In Nasik, shopping is not just going to departmental stores like Big Bazaar or various branded showrooms on the College Road; the options for street shopping are numerous here. Street shopping is the best way to strike deals for goods at a very low price.
Street shopping is bargain shopping and a person needs to have strong bargaining skills to strike profitable deals.
Though street shopping in Nasik involves lots of crowd and noise, it is a thrilling experience. Street shopping does not mean buying low quality products; in fact a person can find real good quality products at cheap rates at the street shops.
The main road which starts at the Raviwar Karanja Circle and continues till the Gadage Maharaj Statute near Shalimar is a paradise for street shopping. One can find a variety of items from clothes, accessories, cosmetics, purses, footwear to plastic items, household items and even kitchen utilities like spices. So whether you are looking for a broomstick, plastic tubs, handkerchiefs or anything else, Main Road is the perfect place. Of all the things available at Main Road stalls, the must visit item is bangles. Bangles of various colors, types and the vendors even make bangle sets matching to a dress/saree. Most of the vendors, who have accessory stalls on the road side, also have shops on the same road.
Another area famous for street shopping in Nasik is the area around Shalimar. The road connecting Mahatama Phule Kaladalan to Shalimar Chowk is full of street vendors. Here, one can find a line temporary shops selling footwear and women clothing. There is a variety in footwear available including sandals, flipflops, heel and flat footwear and even slippers. The road going towards Bhadrakali from Shalimar also has street vendors selling items like accessories, purses, bags, like travelling bags, house utilities etc. Shivaji Road that starts on the opposite side of CBS and ends near Dr. Ambedkar Statue at Shalimar has street vendors selling items like men's wallets, belts, socks and handkerchiefs. There are also stalls selling women apparels like kurta's, purses, accessories etc.
Tibetan Market near Canada Corner, opposite the Police Commissioner's Office has also become a buzzing hub of street shopping. Though people mainly come to buy winter wear like sweaters, jackets, woolen socks, gloves, scarves, caps and mufflers etc, this market also offers western wears, cheap shoes especially for men.
Away from the city area, a popular place for street shopping is the Levitt's market at Deolali Camp. This market area is crowded with numerous small sized shops selling a variety of products at low rates. One can find a superb collection of sarees, kurtas and even western wear like t-shirts, shirts, denims, trousers, skirts, and jackets in this market. There are shops selling fancy handbags, sacks and purses, attractive footwear. This market is also known for its shops that sell electronic gadgets especially video games, toys and crockery. This street market is like a one stop shopping destination as one can find everything from trendy apparels to crockery here. For soothing the pangs of hunger, one can enjoy eating at 'Garibdas Mithaiwala' or go to 'Bharat Cold Drinks' for its variety of soda.
For Street shopping, it is necessary for a person to have patience and tolerance as it involves extensive survey of the street market. The unique offerings of the various street markets of Nasik are worth visiting.