Where: Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi, India
Famous for: Jewelry, paintings, fabrics, saris, pottery, furniture and many more
Timings: 11:00AM to 10:00PM (all days of the week)
Dilli Haat is a huge marketplace built in the format of a traditional village fair, complete with a flamboyant mix of vibrant colors and varied cultures. Dilli Haat is an open forum to bring together rural art and folk culture in handmade products and food. The local market is situated in the commercial centre of South Delhi and is a synthesis of ethnic culture, delectable cuisine and regional handicrafts. There is a huge collection of items this bazaar has to offer ranging from traditional crafts and handloom products that include rosewood and sandalwood carvings, embellished camel hide footwear, sophisticated fabric and drapery, gems, beads, brassware, metal crafts, and silk and wool fabrics, copperware, chandeliers, cane and jute products to name the ones most talked about and famously sold. Additionally, the market sells delicious local delicacies and street foods from different part of the country and outside. Several cultural events are performed on a daily basis in the open-air theatre of the Dilli Haat. It is a must visit for all those who want to experience the fascinating panorama of art, craft and culture and also a great spot for photography enthusiasts to capture colorful and candid shots.
Where: Janpath, Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, New Delhi, India
Famous for: Traditional and western clothes, accessories, footwear, antiques, handicrafts, paintings, leather work, cheap jewelry, etc.
Timings: 10:00AM to 9:00PM (Monday to Saturday), 11:00AM to 8:00PM (on Sundays)
Also known as the Tibetan Market, Janpath Market is a popular and lively local market in Delhi which is the perfect to get your souvenirs from. Famous for paintings, leather items, Indian artifacts, clothing, handicrafts, shoes, imitation jewelry, brassware and others, this place is one hotspot for the shopaholics. However, expert bargaining skills are required to get the best value of your money. The lively market got a makeover, without altering its traditional touch, to offer a better shopping experience for one and all. Colorful and unique products from anywhere of India and Tibet are found here for the tourists to pick and take home. It is also a photographer?s paradise with colorful and varied items on display all set to be captured with the right angle of imagination and perspective. This place needs enough time to be explored properly and hence, tourists are suggested to have sufficient time before heading off to Janpath Market.
Where: Humayun Road, New Delhi, India (Near India Gate)
Famous for: Books, music, branded and tailored clothes, Ayurvedic food and cosmetics, and home furnishings.
Timings: 10:00AM to 11:00PM (Sundays closed)
Khan Market is the classiest markets of the city established in 1951. It is a small and compact U-shaped market complex which has a loyal customer based who vouch on the reliability of the retailers and their business relics. Bargain hunters, this is certainly not a place for you for the same reason. Khan Market has it all from branded outlets, street vendors, and exciting stalls selling classiest of the items sold in the contemporary street markets of Delhi. This market is exclusively famous for Ayurvedic medicines, government shops, books, cosmetic, clothing and others. Among the most interesting and unique things sold here, are the interesting book shops where you will get the old ones not easily available in branded book stores. There are expert tailor shops, who are a pro in stitching at the earliest possible to deliver your apparels in a week?s time or even less. You may also check out Ayurvedic food, medicine and skin care chain along with trendy cafes and lounges tucked hidden away from the main hustle-bustle.
Where: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India
Famous for: Wedding lehengas, embroidered bags, semi-precious jewelry, silk and cotton clothes, books and electronic products
Timings: 9AM-10PM (Sundays closed)
One of the most ancient shopping destinations of Delhi, the streets of Chandni Chowk has been in existence for hundreds of years thriving through seasons, fashions and price range. Exploring the narrow streets of Chandni Chowk is like a mini street tour which is adventurous, colorful, exciting and unique. The narrow alleyways and lanes of Chandi Chowk are divided into bazaars with distinct areas of specialization. Head off to Katra Neel if you are looking for fabrics. For electronics, the Bhagirath Palace area is the place to go. Old Delhi?s narrow lanes of Dariba Kalan are famous for silver jewelry and antiques. Kinari Bazaar is the hotspot for wedding shopping, including traditional sarees and lehengas with intricate handwork. Asia?s largest spice market is also located here at Chandni Chows in the Khari Baoli Road. Not to forget the food vendors who are stocked up with delicious assortments of street foods and local delicacies. Open since early morning till late night, Chandni Chowk is every shoppers? paradise, and a must visit for one and all visiting Delhi.
Where: Sarojini Nagar, Near Dilli Haat, New Delhi, India
Famous for: Apparel, accessories, household items, kitchenware, electronic products
Timings: 10:00AM to 9:00PM (Mondays closed)
Most commonly heard, Sarojini Market is a thriving place at a much cheaper rate. The articles of this market usually comprises of rejected goods from the packages sent for export. Most commonly sold items are designer clothes and famous brands that have been rejected from export or minute manufacturing defects. Due to surplus supply of articles, you can always find a better price with bargaining. Although rejected, the quality of the goods would be better than the ones used for local sales. Sarojini Nagar market is open on all days, except on Mondays. The crowd will be intolerable on Sundays. Thus, plan a weekday for your trip. Top things to buy here are designer clothes, fashion accessories, sweets and others. Shops and stalls, selling all kinds of clothes and fashion accessories, sprawl onto the streets. There's also a sweet market (Babu Market) and vegetable market (Subzi Mundi) in the area.
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