After the blistering summer, the mist of rain gives relief to every person. People enjoy the cloudy weather and the unpredictable rains for which they keep waiting. In the monsoon season, umbrellas become the everyday companions of everyone. When it rains, umbrellas of various colours and sizes are seen on the roads. Especially in monsoon people look for their umbrellas and carry them before they go out.
As we have seen our grandfathers’ love for the old, long, black, and one fold umbrella. Middle aged people prefer the medium size umbrella and the kids want the small multi-color umbrella with cartoons imprinted on it. Everyone has their own choices.
The demand for the umbrella goes high during the monsoon. Umbrellas also add the fun element to everyone’s look. If you are planning to buy an umbrella here are some places you can look for them.
The best quality umbrellas at affordable prices are available near the Hanuman Mandir, Patna Junction. If you want the plain black umbrellas you can get them at Rs.100 and even the colorful ones are of the same price. You can bargain down to Rs.80.
And ladies, your favorite three fold compact umbrellas are available at Rs.150 and you can use your bargaining skills to pull down the prices from Rs.100 to Rs.110; but the famous K.C Paul & Sons umbrellas start from Rs.240, shopkeepers are tough, but your consistency in bargaining may bring the price down by about 10 rupees!
If Hanuman mandir seems far, then the Digha market is where you can shop. Near the sabji mandi you can get the best quality of two-fold umbrellas in the price range of Rs.100 to Rs.150 and your expertise in bargaining may bring down the price. The three- fold umbrella is in the price range of Rs.150 to Rs.180. To buy a K.C Paul umbrella you have to use your full potential of bargaining to get it at a cheaper rate. The one fold umbrella are available here in the price range of Rs.250 and every child’s favourite the colourful cartoon printed umbrella are of Rs.150 to Rs.180 but available only at one or two places near the Nihora Palace, Digha market.
After Digha the next market for umbrellas where you can get a good quality umbrella is the Kurji market. Here you can get the fancy one fold transparent umbrella with quotes written on some and some with polka dot prints between Rs.250 and 260.
One of the shopkeepers said “the sale is not that high due to low rainfall but once the season will be on peak the sale will shoot up”. The regular two fold umbrellas are in the price range of Rs.150 to Rs.180 both plain and colourful and the compact three fold umbrellas are in the price range of Rs.180 to Rs.200.
The boring road umbrella market near roundabout (Chauraha) are more expensive than the other markets. Here the plain black and colored umbrellas start from the range of Rs.180 to Rs.200 and the colorful printed two fold umbrellas are in the price range of Rs.180 to Rs.250. The threefold umbrellas cost Rs.240 to 280. Pick your favorites from these places and enjoy the monsoon the way you like.