Gandhi Market is a perfect place to have shopping of less priced large variety of personal accessories. It is situated in King’s Circle. This market was set up soon after India's independence to rehabilitate refugees from Sind and Punjab.
The market comprises of more than 200 shops. Initially it was just a cloth market catering to the lower middle class, but gradually the market was extended and today, it offers everything - vegetables, leather goods, artificial jewellery, decorative hair clips and many other household items. It's definitely a woman-centered market!
This market is housed inside a single-storied concrete structure, the real fun and excitement begins long before you reach the gate. The entire footpath surrounding the market is a shopper's paradise. Small sellers selling readymade garments for kids, innerwear for ladies, napkins, towels, imitation jewellery, churidar sets, etc. All of them line up on either side.
In olden times this market catered mainly to the lower middle class. However, now a large variety of quality stuff is presented to customers. Bargaining starts at 50% of the price quoted by seller. Various intricately embroidered designer sarees suitable for bridal wear are also sold here.
One can enjoy an evening, buying stuff from the small stalls outside the market, at throwaway prices. As every good salesman knows, it's all a matter of chance and even people who step in casually may go home with a bagful of purchases.
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