There is a broad range of local furniture markets in India. So many, that they delight consumers with quirky vintage furnishing options as well as snap the financial burden of creating and designing a new home.
Whether you have resources low or high or a relentless passion for classical collections, the country has a full list of furniture shops to match your need, right on the streets. From Victorian lampshades & Portuguese designs to sleek western sofas, you are going to be spoilt for selection among them.
Amar Colony is famous for its diverse furniture items and stocks an astonishing variety at affordable prices. You can also ask the dealers to replicate furniture items on request. There are also modified antique furniture shops found here where you would be able to take home some prized properties.
The shops here are divided over one particular street, scattered between vaults and the roadside.
Where: A suburb of Lajpat Nagar
How to get here: Get down at – Moolchand.
Nicknamed after the hipsters or ‘Banjaras’ who live here, this market in Gurgaon is a furniture shopper’s delight! The banjaras, who exist here, have a give-and-take system of used and rebuilt furniture. They have everything from bars, dining tables and closets to moving chairs, wood frames and even couches!
However, don't be alarmed by the ridiculously high prices the banjaras quote. Because it's fair to bring down a high figure, and sometimes, you don't even have to pay cash! Just a trade of some clothes, furniture or small home décor parts could also do.
Where: The road that joins Golf Course Road to the Ardee City-road, in Sector 56.
How to reach: Drive to this site by vehicle or get off at Huda city centre & take an auto for about 2 km.
It is assumed that if you lose something in Mumbai, you can repurchase it from Chor Bazaar. An eye for detachment and complexity will get you through the narrow by-lanes of the infamous Chor Bazaar. Every stubborn shopper enters this flea market armed with excellent haggling skills.
The market is inhabited in the south of Mumbai and is also called the Bhendi Bazaar.
With a historical ubiquity spanning over 150 years, you can find all sorts of articles here – Bollywood banners, antiques, hardware, silver coins, motors, jewellery, dresses, old items, bronze items and the list moves on.
Where: Mutton Street, Near Bhendi Bazaar, Mohammad Ali Road, Mumbai.
How to get there: Get down at C.S.T station and take a taxi to Bhendi Bazaar
Tip: Visit early time to score better deals. Also, it is closed on Fridays.
There is a range of about 2 km between Malad and Andheri Linking road that is outlined up with shops starting from Goregaon west till Oshiwara.
There are shops with intricate woodwork, cane furniture, contemporary furnishings like modular kitchens, chandeliers, statues and artefacts, upholstery, embellishing items, and even made-to-order furniture. A reward is that they’ll give the furniture to your house (for an extra charge, of course).
Shopkeepers have expertise in ready-made as well as custom-made furniture which they deliver in about a fortnight. Trade is lightly tricky here, but not difficult, and the rates are way lower than branded showrooms.
Where: Bangur Nagar, Goregaon, This stretch starts from Hypercity Mall going towards Oshiwara.
How to reach: Get down at Malad west Station & take an auto to Inorbit Mall, or take a bus to Bangur Nagar.
Pamper in some old-fashioned love to give your home a classic British era touch. In the Portuguese-style houses in Cochin’s Jew Town, find bronze vessels, hand-carved wooden coffee tables, wooden boxes from China, glass paintings and a host of other trinkets.
Some merchants here specialise in manuscripts from the British era, with many of the glass and enamelware goods being sold from the homes of British India’s nobility.
Famous for its incredible products, this business offers a vast variety of old home décor items – all sold by last surviving Jewish families.
Where: The market is a pretty stretch, located within the Mattancherry Palace and the Jewish Synagogue.
How to reach: It is about 10 km from Ernakulam railway station.
On the banks of the Sabarmati, you can hear vendors and customers bargaining all day long every Sunday. Almost 600 years old, Ravivari is known for a purchasing experience at throwaway prices.
Where: The market is located on the eastern banks of the river, near Ellis Bridge.
How to get there: It can be accessed by private vehicles using access streets leading from Ellis Bridge and Sardar Bridge.
If your home needs a closet or storage cabinet a bed or a dining table, Bajirao is your answer! With a wide diversity and half the price as opposed to brands, Bajirao Road is every Pune furniture shopper’s joy!
For those who like to establish their own, they also have custom made furniture.
Where: Spanning across Puram Chowk and ending at Shaniwarwada Palace.
How to get there: You can reach Bajirao road or Puram Chowk by cab or own vehicle.
If you have just purchased a new apartment and are seeming to furnish it – Turbhe Market is your one-stop shop. You can find everything from plywood, marble, painting materials, wallpapers, tiles, hardware, kitchen appliances, storage units and wardrobes here! The best part? All this, at discount prices.
A shopper’s stop for quality home décor, hardware and kitchen appliances, tiles and painting supplies for houses are also found here at a wholesale rate.
Where: Near Turbhe Railway station
How to get here: Catch a harbour line train from Thane for Turbhe or go there by cab from Thane or Vashi
Asia’s largest furniture market, it houses over 500+ furniture wholesalers and retailers, interior design boutiques, kitchenette and bathroom brands, and favourite furniture makers within its building.
Where: In a part of Punjabi Bagh
How to reach: Get down at Kirti Nagar Metro station.
The half-a-century old Oshiwara furniture market is the most critical place to purchase genuine wooden furniture. Each section comes with an extraordinary story behind it. This is where classical wooden furniture from old homes all over the people make their way.
Here you will find beautiful antiques, Raja Ravi Varma oleographs, chipped but pretty old china sets, painted chests and ottomans, all well-proportioned high and low along the sidewalks.
Where: Ramjanak Singh Compound, Oshiwara Bridge, S.V Road, Jogeshwari (W)
How to get there: Get down at Jogeshwari West station and ask anyone for the old furniture market.