Top 10 Shopping Places in Delhi

Posted by on November 26, 2019

The regions of Old and New Delhi are endowed with some of the exciting shopping regions. Famous for Madhubani painting, silk textiles, tea, spices, puppets and others, this region is an important shopping destination of central India. Yes, street food is also an important part of market and shopping. However, we are not going to

The regions of Old and New Delhi are endowed with some of the exciting shopping regions. Famous for Madhubani painting, silk textiles, tea, spices, puppets and others, this region is an important shopping destination of central India. Yes, street food is also an important part of market and shopping. However, we are not going to get in detail about the street foods of the region, in this article. If you wish to learn more about the street food cuisine click here. We will talk in detail about the top shopping destinations of Delhi.

Top Budget-Friendly Markets Of Delhi

1. Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is a large market, which is quite similar to that of a weekly village market. The stalls are erected with thatched roof and the place gives a good blend of culture, handicrafts, music and much more. This is the best place to buy Indian handicrafts and artifacts. Dilli Haat opens at 11 in the morning and closes by 10 in the evening, even on Sundays.

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Things to Know :-

  • Location: Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi, India
  • Nearest Metro: Nearest metro stop for Dilli Haat is INA station. The market is at a walkable distance from metro station.
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Nearest bus stop is INA stop
  • What to Buy: Jewelry, paintings, fabrics, saris, pottery, furniture and many more
  • Timings: 11:00AM to 10:00PM (all days of the week)

2. Janpath Market

This market is famous for paintings, leather articles, Indian artifacts, clothing, handicrafts, shoes, imitation jewelry, brassware and others. If you are choosing this destination, you ought to have good bargaining skills. You can find goods from many parts of the country and handicrafts of Tibet. This market is also called as the Tibetan market.

Things to Know:

Location: Janpath, New Delhi, India

Nearest Metro: Nearest metro stop for Janpath Market is Rajiv Chowk Station. The market is at a walkable distance from metro station. Exit from Gate Number 5 and walk for ten minutes, towards LIC building. The market is right behind the LIC building.

Nearest Bus Stop: Nearest bus stop is Janpath Market stop

What to Buy: Traditional and western clothes, accessories, footwear, antiques, handicrafts, paintings, leather work, cheap jewelry, etc.

Timings: 10:00AM to 9:00PM (Monday to Saturday), 11:00AM to 8:00PM (on Sundays)

3. Khan Market

This is one of the classiest street markets of the region. You can find a few branded outlets, some street vendors and other exciting shops. This market is famous for Ayurvedic medicines, government shops, books, cosmetic, clothing and others. This market is open from early in the morning until late night, except on Sundays.

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Things to Know :-

  • Location: Humayun Road, New Delhi, India
  • Nearest Metro: Nearest metro stop for Dilli Haat is Khan Market station (violet line). The market is at a moderate walkable distance from metro station.
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Nearest bus stop is Khan Market stand. The bus stand is just a minute walking from the market.
  • What to Buy: Garments, books, lifestyle items, food items
  • Timings: 10:00AM to 11:00PM (all days of the week) except Sunday

4. Paharganj

This is one of the chaotic markets of Delhi. Most of the shops in the market are wholesale sellers and thus, you can easily find unique objects at lower cost. You can find many foreign products in this market. The market opens from early in the morning and closes by 9 at night, every day, including Sundays. This is the best place to buy clothes, music, textile, books, hookah pipes, handicrafts and others.

Things to Know :-

  • Location: Central Delhi, India
  • Nearest Metro: This is one of the chaotic markets of Delhi. Most of the shops in the market are wholesale sellers and thus, you can easily find unique objects at lower cost. You can find many foreign products in this market. The market opens from early in the morning and closes by 9 at night, every day, including Sundays. This is the best place to buy clothes, music, textile, books, hookah pipes, handicrafts and others.
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Nearest bus stop is Paharganj Gate stop. Avoid Taking Rikshaw.
  • What to Buy: Clothes, hookah pipes, music, books, textile, handicrafts
  • Timings: 11:00AM to 9:00PM (all days of the week) except Monday

5. Chandni Chowk

This is an ancient shopping region of Delhi, thriving until date. Enjoying this market region is like a small adventure tours. There are alleys and narrow passages, which lead to endless stream of shops. Starting from street food to fabric, you can find almost everything in the market. If you are planning to buy silver articles, the Dariba Kalan region of this market, is very famous. The market starts early in the morning and closes by late night. Chandni Chowk is not open on Sunday. This is considered as the best market for shopping in Delhi.

Things to Know :-

  • Location: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India
  • Nearest Metro: Nearest metro stop for Chandni Chowk is Chandni Chowk station. You can also get down at Old Delhi Railway Station and hire an auto to the market.
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Direct buses to the market can be caught from Daryaganj bus stop.
  • Personal Transportations: All public transportations are available to reach the market. If you are visiting by private vehicle, you can find parking near the entrance of the Old Delhi railway station.
  • What to Buy: Wedding lehengas, embroidered bags, semi-precious jewelry, silk and cotton clothes, books and electronic products
  • Timings: All days of the week except Sunday
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6. Sarojini Market

This is also a thriving market, famous for cheap articles. The articles of this market usually comprises of rejected goods from the packages sent for export. Due to surplus supply of articles, you can always find a better price with bargaining. Although rejected, the quality of the goods would be better than the ones used for local sales. Sarojini Nagar market is open on all days, except on Mondays. The crowd will be intolerable on Sundays. Thus, plan a weekday for your trip. Top things to buy here are designer clothes, fashion accessories, sweets and others.

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Things to Know :-

  • Location: Sarojini Nagar, Near Dilli Haat, New Delhi, India
  • Nearest Metro: Nearest metro stop for Sarojini Nagar is INA metro (yellow line). Walkable distance from metro station.
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Nearest bus stop is INA stop
  • What to Buy: Apparel, accessories, household items, kitchenware, electronic products
  • Timings: 10:00AM to 9:00PM (all days of the week), except Monday

7. Central Market

Also called as the Lajpat Nagar market, this caters to the needs of middle-class shoppers. The main attraction of this market is the mehandi. Small street vendors apply temporary, nature based color paste on your palm. It is fancied by female shoppers of all age groups. Other items to buy in this market are clothing, décor items, leather articles and others. Central market is open on all days, except Monday. The market opens from very early in the morning and closes by 10 or even later at night.

Things to Know :-

Location: Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, India

Nearest Metro: Nearest metro stop for Central market is Lajpat Nagar Metro Station. Hire rickshaw from the station to reach the market in five minutes

Nearest Bus Stop: Nearest bus stop is Lajpat nagar stop

What to Buy: Garments, accessories, footwear, bags, home furnishing and décor items

Timings: 10:00AM to 9:00PM (all days of the week) except Monday

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8. Connaught Place

The busiest of all the shopping places of Delhi is Connaught Place. This shopping place looks great with its white appearance. You will find the outlets of all brands here at the same point within a distance of few steps. The well organized showrooms and stores of Connaught Place offers a range of classy fabric, jewelry, Indian books, handcraft items, electronic goods and more. Besides showrooms and stores, it has numerous hotels, restaurants, café and multiplexers. It is considered as the best place to find the finest of what you want.

Things to Know :-

    • Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
    • Nearest Metro: Nearest metro stop for Janpath Market is Rajiv Chowk Station. The market is at a walkable distance from metro station. Exit from Gate Number 5 and walk for ten minutes, towards LIC building. The market is right behind the LIC building.
    • Nearest Bus Stop: Nearest bus stop is Janpath Market stop
    • What to Buy: Clothes, jewelry, books, Indian handcraft items, electronic products and more
    • Timings: Till late night

9. Palika Bazaar

This shopping plaza is situated at the center of Connaught Place and is fully air-conditioned. Delhiites and people visiting Delhi from other region of India purchase clothes, perfumes, accessories, footwear, electronic products, CDs and many other products from Palika Bazaar. One should have the ability to bargain to get the products at reasonable prices. This place is well connected through all modes of public transport such as buses, taxies, autos and metro.

Things to Know :-

  • Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
  • How to Reach: Metro (Rajiv Chowk Metro Station)
  • What to Buy: Clothes, perfumes, accessories, footwear, electronic goods, CDs
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (all days of the week) except Sunday

10. Karol Bagh Market

One of the oldest shopping areas is Karol Bagh. It is popularly known for offering an array of gorgeous bridal wears and traditional Indian garments. Besides, cosmetics, books, shoes, gadgets and electronic items are the things you can grab from the market places. There are some well known shopping places around Karol Bagh like Ajmal Khan Road (known for inexpensive readymade), Ghaffar (popular for imported good), Arya Samajh Road (visited for second hand books) and Bank Street (popular for gold jewelry).

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Things to Know :-

  • Location: Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India
  • How to Reach: Metro (Karol Bagh Metro Station)
  • What to Buy: Bridal wear, cosmetics, books, shoes, gadgets and electronic items
  • Timings: 10:00AM to 8:00PM (all days of the week) except Monaday.

11. Greater Kailash

Greater Kailash has two sections of market known as M-Block and N-Block. The shops of these markets remain crowded for its local shopping outlets, lifestyle stores, cosmetic shops, showrooms and street food-corners. You can shop the best of casual and traditional clothes, jewelry and footwear. It is a nice place to hangout as it houses many pubs, good restaurants and nightclubs.

Things to Know :-

Location: M Block & N Block, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India

How to Reach: Metro (Hauz Khas Metro Station)

What to Buy: Casual and traditional outfit, cosmetics, jewelry, lifestyle items and footwear

Timings: 10:00AM to 9:00PM (all days of the week) except Tuesday

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