Markets in Delhi

Shopping in Delhi is a real fun experience, for the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Markets in Delhi is the best markets in India, as they sell various items including handicrafts from all over the country. Here are some of the top markets in Delhi: 

Dilli Haat:

It is a huge market in Delhi, which has been made to give the sense of a traditional weekly village marriage, called a haat. The market provides a great deal of shops that sell handicrafts from all over India. Dilli Haat market also offers food and cultural and music performances. The small thatched roof cottages gives the village a great ambience.

Location: Opposite to INA Market, south Delhi. Pitampura, north Delhi. Janakpuri, West Delhi.

Opening Hours: Everyday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays.

What to Purchase: Indian handcrafts and artefacts

 

Janpath and Tibetan Market:

This market is very popular and has something to offer everyone. Visitors will find goods from everywhere in India and Tibet. It is the best place to get souvenirs.

Location: Janpath, in central Delhi

Opening Hours: Everyday

What to Purchase: Handicrafts, Indian artefacts, leather work, hippy clothing, shoes, paintings, brassware,, and cheap jewellery

 

Paharganj:

Paharganj has the best bargain shopping in Delhi. Many of the shops there deal in wholesale and export to foreign countries. Thus, it is a good place to come and capture some unique goods to import it back home.

Location: Paharganj Main Bazaar, opposite the New Delhi Railway Station

Opening Hours: Everyday until around 9 p.m.

What to Purchase: Handicrafts, hookah pipes, incense, clothes, shoes, jewellery, books, music, textiles

 

Chandni Chowk:

It is a shopping district that exists for hundred of years. Exploring the district’s winding and narrow alleys is such an adventure. The chowk’s lanes is divided into bazaars of specialization. One will find fabrics in Katra Neel. In the Bhagirath Palace area, visitors will find a huge range of electronics. If one wants to buy silver jewellery, they should head to Dariba Kalan in old Delhi. For wedding requirements, there is Kinari bazaar. Asia’s largest spice market is at Khari Baoli Road.

Location: Old Delhi

Opening Hours: Everyday except for Sundays

What to Purchase: Fabrics, jewellery, spices, and electronic goods

 

Sarojini Nagar:

This market is known for its cheap clothes and brands that are rejected from export, either for their excessive quantity or their small manufacturing defects. The market is full of shops that sell all kinds of clothes and accessories.

Location: South West Delhi, near Safdarjung Airport

Opening Hours: Everyday except for Mondays

What to Purchase: Designer clothes, Indian clothes, fashion accessories, shoes

 

Khan Market:

Khan Market was established in 1951. The small U-shaped market is one of Delhi’s classiest. Book shops are one of the best things about this market. There is also excellent tailors who make suits in less than a week. Biotique and Khadi are for Ayurvedic food, medicine and skin care. Besides, there are a plenty of cafes and lounges with balconies overlooking the street. Bargain hunters will be disappointed at this market.

Location: South Delhi, not far from India Gate

Opening Hours: Everyday except for Sundays

What to Purchase: Books, music, branded and tailored clothes, Ayurvedic food and cosmetics, and home furnishings

 

Shankar Market:

Shankar Market is for buying fabrics by meter. All kinds of fabrics including ikat, block prints, and weaves from Odisha, Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh are sold there. The market has more than 150 shops and stalls, spreading over two floors.

Location: Opposite Connaught Place M-Block

Opening Hours: 11 a.m. until 8.30 p.m. Closed Sundays

What to Purchase: Fabrics

 

Sunder Nagar:

This market is a high quality market in Delhi. It attracts rich Indian socialites due to its art and antique shops. There are a number of wonderful tea shops there like Regalia Tea House and Mittal Tea House.

Location: Off Mathura Road in central New Delhi, not too far away from Connaught Place, near the zoo and Oberoi Hotel

Opening Hours: Everyday except for Sundays

What to Purchase: Tea, silver jewellery, art, textiles, carpets, and antiques


 

Lajpat Nagar (Central Market):

Lajpat Nagar market is one of the oldest markets in India, crowded with middle-class Indian shoppers. It gives visitors a chance to have a glimpse into Indian culture. Indian kurti tops and salwaar kameez suits are popular items. The market has Mehendiwalas, who will apply beautiful henna designs to your hands.

Location: South Delhi, near Defense Colony (between Greater Kailash and South Extension)

Opening Hours: Everyday except for Mondays

What to Purchase: Indian clothing, shoes, bags, accessories (including Indian bangles), and home furnishings

 

Matka Market:

Visitors will find pottery from all over India at Matka Market in Delhi. It is an amazing place to shop for festival decorations. There is a wide range of colorful clay diyas and pots, with more than 100 different vendors. There are common items available in the market such as blue Jaipuri pottery, garden pots and plant holders, vases, terracotta Bankura horses, clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses, lanterns and earthen wind chimes.

Location: A.K. Roy Marg, near Sarojini Nagar bus depot, south Delhi

Opening Hours: Everyday from 10 a.m. until 8 a.m.

What to Purchase: All kinds of clay itemsa

 

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