A market, or market place, is a location where people regularly gather for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other goods. Although the mall culture in various cities is discussed often, the local markets still hold their value. A visit to traditional market is a great way to gain insight of city’s vibrancy. For many people, going to local market in the morning or on the weekends is a normal part of life. Getting up in the morning, & go to the marketplace, chatting with local vendors and meeting friends will make you fall in love with your routine.
Every city has a street shopping area that has unique quotient. Many of these markets have existed for long time with some past history. Pink City of Jaipur has ‘Johari Bazaar’ which is mix of street shops and fixed-price showrooms with rows of jewelry shops. In Surat, Mahidharpura Diamond Market is famous where stones worth millions of rupees are traded.
In Hyderabad’s Laad Bazaar, visitors can gain insight of city’s tehzeeb. Here, shopkeepers will share anecdotes over cups of chai. The area has many shops that sell perfumes, bangles, zardozi works and jewelry. Mumbai has Chor Bazaar which is famous for range of stolen and second hand products.Visitors can get everything from this multi-lane, flea-like market. In Delhi-NCR, Palika Bazaar, Central Market and Sarojini Nagar market are famous for variety of things. People go to these markets to purchase trendy clothes, footwears, accessories, and much more and that are too in affordable prices.
Local markets can serve to amplify aspects of local culture. The idea of local market is pretty open to what the interests are in a given region. Going to local market to purchase vegetables or fruits in the morning not only helps to get fresh eatables but also one can get to hear what’s happening in society. Since markets are centered on sale of various different things, one smart way to add value to these locations is to focus on various activities.
In a nutshell, some local markets include things like fruits, vegetables, fitness classes, but we can take a more proactive approach for our own well-being by adding recreation and health-related activities around markets.