Places in India that Host the Best Christmas Markets
Everyone loves to bargain, and Christmas is one such celebration that sends everyone thinking about the stunning heaps of delightful goodies that they need to lay their hands on. Christmas shopping is the thing that everybody anticipates at the end of the year, and numerous Christmas Markets are spread across India, with various cities, towns and even some villages, welcoming the festival with full zeal and vigour. So if you are new to India, or have been looking for the best spots to get a Christmas retail therapy in the country, then buddy, there options galore for you.
Indulge yourself entirely in the authentic Christmas feel while shopping for the festival at these prominent sites in the country. Undoubtedly, nothing’s a better feel than the delectable aroma of the fruit cakes, coffee, and the soothing Christmas carols playing in the background while you shop. Don’t you agree? So, here are the markets you can bank upon for a perfect Christmas shopping.
While just about everybody in Kerala is lost prepping up for the Christmas time, in Kochi, the Broadway Market is a shopper’s favourite. The Bazaar Road (Fort Kochi to Mattancherry), that runs from the Marine Drive to Menaka is the place where numerous shops and markets crop up during the Christmas time. Apart from these, there is the Jew Street in Fort Kochi, which is also one of the customer’s heaven amid Christmas. So it’s better to book your Delhi to Cochin flights pretty much in advance, since Christmas time sees a heavy rush in flight bookings, and of course, you don’t want to end up spending double the actual price, right?
- German House Christmas Market, New Delhi
An initiative by the IGCC (Indo-German Chamber of Commerce) in Chanakyapuri, the two-day Christmas market sees German expats and local people rub shoulders, look for Christmas exhibits and eat customary German Christmas treats each year. Guests to this joyous exhibition can get a chance to encounter the Christmas soul in its German-best. It’s not just limited to shopping and includes exhibitions, a visit by Santa Claus and carol singing by youngsters.
Kolkata has a few markets which are perfectly adorned in the Christmas feel and one gets the opportunity to shop for an assortment of things here. The most noticeable ones are at the Park Street, New Market, or the Mirza Ghalib Street. The markets are totally drowned in the spirit of Christmas, with carols that can be heard faintly, heaps of good food and music blasting in the avenues. Also, the Christmas fairs held at these bazaars are a must-attend event in Kolkata.
- Commercial Street, Bangalore
The Commercial Street in Bangalore is the spot to go to for Christmas shopping, since, during this time of the year, this place is decked with synthetic Christmas trees, wreaths, chimes, stars, and inflatables in all shapes and sizes. Shop in the swankier showrooms or get things at dirt cheap prices from the road sellers. Shops and stalls of all shapes and sizes will make you feel like emptying your entire bank balance purchasing the decorations and trinkets.
Different markets, for example, the Anjuna Flea Market, Calangute, Tibetan, Arpora and Margao, to give some examples, have bits to offer for customers. But, bargaining is the key, and since Goa is a veritable goldmine for revellers, one should be somewhat wary or else your new mantra would be ‘restraint’.
“Silent Night, Holy Night….” We’ve literally grown up listening to this brain-soothing christmas carol, and believe us, shopping at these Christmas markets, will not only bring back those lost memories, but also lends an altogether positive vibe in and out. So, head out straight to these markets as and when Christmas approaches. Holy Shopping!