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KR Market

Address: Near Avenue Road-Mysore Road junction, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560002, India
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: KR Market is a busy, vibrant and crowded market in the heart of the city. Go early in the morning...
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: KR Market is a busy, vibrant and crowded market in the heart of the city. Go early in the morning to watch fresh vegetables and flowers arrive for the day. A photographer’s delight, this market whips up a frenzy especially before important religious festivals.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

KR Market is the Bangalore's oldest main market, very very crowded for people buy flowers, vegetables, aluminium, steel, clothes for business. I always like to get on top of the flower market for the aerial view, study the expressions of the people. It's a very busy place but has it's charm. People often come here for purchasing bulk goods, photography,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Any crowded market in India is an experience - KR Market is no exception. However, like a trip to any market, it can become overwhelming. I would keep it short and recommend going with a local if you are a foreign tourist.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A visit to KR Market is an absolute must of you are in Bengaluru. This is a very traditional market where the sights, sounds and smells are just incredible. I should say that my hotel taxi driver said that it was a dangerous place which put me a little on edge, but I was OK. Mostly people ignored me or... More 

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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is also heart of bangalorians. This is the super place of availability of all type of items are available.

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I visited this place for a few hours and got taken away by it's simplicity. It is a place where as a photographer you will be able to take very nice street photography type of shots. Depending of the area where you are in or around the market the smells are from very pleasant to disgusting and vice versa. If... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was lucky enough to spend a few hours here one recent morning, and I have to say that this place is something you won't want to miss. Sure, it's crowded, noisy, dirty. But it is also delicious smelling, colorful, vibrant, and filled to the brim of the most beautiful and sweet smelling flowers and the warmest, kindest people you... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's a common thing for travellers to head for the market in foreign cities and sigh and say why can't we have markets like this at home? Look at this wonderful produce! And you will say all of that when you visit KR Market, but this bit you should head for is inside, down (or up), in the middle, and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We visited K R Market on holi, 2014. We reached KR Market at 5am, but the place was so full of life. Reach early to get a good parking, we went by car, and had no trouble parking at 5. The flower market was beautiful, vibrant with colors. The people there were very friendly. We dont know Kannada, but there... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you are a photographer, you will love this place. It's a riot of colour and humanity. I found the sellers friendly and approachable; most of them are happy to pose and they enjoy seeing their image on the camera LCD. Some people even stopped me to have their photo taken. The market starts very early (well before dawn) selling... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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210 reviews 210 reviews
136 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Do yourself a favor and stay away from this place. The condition of this place is absolutely pathetic. There is just no reason to go this place, other than having to cross this place on the way to some other destination. Wonder how this got even added as an attraction. If you really want to vist an attraction in Bangalore,... More 

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