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Khan Market

Being one of the classiest markets in Delhi, Khan Market is quite a large market that has two parallel U's with some extensions. Located at the heart of Delhi, Khan Market is a shopping street that specifically caters to the elite masses. Named in honor of Frontier Gandhi, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, this market is located close to India Gate. From Ayurvedic medicines to expensive clothes and footwear, this market has everything one can ask for. This market is open on all days from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, except Sundays. Bargaining is a definite no-no in this market, as the retailers have their own set of brand conscious followers, who are very loyal to them. However, as most of the goods are branded, the people who shop here know that their shopping is a valuable investment.

Situated in an affluent area, this market not only caters to the shopaholics who love to splurge on accessories and handbags, but also serves as a hub that sells essential commodities like vegetables, imported sauces, meat, fruits, cheese, etc.

History of Khan Market

After the partition of India in 1951, this area was originally allocated to the immigrants of the North-West Frontier. When the market was formed, it had 154 shops and 74 flats. It came into use as a market with a very few residential apartments. However, post 1980's, it expanded and transformed into a full-fledged market that solely caters to the brand conscious masses. By offering all kinds of value added services under one roof, this market has not only attracted the interests of the elite Indian group, but also foreign tourists who are willing to pamper themselves with expensive goods. At present, this market holds the 21st position for expensive rental value across the globe, as per a study conducted by two real estate experts Cushman & Wakefield. This itself proves the demand for the Khan Market area, and the popularity of the outlets that exist in this market.

Shopping and Entertainment

Amongst all of its range of products, commodities and accessories, this market is most famous for its branded footwear collection, especially the heels. As Delhi women adore heels and stilettos, the market has many big showrooms and outlets that specifically sell high quality footwear.

Khan market is famous for music, books, branded clothes, restaurants, furnishings, Ayurvedic supplements and cosmetics. This market is also equipped with designer boutiques that sell their exclusive creations to people, who wish to distinguish themselves from others. The latest collections of famous brands like Benetton, Adidas, Levi's, Anokhi, Fab India and Ogaan are available here. The market also has some highly skilled tailors, who can create an entire outfit for a buyer, within a week.

From imitated antique jewellery and beaded bracelets to gold and diamond jewellery, this market offers a variety of options to choose from. Biotique and Khadi outlets are worth a visit, if you want to pamper yourself with some eminent quality herbal and skincare products.

The market also houses some exclusive lounges and spas, with balconies that offer a street view. The area offers a visual retreat to book-lovers too. It has some massive bookstores that have a wide collection of different genres, from all over the world. Faqir Chand & Sons, The Bookshop, Full Circle and Bahri & Sons are some of the most famous bookstores in the market.

Khan market also has some of the finest restaurants and coffee shops, which offer international cuisines like Chinese, Italian and Pan Asian. Momos and Kebabs are a must try in the market. While the coffee shops and the eating joints in this area attract youngsters, the jewellery shops and the boutiques provoke the elite class to spend on exclusive accessories and clothes.

How to Reach

This market is easily accessible via road and the metro, as it is located 15 minutes away from the city centre.

Nearest Metro Station is Khan Market metro station
Distance from IGI Airport:13kms


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