Markets Of Chikmagalur: Discovering The Best Of The City To Take Back Home

Chikmagalur, a charming little city nestled in Karnataka, is fast becoming one of India’s most beautiful tourist destinations. We bring you some of the city’s best shopping places to explore and take a small piece of this beautiful city with you.

Published On Oct 25, 2023 | Updated On Mar 01, 2024

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Chikmagalur, with its stunning natural beauty, idyllic charm, and perpetual serenity, has become one of the most preferred vacation destinations for people in India and internationally alike. The city has gained popularity for the escape it offers from busy schedules and never-ending responsibilities. The way this city fills you with a deep breath of fresh air and rejuvenates your tired soul is nothing short of a marvel. With numerous waterfalls, lakes, and hilltops, the city offers some of the most gorgeous views. Adding to that, the various interesting things that the city offers, which can serve as perfect souvenirs, make markets and showrooms in Chikmagalur an integral part of your blissful vacation. These showrooms offer the best of Chikmagalur to its visitors, ensuring the creation of lovely memories to cherish every time one comes across such souvenirs.

Some of Chikmagalur’s Most Popular Shopping Centers

Considered one of India’s largest coffee roasters, this coffee factory and shop have been a part of Chikmagalur for decades. An original when it comes to being part of the city’s coffee roasters’ club, Panduranga coffee beans are known to be among the best in all of India. They are also quite famous for their chocolates, especially coffee-infused chocolates, combining the two delectable tastes to create mouth-watering desserts.

Known for: Coffee beans, coffee powder, chocolates, etc.
Location: M G Road, Chikmagalur
Timings: 9 am – 9 pm

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Chikmagalur is equally renowned for its high-quality spices as it is for its coffee and chocolate. The spices you find in common markets and those available at shops in Chikmagalur, especially The Spice Hub, are in a class of their own. The taste, quality, and purity of the spices you purchase in Chikmagalur will astound you with their flavour and quality, justifying their popularity.

Known for: Spices, handmade soaps, chutney powders, etc.
Location: Shop # 3, Mathias Towers, Indira Gandhi Road, Chikmagalur
Timings: 10 am – 10 pm

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Being a city with ample natural resources, it is natural that Chikmagalur is rich in various things, such as dry fruits and spices. The best place to obtain good-quality dry fruits in Chikmagalur is undoubtedly the Saravana Store. The store has been one of the leading suppliers of dry fruits and other renowned items, ensuring the highest quality. The dry fruits at this store, along with its display of fresh, homemade food items for sale, will undoubtedly make you want to return for more as soon as possible.

Known for: Dry fruits, local homemade food, spices, etc.
Location: Opp Panduranga Coffee Works, MG Road, Chikmagalur
Timings: 11 am – 8 pm

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A street in Chikmagalur filled with small, local stalls and shops, Market Road offers a shopping experience like no other. It boasts more of these stand-alone, small-scale shops and stalls rather than big stores and malls, making it a perfect destination for all your souvenir needs. Here, you will find truly amazing items such as perfumes, pepper, and vanilla, as well as a variety of other souvenir items.

Known for: Local souvenirs, authentic food, perfumes, pepper, etc.
Location: Indira Gandhi Rd, Joythinagar, Chikmagalur
Timings: 8 am – 10:30 pm

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Located on the outskirts of the city, Nature Craft is the place to go for all your sandalwood and other such purchases. Chikmagalur is famous for its sandalwood and the different items people make from it and sell as artefacts. If you want to get a souvenir that truly captures the essence of this quaint city, then a sandalwood idol or something similar is the way to go.

Known for: Sandalwood items, souvenirs, etc.
Location: Mallandur Road, Chikmagalur
Timings: 9 am – 9 pm

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Another popular destination to get high-quality spices, coffee powder, and dry fruits, Namma Angady is the first choice of many visitors when purchasing a token for their loved ones. The superior quality compared to other commonly available spices and products is sure to make anyone who tries Namma Angady’s spices a lifelong fan.

Known for: Spices, dry fruits, etc.
Location: MG Road, Chikmagalur
Timings: 10:30 am – 9 pm (Monday – Saturday) and 10:30 am – 2 pm (Sunday)


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