The nearly 500-m Sunday Market in the heart of this city is gaining popularity among tourists from various parts of the country for offering goods at prices lower than other places.
People from all walks of life visit this market for its wide variety of goods, including clothes, electronic gadgets, utensils and books.
Anita Shivam, a tourist from Delhi, said, "A relative who recently visited the Valley told me about the Sunday Market, where a wide variety of goods are sold at low prices."
West Bengal resident Deepak Sharma would be taking back more than his purchases. "Being curious and eager to see and purchase clothes from this market, I was waiting for Sunday to roll around. I can tell people back home about this market and bargaining with the vendors," he said.
Some of the tourists visiting the market for the first time could be seen buying as many things as they could. "I purchased clothes for my family and friends, and will return in a few months to get the summer collection," said Suresh Arora, a tourist from south India.
"I was surprised to see more than 1,000 makeshift stalls at one place, offering so many different choices," he added.
Punjab resident Manpreet Singh said, "I purchased many foreign clothes here at low prices, which I could not have availed had I visited a showroom."
"This market is famous for foreign-made clothes, imported from the US, China and Japan. I have come here to purchase some jackets for winter," said Maqsood Ahmed, a resident of Bihar.