Being the capital of State of Assam and the gateway to the eastern India, there are several shopping places in Guwahati to satisfy the shopaholics need!
The city boasts large malls , multiplex cinema halls and business centres. We even found the city enjoyable for the street shoppers. The most popular things to buy items include handicrafts , Tea Bags , bamboo products , clothes and Assamese delicacies.
The best thing about this city is that it offers variety of shopping options ranging from budget shopping to up-market exclusive goods.
Check out these hot and happening places in Guwahati for shopping.
1 Fancy Bazaar Market
Fancy Bazaar is the most popular market in Guwahati for all sorts.
It is, in fact, considered the best budget shopping hub for street shoppers in Guwahati locals. The Guwahati’s main market has specific areas for soft toys , tribal jewelry , wooden stuffs and gift shops.
The famous items of Assam like – Jaapi (a kind of round bamboo cap) , Gamcha (thin towel) , Assamese sari and bamboo pickles can be purchased from here.
There are other specialties like Tambul/ Betel nut products and copper utensils which can be collected for gift purposes.
When you feel exhausted head over to the small eateries selling steamy momos coupled with hot refreshing assam tea.
Vegetarians too , can enjoy cuisines at popular restaurants like Khusboo and JBS.
Not far away from Fancy Bazaar is Machkhowa area from where the couples can take river cruise on Brahmaputra at their leisure time.
Tip: Sweets can be purchased from popular sweet shops like Madhu Kunj & Sharma Sweets. Dilkhush sweet & pithas are particularly famous sweets here.
2 Paan Bazaar Market
Paan Bazaar is another popular market of Guwahati.
This market is a book lovers delight with a number of book shops and publications where you can hunt for novels , rare books and academic books.
It also has shops selling Mekhla Chadar (Assamese sari) which is a very popular region specific item made out of Muga or Pat silk.
There is a park named Nehru Park to sit and relax and some good restaurants to enjoy the delicacies of the east.
The popular places like Cotton College and Digholy Pukhuri (lake) is also situated nearby.
Tip: In Gopinath Bordoloi Rd, a fast food eatery – Reboti Chat House is a very popular. It is one of the oldest chat house in City.
3 Paltan Bazaar Market
This Guwahati market is famous for furniture’s and home decoration materials. You can shop for bamboo products , north eastern tribal garments and all sorts of tea varieties at this place.
India Tea House at GMC market is a popular place to collect tea items.
The restaurants in this bazaar serve assamese dishes like masor bah gos,tenga,laru and pithas.
Articles and toys made from clay, wood, bamboo and a mixture of cloth and mud are the memorable items to collect from the shops.
Tip: The market falls nearby to railway station making it crowded , busy and congested.
4 GS Road Market
GS or the Guwahati Shillong road is the up market of Guwahati commonly visited by affluent and influential sections of the city.
The place houses many branded show rooms and shopping malls. It is famous for Clothing, footwear, accessories, home décor, electronics. The outlets of KFC , JB’s are also located in this place.
Tip: People who love to buy from shopping malls can find showrooms of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Sohum Shoppe, The Hub, Dona Planet, Westside and Reliance Trends in this Market
5 Ganesh Gudi Market
Ganesh Gudi is another market among the reknowned shopping places in Guwahati which falls next to GMC road.
The attractions of this market are footwear’s, crockeries ,hardware items, food ,music stores, house hold items and clothes.
The market encircles entertainment places like cinema halls , pubs and clubs. The places like Barista, Coffee Cafe Day and Dispur Dhaba are very famous for all types of Indian cuisines.
The market derives its name after Ganesh Temple located to its south end.
Tip: You can taste the Assamese food along with other northeast Indian, Chinese, Continental cuisines here.
6 Maligaon Market
Maligaon falls very near to Kamakhya railway station. This market is known for Bangla specific articles.
The Bangla food is quite popular among people of Bengali origin. Steamed momos can also be traced here.
You can buy fresh elys fish from the markets.
Tip: Chekout the popular restaurants like Biryani Centre , Sikha Resturant , Maligaon Famous Paratha Shop , Shree and Mohan’s
7 Bhutia Market Guwahati
Bhutia market is again a famous sesonal street market within paltan bazaar of Guwahati. The market is setup by the warm cloth vendors from October every year.
Tip: You can some buy some good quality and low-cost winter jackets, sweaters, shawls and caps. Most of the goods are brought from Nepal for sale here.
8 CM Complex Sub-market (Fancy Bazaar)
At CM Complex, you can buy an item at the least possible selling price here without a bargain.
The market is famous for artificial flowers , wind chimes , hand bags , soft toys , tribal jewellery , photo frames and clay artifacts from the whole sellers at reasonable prices.
Tip: CM Complex is, in fact , a small wholesale market inside Fancy Bazaar.
9 Kamakhya Market
The street market at Kamakhya Temple is also a nice place to buy traditional Assamese items at a reasonable price.
The shops sell a wide variety of items including wooden and bamboo works.
Tip: The vendors lined up near the vehicle parking lot of Kamakhya Temple sell cheaper traditional goods as compared to the ones near the temple gate.