Historical importance and cultural heritage is an indispensable part of Delhi. The colossal monuments,it’s past history, and the present make us feel proud that India is a land, preserving the ancient culture and at the same time displays the modernity through its education and lifestyle. RailRestro, in its last post, had taken a tour of the historical monuments and temples of Delhi. Now it’s the time to know the shopping destinations of Delhi where everyone can shop till they drop.
“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping”. Delhi is a perfect destination for shopaholics. There are some special factors which make shopping in Delhi a better experience.Some of the Factors are:
- Handicrafts from all over the Country: Handicrafts like Madhubani paintings, silk textiles, Rajasthani paintings, puppets, home decoration items, etc. are available in one place. You can easily purchase these handicrafts from special markets of Delhi.
- Vibrant and Exotic Atmosphere: The exotic atmosphere at New Delhi supports the shopping spree of the tourists and locals. No matter, whether it’s the scorching sunlight of May-June or the chilly air of Nov-Dec, shopping in Delhi has no season. The mode to shop in Delhi is on for 365 days.
- Budget-friendly and Reliable: Delhi has one of the best markets in India. They are pocket- friendly with reliable products. There are several destinations which has products from all over the world. We will discuss them in detail later in the post.
- Street Food: Every market in Delhi is embedded with street food which shoppers enjoy during their shopping. Some of the tastiest street foods are spicy corns, Golgappa, Veg and Paneer puffs, Chats and batata puri.
Here are 7 major markets of Delhi every tourist must visit for unlimited shopping.
Janpath market is also called the Tibetan market which has traditional and modern dresses, accessories, footwear, antiques, handicrafts, paintings, leather products, jewelry etc. and the list is inclusive. Janpath market is open for the public from 10:00AM and shuts down by 9:00PM from Monday to Saturday. The market operates from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Sundays. You can find many items from all the parts of the country. Nearest metro to the market is Rajiv Chowk Station. The market can be reached easily by a 10 minutes’ walk after the exit from Gate no. 5. If you are traveling by bus, drop at Janpath Market stop and enjoy the stroll at the road to reach the market within 5 minutes.
Note: Good bargaining skill is a must.
Enjoying this market is an adventure. It’s the ancient Delhi encompassing the endless stream of shops. The place is best known for the wedding dress, spices and the unlimited range of fast food like Dahi Bhalle, Daulat ki Chaat, lassi, chole bhature, and Mughlai cuisines like chicken tikka, kebabs, and Indian bread like naan, sheermal, sweet roti and tandoori roti. The famous Parathe wali gali is in Chandni chowk which serves 100 and above types of stuffed parathas with divine taste. There are narrow passages and many shops are streamlined selling their specialty. Chandni Chowk is considered as one of the best market for shopping in Delhi. For metro travelers, take yellow line metro and drop at Chandni Chowk station. One can also take a train and get down at Old Delhi Railway Station followed by hiring an auto to the market. For private vehicles, find a place to park your vehicle at Old Delhi railway station and enter the market with a list full of shopping items. Chandni Chowk is best known for its wedding lehengas, embroidered bags, semi-precious jewelry, silk and cotton clothes, books and electronic products.
Famous for cheap articles, the Sarojini Nagar market is a thriving market which has products related to kitchenware, electronics, cosmetics, household items, men and women accessories and clothes for all ages. It’s a specialist when it comes to shopping for ladies. The market has various entry and exit points. Be ready with enough cash and cards as your hands will be occupied with shopping bags. For metro travelers, drop at INA Station and take an auto to Sarojini market.
Note: Good bargaining skill is a must and carry enough cash to shop as vendors don’t accept cards.
Connaught Place (CP):
This is the busiest shopping place in Delhi. Outlets of every brand are lined in every passage. There are coffee shops, pastry houses and well-organised showrooms of dresses, jewelry, Indian books, handcraft items, which looks great with its white appearance. There are classy shops which hotels, restaurants, café and multiplexes. It’s said that CP is the best place if you need anything finest of your choice. The Delhites and foreign tourists can be seen purchasing and sipping coffee with shopping bags on the roads. Ever wanted to stroll at CP? Try once! You will return back with a refreshing mood.
Khan market is one of the classiest marketplaces of Delhi. Books, cosmetics, clothing Government shops, branded outlets and the exciting shops are the attraction. Khan market is also renowned for Khan Chacha (food outlet) famous for its variety of veg and non-veg rolls. People can buy cheap products as well as the branded products as per their choice. The market opens from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (all days of the week) except Sunday.
Dilli Haat is a place which represents as same as the weekly village market. It displays the awesomeness of the village look and a normal city life. Delhi haat is the best place to buy Indian handicrafts and artifacts. The quality of artistic creations like Jewelry, paintings, fabrics, saris, pottery, furniture etc. can be seen and easily purchased. For metro travelers, stop for INA station! The market is at walkable distance from the metro. The Market is open from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM for 7 days a week.
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Lajpat Nagar Market:
Also called, the central market, this special place caters to the need of middle class shoppers who want to shop best at pocket-friendly prices. Female shoppers throng at this location as there are many items like garments, accessories, footwear, bags, home furnishing and décor items available at every step in a cheap rate. Lajpat Nagar market operates from 10:00AM to 9:00Pm except Mondays Visitors traveling via metro have to drop at Lajpat Nagar Metro Station and hire a rickshaw to reach the market. Mehndi is also one the attractions of this market. Small vendors apply temporary mehndi to the ladies of various designs.
That’s not an end! Other markets where local and the tourists congregate for shopping are Palika bazar, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh Market, and Paharganj. They are also the leading and top shopping destinations in Delhi. Morning 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM is the shopping hours at these stops which accompanies tasty street food.
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