Anarkali Bazaar


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Anarkali Bazaar

The sprawling Anarkali Bazaar is one of the oldest and best-known shopping neighbourhoods in Lahore. Come here if not for the traditional garb and jewellery, then to experience local flavour at its most vibrant and, at times, most hectic. There is plenty of street food to be had off the sides of shopping arteries.


Shopping opportunities are abundant in Lahore; in fact, entire city neighbourhoods are taken over by stores and vendors peddling all manner of goods. Items worth purchasing include gold, silver and precious stone jewellery, silk and textiles, carpets, pashminas, leather goods (including footwear), spices and cooking paraphernalia, and more. Remember to haggle, for prices are rarely fixed outside of major modern shopping malls.