Shopping in Delhi

Updated on 19-10-2022

Shopping in Delhi.

A visit to Delhi, India would be incomplete if you don’t visit the markets and do loads of shopping. Delhi is not just famous for forts, monuments, gardens and temples but it is one of the best places to do shopping.

Everything is available from expensive branded products to economical local products. One can spend the whole day in any of the markets that are in Delhi be it Lajpat Nagar market, Sarojini Nagar market, south extension, Dilli Hatt or Connaught Place. Everything is available under one roof in these markets.

The varieties that attract visitors are jewelry, clothing according to the season, silver ware, handicrafts, precious stone and many more. The markets can be reached easily either by metro or by rickshaw or own vehicle. Parking may be troublesome experience during weekends in these markets and hence pay attention to it.

Different shopping markets in Delhi

Best time to visit

October to April is the best time to visit Delhi as the weather is good and is not hot

How to reach

Delhi being the capital city of India. It is easily accessible by air, rail and Road.

By Air: Delhi has a very good air service both domestic and international flights. Delhi has flights to all the major cities within and outside India.

By Rail: Delhi has a very good rail connectivity. It has four major railways namely Old Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi Railway Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and Anand Vihar Railway Station

By Road: Delhi has well connected road and national highways from all the major cities of India. The three major bus stands are Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale Khan Bus terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus. Both government and private buses provide with good service.

Shopping in Delhi- Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat

Location: Aurbindo Marg opposite to INA market

Open: on all days

Entry fee: 20Rs for adult and 10 Rs for children

Timings: 11am to 9pm.

Nearest metro station: INA metro station

You have to pay to enter this market and the market issituated at Sri Aurbindo marg opposite to INA market in South Delhi. Dilli Haat is maintained by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTDC).

It covers a vast area of 6 km2. It is a place where every state has an outlet and the key produce from each state especially handicrafts are displayed for sale.  One can enjoy different variety of food from different states along with good shopping. Delhi Haat also known as Dilli Haat is a permanent place however the craftsmen are not permanent.

Only those craftsmen who have registered with DC handicrafts are eligible to put up a stall in Dilli Haat. The stalls are provided to craftsmen in rotational basis. Usually, the craftsmen are provided to keep the stall for a period of 15 days. This helps the visitors as the stalls does not charge with exorbitant prices. Dilli Haat is not only a shopping market, but it is also a recreational place for the entire family.

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Dilli haat has both food joints and crafts market both are set up in traditional village style of that particular state. Sometimes food festivals have also been organised here.

The visitors can satisfy their taste buds either by eating momos from Sikkim or pooranpoli from Maharashtra, idli, dosa’s from south India or khawas from Jammu or teplas, Dhoklas from Gujarat. The handicrafts varieties like sandalwood carvings, camel hide footwear is worth a buy. Some of the stalls may quote high rate but need to bargain. One can spend the whole day in dilli Haat by doing some shopping and good eating.

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Janpath Market

Janpath Market:

Janpath is one of the famous markets for tourists. It is a long stretch of around 1.5 kms from the Outer circle of Connaught Place to Windsor Place. 

 It is located in Connaught Place and one can get everything here from clothes to varieties of handicrafts products, handbags, shoes, jewellery at reasonably cheap prices.   It can be said that it is a budget travelers market. Gujarati and Tibetan markets combine together to form the main Janpath market. 

The Tibetan market has a wide range of Himalayan arts and crafts products. Janpath market is famous for Pashmina Shawls, Kashmiri wool Shawl, Churidars, leather goods, brass ornaments and many more. The market is open from 11 am to 9 pm. On Sundays most of the shops are closed.

Sarojini Nagar Market

Sarojini Nagar Market in Delhi

Sarojini Nagar Market:

Timings: 11 am to 9 pm

Open: On all days except Monday

Nearest Metro Station: Sarojini Nagar Metro station on pink line

Famous for: Clothes, handbags, cushion covers and decorative items.

Sarojini Nagar Market is located in South Delhi. One can say that a trip to Delhi would be incomplete if they don’t visit this vibrant and colorful market. The market is famous for clothes , eating stalls, handbags and many more at a very cheap price. The best part of this market is that clothes are available for as little as 100 INR.

The lookalike of the best brands of clothes, handbags are available at a for more less price. People looking for stylish as well as affordable can plan to visit here.  The market would be very rushed during weekends and also during festival season.

Karol Bagh Market

Karol Bagh Market lies in the western part of part. It is one of the best places for wholesale cloth markets. The market has both stalls on the road and branded shops. The market is open from 10 am to 9 pm.  Most of the shops remain closed on Monday. The market is famous for wedding shopping dresses. Some of the other markets in Karol Bagh are the Gaffer market, book market and the Karol Bagh main market. 

Gaffar market is famous as an electronics market. If one has to get a mobile phone repaired or any other electrical items repaired, then this is a perfect market.

Karol Bagh also has branded clothes and also displays a large number of handicrafts, jewelry and handloom products. One should not miss out on the eateries in the market.

The nearest metro station is the Karol Bagh metro station on blue line

Connaught Place

Connaught Place in Delhi

Popularly known as CP, this shopping market is built in the Georgian style of architecture. This magnificent circular market is one of the world famous shopping markets. CP has everything like some of the best restaurants, best  brands for all needs, parlors, theaters, book shops and many more. On a given day one can see students enjoying the place with their friends or people doing some shopping and also some people visit just to walk around.

The Connaught Place is divided into three parts namely inner circle, outer circle and middle circle. Within the CP lies the Palika Bazar. Some of the best brands that can be found here are Adidas, Nike, Khadi India, Fab India and many more. The market is open from 11 am to 9 pm on all days. The nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk Metro Station on the Blue line

Palika Bazar

Palika Bazar in Delhi

Palika Bazar:

It is an underground, air-conditioned market located in the inner circle of the Connaught Place. It was established in 1970’s. The market remains closed on Sundays.  On other days the market remains open from 10 am to 9 pm.

Entrance to the market is through the staircase. The market is famous for cheap electronic goods, clothes, perfumes, handbags and many more. The products are displayed according to the seasons and also according to the demand. The nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk Metro Station on blue and yellow lines.

Chandini Chowk

Chandini Chowk:

One of the busiest shopping markets in Delhi is the Chandini Chowk market. The market is just opposite to Red Fort.  It is one of the oldest markets in Old Delhi.  The market is open from 10am to 8 pm on all days except on Sundays. It is an important historical market built in the 17th century during the Mughal period.

The market gives everyone everything. It has authentic Indian species. Dry fruit shops, clothes, eateries, jewelries, gift items like crockery, candles, perfumes and many more. It is not only a retail market but also one of the biggest wholesale markets in Delhi.  Jama Masjid is located very close to the market. 

The nearest metro station is the Chandini Chowk metro station. From there one can take an auto or rickshaw to reach the market.

Lajpat Nagar Market

Lajpat Nagar Market

Lajpat Nagar Market:

One can buy anything and everything here. It can be clothing, decorating items for the house, footwear, saris, cutleries or any accessories. One can easily spend the whole day here without getting bored. There are uncountable shops, and some roadside shops are also available. Clothing is available according to the season. 

There are many eateries as well here. If one likes mehendi designs on their hands then this is a perfect place to get it done. There are many mehendi wallas to decorate your hands with beautiful designs.

Both Indian and western wear are available here. During weekends one can experience heavy rush. If your favourite colour dress is not available, then one should not worry as there are people sitting and waiting to dye the cloth with your favorite colour. Some branded shops are also there in this market. One can buy gold, clothes even to the smallest hair pins here. 

The market is open from 11am to 9 pm on all days except Monday. The market is closed on Monday. The nearest metro station is the Lajpat Nagar Metro Station.

Khan Market

Khan Market: 

It is one of the most expensive markets in Delhi. This U-shaped market is located in the central part of Delhi near India Gate. It is one of the best places to do some branded shopping and eat in some of the best restaurants. Khan market is famous for some of the best restaurants and cafes and also branded clothing shops. The market is open on all days except Sunday from 10 am to 11 pm.

Sadar Bazar Market

Sadar Bazar Market

It is one of the largest wholesale markets located in Old Delhi. It is a very crowded market as one can do anything at a very cheap price. One can find household items, kitchen utensils, travel bags, clothes and imitation jewellery at a very cheap price.

Sadar Bazar houses many smaller markets like Pratap market, Swadeshi market, Teliwara or Timber market. The Chandni Chowk metro Station is the nearest metro station for Sadar Bazar. From the metro station one can take a rickshaw to reach the place. The market is open on all days from 11 am to 7 pm except on Sundays.

Chawri Bazar

Chawri Bazar:

It was the first wholesale market set up in Delhi. It is located in Old Delhi and was established in 1840. The market is famous for brass, paper and copper products. At one end is the Jama Masjid and on the other end is the Hauz Quazi.  The nearest metro station is the underground Chawri Bazar metro station on the yellow line. The market is open from 11 am to 7pm on all days except Sunday. Most of the shops remain closed on Sunday.

South Extension Market I and II

South Extension Market I and II

South Extension Shopping Market I and II :

It is one of the posh markets located in the heart of South Delhi. All brand clothes are available here. It is very close to the All-India institute of Medical Sciences. The market is divided into Part 1 and part 2. Both parts of the market have some national and international brands. South Extension metro station on the pink line is the nearest metro station. The market remains open from 10 am to 9 pm on all days except Monday.  Basically, the market is famous for branded clothes.

INA Market

INA Market: 

The Indian National Airways market popularly known as INA is a famous market for fruits and vegetables. It is a very important market for fresh and healthy seafood and meat. The beauty of this market is that it has its own unique range of sea foods. The nearest metro station is the yellow line on INA metro station. The market lies across the street of Dilli Haat. The market is open from 11am to 9 pm on all days except Monday.

Tibetan Monastery Market

Tibetan Market

Tibetan Monastery Market. 

It is popularly known as Little Tibet in Delhi. This place is not known to many people in Delhi. It is one of the cheapest markets taken care of by the local Tibet refugees.  The market is famous for trendy clothing, handbags, backpacks, semi precious stones jewelleries, paintings, shawls and also some other accessories from Tibet. One can buy decent leather products from here. The market is also famous for some of the best collections of footwear.

The nearest metro station is the Civil Lines metro station on the Yellow lines. The market is open from 10 am to 10 pm on all days except Monday.

Other than these there are many local markets for every sector. Enjoy Shopping.

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