The city of Gurgaon is known for its Malls and hangout places but there is another aspect that has remained unattended. Gurgaon has got a few good markets. Markets where we do everyday household shopping, grab a bite of Chaat, get a haircut, buy vegetables, tissues, kitchenware, etc. One such market which is famous with the residents of Sushant Lok-1 in Gurgaon is Vyapar Kendra.
About Vyapar Kendra
Vyapar Kendra market consists of small shops cramped with each other. The market has 4 Gates for entry and exit. You will find everything in this market but where to look for it in Vyapar Kendra is a big question.
This is a shopping market where there is no fixed price. Let us say that if you don’t negotiate you pay much more than the actual price. Most of the shop keepers and customers trade with the idea of bargaining. The shops at the face of the market are pricier. The shop keepers know that and therefore quote a high price, the customers negotiate a bit and then still pay a higher price. Since I know this market well, here is a list of good shops for you to make a wise decision.
Let us make it easy for the visitors to shop at Vyapar Kendra.
- Handloom shops – Sardarji ki dukan. Location – Shop# 17, behind Mandi
Here you can buy bedcovers, quilts, pillow covers, table cloth etc. at a fixed price. Sardarji does no bargaining but his prices are still more reasonable than the other handloom shops. Ignore the ones at the face of the market.
- Vegetables – Mandi Fruit & Vegetable Mart, Location – Front of the market
Mandi offers fresh vegetables & fruits at reasonable prices, sometimes giving a good competition to the Mother Dairy across the road. Beware of other vegetable shops around which charge more to customers
- Bites (Bakery)
There are 3-4 bakeries in Vyapar Kendra. The best among all is Bytes. They have fresh muffins and pastries. You can also try their Namkeen and biscuits.
- Kitchenware, Location – Shop#20, next to Sardarji’s Handloom shop.
You will find plenty of shops selling Kitchen items and almost all quote a high price. The best pick among them is the “Requirements Store”. The price quoted is reasonable and you can still negotiate for a marginal reduction to the quoted price.
- Sahil Packaging, Location – Shop# B88 (Basement)
You will find use and throw items, toilet roll, paper plates, cups, broom, phenyl, and other toiletries. This shop caters to corporate customers and so offers wholesale prices to walk in customers as well.
- Computer World, Location – Shop# 90, Ground floor
Out of a number of Computer shops, this one offers best prices. You can buy modem, CDs, even sell your old PC or laptop.
- Sindhi, Location – Face of the market
At Sindhi, you can find the best Namkeen & biscuits. All Namkeens are very good, be it nuts, Chivda, Namak Pare, Aam papad, Chips, or dry fruits.
Do not try tikki or gol gappe here. Alwar sweets offer better Golgappas on the other side of the market.
- Shyam Sweets, Location – Shop# 54
It is a good option for veg eaters. It is similar to Om sweets or Bikanerwala.
- Gas Agencies, Location – Shop# 52, 1st Floor
There are a number of Gas agencies in Vyapar Kendra. HP Gas agency is located on the 2nd Floor and offers a good deal in which you get 2 cylinders, a gas stove, regulator, pipe and gas stand for Rs.6500 approximately.
You can also find Puja items, Department stores, Hardware shops, Toy shops, Dhabas, Stationery and all that you can think of from a regular small market here at Vyapar Kendra.
Best food items to try out in Vyapar Kendra:
- Chai prepared on coal with special masala
- Dosa – This guy keeps shifting his stall at different places in the market. Find him because he is really good.
- Dal Pakodas
- Golgappa at Alwar Sweets
- Aloo puri at Shyam Sweets (only in morning hours)