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Enter Shivajinagar and you simply cannot miss the Russell Market. This market sells fresh poultry, seafood and farm produce in plenty at rather reasonable rates. It is crowded throughout the day and the shoppers are not disappointed with the heap of choices available to them. The entire complex is characterized by a steady cacophony of sounds and whiffs of varied smells. Being a busy area, be prepared to make a quick halt, as leisure shopping is not feasible here. The area where Russell Market is located is called Sulthangunta, which is a well-known area and should not be difficult to locate.
Set on a historical battlefield location dating back to the eighteenth century, the K.R. Market is now used for more genteel purposes. K.R Market is short for Krishna Rajendra Market, named to honor one of the erstwhile rulers of the princely state of Mysore. The market is known to be the largest flower market in all of Asia, besides also being recognized for its wholesale commodities trading. This bustling marketplace was first established in 1928 and can be easily recognized today by the swirls of flower garlands that dot the streets everyday.
Gandhi Bazaar is the main stretch of road in Basavangudi which has all the necessary shops and services for the convenience of locals around. It has grocery stores like 'Food World', shops selling pooja (Hindu worship) items and fresh flower garlands for adorning local deities at the temples. Banking services are available, and one of Corporation Bank's important branches is situated here. Medical services like the 'Gandhi Bazaar Dispensary' is a great help during emergencies or for any other medical aid. Popular restaurants like Vidyarthi Bhavan and Adyar Ananda Bhavan cash in on their prime location by attracting famished shoppers. In all, Gandhi Bazaar of Basavangudi is where Bengaluru's people turn to for meeting their daily requirements.