Kanpur is one of the most commercialised cities in Northern India.
Buzzing with industrialisation, Kanpur comes across as one of the most
unseemly places to shop in. However, there are a number of lanes meant
for shopping nestled in the heart of the city.
from these shopping lanes, there are markets, shopping malls,
stand-alone shops and shopping emporiums that are meant for one sole
Kanpur is known for its superior quality leather
products which include items like belts, shows, wallets, bags and even
sporting goods. Leather and leather items is the most sold commodity in
this city. Apart from leather, handicrafts and artefacts are the other
well-known items for sale.
showpieces, wall decorations and even stationary like files and folders
are available in various emporiums that dot the city. Indigenous items
of clothing and fabric are some more of the items that this city has to
offer as well as jewellery which is available at extremely inexpensive
prices. Household implements like utensils, bracelets and items for a
trousseau are also things to look out for in Kanpur.
of all the development in Kanpur, local markets remain the most
favourite place to shop in. these markets are often crowded with
shoppers and pedestrians and vendors plying their goods and often
haggling with customers. Markets in Kanpur have their own unique charm
and are a delight as far as the local food is also concerned offering the best roadside food in the whole city. Some of the famous market places in Kanpur are as follows.
Naveen Market in Kanpur
most popular shopping haunt in Kanpur is Naveen Market which also
happens to be the largest shopping area in the city. It is named after
Balkrishna Sharma Naveen who was a famous Hindi poet.
market is famous for its leather items offering Italian leather and
Suede at throw-away prices. Garments like sarees and dupattas are of
high-quality and following the trend, very affordable as well. Even
items made of cotton are available here.
leather and the cotton as well as the finished products in most cases
are locally produced and hence offer superior quality and lasting. Even
very good quality chikankari cloth is available here. Some of the most
famous shops in Naveen Market are the Heera Panna showroom, Novelty
Corner, Parvati Men’s Wear and Abhilasha Garments.
Market is located in Colonel Ganj and is located close to a number of
shopping malls the Z Square Malls and Rave3 as well as eateries like
Palate which is a multi-cuisine restaurant and Annapurna Restaurant that
offers vegetarian fare. This market can be accessed by public transport
as well as private vehicles fairly easily.
is located about 2 km away from Kanpur Terminus. Recently, the crowded
streets of Naveen Market are set to get a facelift which is all thanks
to the most recent proposal put forth by the government.
plan has been put into motion following the successful redevelopment of
markets in Lucknow to make it more appealing and attractive to
shoppers. This will be achieved by painting the entire market by keeping
to a theme and have standard sign – boards for every shop present in
The Mall Road
The Mall Road is the place to go to if one
wants to shop for clothes in Kanpur and like the rest of the city, also
boasts of some really amazing leather shops. This place has more premium
to high-end brands like The Body Shop and Biba and also most of the
shopping malls in Kanpur are located on this road hence the name.
shopping, one can unwind at coffee shops like Cafe Coffee Day and
others which are spread over the expanse of the place. The Mall is an
upmarket shopping destination promising to give customers the best of
the traditional Kanpur city as well as a comfortable shopping
experience. The Mall Road is located close to Colonel Ganj and about
10-15 minutes from the railway station and hence it can be very easily accessed from any part of the city.
Other Markets in Kanpur
Although it is Naveen Market and
The Mall Road that dominate the shopping scene in Kanpur, many other
small and large markets are located around the city that are no less
popular with shoppers. Birhana Road which located in General Ganj is
very well known for jewellery so is Sisamau Bazaar. Meston Road also
known as Bada Chauraha is famous for day-to-day items of use as well as
leather products and artefacts made of silver.
famous boutique Khanams is located in the Becon Ganj are and is known
for its high quality embroidery, fabric and ready-to-wear and bridal
clothes. P. P. N Market and Gumti No. 5 are other places well-known for
their clothes. Markets that sell their goods at wholesale prices are
located in General Ganj and Navghada. Hatiya is known for cheap
utensils, bangles and sarees.
in Kanpur may not always be a comfortable experience, however, value
for money, high quality and first-class craftsmanship are the USP of the
markets in Kanpur.
The small congested
streets of these markets are always thronging with shoppers and tourists
alike who are looking for colourful items of souvenirs, taking pictures
or gorging on the roadside chaat all of which makes shopping in the
markets of Kanpur a delightful time.