Diwali is the festival of lights and every corner of Varanasi is lit up with vibrant scenes. The city is practically glowing with hundreds and thousands of lit diyas or clay lamps. The ghats near Ganga have a mesmerising view that one should witness once in their lifetime. If you are planning to visit Varanasi this Diwali then do not forget to have the ultimate shopaholic experience at these best markets.
Shop-Till-You-Drop At These 6 Best Of Varanasi’s Markets This Diwali
One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Varanasi during Dev Deepawali is to take a boat ride on the river Ganga. You can witness the magnificent view of the ghats lit up with lamps, the majestic temples and buildings along the riverfront, and the serene atmosphere of the… pic.twitter.com/WxiaHgfIiG
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You cannot miss out on the great shopping experience of Varanasi this diwali as it has loads and loads of vibrant stuff to offer you. You will go mad with such extensive varieties and options to choose from. Visit these 6 best markets of Varanasi:
1. Vishwanath Galli
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Of the many lanes that lead to Kashi Vishwanath ji; Vishwanath Galli is perhaps the most vibrant.
Walk through the lane to experience its energy
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Have you got great bargaining skills? This is the perfect market for you as it is one of the popular markets with a diverse selection of bangles, gorgeous sarees and dupattas. If you like making outfits from scratch then, Vishwanath Galli has the best fabrics you may choose from.
2. Godowlia Market
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This market is one of the oldest markets in Varanasi and is at the heart of the city. The amount of vibrance this market radiates will hit you. You will find here traditional attires like dhotis, sarees, and salwar-kameez to name a few, and modern apparel is also available. Do not leave Godowlia Market without purchasing a good Banarasi silk saree! This place is renowned for such exquisite Banarasi silk sarees. It reflects the rich, intricate and detailed legacy of craftsmanship of Varanasi.
3. Rajan Silk Market
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How will you visit Varanasi and don’t even look at the elegant Banarasi sarees? Rajan Silk Market has loads of exquisite silk sarees to offer you. Therefore, this place is a hotspot among ladies. Buy for your mums, sisters, wives, girlfriends and even friends because Banarasi sarees are statement pieces of attire. You will find designer and trendy Banarasi sarees here, that too at a very reasonable price. Go ahead and woo your woman!
4. Thatheri Bazar
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Want to find religious artifacts and related stuff for household or puja purposes? Thatheri Bazar is the place for you. It specialises in idols crafted from copper and you can witness the skilled artisans and their incredible talents through those intricately made copper items. The details will leave you in awe. This market also has statues of deities, sacred symbols and utensils used for religious purposes.
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Golghar has got all the things you are looking for. The name comes from the fact that it is near a granary monument named “Round House”. So it has an apt name. Along with daily essentials, if you have a wedding to attend shortly then this place can offer great designer shoes at a very reasonable price. A great deal indeed!
6. Hathua Market
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This market is situated in the Lahurabir district and is a favourable place for the localities. This place is bustling with great offers for budget-friendly shoppers. It includes clothing, furniture, accessories, electronics and more. After the shop-till-you-drop technique, you will be hangry and Hathua Market never disappoints you. Many great street vendors will serve you lip-smacking food and satisfy your hunger.
All in all the shopaholic in you will be satisfied with the vibrant scenes and great variety of stuff that Varanasi markets have to offer this diwali. Do not miss out on these when you visit Varanasi.
Happy Varanasi shopping!
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