In India, the market places in the cities or the towns are almost of the same character and appearance. But in the villages, they sometimes vary from place to place depending on their development.

In the metropolitan areas, the markets are not fully centralized, because the shops have grown day by day in their own way, either in rows or in parallel lines on both sides of the main road or street. The shops are better decorated, and the quality, quantity and price of goods are of superior standard, because there is a tuff competition among the dealers.

But in a village, the scene is absolutely different. Generally, the markets are centralized in a particular area taking the shape of a regular bazar. Sometimes the shops do not have the chance to grow according to a methodical plan Scattered here and there, the shops have ultimately a look of a composite market, where the people periodically assemble from far and near to buy and sell goods.

There one can get all sorts of useful household goods-from rice, pulse, oil, spices, vegetables, meat, fish etc. to clothes, readymade garments, shoes, beddings etc. In a village market, the goods are generally of moderate price so that the middle-class and the poor people can easily afford to buy them.


Thus an Indian market, either be it in the metropolitan area or in the rural area, looks similar in many ways. And now-a-days, the shops in an Indian city can be compared with those in any foreign land. They are well-decorated and full of stock of attractive goods.