Bara Bazar or Bada Bazar is one of the most popular shopping places in Haridwar. Locals and tourists from all across the world come here to buy knick-knacks. Since Haridwar is a religious place, you’ll find various puja items lined across the narrow streets of the Bara Bazaar.
The market is famous for selling miscellaneous religious articles. Apart from holy items, you can shop handicraft articles as well. If you are interested in hand-made goods, then you can take them back as souvenirs.
The locally famous churan (digestive powders), genuine Rudraksha seeds, and an array of mouth-watering milk sweets like “peeda” can also be bought from here. If you swear by the goodness of Ayurveda, then you will be pleased to find Ayurvedic medicines at Bara Bazaar.
If you are a big city chap, you will be disappointed to find any options for luxury shopping. But if you have a soft corner for the old rustic charm, then you must visit here. Since Bada Bazaar retains the lost charisma of the old world charm, which it flaunts like a bejewelled crown.
At Bara Bazaar, you can satisfy your food cravings as there are a number of restaurants, that welcome you with open arms. If you have a sweet tooth, then head towards the local sweet shops, that sell freshly made tasty treats.
Bara Bazaar is located in the main marketplace of Haridwar, which makes it easily accessible. This local market sprawls on the Railway Road, thereby attracting pilgrims to shop here. You can easily reach here as Haridwar is well connected by motorable roads.
Direct buses to Haridwar operate from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. Haridwar railway station is the nearest railhead to Bara Bazaar. While Jolly Grant airport at 38 km away is the closest air connectivity.