Practical information : Treat yourself (& others) India
There are no real rules. In the most frequented places, the shops live at the rhythm of the tourists. In the more remote areas, it is the sun (from 6am to 6pm) that sets the pace of activity.
Budget & Tips
The principle is to bargain. And you quickly get used to it, even if the prices are already very affordable, you do not deviate from the rule. You haggle in the markets and in all the little stores.
Sales take place during the country's major holidays in October/November. Online sales compete fiercely with each other and discounts of up to 90% can be achieved!
What's very local
Stock up on spices and take a spice box to store them, buy fabrics that will look great in home decor. Tea, jewelry and local clothing make great gifts.