Shophistory Walk

Nawab Asifuddaula, gave the area of Aminabad to Shah Alam-II in 1759, who constructed an Imambara, a Feelkhana (Elephant House) and a garden along with a number shops. After his death, his wife sold the entire property to Imdad Hussain Khan Aminaddaula. Imdad Hssain added further constructions and the market that was then known as Aminabad.

After the mutiny of 1857, the entire area came under the rule of the British. Later in 1905 Lt. Governor Sir J.D. Loutouche, visited Aminabad and ordered its renovation. It was then that Loutouche Road leading to this market came into existence and till date is called so. The renovated Aminabad was inaugurated by Sir Loutouche himself in the year 1911. In fact, Aminabad is a combination of various markets, cluster of houses, offices and is often compared to the bustling Chandani Chowk of Delhi.

We take you on the evening walk of this market and show you some of its bustling bazaars, that are so very exciting to understand and to shop at. Refugee Market is known to have given refuge to the business community from partitioned Pakistan and is still known so. Or for that matter Swadeshi Market that so very religiously stopped selling foreign goods when Mahatma Gandhi gave a call to shun foreign goods. Also Garbarjhaala, known for its highest bargaining shops, where one can get the prices reduced to 200% at times, if only one has the skills to bargain.

We at Tornos show you these markets, let you brush with the local shoppers, and give you a dose of history, showing you the places that weave history into this market place, making Aminabad a place to walk, understand local shoppers’ lifestyle, and experience the hustle and bustle of a local market, not to mention some great shopping deals that come your way as well.

TARIFF…. INR 7000 (01-02 Guests)

(Includes : Walking bag, bottled water, wet tissues, ‘Chaat’* platter, services of an accompanying volunteer)   *Chaat is a sweet & sour Indian evening snack.

 

 This tour is conducted everyday except Thursday at 1530 hrs. The duration of this tour is about 2 hrs.

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