Amritsar, the reverential city of the Sikhs, is famous for its diverse attractions like Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and Wagah Border. But over the years, the city has also made a name for itself as a delightful shopping destination. A range of shawls, footwear, carpets and designer as well as traditional clothing can be found at its colorful bazaars that are always teeming with people. The best part – nothing here is really overpriced! To top the shopping experience, you will have a chance to taste the lip-smacking street food of Amritsar. What more can you ask for? So if you are planning to visit the tourist places in Amritsar, we suggest that you also take out some time to explore the city’s amazing markets.

Here is a list of the must-visit shopping places in Amritsar:

Shopping Places in Amritsar:

Lahori Gate Market Near Lahori Gate, Amritsar
Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar Near Hall Bazaar
Hall Bazaar Katra Ahluwalia
Guru Bazaar Shiv Puri
Shastri Market Katra Ahluwalia
Lawrence Road Lawrence Road
Kapda Bazaar Kapda Bazaar
Old City Bazaar Old City

1. Lahori Gate Market, Amritsar

Lahori Gate Market, Amritsar

Lahori Gate Market | #1 of 8 Best Shopping Places in Amritsar

If budget-friendly shopping is on your mind, then head straight to the bustling cloth market at Lahori Gate – an important landmark of Amritsar. You will find a variety of shops and showrooms in this market that offer everything from ladies’ wear, cotton suits and dress materials to Pashima shawls. Remember one thing while making a purchase here – don’t forget to bargain!

Like any other lively bazaar in India, here too you will find a variety of street food to excite your taste buds like kulcha, wadiyan, Amritsari papad, pickles and homemade jams. The market also has some of the popular restaurants in Amritsar offering multi-cuisine delicacies.

  • Location:Near Lahori Gate, Amritsar
  • Timings:11 AM to 10 PM
  • Specialty:Juttis, Pashmina shawls, Phulkari suits, pickles, jams, and papad

2. Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar, Amritsar

Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar, Amritsar

Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar | #2 of 8 Best Shopping Places in Amritsar

Another important and busy shopping hotspot in Amritsar is Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar, where you will find a huge collection of sarees, Pashmina shawls, footwear, woodwork, jewellery, Phulkari design dress materials, wedding attire for men and women and handicraft items. The streets here are crammed with clothing stores and tailor shops that witness the surge of shoppers, day-in and day-out.

Besides, there are a number of restaurants and food outlets in this market, where you can enjoy authentic Amritsari Tandoori Chicken with Paratha and a glass of Lassi.

3. Hall Bazaar, Amritsar

Hall Bazaar, Amritsar

Hall Bazaar | #3 of 8 Best Shopping Places in Amritsar

Hall Bazaar is among the oldest markets in Amritsar, and there is a certain rustic charm about it. This market lies on the way to the Golden Temple and can be seen buzzing with tourists around the year. The entrance to the market is through the Hall Gate (also known as Gandhi Gate) that features Mughal-style architecture and has a giant clock on it. In this market, you can shop for electronic gadgets, lamps, garments, fancy juttis and more importantly, Phulkari design dresses and dress materials.

Wandering around the market can be tiring, so we suggest that you head to any of local restaurants here to relish on some authentic Amritsari Chhole Kulche, Lassi, etc.

  • Location:Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar
  • Timings:9 AM to 7 PM
  • Specialty:Juttis, Phulkari designer dresses, Electronic items and Lamps

4. Guru Bazaar, Amritsar

Guru Bazaar, Amritsar

Guru Bazaar | #4 of 8 Best Shopping Places in Amritsar

Another heritage market in the city is Guru Bazaar, which is located close to the Golden Temple and Guru Ka Mahal. So when you are visiting any of these two places, do hop to this bazaar for some delightful shopping experience. It is a favourite of ladies since they get the best of gold and silver jewellery here, especially the traditional Jadau one. There are some 2500 shops in this market that are famous for selling not just jewellery but also earthen lamps, diyas and idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

  • Location:Shiv Puri, New Amritsar
  • Timings:9 AM to 9 PM
  • Specialty:Jadau jewellery, earthen lamps

5. Shastri Market, Amritsar

Shastri Market, Amritsar

Shastri Market | #5 of 8 Best Shopping Places in Amritsar

Shastri Market, located close to Guru Bazaar, is a bustling shopping centre in Amritsar popular for offering a range of jewellery items, and thus women can be seen flocking here all day long. Since it is also in proximity to the Golden Temple, the tourist footfall in this market is huge. This market has many wholesale outlets too offering garments and textile, traditional juttis and ethnic wear.

  • Location:Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar
  • Timings:9 AM to 9 PM
  • Specialty:Juttis, Traditional clothing, Jewellery

6. Lawrence Road, Amritsar

Lawrence Road, Amritsar

Lawrence Road | #6 of 8 Best Shopping Places in Amritsar

If you wish to shop and relish good food at the same time, then Lawrence Road should be a good choice! The market at Lawrence Road has a number of shops offering carpets, shawls, bangles, woollen wear, traditional clothing and branded wear.

In addition, there are quite a few restaurants, coffee parlours and eating joints here, where you can gorge on authentic Punjabi food as well as delicacies from other cuisines. There are some good sweet shops as well, where you can try an assortment of desi desserts.  

  • Location:Lawrence Road, Amritsar
  • Timings:9 AM to 10 PM
  • Specialty:Punjabi juttis, Phulkaris

7. Kapda Bazaar, Amritsar

Kapda Bazaar, Amritsar

Kapda Bazaar | #7 of 8 Best Shopping Places in Amritsar

Kapda Bazaar is another famous shopping destination in Amritsar, especially for traditional clothes. Colourful Patiala salwars and salwar suits with gorgeous Phulkari work are something that you will find in almost every shop at this market; something you should definitely invest on! Besides clothes, bracelets, bangles, earrings and bindis are other items available here. So this is one of such places in the city, where women love coming again and again!

  • Location:Kapda Bazaar, Amritsar
  • Timings:10 AM to 6 PM
  • Specialty:Traditional Phulkari work, Apparels

8. Old City Bazaar, Amritsar

Old City Bazaar, Amritsar

Old City Bazaar | #8 of 8 Best Shopping Places in Amritsar

The Old City of Amritsar has a distinct beauty about it and exploring it should be in your list of things to do in Amritsar. After wandering through the narrow lanes of the city and exploring its age-old havelis and heritage structures, head to the Old City Bazaar to shop for items like juttis, ornaments, bangles and traditional wear.

  • Location:Old City, Amritsar
  • Timings:9 AM to 7 PM
  • Specialty:Punjabi juttis, Bangles, Traditional garments

Besides these traditional markets that offer everything that you might want to take back home from the city, you might also want to explore the shopping malls in Amritsar to splurge on some branded items.

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