Inside Ahmedabad Flower Market
Jamalpur Flower Market is Ahmedabad’s biggest flower market. On a busy day, which is almost every day in the week, you can see a sea of vendors at the Jamalpur bridge. The market mainly trades in rajnigandha, mogra, jasmine, and roses. The flower market in Ahmedabad was established in 1989 and since then, the market has flourished exponentially. Besides, fresh flower bouquets, you can also witness a range of fake flowers for home décor for sale here for reasonable prices. The only reason that vendors are making a beeline for fake flowers is the lack of proper infrastructure to store their flowers to prevent them from wilting. Flower market in some other Indian cities is available in Mumbai, Pune flower market, Delhi and few others as well.
The market sees a surging demand in mogra and marigold flowers during festive and wedding season. On special days, such as Valentine’s Day and New Year’s eve, rose, tulips and orchids are very much in demand.
Where is Jamalpur Flower Market Located?
Ahmedabad flower market is located in Jamalpur.
Timings of Flower Market in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad flower market opens as soon as 5:00 AM and by 10:00 AM, the wholesale flower market and its operations are wrapped up and the market becomes a retail market.
However, if you are looking for photo opportunities, and want to click a myriad range of flowers as well as human emotions, you need to endure the rush hours.
How to reach Flower Market in Ahmedabad?
The flower market is well-connected by public transport. You can also hire private cabs and autos to reach the market.
Flower Show in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad flower show is one of the main highlights that deserve a mention here. It happens everywhere and this year, 5th Edition of Ahmedabad Flower Show was organized by Ahmedabad Municipal Commission from 5th to 13th January, 2017. The venue and timings of the flower show are subject to change every year.
Tips for visitors and photography enthusiasts:
- Keep your belongings safe, be it a camera or wallet.
- Vendors and customers in the market are used to photography, however, a little courtesy never hurts. Please seek their permission before you click them.
- There is an allocated parking space for vehicles, but if you want to roam tension-free, it is better to take a public transport.
- The market is intended for wholesale flower sale but you can also see retail customers after the rush hour. If you want to buy some flowers, don’t forget to bargain.
Rest assured, your effort of waking up at 5 AM and making it to the market, will be totally worth it after you have seen the best of flowers at the display and human emotions in raw form!