POPULAR MARKETS IN DELHI
Tourist visiting any new place is incomplete without shopping from its local market of that destination. Market is place consisting of sellers and buyers, both involved in satisfying their personal interests. Where seller is interested to get the full price of product sold by him and on the contrary buyer is involved in buying the satisfactory product at the reasonable price.
Delhi the biggest Indian city has various products to offer its citizens. Apart from being the capital of India, Delhi is a fascinating city with pleasant contradictions. Comprising of Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is home to famous tourist destinations like the Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Humayun's Tomb, etc. The markets in Delhi including the vivacious shopping bazaar. There are many major markets located in Delhi which are known for their specialty and enrich customer with a new experience.
Dilli Haat having attracting features who presents the picture of traditional Indian village market to the visitors. Dilli Haat has stalls representing each state of India, giving complete variety of tastes available all over India. The shops are constructed like huts in village with thatches as their roofs. The market has the mix blend of handicraft products, food and cultural activities.
Nearly about 200 craftsman have established their shops exhibiting the different crafts from all over the country, besides this there 25 food stalls which provide the variety of Indian food. There is also a huge area for children to play.
Dilli Haat having stalls of crafts showcasing the diversity of handicrafts in store in the rich cultural traditions of India, like camel hide footwear, sophisticated gems, brassware, etc. Dilli Haat is located in South Delhi area and its just 30 minutes drive from Dwarka Bed and Breakfast Guest House.
• Location: Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.
• Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays.
• Product to buy: Indian handcrafts and artifacts.
Connaught Place also known as CP is known as the economical hub of Delhi. Making its recognition amongst the heritage walls of Delhi, Connaught place has the branch offices of famous Indian firms located in its heart.
Connaught place renamed as Rajeev Chowk after the death of Late Prime Minister Shri. Rajeev Gandhi. Connaught place offers the operation of versatile business activities. The infrastructure development has also given birth to various disputes related to property rights, encroachment, traffic congestion, unauthorized construction etc. Connaught having all kind of branded clothing showroom and famous restaurant, bars and pubs and it is directly linked with Dwarka, Sargam Bed and Breakfast Guest House by Delhi Metro Train.
Janpath and Tibetan Market
This market located in well planned area Connaught place and this market was renovated and offers some thing for every one. Here the bargaining skills of person can give him the experience of satisfied shopping, as this market offer the products from all over India. Tibetan products also available here to buy. Janpath Market also having wide range of Himalayan arts and crafts, musical instruments, wall hangings and bead shops. This palace is also conveniently linked with our Sargam Bed and Breakfast Guest House through metro rail service.
- Location: Janpath, Connaught Place, in central New Delhi.
- Opening Hours: Daily.
- Products to Buy: Handicrafts, clothing, shoes, paintings, Indian artifacts, brass item, leather work, hippy clothing product and handmade cheap jewelry.
Khan market regarded as one of the classic market of Delhi. U-shape designed of Khan Market gives the loyal feeling to the person who go there for shopping. Khan Market having all kind of variety including modern showrooms of renowned brands like Benetton, Nike, Reebok, etc, along with delicatessens, bookstores, electronics, kitchenware, and fabric stores. The specialty of this market is the interesting book stalls or shops.
The market is also equipped with lounges and bars to relax with balconies outside them where a visitor can have look over the market. The market has also some good classical style tailors who can prepare suit for their customer in very short time. Khan market is also the place of ayurvedic products, food and skin care products.
One of the expensive places to shop in New Delhi, Khan Market has an array of stores,
- Location: South New Delhi, very near to India Gate.
- Opening Hours: Daily except Sundays.
- Products to Buy: Branded and tailored clothes, books, music, ayurvedic food and cosmetics.
Paharganj market is the best place for those costumers who like bargaining. This market deals in the wholesale and huge products for exporter. Here a person can get the imported items at a reasonable price.
- Location: Paharganj Main Bazaar, opposite the New Delhi Railway Station.
- Opening Hours: Daily until around 9 p.m.
- Products to Buy: Clothes, shoes, jewelry, books, music, textiles, handicrafts, hookah pipes, cosmetics, show pieces, gift products, toys, watch and many more.
Chandini Chowk is one of the oldest existing markets in Delhi in which tourist or costumers enjoy the pleasure of shopping in the crowded streets. In this market, the lanes are divided into different markets with different specialized products. Chandni Chowk has great variety of authentic Indian food iteams, Indian traditional clothing and sarees. In the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk are many shops selling books, clothing, shoes and leather goods, electronic and consumer goods and so on. It is the location of the original Haldiram's restaurant who is specialize in Indian fast food chain.
Bhagirath palace market area is well known for all kind of electric products. Dariba Kalan is an oldest silver market known for silver jewelry.
• Location: Old Delhi.
• Opening Hours: Daily except Sundays.
• Products to Buy: Clothing, fabrics, jewelry and electronic goods.
Lajpat Nagar Market
Lajpat nagar market one of the oldest markets of Delhi but also one of the oldest markets of India who gives the picture of Indian culture. This market is right kind of fleet for middle class Indian shoppers. The main attraction of this market is Mehndi designer (Mehndiwalas) who apply Mehandi which is typical traditional art of women make-up on women hands. The traditional Punjabi style Kurti top and salwar kameez can be purchased at very reasonable price and various in varieties from this market.
• Location: South New Delhi, near Defence Colony
• Opening Hours: Daily except Mondays.
• Products to Buy: Indian clothing, shoes, bags, accessories (including Indian bangles), and home furnishings.
Also known as GK is located in the sub-urban area of Delhi. Divided in the two parts Part I and Part II, GK is the residential area of biggest middle class and upper middle class families. Both the zones have local markets for local residents. Greater Kailash Part I was developed by the DLF in early years. It has a wide range of restaurants and branded products. The M-Block market has some famous brands such as Giovani, EDC, Puma, Addidas, Miss Sixty, Sisley, Lee, Reebok, Bizzare, La Coste, etc.
Located close to the southern area of Delhi, South Extension is situated in the Ring Road just east of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Divided in two parts South Extension I and South Extension II, the market offers you the experience of international shopping with the posh shops located in the market. The busiest day of market is Sunday where as it is closed on Monday.
South Ex I has several stores and restaurants, including: a huge, 3-storied Benetton store, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Mehrasons Jewellery Store, Bengali Sweet Market Centre (a restaurant and sweet shop), Teksons Bookshop, Nalli Saris, Tanishq (exquisite jewelry store), BG's (designer fashion jewelry), Sehgal Bros. (clothing), as well as several other clothing and music stores.
Karol Bagh market has a galaxy of shops specializing in clothes, Indian fast food eating places, and motorcycle and automobile parts and accessories.
There are also several fashionable shopping malls in Delhi and NCR area in which you find all necessary things and entertainment zone under one roof.