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Ima Keithel Women's Market

Khwairamband Bazar, Imphal, India
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The ladies market

This was a lovely visit. The market is run by ladies which is very unusual in India, it was clean... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
478pam
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
All Women Market

This probably one of its kind market in the entire world with only women allowed to set shops... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
उमेश उ
,
New Delhi, India
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Khwairamband Bazar, Imphal, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely visit. The market is run by ladies which is very unusual in India, it was clean and organised. There was a large range of goods including many patterns of materials, baskets and many different veetables. The ladies were very friendly and...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This probably one of its kind market in the entire world with only women allowed to set shops. There are hundreds of open shops with women shopkeepers. You can shop for almost anything - from traditional Manipuri dresses to vegetables and fruits. Adviseable to take...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Manipur is an absolute treasure! The IMA women’s market is a great concept which was initiated decades ago by the people of Manipur during the Nupi Lan Movement. This market has only saleswoman. From groceries to clothes, everything is available in this market. I bought...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Went in the morning hours....its great to see only women vendors...most were rude though...not a smile to welcome you...the market is mostly for veg and fish and local wares...not worth the trip...also in imphal the auto drivers or hotel cabs fleece tourists charging hefty fares...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This Keithel or market is unique one as only women are the shopkeepers here . There are three or four such large buildings where they sell fashionable clothing as well as dresses and unique woollen hand woven bed covers and towels. Even the menders and...More

1  Thank RinaHazra
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

After visiting the market it was like my dream came true. All were female hawkers n shopkeepers...so many years only heard about the same, but after visiting my wish came true to see this market. Good stuff at better rate....language could be a problem however...More

Thank spicegau
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A unique place for women marketiing so evryone can enjoy marketing mainly for ladies,this is the only market by women only

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This ladies market, run by women of any local community, is spread over three buildings. The municipality allocates the space. Each person gets a four handspan’s worth of space for which they pay ₹90 per month for rental of space, water and electricity. I have...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The first thing that you see is color from fabric, wall hangings, the sellers and the buyers, then moving on it is the fruits, vegetables and spices. On the other side all kinds of fish - some so fresh they still gasp in the air,...More

Thank Kciff
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Ima Market of Manipur: "The world's only all women run market" is a must visit while in Manipur.This market is also known as Khwairambad Bazar or Ima Keithel. In Manipuri Ima means mother and Keithel means market.Here all the stalls are operated by women since...More

Thank lipsa n
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harimohan a
17 September 2017|
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Response from vineet j | Reviewed this property |
generally no off day, except any bandh or holiday called. sunday many of venders are closed, but still u may get stuff by 11-12 in morning.
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AmitGupta10
12 March 2017|
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Response from yaseeraali | Reviewed this property |
Yes..u can bargain.they will decrease 20 to 30 percent
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