Markets in Delhi

The visit to a new place is considered to be deficient if one doesn’t get their “To Do” list, shopping from local markets of the place visited. A market is named as place where people who sell their products and people who have interest in buying the products from the market they are visiting gets to gratify themselves with their needs. The interest of seller is to get maximum profit on the product they are selling while the buyers are interested in getting good quality products at an affordable price.

The capital of India, Delhi is one of the largest cities in the country in terms of markets and is a place that has something to offer to every visitor to satisfy their interests. The city of Delhi has been divided into two parts one being the Old Delhi and other is the New Delhi. The city of Delhi is adored with many beautiful tourists’ spots like Temple of Laxmi Narayan, Jama Masjid, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Red Fort, and Humayun’s Tomb etc. Delhi is not only famous for its tourist destinations but also for its numerous shopping markets.

Major Destinations

The market that exists since the British days and was constructed by Edwin Lutyens and is located in the heart of the city is named as Connaught Place. The market is built around a marvellous fountain and central park with plentiful parking available. The market has stores of most famous international brands and is the place that has been most visited by the shopaholic people of Delhi.

Very near to CP is the most famous underground market Palika Bazaar. Both these markets are contrary to each other one that belongs to the British period while the other has a modern touch. Both of these markets are shut on Sundays.

To shop for the Indian handicrafts, one must visit the Baba Kharak Singh Marg. This market provides genuine handicrafts from different states of the country and thus the price of the products remain fixed. This Handicraft market offers products like brass wares, paintings, jewellery, furniture etc. The visitors can take souvenirs of different state from this market place. The other famous place is the Central Cottage Industry Emporium located in Janpath in the compound of STC building.

Few of the other plush markets in Delhi are South Extension, Greater Kailash –I, INA, Vasant Vihar that are part of southern Delhi while famous market of Sunder Nagar in central Delhi is another must visit place. These markets are famous for getting the regular day to day items at affordable prices.

To buy the traditional handmade goods that are prepared by the wives of Air Force officers, one should visit the Air force Wives Welfare Association located near the Race Course road. The products that one can get at this place includes brass wares, textiles, clay made products, terracotta, jewellery, metal products etc at very affordable prices. The market is surrounded by lush green garden that has nice pavements and gives a different experience to the visitors.

An open market that is famous for the small shops that sell the handicraft materials that are brought from different states from the country is the famous Delhi Haat market located just opposite to the other famous market of Delhi that is INA in the Laxmi Bai Nagar. The market place is also known for its varied cuisine that helps to savour the taste buds of the shoppers to this market. There are various cultural programs also that are performed here.

The city is also famous for few of the oldest market place that has been into existence since uncountable years. One of these markets where one can shop for silver jewellery, precious jewellery pieces, stones and gemstones, ethnic traditional clothing’s and accessories is the most famous Chandni chowk. Chandni Chowk market is the place that has very narrow streets that gives the taste of older part of Delhi that belonged to the Mughal period. The market also serves some finger licking food joints that serve sweets and variety of chaats. The world famous Paranthe wali gali that is known for its number of different flavoured Parantha is also located near to this market. The Kinari Bazaar lane in Chandni Chowk market is visited for its silver and precious stones. One can also get the clothes that resemble the clothing’s of the characters of mythological period. The other market that is situated very near to Chandni Chowk is the Khari Baoli that is whole sale market famous for dry fruits, spices, food grains etc.

The up market places like Karol Bagh and Rajouri Garden are visited to get household products and generally see thousands of people during the festive seasons. To get a feel of Indian village along with the shopping experience, one should visit Suraj Kund and Hauz Khas village.


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