When in Lucknow, the best place to find good bargains on costume jewellery is the very crowded Gadbadjhala, in Aminabad. It is a narrow lane lined with shops that sell everything from bangles, to imitation jewellery, junk jewellery inspired by latest trends, and chooda sets for brides.
WHAT DO I GET HERE?
The newly launched pom-pom or feather earrings and jhumkas for college-goers, chand balis and Bollywood-inspired pieces, gun metal jewellery or customised bangle sets to match your outfit, you will get all of it here. And in a variety that is not available anywhere else in the city. “We have to keep a track of what is trending in Bollywood and daily soaps, that is what they ask for,” says a shopkeeper in the market.
Jewellery items range from Rs. 50 to Rs. 6000, depending on whether you are picking up a pair of studs, or an elaborate piece. However, for what it’s worth, the prices are as reasonable as they can be.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
In summers is in the evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In winters afternoon and evening, both are suitable.
Any time of the day and any time of the year, Gadbadjhala is a crowded place.