Being born and brought up in Delhi, I am so used to its markets and exactly know where to shop for my needs. Travellers need to know where exactly to go and buy stuff for various needs of theirs. I don’t say that I have the best knowledge of markets to shop in Delhi but would try to put it across with the best of my knowledge. So here you go!
Popular markets to shop in Delhi
There are markets that are whole sale markets. One can buy from anything to everything there. The stuff is very good and at cheap prices. The only thing is that these markets are extremely crowded with narrow lanes and a lot of surfing needs to be done. These are Chandni Chowk and Sadar Bazar. I have always gone to Chandni Chowk for wedding sarees for all ranges starting from gifting sarees till wedding sarees. Men and women Suits, dresses for kids, jewellery. Khari Bawli Is the stop shop for all spices, pulses, dry fruits. Bhageerath Place for Chandeliers and other electrical appliances. Main reason to shop there is again quality, variety and best prices and bargains. Chandni Chowk is also very very famous for food. People specially go there to experience food.
Sadar Bazaar used to be our favourite shopping destination when we were kids. My mother used to shop for woollen stuff and all linen, inner wears and kitchen appliances and even utility items. Whenever I get chance, I crave to go there for bulk shopping.
If you want to simply go and pick up branded stuff, you need to go to Karol Bagh, Connaught Place or South Ex. They have showrooms for watches, clothes all ranges from informal to formal for all genres, electrical appliances,shoes, perfumes and accessories like belts, ties, cufflings, jewellery and so much more. You will also find many street vendors selling stuff at cheap prices. I have never bought anything from street vendors though.
Budget markets famous for clothing are Sarojini Nagar, Kamla Nagar and Janpath. You will find many trendy and cheap stuff there. These are hub for collegiates. You will find many small and quirky food joints as well.
Sarojini Nagar markets you will even find kitchen and linens and even trendy curtains stuff as well.
If one wants to shop for marbles and tiles, one must go to Raja Garden and Mangol Puri.
For furniture, one can explore Jail Road and Tilak Nagar.
If someone wants to buy stuff specific to different states of India, one must visit emporiums in Connaught Place which is a hub of high end emporiums. Even Delhi Hart hosts such small shops.
Rest , there are specific markets to specific areas which have become famous like Lajpat Nagar , Rajouri Garden, Jwala Hedi, Tilak Nagar, Hauz Khas, INA and more. I have listed only popular markets to shop in Delhi.
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