One of the most colourful and culturally rich cities in the country, Ahmedabad is a great place for retail therapy. A number of shopping malls in Ahmedabad might have cropped up in recent times, but they haven’t destroyed the charm of traditional street bazaars. Want to know about these retail paradises? Then, here is our list of the best shopping places in Ahmedabad:

Shopping Places in Ahmedabad:

Lal Darwaza Old City
Rani No Hajiro Gandhi Road
Dhalgarwad Khadia
Sindhi Market Kalupur
Manek Chowk Khadia
Raipur Darwaza Dayanand Rd
Law Garden Ellisbridge
Fernandes Bridge Tankshal
New Cloth Market Sarangpur, Sherkotda
Teen Darwaza Market Bhadra
Gujari Bazaar Jamalpur
Ramakda Market Khadia

1. Lal Darwaza, Ahmedabad

Lal Darwaza, Ahmedabad

Lal Darwaza | #1 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

One of the liveliest markets in Ahmedabad, Lal Darwaza caters to all your needs, including hunger pangs. But, first thing first, shopping; you can get an array of things like sarees, books, fabrics and even colourful skirts. Bargaining skills will come in handy if you want to save enough to later splurge on binging. On the food front, you can try pani puri, dhokla, samosas and dosas!

  • Location: Old City, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Highlights: Street food, ethnic clothing, curios

2. Rani No Hajiro, Ahmedabad

Rani No Hajiro, Ahmedabad

Rani No Hajiro | #2 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

If you are looking for clothing, then Rani No Hajiro is the place to be. Located near Jama Masjid, one of the most popular places to visit in Ahmedabad, the market is flooded with shops offering women’s clothing. You can get all ethnic fabrics like mashru, ikat and ajrakh here easily within your budget. Apart from everyday clothes, you can also purchase jewellery and garba attire.

  • Location: Gandhi Road, Khadia, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Highlights: Ethnic clothing

3. Dhalgarwad, Ahmedabad

Dhalgarwad, Ahmedabad

Dhalgarwad | #3 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

Dhalgarwad is another name on the list of shopping places in Ahmedabad, which is almost unending. This market is primarily known for the array of clothing and fabrics, such as silk patola, bandhej, kalamkari, mangalgiri and Jaipuri sarees. Further, you can also purchase bed sheet material, chaniya cholis and salwar suits. Though you can haggle as much as you want, you would need a good eye to spot the high-quality stuff.

  • Location: Khadia, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Highlights: Ethnic clothing

4. Sindhi Market, Ahmedabad

Sindhi Market, Ahmedabad

Sindhi Market | #4 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

One of the older retail hubs in the city, Sindhi Market is another must-visit place for clothing. You would see an endless variety of sarees and dresses in every colour, carefully arranged in rows of stalls lining the streets. The best part about retail therapy here is that it won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Apart from dresses for yourself, you can also purchase dresses for your sofas (meaning upholstery).

  • Location: Kalupur, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Highlights: Ethnic clothes, sofa upholstery

5. Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad

Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad

Manek Chowk | #5 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

An iconic city square, Manek Chowk is one of the more unique markets in Ahmedabad. You visit it during the day, and you will find rows of jewellery stores dazzling with ornaments of gold, silver and precious stones. But, come here after sunset, and you might not even recognise this place, as by night, the jewellers down their shutters and the market is transformed into a buzzing food street! And, get this, in terms of annual turnover, the jewellery market is considered the second biggest in all of India!

  • Location: Khadia, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 2:00 am
  • Highlights: Jewellery, street food

6. Raipur Darwaza, Ahmedabad

Raipur Darwaza, Ahmedabad

Raipur Darwaza | #6 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

Also called Raipur Gate, Raipur Darwaza Market is a paradise for foodies. The market is famous for its vast array of farsan (Gujarati snacks). Dhokla, fafda, khandvi, jalebi and khakhra are just a few of the variety of snacks you can treat yourself to here. The good thing is that being a street market, the food stuff is not priced exorbitantly, so even after all the binging, your pockets won’t be out of much.

  • Location: Dayanand Rd, Sherkotda, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Highlights: Gujarati snacks

Also, check out our blog on the best restaurants in Ahmedabad

7. Law Garden, Ahmedabad

Law Garden, Ahmedabad

Law Garden | #7 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

This is the place you should be coming to if you want to take a little bit of Gujarat with you. You can shop for a variety of costumes for garba and other festive occasions here apart from ethnic jewellery. Plus, there are numerous stalls offering curios, bags, antiques, embroidered dresses and bed sheets, and interesting handicrafts. The Western clothing, including tops, jeans, skirts and palazzos, contrast the ethnic charm beautifully.

  • Location: Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 5:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • Highlights: Garba costume, ethnic handicrafts

8. Fernandes Bridge, Ahmedabad

Fernandes Bridge, Ahmedabad

Fernandes Bridge | #8 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

All you bibliophiles looking to sell off or purchase second-hand or even new books, Fernandes Bridge Book Market is where you should be marching to. Here, you will see shops overflowing with nothing but books, journals and magazines. So, whether you are looking for the written word for your school, college or any other purpose, come here. You can get books across all genres and at quite low rates.

  • Location: Tankshal, Khadia
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Highlights: New and old books

9. New Cloth Market, Ahmedabad

New Cloth Market, Ahmedabad

New Cloth Market | #9 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

Among the more modern shopping places in Ahmedabad, New Cloth Market is among the best spots to buy clothes and dressing material at wholesale rates. Traders from across the state sell all kinds of dress material at this one-of-a-kind market. Be it kurtis, dresses, chaniya choli, shirt fabric or suit material, you can get it all here. Be warned that as the stuff here is quite reasonably priced, the market always remains abuzz.

  • Location: Sarangpur, Sherkotda, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Highlights: Clothing and clothing material at wholesale rates

10. Teen Darwaza Market, Ahmedabad

Teen Darwaza Market, Ahmedabad

Teen Darwaza Market | #10 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

Located adjacent to the iconic gate of Bhadra Fort, Teen Darwaza Market sees the heaviest footfall during the festive season. To experience its charm at its best, come here during the International Kite Festival held around Makar Sankranti. During this time, the roads are taken over by stalls offering small and large kites in various shapes and colours, and even with famous people’s faces on them, apart from an equally mind-boggling variety of manjha.

  • Location: Bhadra, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Highlights: Kites, meenakari furniture, ethnic clothing, parathas

11. Gujari Bazaar, Ahmedabad

Gujari Bazaar, Ahmedabad

Gujari Bazaar | #11 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

Essentially a flea market, Gujari Bazaar is also the oldest shopping place in Ahmedabad, having being established by Sultan Ahmed Shah I in 1414. Almost 1200 traders offer second-hand goods, which sell like hot cakes. Everything, from furniture, household tools and utensils to electronics, clothes and antiques, can be purchased here at reasonable rates. Further, there are numerous food stalls for you to satiate your hunger after you are done with stuffing your bags with goodies.

  • Location: Jamalpur, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm (open only on Sundays)
  • Highlights: Flea market

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12. Ramakda Market, Ahmedabad

Ramakda Market, Ahmedabad

Ramakda Market | #12 of 12 Best Shopping Places in Ahmedabad

Now, this is a market exclusively selling Gujarati handicrafts and curios. Its primary highlights are wooden toys, brightly painted in a variety of colours. Apart from toys, you can also purchase handicrafts to decorate your home as well as colourful dandiya sticks to remind you of your time in the city. Another reason people, especially women, come here is to purchase accessories.

  • Location: Khadia, Ahmedabad
  • Timings:
    10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Mon–Sat)
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Sun)
  • Highlights: Wooden toys, women’s accessories

Now, you know why shopping is one of the recommended things to do in Ahmedabad. So, head off to any of these traditional markets for the most amazing stuff in the city.

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