Shopping, that too in markets of Delhi is a different kind of fun. Delhiites just love to shop. But it’s been many months since we went to our favourite markets and shopped for clothes, accessories etc.
We know that we can’t go out right now but while sitting at home and doing virtual tour of some of Delhi’s famous markets, we can relive our old memories, right?
So, just sit back comfortably and enjoy this blog of some of Delhi’s famous markets.
1. Dilli Haat, INA & NSP
The open-air market is one of Delhi’s finest markets which lies at least at two locations in Delhi— INA & NSP. This market is special because it’s a culture specific place which has handmade leather shoes, colourful masks, embroidered shawls, chunky necklaces, silk scarves, leather bags and many more.
It has many food stalls as well which serve local cuisines of different states. Many tourists come here to try these.
2. Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
It is Delhi’s oldest and busiest market. If you have a wedding at home, then you can shop everything from Chandni Chowk market alone. The lanes of Chandni Chowk are further divided in bazaars with different areas of specialisation.
Like for fabrics, it’s Katra Neel; for electronic items, it’s Asia’s largest Bhagirath Palace; for silver jewellery and accessories, it’s Dariba Kalan; for wedding shopping, Kinari Bazaar and for masala, dry fruits, it has Asia’s largest spice market called Khari Baoli.
Not only this, when we talk about, it’s also Chandni Chowk’s Street food and its variety is praised by entire India.
3. Janpath Market, Connaught Place
Janpath market, which is in the heart of Delhi, i.e., Connaught Place. Its very famous especially among youngsters. It is one of the flea market places in Delhi where casual clothing, artificial jewellery, footwears, handbags, Tibetan handicrafts etc. can be found.
To shop in Janpath, you only need to know one thing, i.e., the talent of bargaining. So, if you ace in bargaining, you will get some amazing deals here. This was about budget and street shopping but along with this, if you want to shop for some branded items, then CP has many high-end branded showrooms as well.
4. Khan Market, Near India Gate
In Delhi’s high-end and posh markets, the name that comes on top is of Khan market and it’s the costliest market in India. It has modern high street stores, international brand stores and some big families owned bookstores as well. Its tailor-made clothes and ayurvedic medicine stores are also well-appreciated. But you can’t even think of bargaining in this market as they believe in the motto that the customer is that the customer is a King and Kings don’t bargain.
Also, there are many good hip-bars, cool cafes and posh restaurants where you can simply chill.
To read about Delhi’s street food, click here.