To Chandigarh what the Fort area is to Mumbai and Connaught Place to Delhi. This is where the residents of Chandigarh come for leisurely shopping. Most of the premium showrooms and food joints are concentrated in this market. While apparel and lifestyle products have slowly become the marketís focus, a lot of bookshops are also located here. If most of the market is high-end, the Bridge Market (so called because it lies under a flyover).
The entire market is connected with a raised walkway, where vehicles are prohibited. Every Saturday evening, the market plaza becomes a venue for live performances, as part of the Plaza Carnival. Whether itís a well-known artiste or a rookie performer on the stage, thereís always a large audience present to encourage and applaud them.