Shopping In bhopal
Shopping in Bhopal
A trip to Bhopal is incomplete without indulging in some retail therapy. In fact, it could be another great way through
which you can connect with the people of Bhopal. Be it local markets, shopping streets or palatial malls; the city has
numerous options to hearten the shopper in you. These markets and streets perfectly reflect the culture of Bhopal and
passing through bustling lanes can be a unique yet wonderful experience. Keep reading to learn about these places and what
you can buy here!
Situated in the heart of the Old City area, Chowk Bazaar is a place that truly manifests the Mughal legacy of Bhopal with
numerous mosques and havelis lined along the streets. Although the shops here sell stuff of all kinds, it is traditional
craft items that are worth buying. From local handicrafts and embroidered handbags to gold and silver jewellery; shops and
vendors on the narrow lanes of chowk sell a variety of things that are appropriately put on display to grab your attention.
Female travellers can also try wearing the famous Maheshwari and Chanderi sarees at ethnic stores here. Bargaining seems to
be a common custom here and in case you are a great haggler, you can end up making some really impressive deals at these
In addition to all these, chowk bazaar is also dotted with numerous eateries and food joints, where you can try an
assortment of Mughlai delicacies.
As the name suggests, this market is located in the New Bhopal area, which is around 3 km from the city centre and located
in the south of the beautiful Upper Lake. One of the most prominent commercial and shopping hubs in the city, New Market has
a number of shops that can be visited to purchase leather products, readymade garments and jewellery. Various local and
branded clothing stores here deal in Western as well as ethnic wear. Besides, this market also has an array of bookstalls,
eateries, restaurants and bakeries that are frequented by locals.
While in New Market, don’t forget to visit the well-known M.P. Government’s Mrignayani Emporium to buy a variety of hand-
woven textiles and sarees, decorative art pieces and handicrafts.
One of the largest vegetable markets in Bhopal, this thrice-in-a-week market is known for selling fruits, vegetables and
other fresh local produce. Here, you can also find vendors selling cheap knick-knacks and religious paraphernalia. The
market also has the popular Metro Plaza shopping centre, which houses shops offering food items and household
Another local market in Bhopal, Habibganj Market has an array of shops, retail stores and eateries sell clothing, knick-
knacks and locally popular snacks.
If you want an escape from the hot or cold weather of Bhopal and still don’t want to compromise on shopping, then simply
head to any of the popular malls situated within the city. With a map of Bhopal in your hand, you can easily locate any of
these shopping centres.
With nearly 180 shops, DB City Mall is home to many globally renowned fashion brands, gadget stores and fast-food joints.
This mall also houses a movie theatre, and a large food court, where you can chill out with a range of tempting dishes and
Similarly, you can explore Aashima Mall for trendy clothing, fashion accessories and electronic items. In addition to famous
fast-food outlets, this mall holds a couple of restaurants and bars.
Aura Mall is another such destination that can be visited for a plethora of shopping and dining options. To entertain
yourself in this mall, you can make your way to its game zone or movie theatre.
Since the city is not too big, transport in Bhopal is fairly convenient. Government buses, privately owned mini-buses,
three-wheeler auto rickshaws along with taxi and cab service ensure that you can comfortably move around the city for
sightseeing or shopping.