Delhi is well-known as India’s capital, a place of historical importance, a must-visit tourist destination, and what not! But, most importantly, Delhi is also a paradise for shopping enthusiasts. Its many local and high-end markets, selling a wide variety of stuff, make the best places for shopping. By the way, if you are on a shopping -spending spree, why not indulge yourself some more, and book one of the top 5-star hotels in New Delhi to have a comfortable stay. While you think that one through, we take you through the top 6 markets of Delhi you just must shop at.
- Chandni Chowk
Everyone has heard of Chandni Chowk, the famous market in Delhi. Nobody travels to Delhi and returns without shopping at Chandni Chowk or at least visiting the place. This place, meaning moonlight square, exists since 1650 CE. It is always brimful of people – after all, there is nothing that you can’t find here! Name a thing and it’s there- from spices to fabrics. Especially for women, this place is paradise as there are plenty of shops selling sarees, pearls, gold and silver jewelry, perfumes, and more, and all at afforable rates. Kinari Bazar is where you can find zari and zardozi trimmings and laces, Katra Neel Bazar is famous for shops selling silk, cotton, crepe, and many other fabrics, and Dariba Kalan is where you can shop for pearl, gold, and silver jewelry. These are few of the many things that Chandni Chowk offers.
- Sarojini Market
Sarojini Market is every girl’s ideal shopping destination. Fashionable clothing is something that you must check out at this market. You will be surprised to see shops selling clothes and perfumes under popular brand names. Nevertheless, you can shop for other things like really pretty shoes- crocs, flip-flops, and ballerina flats, hair accessories, cosmetics, fashion jewelry like earrings and necklaces, and home decor. And, if you get tired after hours of shopping, you can grab tasty food from the many food stalls in the market. Again, reaching Sarojini Market has become easy through the metro rail.
- Khan Market
New Delhi’s Khan Market is one of the most expensive markets in India. This market makes the best destination for shopaholics. It has many Indian and international brand outlets. Ethnic Indian wear can be bought from Fabindia, Good Earth, and Anokhi stores in this market. Jewelry and precious stones are other things available here. The Khan Market also has many things to offer food junkies; Subway, McDonald’s, Barista, and so many other famous food outlets are present here. Be it Italian, Indian, or other Asian cuisines, it’s all here. You can also find other local eateries and bakeries in this market. Also, you can pay a visit to tourist attractions like India Gate, Lodhi Garden, and Safdarjung Tomb that are located near the Khan Market.
- Palika Bazaar
A one-of-a-kind market in Delhi, Palika Bazaar is a very popular and the country’s only underground and air-conditioned market. This market is one of the most-visited markets in India and attracts many shopping enthusiasts with the wide variety of things that it offers. The market has 7 entries and underground parking. From cosmetics to footwear, to home décor, to electronic goods, the market sells everything. However make sure you have donned your bargainer’s hat when you are here, as almost everything can be negotiated. Ethnic and western clothing are other things to shop for here. Also, there are a lot of tattoo parlors here.
- Janpath Market
It is one of the historical markets of India and was earlier called Queen’s Way. Janpath Market attracts many visitors from India and outside. You can find Tibetan and Gujarati markets here, along with flea markets selling trendy clothes, decorative items, and more. The main market here has shops selling slightly expensive but reliable products.
- Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat, is a unique open-air market with paid entry. This colorful market has so many things to offer. Indian handicraft, handloom, woodcarvings, metal crafts, and so much more is available here, to shop and fill your bags with. You can also shop for footwear, jewelry, and clothes at this market. Also, there are many food stalls from where you can eat delicious and authentic Indian food. There are two Delhi Haats, one in South Delhi (opposite INA market) and another one in Pitampura. And, you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to get there. Both markets are easily accessible through metro, solving the problem of transportation. Phew! Book hotels in New Delhi, near Dilli Haat for easy access.
With markets like these, the shopper in you will be spoilt for choice! Do not miss out on paying a visit to these markets that are sure to give you the most exhilarating shopping experience.