Hot Spots

The shopping freaks seem to be crazy about the markets of Delhi. These small markets are best for those who want things at a little reasonable rate because there are markets categorized for specific goods as well for which they are very popular. The wholesale market of Delhi is very popular and you can find clothes, jewelry, accessories, carpets, precious and semi precious stones, leather and bamboo items, potteries, bangles, hardware, electrical, dry fruits etc. Delhi is the hub for cheap good quality products, which is essential in any household. Nehru place, Lajpat Nagar, Gaffar Market and Connaught place tops the list. They are the most famous markets in Delhi as you can easily find what you want in those busy streets. Nothing seems to get out of stock or be unavailable in these markets considering the number of shops that are there. Delhi is indeed a paradise for the shopaholics.

People are attracted towards the markets of Delhi because of the different shops it has. One can easily find different shops everywhere offering products, which stand out differently. You can find the oldest of bazaars in old Delhi along with planned markets and malls in New Delhi. Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Connaught Place are the three famous market places in Delhi. The shopping complexes found in Delhi meet the needs of the people getting them the best of products.

You can find the best products in Delhi ranging from simple Indian handicrafts to international designer brands. It is a paradise for the shoppers as all this can be found under the same roof most of the times. The representatives of the handicrafts of each Indian state are found in Delhi and are found in the markets of Delhi at very reasonable prices. A dramatic change has been seen in the markets of Delhi in the recent years.

Traditional Places to Shop

Chandni Chowk and Connaught Place are the most traditional places where people usually shop. The rapid growth of the city has made the suburbs of Delhi very fashionable and shopping districts of India. Hauz Khas Village, which is just 12 kilometers from Connaught Place, is a very famous shopping area where you can find several boutiques, galleries, and jewellery shops.

Special Places

Santushti Shopping Complex, located in Chanakyapuri in Wellington Barracks, which is just next to the Samrat Hotel, is a very stylish place run by a wife of an air force officer. It is however threatened with closure. South Extension I & II and Greater Kailash have the best hand spun cotton clothing and are a hot spot for ethnic wear as well as western brands. Khan market, which is just one kilometer away from India Gate, is another very famous market place, which has bookshops and imported foods. Bengali market is another very famous market, which is renowned for its sweet shops. Most of the shops in New Delhi accept credit cards, which are not found in Old Delhi. In addition, you must be aware of those who try to strike a deal with you and take you to the government shops in order to earn some commission.

Art, Antiques, Crafts and Jewelry

Delhi is indeed the best place to shop for antiques and arts and has attracted many people over the years. Some people think the antiques and art are not authentic and are unnecessarily overpriced, but if you know the right place to shop, you can get the best deal.


There is a completely new world of book market, which is there in Delhi for the book lovers it has. You can find books from Shelton to Vivekananda and other books that you must not have even heard of.

Fabrics and Clothes

The clothing market in Delhi is incomparable and the quality it offers is unmatched. From homespun cottons and high quality silk to shawls and western clothing, you can find it all in the market of Delhi. However, you must know how to bargain in these street shops because only that fetches you a better deal in such street markets.

Music.......The Rhythm of Life

The melody and passion of the sub continent can be seen in the music live performances held in Triveni Arts centre where the information in the instrument makers is also given. One can be enchanted with the melodies by catching up one such performance in the city.



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