The most anticipated celebration of the year is Navratri. This nine-day festival offers a different vibe than any other festival. Navratri is famed for its Garba dance, dandiya, and colourful costumes, which every devotee looks forward to during Navratri. Every region of the country uniquely celebrates Navratri.
The vibrant atmosphere of this event, as well as the passion and energy it generates, makes these nine days a memorable one. The shopping is also distinctive in its way, with various jewellery, lehengas, shoes, and a whole lot more, so here is a list of locations you should shop from for Navratri.
When it comes to Navratri, Gujrat comes out on top. Gujrat is famous for its grand Garba and dandiya celebrations. It also has its shopping centre for this purpose. Ahmedabad, for example, is known for its street shopping and affordable clothing. Clothes and accessories for the festivities are easily accessible there.
Embroidered cloth pieces, such as Lehariya sarees, chaniya Cholis, bandhani, and patola fabric are a few items to look out for when shopping in Ahmedabad. Before Navratri, the markets in Ahmedabad are packed with consumers.
Surat is well-known not only for its diamond industry but also for having India's largest clothing industry. Surat is well known for its silk sarees, silver jewellery, and dress materials. The markets in Surat are famous for having affordable clothes and accessories. Surat's markets are said to be open late at night just for Navratri.
Where to shop-Sahara Darwaja, Shanivari Market
Vadodara is known as Gujarat's cultural capital. The Navratri celebrations there are similar to those in other cities in Gujarat but on a larger scale. Garba and dandiya raas draw visitors from all over Gujarat. Shopping is cheap and easy to find anything you want there. Vododara is famous for its lehengas, Ghagharas, and chaniya cholis. Jhumkas and juttis are also popular accessories.
Where to shop-Nava Bazar
Mumbai observes Navratri in the same way that Gujarat does. Large dandiya festivals are held in Mumbai. During the Navratri festivals, Mumbai's markets are well-known for selling the best Chaniya Choli. Dhotis, long kurtas or kediyu, and Juttis for men are also popular items to purchase.
Where to shop-Vile parle west, Mumbai, Mittal Arts, Malad West, Mumbai
Kullu Himachal Pradesh
Kullu Dusshera is the final day of Navratri in Kullu. It is well-known among tourists and devotees. Many stalls are set up where you can buy festival clothing and accessories. Unlike in other parts of the country, Navratri is celebrated differently in Himachal Pradesh, with some traditional Himachal attire. Most of the clothing, including headscarves, rahides, and churidars, are handwoven, making it one-of-a-kind.
Where to shop-Sultanpur market
Kolkata, West Bengal
The eastern part of the country celebrates Navratri as Durga Puja with the same fervour and zeal. Customers are swarming the marketplaces to buy Durga Puja items. The clothes worn in Kolkata differ from those worn in the other cities that celebrate Navratri. Women typically prefer to wear white, red marron silk sarees, and Korial sarees.
Where to shop- Gariahat Market
Navratri, like any other Indian festival, has a unique energy. If you happen to be in one of the nearby cities during Navratri, don't forget to shop there.
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This Story is Written by Amey Mohite, Content Writer, MyTravaly
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