Staying away from home is a pleasant experience as long as everything you need is provided for. The moment we need to fetch something from outside we start to miss our homes. Sounds true? This is the bitter truth of staying in a hostel where you need to fetch your essentials on your own and there are no parents or siblings to help you with. Many a time hostels are located at places where markets or shops are not easily accessible. But if you are a resident at Couch & Cheese, Pune hostel for girls & boys, you would certainly not miss home for this reason.

Couch & Cheese is a luxury homestel strategically located amidst several academic institutions in Pune. So, if you are looking at buying your essentials, you would get them at nearby shops and superstores. You may also visit nearby malls -Nucleus Mall (8.5km), Pune Central (9.2km). While supermarkets and malls would fulfill most of your needs, to get the hang of the local market or to get local stuff, visiting a local market is mandatory.

Pune is a vibrant metropolis city; a baffling mix of academia and business hubs. The city has its old-world charm that never fails to amaze you. While there are several malls springing up across the length and breadth of the city, there are still many roads and street-side shops where you can shop from. Given that since students do not have much money to splurge, local shops and markets offer them fashionable stuff at much lower prices than malls. From the popular Osho chappals to Marathi sarees, you can get it all in the markets of Pune. Let us discover some of the famous shopping places in Pune.

Best Markets of Pune for Your Essentials

1. Hong Kong Lane

It is located near Garware Bridge in Pune, right at the corner of FC road, and is buzzing with shopaholics. One of the most famous markets, it is always crowded. This market has several small shops and stores selling imported items from South Asian markets. You can get cheap clothes, fashion jewelry, perfumes, footwear, cosmetics, and much more from the Hong Kong lane. The rates are nominal and it is one of the sought-after shopping areas of Pune for students. You can spend hours here and fill your shopping bags.

2. Fergusson College Road

shopping at fc road pune

For students and college goers, there is no such place as FC road. This popular street has young kids and adults visiting the shops which house the latest trends from across the country.

A bursting street with nearly 450 stalls, in this market you can buy trendy clothes, accessories, and footwear. It is inarguably one of the most recommended places for shopping in Pune as it never disappoints anyone. With plenty of cheap deals in-store, you will not be able to keep track of time when you come shopping in this youth market.

3. Fashion Street

A hub for shopaholics, this is another famous market of Pune. This market houses both western and traditional wear. The USP of this market is trendy clothes. Fashion street offers affordable stuff.

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4. Koregaon Park

shopping at koregaon park pune

Koregaon Park market offers you an upmarket shopping experience. So, for those special occasions, you should explore the many fashion boutiques for elegant western wear and designer ethnic wear. The market also offers Osho chappals and Osho bags. So, visit this market for an expensive and budget shopping experience.

5. Laxmi Road

shopping at laxmi road pune

This hugely popular market houses a range of ethnic dresses, jewelry, and bangles. Spread over 4 km, it is one of the famous markets even among the locals and the tourists. It is a perfect place for a perfect budget shopping experience and should be a part of every traveler’s itinerary.

6. Clover Centre

This shopping center is located on Moledina Road and is ideal for those who want a street-style shopping experience without walking long distances. You can shop for clothes, accessories, and footwear. Moreover, there are also some popular tailor shops that offer you a customized clothing experience. Indulge in your favorite pastries at Dorabjee’s when you’re done shopping.

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7. Jungli Maharaj Road (JM road)

If budget is not a constraint, then, indulge in some classy experience at the famous JM road. There are many international brands and a lot of chic and trendy items for the style-conscious. The JM road is famous for its fine dining and is a huge hit amongst the youngsters. It houses several restaurants offering the best cuisines in Pune.

The Shopping Malls in Pune

When you are done with shopping in local markets you can check out the various shopping malls spread across Pune that offer you a world-class shopping experience; some popular ones include Seasons Mall (Magarpatta City), Inorbit Mall (Vadgaon Sheri), and Phoenix Market City (Nagar road). From local to international fashion brands to lip-smacking food, you can have a complete fun-filled day at the -malls of Pune.

The best part is that all these markets mentioned in this list offer a budget shopping experience. So, if you are staying at Couch & Cheese and wondering where to shop in Pune, keep this list handy!