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Noida’s hit flea market

At this market, you can avail a cheap shopping deal and treat your tastebuds to great street food.

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 02, 2012 02:27 IST
Shalini Kaushik

Even if you have never visited it, you might still have heard of the Atta Market in Noida. Wonder why it’s called so? Well, this street market is named after the Dargah of Atta Pir, which is about 200 metres away from the market. The flea market offers a variety of shopping and eating out options.

Shoppers’ paradise
From musical instruments, fashion accessories, denim jackets, T-shirts to winter wear, the stretch of shops here offer a wide variety of items that you can bargain on. While you are here, go for the Kolaveri Di jacket (Rs 450) at Manoj Garments, which is similar to what singer Dhanush wore in the song - Kolaveri Di. The market is also frequented by college students for the options of junk jewellry available here, ranging from Rs 50 - Rs 300. Don’t miss the export surplus market here, which is popular for footwear in particular. A pair of trendy slippers can be bought for Rs 150 here. You can also get a mehandi design done from the many mehandi artists sitting in the market for Rs 25 upwards.

Grab some grub
If all that shopping has made you hungry, then don’t worry, as the market has food options galore. A popular joint here is Gupta ji ke Chole Bhature, where a plate of hot chhole bhature is available for Rs 30. For mouthwatering Chinese, South Indian and North Indian food, head to Aggarwal Bikaneri Sweets. Also visit the shop called South Indian Hot Chips, where you can get potato, karela (bittergourd) and banana chips for Rs 200 per kg. The shop is also known for snacks such as murku and more.

Where to go?
What: Atta Market, Sector 27, Noida
Best time to go: 10am - 9 pm
Try and avoid: 4-5 pm
Closed: Tuesday
Nearest metro station: Sector 18 on Blue line