Though shopping in Visakhapatnam is not a widely popular activity, you can find some good places for retail therapy in the malls, stores and local markets.
The handicrafts, sarees and jewellery is pretty famous here and you can get some good deals if you know where to shop at. We have listed all the amazing places to buy Vizag’s finest produce – go to these places to get good quality items at reasonable prices.
Amazing Shopping Places In Vizag
1. Old Book Market
Located along the road from Vizag Central to Police Barracks, this place is a bibliophile’s delight with a sea of books in neat rows and piles. There are 31 shops selling all kinds of books, from academic to non-academic, fiction and non-fiction.
At this market, you can find second hand book being sold at low rates. You can even sell your old books or exchange them. If you are an avid reader looking for some good novels to buy, then this place is for you. There are also some good food stalls serving hot jalebis and samosas in case you feel hungry.
- What to buy: Secondhand books
2. CMR Shopping Mall
One of the largest and most reputed fashion malls in Vizag, CMR Shopping Mall offers good quality goods. This shop is famous for its jewellery, and the locals frequent the mall to buy trinkets as well.
At the mall, you can even buy traditional sarees, dress material, home furnishing, electronics, beauty and health products and clothes. The mall is conveniently located in an area with many eateries around so it’s perfect for a day outing.
- What to buy: Traditional jewellery
3. Jagadamba Centre
A must-visit place for those who want to shop in Vizag, Jagadamba Centre is a hub for shopaholics. Here you will see shops selling authentic handicrafts and other local items along the Jagadamba Junction.
There is movie theatre called ‘Jagadamba Theatre’, which is frequented by tourists and locals alike. Make a day of visiting the area by exploring the shopping malls, grabbing some food at the stalls and watching a movie at the theatre.
- What to buy: Handicrafts
4. Lepakshi Handicrafts
An ideal destination for handicrafts shopping, this place is handled by the Andhra Government and is the main centre for handicraft goods in Vizag. Here you can find local items as well as those imported from other regions in India.
Items include sculptures of gods, animal figures, crockery items, decorative items, lamps, vases and much more. The traditional handmade goods here attract a lot of foreign visitors. Clothes horses can buy the exclusive Gadwal Sarees here. You may want to carry your own food and water here in case you get thirsty or hungry as there aren’t many options for refreshments.
- What to buy: Handicrafts
5. Kurupam Market
Kurupam Market is a great place to buy gold and silver jewellery. The market is located by the Hindu Reading Room and is considered one of the best places to shop in Vizag.
At Kurupam Market you can browse through traditional jewellery designs – these beauties attract visitors from all over the country. There are many jewellers here who will make jewellery according to your exact specifications, too. Do not forget to bargain, though, as prices are not fixed.
- What to buy: Gold Jewellery
6. Daba Gardens
Daba Gardens offers some great sports goods. All the sports items you will find here are of good quality and are priced very reasonably. Here, you will find a range of accessories related to different sports, such as cricket, football, skating and much more, at different outlets located here.
So you may have to go through a few of the stores to find exactly what you are looking for. This can be fun as you discover new accessories and sports products you can pick up. Daba Gardens is a favourite with the sporty residents of Vizag.
- What to buy: Sports Goods
7. S R Shopping Mall
A famous shopping mall in Vizag, S R Shopping Mall offers its shoppers some great branded and unbranded products. The quality of all the products sold here is generally good and the prices are very affordable.
If you are looking to update your wardrobe, this is the right place to shop at. There are separate sections for womenswear, menswear and kidswear. There are also sales held here on a regular basis. .
- What to buy: Clothes
Vizag has some great places for those looking for a fun day out shopping. In case you are in the city, do visit these great places to shop for some quality buys to take back home with you. Do you have a favourite store in Vizag that you think visitors must visit? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments section.