of the oldest markets in the city. The shops around here sell the famous Lucknow chikan garments, ittar and junk jewelry. The market has managed to entertain the tourists with its ancient charm and those who like to buy chikankari cloths and antique items.
The famous Cham dance is widely popular among Tibetan culture. The dance is accompanied with music played by monks using traditional Tibetan instruments. Watching llams performing the cham dance is not only satisfying to eyes but in the Tibetan culture, it is also considered as a form of meditation and offering to Gods.
With the Camel Safari, one could witness how camels were an important part of transportation in the ‘Silk Route’ in the trade. Be a part of this 17th century tradition that is still followed on a Caravan with the double hump camels.
This place doesn’t require an introduction. One could sip a hot tea, sitting at a height of 18,380 feet and see the wide panoramic angle of the world beneath. Since the café displays the history of Maggi here, you would definitely find that on their menu.
Now this is pure luck and efforts of the local traders and guides if you spot a snow leopard or two amid the mountains of Hemis National Park in Ladakh. Only in the months of winter, this altitude loving predator is seen in more accessible elevations as it follows the local Blue Sheep for food.
It is the oldest inhabited place in Mumbai of which even the locals don’t have a clue. It was believed that walking around the tank may rid you of your impurities, but one can indeed come here and spend some quiet time themselves.
Even if one isn’t a fan of theatre, one should definitely attend a play just to experience the grandeur and the effort put in by the artists here. Hunger cravngs can be treated at the café outside which serves delicious food at cheap prices.
For an original and real village experience, one should not miss out on this village where paddy fields can be explored, alongwith long evenings of canoeing and crab farming. Homestays are available on request.
Grab yourselves some packets of fragrant tea which is locally produced in this state at this place. You can also taste different types of tea here and walk along the lush green paths where they are cultivated, alternatively you can also hire jeeps and roam around in them.
With yellow sand wherever your eyes can go, for miles and miles, unending, this is one of the experiences which one should not miss. The land turns golden during the day and one gets to experience all this atop a camel. You can also camp there, under the stars.
You can buy exclusive wall hangings, bandhej sarees, chaniyas (long colourful skirts), and antique jewelry. Lal Darwaza, Dhalgarwad, Sindhi Market, Law Garden, CG Road, Manek Chowk, Rani-no-haziro, Fernandes Bridge, Ramakda Market and Raipur Gate are some of the major markets in the city.
It houses a valuable collection of Indian sculptures, bronzes, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, miniature paintings, woodwork, beadwork and ancient and contemporary coins. A walk around the museum itself is an experience.
It’s a feeding ground for cows, after 9 AM a car park, for afternoon it takes on the role of a marketplace selling gold bars (yes, really), and in late evenings it transforms into an open air plaza selling some of the city’s most authentic and flavourful street food.
The ‘Water Walk’ through the Bijolai Palace is an experience designed to provide insightful information about traditional water harvesting techniques. It’s an attempt to understand brilliant technology and rainwater management developed over time in this desert.
On The Rocks is a restaurant which has, as it’s name suggests rocks all around it. It looks rustic and has a warm cozy ambience. A delicious dinner surrounded by rocks of different shapes and sizes and good lighting.