Shopping is something that we all Delhiites love to do. After all, Delhi markets are famous for their variety in all over India. Though a lot of online shopping sites came up lately making the shopping convenient for people, but still let’s admit that going to Delhi’s bustling and vibrant markets to shop is love, at least for us, Delhiites. So what if we can’t go out and shop right now, we can simply do a virtual tour to some of Delhi’s famous markets and relive our old memories of shopping in Delhi. Here we go!
1. Dilli Haat, INA & NSP
When we talk about Delhi markets, the first name that comes to everyone’s mind is of Dilli Haat. It’s one of the popular fee markets of Delhi. This open-air market is the finest of all which is located at two places in Delhi i.e. INA and Netaji Subhash Place (NSP). It’s a culture specific where you can get variety in handmade leather shoes, leather bags, embroidered shawls, chunky necklaces, colorful masks, silk scarves and many more things. This place is also known for its food stalls which sells local cuisines from different states of India. And many international tourists visit Dilli Haat just to have a taste of these cuisines. On that note, here’s the list of Delhi Street Foods We Are Missing Right Now
2. Chandni Chowk Market, Old Delhi
The next one is Old Delhi’s gem, Chandni Chowk. Chandni Chowk market is Delhi’s oldest and the busiest market which is mainly known for wedding shopping. So if you have a wedding function approaching in your family, then Chandni Chowk is a place from where you can get everything that you need. The lanes of Chandni Chowk are further divided into bazaars with different areas of specialisation. For example: Katra Neel lane for fabrics, Asia’s largest Bhagirath Palace for electronic items, Dariba Kalan for silver jewellery and accessories, Kinari Bazaar for overall wedding shopping and for masala, dry fruits and spices, it’s Asia’s largest spice market, Khari Baoli. Not only this, Chandni Chowk’s street food and its variety is something that can make our mouth water anytime. Also, check out the Top Five Dishes Of The Street Food Capital Of Delhi Chandni Chowk
3. Janpath Market, Connaught Place (CP)
Janpath Market lies in the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place. It’s very popular among youngsters. It’s one of the flea market places in Delhi which has everything, from casual clothing and artificial jewellery to handbags and colorful Tibetan handicrafts. It’s probably the best place for fashion clothing when it comes to budget shopping. To shop in Janpath, you only need one thing i.e. the talent of bargaining. You can bargain till you drop. So if you ace in bargaining just like us, you’ll probably get some amazing deals here. Not only street shopping, but CP also has sheer number of big brand showrooms where you can go and do some quality shopping as well.
4. Khan Market, Near India Gate
The next one on our list is Khan Market, which is the costliest market in India. Therefore, it tops the list of high-end and posh markets of Delhi. It has many modern high street stores, international brand stores and some well-known big families owned bookstores as well. It’s also well-appreciated for tailor-made clothes and number of Ayurvedic medicine stores. But make a note of ‘No Bargaining’ here since this market runs on a motto that ‘The customer is king and kings don’t bargain’. Khan Market is also known for it’s hip-bars, cool cafes and posh restaurants where you can go with your friends and family and chill. Also, here are some Iconic Restaurants Of Khan Market You Need To Revisit Today
5. Kamla Nagar, North Campus
There are ample number of markets in Delhi but there’s one market that is definitely one stop for all shoppers, especially North Delhi ones. It’s Kamla Nagar in North Campus. Kamla Nagar is widely known for its variety in almost everything. Be it daily wear clothes, traditional heavy dresses, party wear dresses, accessories, bag-packs, and even street food. It has many roadside stalls for street shopping also and number of many high-end branded showrooms also. It’s also a prime area for mehendi or henna lovers because you’ll see many artists sitting on stools at a roundabout in Kamla Nagar and making beautiful mehendi designs on ladies’ palms. Kamla Nagar mehendiwalas are very famous among brides-to-be in Delhi. And if we talk about street food here, you will get countless options in that too.
6. Sarojini Nagar Market, South West Delhi
Sarojini Nagar market, a market which almost every kind of shopaholic must have visited at least once. When it’s about the best market place for bargain, Sarojini Nagar market comes on top. And therefore, we love it more than any other place! *wink*
In this flea market, you can get first copy of all designer clothes and brands, that too at jaw dropping cheap prices. So if you also want to wear some branded designer dresses without digging a hole in your pocket, then Sarojini Nagar market is the place for you. One tip: They get fresh stocks every Tuesday, so that’s the best time to go there.
7. Central Market, Lajpat Nagar
Another shopping heaven in Delhi is Central Market of Lajpat Nagar. It’s always filled with crowds. This place offers many things including accessories, clothes, bags, kurtis and hand embroidered chicken work suits as well. Lajpat Nagar market is known for its good quality products at pocket-friendly prices. Their home decor items and mehendi are also praised by many. Also, check out the Best Street Markets In Delhi For All Your Shopping Needs
So Delhiites, that was our virtual tour of some of Delhi’s famous markets. Apart from these, there are many other markets in Delhi like Rajouri Garden market, GK M Block, Karol Bagh market, Paharganj market and many more. Let’s just hope that we get to shop at all these places very soon cause’ we can’t wait anymore!