Markets in Varanasi to Splurge as a True Shopaholic

Whether you call it Banaras or Varanasi, the city mesmerizes you with it’s rich ancient culture, heritage places, and traditional food. Being an oldest city in India it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country every year. But most people don’t know that Varanasi is quite known for its amazing markets as well. No wonder, visiting a new city means filling your pockets with money. But when it comes to Varanasi markets, they are moderately priced and you will find items at pretty good rates. 

If you are visiting this beautiful city in India then visiting it’s markets should be on your list to experience. You will ultimately end up splurging before any realization and start filling your bags with amazing local items. However, shopping in Varanasi can be overwhelming because of the mazes of lanes but if you are well-prepared beforehand then this ancient city will start to reveal its unending treasures to you. 

So, here are some of the amazing Varanasi markets that will make the shopaholic inside you go crazy.

  1. Godowlia 

This is a highly known market in the city and is always crowded with shopaholics. You can get everything at Gogowlia like household items, home décor items, clothing options, hardware items, and much more. This is the best Varanasi market if you want to shop for everyday essentials. 

Timings – 10 am – 9 pm 

Location – Dashashwamedh Road, near Ramapura Luxa 

Best way to reach there – You can go by taxi, car, or bus through Benia Bagh Road. 

  • Dalmandi 

If you want to shop for the best garments in Varanasi then visiting Dalmandi should be on your priority list. This market is considered top-notch when it comes to buying products of great quality at reasonable prices. You can also find designer clothes at Dalmandi if you know the right way to shop. 

Timings – 10 am – 8.30 pm 

Location – 209, Dalmandi Road, near Harha

Best way to reach there – You need to cross the Varanasi Cantt over bridge and by following Benia Bagh Road. 

  • Hathua Market 

If you are looking for one place where you can shop everything the Hathua Market is the best place for you. This permanently enclosed market as well as merchandise area is known to have a plethora of street shops to buy anything and everything you like. You can get to explore clothing shops, restaurants, jewelry shops, and much more. 

Timings – 11 am – 8.30 pm 

Location – Hathua Market, Chetganj

Best way to reach there – You can reach the market by taking the route to Arya Mahila College, Ramakanth Nagar via taxi or scooter. 

  • Thatheri Bazar 

This bazar in Varanasi is popular for religious artifacts that are usually created with copper and brass. Thatheri Bazar is a wholesale market and the silk as well as brocades made at this bazar are extremely famous. If you are somebody who is looking for antiques especially embellished with stones then this is the market for you. Also, you can get various home décor items at Thatheri Bazar. 

Timings – 10 am – 8 pm

Location – Thatheri Bazar near Ghasi Tola

Best way to reach there – You can get a rickshaw or a cab to reach Thatheri Bazar via route Sant Kabir Road. 

  • Vishwanath Galli 

Vishwanath Galli will allow you to discover the amazing multi-colored bangles that you are looking to match with your attire. No wonder this market is always bustling with the crowd. However, apart from beautiful bangles, the market will also offer dupattas as well as sarees. They are made of raw fabric as well as famous intricate Banarasi work. You can also shop for handcrafted toys. 

Timings – 10 am – 8 pm 

Location – Near Godowlia, Varanasi 

Best way to reach there- Take a taxi from the railway station of Varanasi and follow the route of Benia Bagh Road. 

  • Golghar 

This granary monument means ‘Round House’. At this bazar or market, you can buy a plethora of daily or gifting items. Also, Golghar is one of the main markets in Banaras. Also, you can shop for designer footwear in this market at reasonable prices. 

Timings – 10 am – 8.30 pm 

Location – Ghasi Tola Varanasi 

Best way to reach there – Go through Varanasi Cantt Overbridge and take the route of Sant Kabir Road. 

  • Pandeypur Market 

This is a market in Varanasi which is best known for its clothing options. If you are confused about where to buy the best clothes for any occasion then needless to say Pandeypur Market should be your stop. Also, you can get other items to shop here. 

Timings – 9 am – 9 pm 

Location – Near Pandeypur Locality, Varanasi 

Best way to reach there – You can reach there via a two-wheeler or car. 

  • Lahurabir 

Lahurabir is another market in Varanasi that will allow you to shop for amazing goods and enjoy other services. Most Varanasi retailers are known to have their shops in Lahurabi. You can shop for various things like clothes, jewelry, costumes, appliances, and much more. Lahurabi is the one-stop where you can get everything and see the silk weaving process. 

Timings – 11 am – 9 pm 

Location – Sant Kabir Road, Senpura

Best way to reach there – You can reach via bus or taxi by taking the route of Senpura.

  • Khojwa 

This is another market in Varanasi where you can shop for everything without worrying about anything. This place offers clothing options, art pieces, designer pieces, and much more. However, don’t forget to bargain for amazing discounts. 

Timings – 9 am – 9 pm 

Location – Khojwa, Varanasi 

Best way to reach there – You can reach the location via two-wheeler or taxi 

  1. Banaras Art Gallery

If you are a true art lover then this place is suitable for you. Banaras Art Gallery offers you to explore a plethora of arts and paintings done by Varanasi artists. You can even buy tribal, modern statues, bronze statues, as well as contemporary art. As a shopper, you can opt for home décor items and side-by-side appreciate the art. 

Timings – 9 am – 9 pm 

Location – Rani Laxmi Bai Galli, near Assi Road 

Best way to reach there – Follow the route to Assi Main Road via car or two-wheeler. 


The religious as well as holy reputation of Varanasi also makes it the best destination for shopaholics. There are ample markets to shop at but the above-mentioned markets are considered best for someone who wants to shop for jewelry, artifacts, clothes, décor items, and much more. So, indulge in great shopping at these Varanasi markets.