Indian clothing, handicrafts, jewellery have always been well received by the people of the country as well as orders from abroad. India is also known as the cultural capital of the world. Kanpur, being an industrial city in Uttar Pradesh, promises affordable and cheap high quality goods.
The Indian made clothing, handicrafts and jewellery made and sold in the Kanpur city region has been motivated by the rich regional secular crowd, which rightly amalgamate the Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jain, Christian and Parsi cultures.
Uttar Pradesh as a whole has been credited with the skill of producing superior quality handmade clothes especially Chikan Women’s Cloth which is a staple and specialty of Lucknow and well received worldwide is also present in Kanpur.
Kanpur is, therefore, well known for its local women’s wear and the rightful amalgamation of the artistry of secular cloth - making to its fullest potential.
Shopping experiences in Kanpur have always been a positive talk topic. Mall Road, Naveen Market, PPN Market, Arya Nagar, Gumti no 5., Tilak Nagar and Swaroop Nagar markets are the most well known markets in the city. They are rich in clothes, food and handicrafts.
Kanpur is well known for women’s clothing market and for artistic handicraft works. Another important industry in Kanpur is the leather goods market. Leather products are available in various shapes and sizes and of mixed and pure quality around the city. Leather products are unbelievably cheap, affordable and worth the spending at the same time.
Places for Shopping in Kanpur
The PPN market is located at Mall Rd, Colonelganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh - 208001. It is a shopping mall which is open between 8 am till 10 pm. It is approximately 12.4 kms from Kanpur airport and 5 kms from Kanpur Central railway station. The specialty about this shopping mall is that, both Indian made and imported clothes and handicrafts are found here.
Naveen Market is located at Colonelganj, Kanpur. It is a shopping road or a road facilitating shopping of cheap and affordable handicrafts and clothes. Primarily Indian made clothes are found. There are a few malls in the market which facilitate imported goods for shopping. Due to the variety of shop owners the time availability is not fixed. It is about 12 kms from Kanpur airport and about 5 km from Kanpur Central railway station.
Arya Nagar is a locality which facilitates grocery, leather goods and clothes shopping. It is not the biggest shopping locality but serves the purpose for last minute shopping.
Tilak Nagar is another locality which is there for the purpose of facilitating last minute shopping. The quality of goods is considerably okay. These shops attributed with good leather products.
Swaroop Nagar is another locality in Kanpur which is attributed with a good leather product market and good grocery and clothes shops. Imported goods are also found here.
Gumti No. 5
Gumti No. 5 is located at National Highway 91, Kaushalpuri, Harsh Nagar, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208012. It is considered as the best street food joint in the city. It is also prevalent in the charts of top garment shops in the city. It is about 10 Km from the airport and 7 from the railway station.
It is that place which allows for high quality Indian women’s wear shopping like sarees and dupattas. It is regarded as the top location for Indian women’s wear.
Shopping Malls in Kanpur
For people who want to purchase imported products, branded products and snob products have enough opportunities to do so in a city like Kanpur. Being an industrial city, Kanpur provides more than enough opportunities to young and old customers to buy products which can suite their needs. The main shopping malls in the city of Kanpur are Rave at Ganges Nagar Mall, Moti Mall, South X mall, Z square mall, Rave3 Mall and many others.
Shopping experiences are always ecstatic when it comes to shopping malls. People can buy products and enjoy good food and movies along with it. Shopping malls are scattered all over the city and are easily accessible. The only issue that a person feels in the shopping malls are that compared to the Indian products the products of the shopping mall are comparatively higher in price, the reason being that these products are branded and carry forward a certain status symbol.
While shopping, every person feels hungry and tries to grasp some time or the other to covert the hectic shopping mood to a rest and try and enjoy the basic necessities of life. Kanpur as mentioned before blends in the secular arts, even the art of cooking to its fullest potential. Kanpur being close to Lucknow provides some of the best dishes when it comes to street food.
The people who enjoy street food are not disappointed by the quality of food on offer. The products are cheap and affordable and the food is more than impressive as compared to some parts of the country. The staple bestsellers are Thaggu ke Laddoo' at Bada Chauraha and 'Badnaam Kulfi' at Civil Lines. These have now become brand ambassadors of Kanpur when it comes to street food. These are just the right recipes that drive the customer’s mental space for shopping without any negative experiences.
Kanpur has always been an industrial city that has a lot to offer. For people who come to visit the tourist locations such as the Satti Chaura Ghat, the Mecca Masjid and many more are not left bored due to lack of doable activities.
Instead, Kanpur is probably one of those cities which, without proper availability of time cannot be witnessed to its fullest potential. The amount of Shopping experience that can be gained in Kanpur is close to un-explainable. There are so many things to do and so much to accomplish in a city like Kanpur.