Delhi India’s Capital is the most happening place in India. On one end Delhi has some amazing historic monuments by both mughals and Britishers. While on the other end Delhi is a hub for food lovers. In midst of this Delhi has another identity of a shopping Paradise. Delhi has many big and small shopping markets out of which we have listed 10 famous shopping markets of Delhi.
1. Dilli Haat.
Dilli haat is an open air, craft bazaar and food plaza, run by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation ( DTTDC). Craftsmen from all over India come here to showcase their art and make earnings.
It’s the best place to witness art and craft. Some of the things that you can pick-up here are jewelry, shawls, handlooms, leather items, utensils, paintings etc. Stalls from all over India are allotted here on rotational basis for a maximum period of 15 days. So every time you visit this place you may find new shops.
Many tourists visit this place to buy souvenirs. So you many find that goods here are overpriced but don’t forget that it’s a bargain market. One has to pay entrance fee for this market. Also, there is a good food plaza at this place having food stalls from all over India. So if you get tired after shopping at Dilli haat you can enjoy some authentic Indian food here.
Nearest metro station : INA
2. Janpath Market
Janpath market is a magnificent street shopping destination located on Janpath lane which is near Connaugh place in main Delhi. It is a very old and famous market where you can buy accessories, ethnic clothes, electronics, artificial jewelry, watches, latest design footwear, decorative products and lot more.
Items sold here are not branded but are good and available at a cheaper price. It is often crowded and again it is a heavy bargain market. Also, for book lovers, there are shops and stalls to get second hand novels at half the price.
Nearest metro station Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
3. Palika Bazar
This is another market in Connaugh Place which is underground and is fully air conditioned. It has about 390 shops where you can purchase cloths, fake designer products, electronics and lot more.
As per estimate Palika Bazar can hold about 15,000 population at the same time. One has to be extremely careful at this place as you find many fake and stolen products here. Again, it is a heavy bargain Market.
Nearest metro station : Rajiv Chowk.
4. Khan market
Khan market is one of the most Classy and posh market of Delhi. It is a large U shape market that is favorite of expat and diplomatic community. It has been ranked as one of the most costlier retail location in India. At Khan market you can shop at premium Indian and International brands, top book shops, best boutique and much more.
It is also a good place to eat and drink. It has many good cafes, restaurant, bakeries and street food joints.
Nearest metro station: Central Secretariat
5. Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the market in the 17th century for his daughter Jahanara.
This heritage of Old Delhi has turned into a big wholesale market now. The place is also famous for bridal shopping. One can find huge variety bridal lehngas, suits, sarees here at a reasonable rate. Chandni Chowk is divided into number of smaller market each of which is known for selling particular commodity. After you are done shopping at this bustling and congested market you can enjoy lip smacking Delhi street food like chole kulcha, gulab jamun and paranthas at Parathawali gali.
Nearest metro station: Chandni Chowk.
6. Nai Sarak
When we think of Old Delhi what comes in our mind is food, shopping and historic monuments but very few people know that Old Delhi also houses a very big wholesale market of mainly school and college textbook. Yes, Nai Sarak meaning new street is the linking road, which connects the main Chandni Chowk Road and Chawri Bazar is famous for wholesale market of books.
At Nai Sadak you can find any kind of book be it engineering or medical or any other book. The shops here also sell other stationary items like notebooks, pens, kids books at a reasonably cheap price. So next time if you are in need of any kind of book be it a textbook or reference material or any other book just head towards Nai Sadak.
Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazar
7. Lajpat Nagar
Lajpat Nagar is one stop destination for shopaholic. This market has everything from cloths, footware, jewelry, belts, bags and other accessories. It has a combination of small shops and big showrooms plus there are many road side vendors to bargain and buy designer and trendy cloths. No wonder Lajpat Nagar is famous shopping paradise in Delhi! And is must visit while in Delhi.
There are few Heenawalas in the market. So once you are done shopping you can get beautiful mehendi applied on your hands. Plus there are plenty of restaurants in the market to statisfy your tummy after the wonderful shopping experience. The roadside sandwiches, memos, kulfi are also good. And don’t forget to bargain if you want a best deal in the market.
Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar
8. Gaffer Market, Karol bagh
Gaffer Market also know as Delhi’s Jugad market is a place where you can buy Chinese product mostly electronics like air conditioner, television set, mobile phones and accessories at a cheaper price. You have to be extremely carefully while shopping at this place since there are vendors selling original as well as fake products. Like other markets in Delhi this too is a bargain market.
Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh
9. Ajmal khan road, Karol bagh
Situated just next to Gaffar Market, Ajmal Khan road is a place known for its inexpensive readymade garments, cotton yarn, embroidery garments, footware, bags, jewelry etc The places also has many big stores and plenty of food joints to have all kind of eatables. Every Monday the big stores at this places are closed and small vendors come together and conduct a weekly haat. The weekly haat is a treat for eyes and great tourist attraction. This place is a must visit for bridal shopping.
Nearest Metro Station: Karol bath.
10. Sarojini Nagar
Sarojini Nagar is also know as shopping paradise for girls. Here you get fashionable and branded cloths like Zara, mango at affordable prices. Export-surplus garments and rejected export clothing come to this market at throwaway prices. So products of reputed brands are available here at cheap prices.
At Sarojini Nagar you can find everything from home furnishing, fashionable clothing, bags, cosmetics, belts, sweaters, footwear, and other accessories. The market is a bargain market and is favourite among Delhities.
Nearest metro station: INA metro station around 2 km
So don’t forget to shop at these amazing 10 famous shopping markets of Delhi. Happy shopping!!