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Photo essay: Bengaluru flower market, K R Market

As mentioned in my previous posts, visiting flower markets in any city is my favourite and always on my ‘to do’ list.  Last month, I decided to visit the flower market in namma Bangalore, as it was quite sometime since I visited last.  Well, I was in for a pleasant surprise as the market had grown bigger and was bursting with flowers of all kinds including some really exotic varieties.  With more and more vendors now, the place was jam packed with literally ‘carpets’ of colourful blossoms.  Located in the bustling K R market, the place is a popular haunt with not only wholesalers and retailers but also with photgraphers and tourists too.  A market with plenty of photo opportunities, it is a great chance to experience the native culture and pulse of the city.  Here are some captures.

'Carpets' of Gerbera
‘Carpets’ of Gerbera at Bengaluru flower market

A picture of frenzied activity that begins as early as 2.00 am in the morning, the market is a delightful riot of colours.

Literally 'a bed of roses' at Bengaluru Flower market in K R market
Literally ‘a bed of roses’ at Bengaluru flower market

The variety of flowers was quite mind boggling, here are some of them.

Hydrangeas at Bengaluru Flower market
Hydrangeas at Bengaluru flower market
Pink chrysanthemums at Bengaluru Flower market
Pink chrysanthemums at Bengaluru flower market
Purple roses at Bengaluru Flower market
Purple roses at Bengaluru flower market
Ginger Lilies at Bengaluru Flower market
Ginger Lilies at Bengaluru flower market
Ornamental cabbages at Bengaluru Flower market
Ornamental cabbages at Bengaluru flower market

The market has always been a haven for traditional flowers that used for decoration and worship in temples and houses.

Strings of asters and marigold
Strings of asters and marigold
Garlands galore at Bengaluru Flower market
Garlands galore at Bengaluru Flower market

A gamut of expressions captured; it is business as usual for the vendors and buyers, something they do day in and day out!

Getting ready for the day ahead!
Getting ready for the day ahead!

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20 thoughts on “Photo essay: Bengaluru flower market, K R Market

  1. Truly a visual feast, Rashmi! It is amazing for me living in Canada to learn that people can make a living by selling just flowers. The demand for flowers must be very high. Best wishes! Peter

  2. Purple roses are very nice…. nice pics and article…..
    Wishing you a very happy gauri and Ganesha festival!!!!

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