At a distance of 1.5 km from Lucknow Junction, Aminabad is a bustling market situated in the heart of Lucknow city. It is one of the largest markets in Uttar Pradesh, and among the must-visit places in Lucknow for shopping lovers.
Aminabad is the most crowded market in Lucknow, has operated since the time of the Nawabs of Awadh. Aminabad is a combination of various markets, clusters of houses, offices and is often compared to the bustling Chandni Chowk of Delhi. Its traders and shops are involved in both wholesale and retail commerce. Thursday's footpath market is the central attraction organized every week due to which the tourists get to experience the best quality stuff for reasonable prices.
The market is a great choice to pick up the exquisite Lucknawi chikankaari clothes. Besides the rich chikan embroidered textiles ranging from kurtas, dupattas, dress materials, and wedding wear, one can also surf amid other inexpensive clothing lines here. Beautiful ornaments and costly jewellery too could be found at this place at the best price. Some of the oldest shops are Om Prakash Seth, Madan Sarees, Dupatta Mahal, Sargodha Cloth House, Sri Keshav Handloom, Keshav Decor. Much like any other street market, Aminabad too requires handy bargaining skills.
Besides, Aminabad is famous for its wide variety of food stalls and eateries selling everything from bread and meat rolls to kebabs and biryanis. Tunday Kebab and Prakash Kulfi are among the most famous that one should not miss if you visit Aminabad.
Timings: 9 AM - 10 PM