Those who are familiar with history would know that the Nawabs of Awadh were known for adorning exquisite jewelry and clothes. In addition to their epicurean excellence (biryanis, kebabs, and whatnot), they always took pride in their textiles and handicrafts. And when you are in the City of Nawabs, Lucknow, shouldn’t you be claiming your share of that grandeur and buy some elegant merchandise like clothes, jewelry, shoes, bags, home décor, and more? Then you must head, not to the swanky malls, but to the street markets in the city where shopping gets a new meaning.

So, are you ready for a shop-till-you-drop experience? We have curated a list of markets for the die-hard street shopper in you.

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This Lucknow market list will help you navigate through the city and shop like a real Nawab!

Top 14 Markets for Street Shopping in Lucknow

1. Aminabad Market

Aminabad Market

Aminabad Market

This is one of the oldest street shopping hubs of Lucknow and has been attracting shopaholics for generations because of its exclusive merchandise sold at affordable prices. When you want to go shopping in Lucknow, Aminabad Bazaar is where you will find chikankari clothes, ready-made clothes for adults and kids, hand-worked sarees, bedsheets, pillow covers, footwear, wedding jewelry, waistbands, mats, ethnic wear, utensils, and much more. Dupatta Mahal is an exclusive dupatta store in the market to shop for a great variety of designs and colors while Madan Sarees and Sargodha Cloth House offer the best merchandise sourced from different parts of Uttar Pradesh.  Shopping in Aminabad Market goes hand in hand with some great food and we recommend Kalika Chat house and Wahid Biryani for you to charge up after a tiresome shopping exercise.

Location: Aminabad

Timings: 11.00 am to 10.30 pm; closed on Thursdays

What to Buy: Chikan Kurtas, Footwear, Sarees, Bedsheets

 2. Hazratganj Market

Hazratganj Market

Hazratganj Market

Centrally located in Lucknow, Hazratganj Market has been transformed into a new age shopping destination with a good mix of retail outlets, malls, and street shops. You can get amazing Chikankari fabric, artificial jewelry, textiles, kurtas, and footwear here at pocket-friendly prices. This market does not promote bargaining but the quality of the merchandise sold here is premium. If you have a thing for Khadi fabrics and apparels, this market is just the right place for you. Janpath, Lovelane, and Seva Chikan are famous fabric outlets in this market. The area is surrounded with good restaurants for you to complete your amazing day with some lip-smacking food. You can check our blog on the restaurants in Lucknow for more details. All in all, shopping in Hazratganj, Lucknow is an experience of absolute indulgence you wouldn’t want to miss.

Location: VS Marg

Timings: 10.00 am to 09.00 pm; closed on Sundays

What to Buy: Khadi, Chikan Kurtis, Ornaments, Hand-Woven Sarees

3. Chowk Lucknow

Chowk Lucknow

Chowk Lucknow

Lucknow just gets luckier for street shoppers, and Chowk is one such venue that has hordes of shoppers pouring in daily. Known for its exotic jewelry, accessories, ittar (the local perfumes), toys, lampshades, dry fruits, fresh fruits, bags, apparels, fabric, traditional Nagra footwear, Chikankari suits, and handicrafts, Chowk is the most buzzing street shopping zone in the city. Custom-designed Chikan-embroidered garments are also available here. If you are a hardcore non-vegetarian, then you are in for a lavish treat at the nearby food stalls and eateries serving scrumptious biryanis, kebabs, curries, and other delightful munchies.

Location: Chowk near Bara Imambara

Timings: 11.00 am to 10.30 pm; closed on Thursdays

What to Buy: Chikankari Kurtas, Zardosi Garments, Perfumes, Nagra Footwear, Wall Paintings, Handicrafts, Flowers

4. Nakhas Market

Nakhas Market

Nakhas Market

Street shopping in Lucknow becomes an experience to remember at the 200-year-old Nakhas Market. You get the best deals here on clothes, electronics, jewelry, handicrafts, wooden home décor, wall paintings, pets and birds, groceries, and miniature bric-a-bracs. With more than 12,000 shops set up at the venue, there is no dearth of buying choices at this crowded street market in Lucknow. The local Zardosi garments just cannot be ignored here and are definitely worth the buy. Sundays are when the famous flea market is set up at Nakhas and second-hand goods are sold at insanely low prices. You can also indulge in some juicy kebabs, refreshing paan, and delectable snacks at the food stalls in the market.

Location: Nakhas

Timings: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm; every day

What to Buy: Zardosi Garments, Wooden Crafts, Handicrafts, Groceries, Small Pets

5. Janpath Bazaar

Janpath Bazaar

Janpath Bazaar

Janpath Market in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh adds a whole new dimension to the street shopping scene in the city. You can take your haggling skills out here and you will definitely manage to win a good deal by doing so. Leather merchandise is the most popular item sold here and your eyes will pop once you see the amazing footwear, belts, and bags. In addition to these, you will also find amazing deals on Chikankari sarees, ethnic garments, and readymade garments at the shops in Janpath Market Lucknow, that too at throwaway prices.

If you have some extra time on hand after shopping and eating, you could also visit some of the historical places in Lucknow.

Location: Narpatkhera, Hazratganj

Timings: 11.00 am to 09.00 pm; closed on Sundays

What to Buy: Leather Footwear, Belts, Bags

6. Alambagh Market

Alambagh Market

Alambagh Market

This upbeat market is the jewelry haven in the city of Lucknow. Women are in for a sparkly treat at Alambagh Market where one will find exquisite gold-plated jewelry at the most competitive prices. If you have an eye for intricate designs that are fashionable and elegant, then you must visit Alambagh that sells everything from traditional ornaments to the most bedazzling, Bollywood-inspired trinkets. From jhumkis, balis, necklaces, bangles, and bracelets, to anklets, you have them all here. In addition to jewelry, you can also shop at this bazaar for electronics, home utilities, fresh fruits, vegetables, groceries, and sweets. One of the most well-planned bazaars in Lucknow, Alambagh Market can keep you engaged for hours, or perhaps the entire day.

Location: Lucknow-Kanpur Road

Timings: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm; closed on Mondays

What to Buy: Gold Jewelry, Gold-Plated Jewelry, Knick-Knacks, Vegetables And Fruits, Garments, Shoes, Consumer Goods, Gemstones

7. Yahiyaganj Market

 Yahiyaganj Market

Yahiyaganj Market

Located close to Nakhas Market, this wholesale street shopping area is renowned for home décor and home utility items. Kitchen utensils, coffee mugs, cosmetics, crackers, glassware, plastic jars, racks, artificial jewelry, mirrors, and much more are sold at very affordable rates here. If you are planning to renovate your kitchen or move to another house, you can find a treasure trove of home utility products at Yahiyaganj at wholesale rates like never before. You can also find a great variety of clothes in this wholesale market.

Location: Yahiyaganj

Timings: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm; every day

What to Buy: Home Utility Items, Cosmetics, Crackers, Steel Utensils, Toys, Wholesale Garments, And Spices

8. Latouche Market

Latouche Market

Latouche Market

There is something for every gizmo geek at Latouche Road, where electronics and gadgets ranging from home appliances to mobile phones are sold at reasonable rates. You can also find many hardware shops for your household needs and also stores selling rare electronic parts.  But be warned that buying electronic products, especially the durable ones will need good bargaining skills from your end. If you are looking for a gift or moving into a new home, Latouche Road is the one-stop shopping area for your electronics, both local and imported.

Location: Latouche Road

Timings: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm, closed on Sundays

What to Buy: Electronic Consumer Goods, Home Appliances, Gadgets, Hardware

9. Bhootnath Market

Bhootnath Market

Bhootnath Market

Don’t judge Bhootnath Market by its name; we are not talking about a ghost market or a haunted bazaar. This is one the most popular markets in Lucknow known for its famous Bhootnath Temple and shopping options alike. You get everything under one roof at this marketplace, which includes fruits, utility items, jewelry, clothes, kitchen utensils, spices, electronics, flowers, you name it and Bhootnath Market has them all. Once again, you will need to take your best shot on bargaining to win a great deal on your favorite merchandise. There is no dearth of food at this market where the food stalls serve up the best chaats and savories to shoppers. The sweet stalls at this market serve the best Indian delicacies in town, so don’t forget to buy a packet of Indian sweets too!

Location: Sector 5, Indira Nagar

Timings: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm; every day

What to Buy: Electronic Consumer Goods, Jewelry, Garments, Fabric, Utensils, Spices, Vegetables and Fruits, Spices, Puja Items, Household Items

10. Kapoorthala

Kapoorthala

Kapoorthala

This is the garments district of Lucknow where many showrooms have sprung up in recent times. The Chikankari and Zardosi works have been promoted by many shops at Pragati Bazar situated at this venue. You will find high-quality Chikankari garments, modern and contemporary fabric designs, unconventional dress materials, rich embroidered dresses, ethnic wear, kurtas, readymade garments, sarees, and kids’ wear at the myriad of stores located here. To put it all in one sentence, you can find clothes for all occasions here at good rates.

Location: Kapoorthala Road

Timings: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm; every day

What to Buy: Chikankari Garments, Dress Materials, Readymade Garments, Men’s Wear, Kids’ Wear, Designer Sarees, Ethnic Wear, Party Wear

11. Lal Bagh Market

Lal Bagh Market

Lal Bagh Market

Known for its variety in electronic goods and computer appliances, Lal Bagh market is another electronics haven in Lucknow where people throng the stores for some great buys at the best prices. Located centrally, it offers an ocean of the best in electronics, both new and second-hand. Mobile phones, MP3 players, mobile accessories, tablets, peripherals, extendable memory gadgets, and more can be bought here at a good bargain. If you are planning to buy new gadgets but don’t want to invest a fortune on them, then this is the best place for you.

Location: Lal Bagh Road

Timings: 10.00 am to 10.30 pm; closed on Sundays

What to Buy: Mobile Phones, Accessories, Tablets, Laptops, Electronic Goods

12. Patrakarpuram Market

 Patrakarpuram Market

Patrakarpuram Market

An eclectic mix of small shops and large retail stalls is what Patrakarpuram Market is about. You can get anything fancy like T-shirts, maxi dresses, garments, caps, scarves, knick-knacks, artificial jewelry, footwear, handbags, and more here. This place is high on young crowds like city dwellers and college students who love to indulge in some crazy street shopping during the weekends. Budget shoppers throng the market with hopes to buy merchandise at their most deserved prices.

Patrakarpuram Market is located in Gomit Nagar, where you can find some of the best hotels in Lucknow.

Location: Gomti Nagar

Timings: Thursdays to Tuesdays 11.00 AM to 10.00 PM, Closed on Wednesdays

What to Buy: Women’s Clothing, jewelry, knick-knacks, footwear, partywear, home décor, T-shirts

13. Halwasiya Market

Halwasiya Market

Halwasiya Market

Halwasiya is a buzzing marketplace that caters to the needs of all age groups. You can buy toys, kids’ clothing, fabric, shawls, women’s clothing, T-shirts, bed sheets, readymade garments, jewelry, handicrafts, home décor items, and much more at budgeted prices. Once again, your best bet depends on your bargaining skills with the smart vendors. You can also indulge in some great food and beverages at the food carts and stalls.

Location: Near Jhandewala Park, Aminabad

Timings: 10.30 am to 10.00 pm; closed on Sundays

What to Buy: Women’s Clothing, Jewelry, Knick-Knacks, Footwear, Kids’ Wear, Bedsheets, Toys

14. Naza Computer Market

Naza Computer Market

Naza Computer Market

With a great array of computer and peripheral shops to choose from, Naza Market will leave a computer geek speechless and excited. If you are looking for computer screens, processing units, mouses, keyboards, wiring, external memory devices, software, and other genuine hardware, you could do store hopping at Naza to get the best products at the best rates.

Location: Naza, Lal Bagh

Timings: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm; closed on Sundays

What to Buy: Computer Parts, Software, Peripherals, Accessories, Electronic Goods

There is not a single dull moment while you shop on the streets of Lucknow. You do not have to be a Nawab to exude the Nawab-like charm; the street stores in the city will spruce up your look and life in a matter of a few hours. So, buckle your shoes and get started!

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