5 Reasons Why Everyone Loved Banjara Market

Banjara Market

As we all know, local officials dismantled makeshift residences and stores in Gurugram’s Banjara Market, which is known for its low-cost home decor and furniture.

The Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran’s enforcement squad razed more than 250 illegal temporary stores (HSVP). The popular Banjara Market had sprung up unlawfully on 25 acres of government land over 15 years ago, and despite many notices, the illegal inhabitants refused to go.

Banjara Market was Gurugram’s one-stop shop for all our home and kitchen décor needs. It was not just another flea market; it was a place where we could find high-quality, artisanal goods at bargain prices. 

This almost 20-year-old market, which had roughly 50 shops, was located across the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) land. Moreover, it was supposed to be home to the Gadiya Lohars, a nomadic clan in Rajasthan whose forefathers are said to have migrated from Chittorgarh roughly 20 years ago. 

Shop owners and artisans dressed in traditional garb used to begin setting up stalls as early as 7 a.m. at this flea market, which used to run for almost 24 hours a day. 

Here are a few reasons we all loved Banjara Market!

#1 Antiques at affordable prices 

If you’re into interior design, you’re probably aware of how much vintage and metalware products cost in branded stores. However, there was a wide range of such things available here, all at reasonable prices. 

The antiques ranged from wooden objects to other materials, and the types varied, so if you have a modern taste, you’ll find something to your liking.

#2 Mirrors 

Mirrors are quite popular among home décor enthusiasts these days. They create a sense of the larger, more open area, which is why they are so popular. Mirrors abound at Banjara Market as well. Mirrors of numerous forms, patterns, and sizes were available here to meet your needs.

#3 Amazing Furniture 

The most commonly purchased and sold products in the Banjara market were furniture. There were so many shops with different types, colours, and designs of furniture in the market that even if you set aside an entire day to look for each item, you would run out of time.

#4 Showpieces 

Needless to say, this market was a dream come true for anyone who enjoys purchasing wooden decor for their home. You could find a wide range of wooden objects with stunning carvings and colours, all at a very reasonable price.

#5 Lanterns 

You should surely invest in lights and colourful lanterns, and Banjara market was a great place to do it. The reason for this is the limited availability of exceptionally beautiful and distinctive lights/chandeliers and lanterns, as well as their inexpensive prices.

However, you can shop from them online. Check out the link.

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Anushka nayyar
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