Mangalore does not appear to be a shopping haven.However, It does not have an impressive lineup of local markets that offer a local experience that extends to the exotic goods available.Although one can come across items that have been seen elsewhere , Mangalore still has some very unique things to offer, or, to put it another way, the regular items here are also unique in their own way.
A trip to these famous shopping places in Mangalore is sure to make you buy more shopping bags to take home your loot!
One of the popular and largest markets in Mangalore which always bustling with the crowd. Central Market can rightfully be referred to as a mall on the highway, with an abundance of vendors offering affordable buys at reasonable rates. Living up to its name, this golden street is situated right in the center of Mangalore and serves as the primary market hub of the town. This market is famous for dealing with authentic items like spices, ayurvedic medicines, vegetables, and poultry.
The market's narrow lanes will carry you from one location to another, giving you an insight into the locals' daily lives. Some shops sell the most high-grade quality cashew nuts at an affordable price. Alongside these shops, some places boast a wide range of apparel and lifestyle accessories. Visit central hub Mangalore to save money and have a great time immersed in the city's culture!
Distance From The Sweven Stays Hotel: 5.5 km (18 min)
Location: Bhavanthi, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575001
Timings: 5 AM – 8:30 PM
Just like the Central Market, This is also an ideal place to get a taste of the traditions of Mangalore. Bustling with all the energy throughout the day, this market makes a great place for travelers to explore the culture of this South's paradise. The primary attraction of this marketplace is most of the items here are handmade and they support a thriving cottage industry. To complete your visit to this bustling market, pay a trip or two to The Taj Mahal Sweet Shop and Ideal's Ice-Cream Parlor to satisfy those sugar cravings. Taj Mahal Sweet Shop is recognized for offering some of the most scrumptious sweets in the town. It is one of the wonderful cheap shopping places in Mangalore.
Distance From The Sweven Stays Hotel: 5.3 km (18 min).
Location: Hampankatta, Mangalore.
Timings: 5 AM – 9 PM.
Another bustling marketplace in the town of Mangalore, the Badangupet market is quite different. Badagupet is a one-stop-street for every shopping need. There are several jewelry stores lined up to start from, as well as many branded and local shops selling a wide range of products. For the people excited to go for some saree shopping in Mangalore, this is the best place for shopping, especially their clothed-offerings to complete your local shopping experience in this vibrant town.
Distance From The Sweven Stays Hotel: 10 km.
Location: Badangupet Market, Mangalore.
Timings: Most shops in this area close by 8:30 P.M. The market opens early in the morning around 6:00 A.M. However, most jewelry stores and silk shops open only after 8:00 A.M.
Mangalore has several small shops that have grown in popularity over time, and many of these can be found in the famed Dubai Market.
On the market road, you will find an odd assortment of shops that are usually seen selling things like utensils, toys, stationery, and electronic items. Apart from that one can go and explore the branded stores selling apparel. There are some popular apparel shops in the Dubai Market like Priyadarshini, Kulyadikars, Kala Niketan, etc. There are ice cream parlors strategically placed in the area, to cool you off post-shopping. The Dubai Market is located rightly in the center of the city, which keeps the crowd high at all times. This marketplace is a one-stop market for every electronic shopping and to explore the branded stores without moving around too much.
Distance From The Sweven Stays Hotel: 5.5 km(19 min).
Location: Dubai Market Market Road, Bhavathi, Bunder, Mangalore, Karnataka
Timings: 9 am to 10 pm.
Mangalore's shopping isn't limited to the street markets. There are also several malls in the area that have a luxurious shopping experience. And one of these fancy malls is the Empire mall which is located right at the corner of the busiest street in Mangalore, this place has everything under one roof. The Empire Mall manages to cram a lot of famous shops and outlets into a small space. The Nilgiris Supermarket is an absolute favorite among the locals to buy all kinds of domestic goods under the same roof. Other brands include Heavenly Rose, Raymond's Fun Fit Factory amongst others. Here food court is a common hangout for the city's teens, and the mall gets very crowded in the evenings and on weekends. It's one of Mangalore's most popular shopping destinations.
Distance From The Sweven Stays Hotel: 6.6 km(16 min)
Location: Lalbagh, Mangalore
Timings: 10 am to 9:30 pm.
City Center Mall
The City Center Mall will let you enjoy all the retail therapy you want and the 8,50,000 sq feet of space has several major retail brands operating from here. The mall is said to receive regular 20,000 visitors a day on average, and the great sales and discounts offer a great opportunity to
luxuriate in branded goods at reasonable prices from time to time.
Max, Lifestyle, Westside, and Reliance are only a few of the high-end brands that have stores here. The addition of a multiplex and a food court makes for a fantastic day outing.
Distance From The Sweven Stays Hotel: 6.6 km (15 min)
Location: KS Rao Road, Mangalore.
Timings: 9 am to 10 pm
Top Things to Buy in Mangalore
1. Electronic items
2. Mobile Repairing
3. Mobile phone accessories
4. Second-hand mobiles and laptops
Altogether, the stunning coastal city of Mangalore is a perfect place to visit as you spend your day exploring the city's busy streets for shopping opportunities. You can get the most accurate local Indian shopping experience when shopping at these local markets, and you can also improve your bargaining skills. Build some long-lasting memories as you spend time walking at these markets and make your trip to this township a memorable one.
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