The original Chowrasta
market was built in 1890 within the settlement area of South Indian immigrants.
In Urdu, the market’s name is translated into “four cross roads”. After a few
renovations, Chowrasta stands today as the biggest and greenest market in
Chowrasta market sees a
lively gathering of locals doing their daily purchasing of fresh produce plus cheap
and cheerful household items and clothing. It’s a perfect place for visitors to
people watch and get local souvenirs like tau sar pneah
(bean-paste biscuits) and
preserved nutmegs for a considerably lower price than other tourist spots. A
must visit is the second-hand bookshop upstairs that has a collection of used
books stacking up to the ceiling.