Markets of Bangalore and Mysore, India



The everyday markets in Indian cities are amazing to see. Action packed chaos where crowds move with purpose. A million different colors fill the inside of the otherwise drab exterior of the sprawled market. Stalls are arranged tightly around narrow grid paths. Makeshift tarp roofs over compact rooms protect from the sun. The merchants peer from behind their forts of stacked product, waiting to make a sale.


The markets are organized into sections of fruit and vegetables, spices, grains, blocks of sugar, flowers picked and strung for religious uses, and brightly colored piles of incense. The scent of each area lingers strongly. Bright vegetal smells, intense floral aromas, a nose full of muddled yet familiar spices and powerful sandalwood linger long after leaving the market and the cities.