The capital of India, Delhi, never has a dearth of options when it comes to shopping. No matter what your budget is and what you want; you will get everything in Delhi. Wedding couture outfits, bangles, handicrafts, designer wear; you will get everything and anything in all the Delhi markets. Here are some of the most popular street shops where you can get all that you need:
1) Dilli Haat: This popular market has all the handicrafts from different states of India. It’s a one-stop shopping destination in Delhi. This has a traditional village type ambience, which sells handicrafts, local cloths, accessories, bags and home decor items.
If you get tired while shopping just eat from one of the state eateries! Sikkim’s Momos, Hyderabadi biryani, Kashmiri Kahwa; the eating stalls also have a lot of variety! The market is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays.
2) Janpath Market & Tibetan Market: Located in Connaught Place, which is one of the most premium markets of Delhi, Janpath is a small street shopping paradise. They have all the latest styles of clothes at dirt cheap prices which you might not get anywhere else.
They also have a great collection of earrings, necklaces, home decor items and sunglasses too! The Tibetan market is also right next to Janpath, they sell all sorts of home decor items, handicrafts, hippy clothing and much more. They are open from 10am to 7pm daily.
3) Paharganj: Though chaotic and full of people, Paharganj is the perfect place to shop for those hippie clothes. Leather bags, slippers, belts are among the best sold items here. They are wholesale sellers, so expect to do a lot of bargaining.
Paharganj is also known for its cafes, which sell Israeli and other such dishes. A lot of foreigners come here to stay in this part of the city.
4) Khan Market: One of the most prime locations and markets in Delhi, Khan Market is a hub for the posh. Definitely one of the most classier shopping destinations, this one is not for the bargainers. This market is always buzzing with diplomats, due to its location.
Khan Market is located in one of the most prime locations in central Delhi. It is a great place to just window shop as well. Here you will find some great books, bakeries, some great cafes and some street shops too!
5) Chandni Chowk: This place needs no introduction. Chandni Chowk has been a great marketplace since many centuries. The small lanes of this place are filled with color, chaos and some hidden treasures too! A great place to do wedding shopping, jewellery shopping and of course the famous street food markets! There are many different streets for different wants and needs of customers.
For example, if you want to buy silver antique jewellery, you can visit Dariba Kalan. Some of the markets are very old dating back to the Mughals! To get there, take the metro to Chandni Chowk station.
6) Sarojini Nagar Market: Ask any girl in Delhi about budget clothes shopping in the capital and she will tell you Sarojini Nagar market. Though this place is a mess and slightly chaotic, expect to find some amazing and even branded pieces at throw-away prices!
The reason is they all get their stock from surplus export markets and even the clothes which have alright defect are sold off here. Expect to find some Zara and Benetton outfits here! And bargaining is the key to get the perfect price.
You can buy lots here from shoes to cheap clothes, amazing home decor items and even branded items. To reach here, just take a metro till INA metro station and take an auto. Sarojini Nagar is open everyday except on Mondays.
7) Hauz Khas Village: If you love bohemian vibes and are always on the look out for something different and even designer, Hauz Khas market is the perfect place for you. The chic shopping and eating area with many designer shops and boutiques, you will most likely find the most eclectic and chic clothes here. There are even shops for old Bollywood posters and other such antique collectors items. So, it’s a great place to buy those home decor items as well! You can check out art galleries here as well.
8) Shahpur Jat: A close cousin to Hauz Khas village, the Shahpur Jat market might be one of the most hidden marketplaces in Delhi till now. Narrow alley-ways have some great boutiques and designer wear as well. They sell amazing designer apparel, quirky home decor and accessories too! So be prepared to shell out some money for some great eclectic stuff from Shahpur Jat!
Though there are still many more shopping areas in Delhi, these were some of the best ones yet! So, what are you waiting for? Grab your girl gang and dash to one of these markets for a shop-till-you-drop marathon! Do comment below if you have been to any of these markets before!