Ikat, Banarasi, Raw Silk & More: Mangaldas Market Is A Paradise For Fabric
What Makes It Awesome
Mangaldas market is the perfect go-to place for fabric shopping. Whether it is for making a lehenga or kurti, or even a dress, we're sure you'll find the perfect fabric. I've been to this place a couple of times before, but the current variety of fabric available at Mangaldas Market is just amazing! The easiest way to reach is by getting down at CST and taking a cab from there. The lanes are narrow and most of the vendors have fixed prices but you can give a try at bargaining. Plenty of shops have kalamkari, indigo (starting at INR 150/metre), ajrak (starting at INR 200/meter), ikat, raw silk, cotton silk, chanderi, Banarsi and Kutch. The area is divided in lanes, so you are bound get a bit lost. Lane no. 02, 04 and 08 are the best for good quality fabrics and variety. The market opens by 10am and closes by 8pm.
Carry cash for your purchase, very few places accept card/Paytm (but you need to buy worth minimum INR 2,000)