The Fancy bazar also goes by the name ‘Chandni
Chowk of Guwuhati’, and is unarguably the best flea market in all of Guwahati.
The bazar consists of a gazillion small shops, roadside setups, stray stalls,
and different kinds of makeshift structure, the Fancy Bazar is sure to pull you
in with its alluring alleyways and its giveaway prices. Despite the chaos, the
bazaar is as charming as ever with its busy disorganized shopkeepers, to the
hustling shoppers, also wafting through the air is the aroma of the local
roadside food, this market is a must visit for all the various shopaholics out
there. This haven for shoppers is the right place to get all everything and
anything, having a range from designer clothing, to boots, jewelries,
accessories, stationaries, artifacts, and even furniture all at amazingly
affordable wholesale prices. The flea market is very well known for having some
of the very popular Assam silk shops, also garment shops, and not leaving out
the sweet shops, and the little areas which makes great spots memorable grabs
and Knick knacks. The various roadside eateries serving up delicious and
mouthwatering delicacies will help you recharge and reinvigorate you from the
stress of shopping.
Bazar Shopping Experience
There are various items that can be gotten at the
flea market, and some of the famous shopping grabs include;
Jappi: this is a very well-known Assamese traditional hat, and it is made out
of bamboo rafts. Having one as a reminder of your visit to the market makes for
a memorable souvenir when you are back home.
Assamese traditional Gamcha and Saree: The Gamcha is a traditional thin shawl
of the Assamese women.
Bhut Jolokia and Bamboo pickles are also a very well-known specialty of the
in Betel nut, Tanbul, and even lovely home décor products are up for grabs at
5) A must
try is the very famous steaming bowls of momos and the Assam tea which can be
gotten from the various roadside eateries.
6) For a
sweet experience, JB’s restaurant is known to have some of the best sweets at
Visiting the Fancy Bazar
There are a few pointers to take note of when
deciding to go on an exhilarating shopping experience. Some of the tips
street smart: it is advisable that all customers at the flea market should
possess street smarts, driving a hard bargain as much as possible in order to
avoid paying for an over charged item, as items can be priced at three times
their original cost price.
your items: customers should check their purchased goods before leaving the
shops, most especially garments and clothing. Look out for tiny holes, cuts,
rips, and even the zips too.
3) Be sensitive: customers should be very
aware of bag snatchers, grabbers, and muggers. Keep all items like phones,
wallets and other items very safe.
4) Be attentive: if you have children
along with you at the market, ensure that you pay close attention to them in
order for them not to stray away or get lost in the crowd.
5) Carry reinforcements: customers may
have to carry along with them larger and stronger bags, as the thin polythenes
might rip apart very quickly.
Your Way to the Fancy Bazar
The flea market can easily be navigated, as the
town of Guwahati is well connected by different means like rickshaws, the state
run buses, and cabs. The Fancy bazar is found right at the heart and center of
the city of Guwahati. Tourists have the option of driving down themselves or
hiring of private vehicle for the ride. Other alternative ways of getting to
your destination includes taking a public bus to your desired location.