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Lahore Anarkali Bazaar and Other Shopping

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Shopping in Lahore Anarkali Bazaar

Lahore Anarkali Bazaar is over 200 hundred years old. It holds historical, cultural, and commercial importance for the area.

Named Historically

The Bazaar is named for the legendary girl “Anarkali” who was buried alive in 1599 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar for falling in love with the Prince Jahangir. The bazaar is in front of Lahore Museum and on the side of Punjab University Old Campus. Spanning from Mall Road on one side to the “Lohari” Gate of the ancient walled city of Lahore at the other end. Here one can find a number of sub markets of men and women wear. It is a famous shopping area for girls and women, prices are reasonable and bargaining is must.

Moon Garments

This shop is located not far from the entrance of new Anarkali bazaar. This is the best shop to buy Salwar Kameez for a cheap price, if you ask for variety and they will bring it in from the store not far from the shop.

Antiques Available Here

Babar Handicraft Centre is larger on the inside than it appears from the outside. They carry lovely hand-finished wood, marble and glass pieces. Prices start at 300 rupees.

Treasure Trove

You can find virtually everything from handicrafts to transistor Radios, tin saucepans to refrigerators. It is a maze of lanes & and alleys stretching northwards from the central museum end of the Mall to the corner of the old city near Lahori gate. Shopping is more fun here than in the shops along the Mall, and the prices are lower. Bargain Hard. This is a good place to look for costume jewelry, and cheap cotton clothes, especially in Bano Bazar, as Anarkali’s ladies-only bazaar is called.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Lahore Anarkali Bazaar shopping.

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