Apart from being admired as a birthplace of Lord Rama, Ayodhya comes as a very exciting place when we talk about shopping because old culture still runs through the street of this city now as well. There are still much art and crafts work making round in this city as it was before so you may find some antique or handmade products here in Ayodhya. If you are one of those who is looking for some cultural and traditional on the streets of Ayodhya then, there are many market areas in this city where you can shop for.
Here, you may as well get a chance to shop for something that counts as spiritual in your eyes. So, look at the below list for some main market area where you can enjoy shopping.
Tehri Bazaar is famous from the rest of market areas in Ayodhya because of its clean lanes and majorly attracts a fair share of tourist towards it. Apart from all the local people buying their daily use stuff, there are many tourists one will see doing rounds of the market. Here, you can buy art and crafts work because they will be the best things to take back home as a souvenir. Because Ayodhya comes in very close proximity to the capital of Uttar Pradesh i.e. Lucknow so here, you can also shop for those Chikan embroidery clothes which you have been keen on purchasing. You will also get a chance to buy hand-made Kurta/Kurtis here and Khadi clothes also.
So, try out the winding lanes of this market because there are many different things available here to choose from and in the meantime, you can also savor the famous street food of Ayodhya.
Location: Close to Ayodhya Railway Station
Timings: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Main Market Katra
Main Market Katra is the place where you can buy those rare Ram Navami towels and hand-crafted Kurta/Kurtis. However, this market is mostly crowded with lots of electronic shops but there many hidden lanes somewhere in this market where you can get your hands on the list of things that you wished to buy in this city. Many things like Tulsi mala, Ramdana, Religious books, marble statues of Hindu deities, etc. will be easily available in this market if you look around here.
There are many sweet shops here in this market where you eat famous Indian sweets like Jalebi with Rabri, roasted gram flour laddus, etc.
Location: 6km away from Ayodhya Railway Station
Timings: 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Shringaar Haat is the place where you will be roaming around a market full of jewelry ranging from the artificial one to nowadays fashion jewelry. Walking inside this popular upbeat street, you feel like walking a funky place filled with new-age fashion products. Many stalls do sell very scrumptious junk food over her at this place so don’t forget to try those.
You can also see people selling smoking clay pipes so, if those tend to interest your areas then don’t forget to buy them. otherwise, taste the famous KurchanPeda (a sweet) at least once.
Location: Only1.2 km away from Ayodhya Railway Station
Timings: 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM
There are many other things that may interest you like there is a painter that sits in front of Kanak Bhavan who is known for making water and oil painting. So, there many things here in Ayodhya which you can shop from Ram Navami towel to Chikan Embroidery clothing lines. Before taking your leave from this city, it will worth to check those winding lanes once and shop something as a souvenir.