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Shopping in India - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

In large, colorful and noisy India, merchants wait for customers at every corner. Here it is pretty difficult for tourists to make the right choice without affecting your wallet and bank account. The variety of goods is simply amazing: beautiful clothes in shopping malls, amusing things in flea markets, absolutely unique items in small, moderate shops. If you are going to visit India, you have to know what to buy and where to buy it. In the “South India Shopping Mall”, people will find a great variety of Indian clothing, mostly saris of all colors and types – from amazing expensive designer creations to some cheaper models, but the quality remains the same. There is also a great choice of jewelry, traditional men’s and children’s clothing influenced by Western trends. The “South India malls” are located in Bangalore, Nellore, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Vijayawada, and Guntur.
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“LuLu Mall” in Kochi is the largest shopping mall in India in terms of area. It has four floors, where you can find lots of things needed by customers like shops with modern clothes and shoes, accessories, underwear, home decor items, and electronics, as well as a hypermarket, restaurants, a skating rink, a cinema, a bowling alley and separate prayer rooms for women and men. Another popular shopping center “Phoenix MarketCity” is located in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, and Bangalore. These are big malls where events for youth are often organized, for example, animecon and beauty festivals. You can find here lots of articles of famous brands, also some entertainment areas.
The “Anjuna” flea market in Anjuna was established in the year 1975. It opens every Wednesday and offers a choice of handcrafted jewelry, sculptures, clothing, fabrics, spices, tea and other goods that are brought here from Tibet, Kerala and other parts of India. You can have a meal here in the amazing cafe with a view of the beach and live music. In addition, you can find some tattoo artists here as well. In Kamalasagar is situated the Sunday “Border Haat” – a market located on the India-Bangladesh border. This is a unique place because different members of one family who have been separated by the two countries meet here. On the market, you can find lots of goods from both countries: cookies, pies and plastic furniture from Bangladesh, and saris, cosmetics, fruits from India. Copyright
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Guests of Pune should visit the design studio and showroom of the shop “3F Design”, which sells unique and exclusive home and office items at affordable prices. Shop owners really do care about their customers and put some their hearts into their work. Visitors of Goa can visit the decor shop and boutique “Paper Boat Collective”. All products here are hand-crafted by Indian designers. Furniture, ceramics, fabrics, décor items, children’s clothes, art objects are some of the unique products that cannot be found anywhere else, so if you want to bring home something for your interior, it is necessary you visit this store. Beauty and originality are combined here with simplicity and functionality. These are important factors when it comes to a product that is supposed to be exposed to the public.
One of the shops that you must go to is “Amethyst” in Chennai. There is a great choice of designer clothes, ethnic decorations, accessories, home decor items here – you can find all this stuff on the second floor, where a bookstore is also sited. On the first floor, visitors will find a nice coffee shop where you can; drink coffee, tea, milkshake or juice, have a toast, ice cream, salad, pizza or sandwiches. This shop often hosts cultural events. A flower shop can be found here as well. “Starmark” in Kolkata (Calcutta) is a great place to buy books, souvenirs, toys, home fragrances, and music CDs. 
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The market “Fashion Street” in Mumbai has almost 400 shops where you can find clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Here you can buy unique jewelry, high-quality bags, sportswear, and business suits. Goods are usually of good quality and you can strike a bargain. The choice of goods is truly amazing. Mumbai “Chor bazaar” (“Thieves Market”), located in the southern part of the city, is considered to be the oldest market in Mumbai (already 150 years old). There is a belief that if something was stolen from you in Mumbai, then you should look for it at the Chor Bazaar. In the past, stolen goods were actually sold here, and this is how the market got its name. Nevertheless, guests of Mumbai can now find here legitimately sold goods, from vintage watches and musical instruments to furniture and car spare parts.
If you want to take home a souvenir from India, you need to pay attention to different types of tea, bright silk saris, and sandals. Indian pickled vegetables are always very tasty, because of the spices used while pickling. Comfortable hand-made mojari is a type of traditional footwear that fits the feet perfectly. Gorgeous pashmina shawls will be a great gift. If you want to decorate your home, you can buy oil lamps, which will bring some splendor to your room. Carved objects such as vessels, figurines, stands, etc. are also great. As a gift for yourself, you can buy some jewelry: bright beads, bracelets, and rings.
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Deccan Traps

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Indian Deccan Plateau is nothing but a large igneous province. The thick part of the basalt plateau covers about 2 000 meters in average. The total area of ​​the trap is up to 500 000 square meters. The Deccan Traps were formed over 600 million years ago. The majority of volcanic eruptions took place at the area of ​​modern Mumbai. Researchers believe that large-scale series of eruptions lasted about 30 000 years.

A long process of eruptions resulted not only in severe geological, but also in significant climate changes. Emissions of gas and ash blocked sunlight, which is why for many years the average temperature on Earth was about 2C. Scientists have found a relation between the eruption of traps, which occurred about 65 million years ago, and global extinction of living … Read all

Taj Mahal

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The mausoleum and mosque of Taj Mahal is an outstanding architectural monument of world importance. It's located in the Indian city of Agra. Construction of the mausoleum lasted for 21 year and was completed in 1653. The story of its creation is incredibly interesting, tragic, and romantic at the same time. The mosque was built on the orders of Shah Jahan, the Mughal sultan. He decided to devote this magnificent building to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth of fourteenth child.

The ruler attracted the best architects, masons and stone carvers from Turkey, Persia, Iran and India to construct the mosque. Since its foundation, Taj Mahal doesn't cease to amaze with its greatness. Its walls inlaid with precious stones simply enchant. Finish of rare marble has being keeping … Read all
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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of India

If you want to bring original items in Indian style from your vacation in Ahmedabad, take a look at local handmade carpets. They are quite expensive because the process of making carpets is very hard and tiresome. Silver items are one more popular type of national souvenirs. Local craftsmen make not only beautiful silver jewelry but also exquisite tableware and utensils. You can purchase premium silver trays, sets of utensils, silver tea and coffee brewing items, and decorative silver … Read more
All kinds of crafts remain the most popular souvenirs that foreign tourists buy in Agra. Local artisans make interesting decorations from marble and ceramics. Souvenirs made from soapstone are one more interesting local peculiarity. Subhash Bazar is an attractive place to shop for souvenirs and local crafts. This is one of the largest markets in the city. Vendors at the market offer all kinds of items mentioned above plus spices, sweets, and other local products. Female tourists will find … Read more
Many tourists buy clothes and headwear in Indian style as memorable gifts. Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar offers a rich selection of apparel and accessories in the national style. As a rule, locals make up the majority of buyers at this market. Women come to buy wonderful fabrics for saris. It is also possible to purchase the most popular local accessories here. Take a look at stalls with copper jewelry made by local craftsmen. If you want to buy European style apparel, you will find many … Read more
New Delhi
The pride of New Delhi is locally made goods, among which are clothes and fabrics for its sewing, handmade shoes, as well as chic camel wool carpets. Each of the numerous local craft workshops sells some special products. Top products among travelers are Indian cotton and silk, as well as clothes made from them. Many people buy fabrics by the meter in specialized stores and at local markets. If you want to buy something with a national flavor, just pay attention to traditional clothes. The … Read more
If you’re looking for inexpensive locally produced clothing and textiles, head to the Khadi Village shopping mall. It houses only local manufacturers and offers a wide range of high-quality traditional clothing. Men should appreciate a large selection of cheap shirts, whereas ladies can choose fabrics for sarees, as well as buy gorgeous ready-made national dresses. The mall also has a traditional sewing workshop, where you can ask local artisans to sew you some clothes from the newly-bought … Read more
Those who prefer fashionable modern clothes in European style, will be interested in strolling along Brigade Road. On this street, you'll find boutiques and jewelry stores of mainly European brands. There are interesting shops of designer footwear and accessories. The price level is usually above the average. You can buy new clothes and shoes at a discount only in periods of sale. Those who prefer visiting modern shopping centers in Bangalore, should go to the UB City trading complex. This is … Read more

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