It’s an indisputable fact that Delhi is known to have several markets where you can get everything your palate desires! You can get everything you want at the best prices. So, we thought of listing the Top 6 Shopping Markets in Delhi where you can get anything & everything.
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- Some of the markets we’ve listed down for you are also some of the ones we’ve been going to since early childhood.
- But mostly, now, they are only visited during emergencies or happy occasions like weddings, but never on a normal day!
- So, re-explore these markets with us, as we tell you which are the best!
I. Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk, meaning moonlit square or market, was built in 17th century by the great Muslim Emperor of India, Shah Jahan. The home of the Red Fort and one of the busiest and oldest Market in Old Delh, Chandni Chowk is a place that attracts a staggering number of people especially during festive season. It has always been the ultimate shopping destination in the city. The narrow alleyways of Chandni Chowk is more than 100 years old and is divided into bazaar’s with different area of specialisation.
In Chandni Chowk you can get everything from pin to plane.
II. INA Market
Th full name of INA Market is Indian National Army Market. It is one of the popular food bazaars of Delhi. You will get all kinds of fresh vegetables, sea foods, and other various items at good rate. The very good thing about this market is that it is having all good quality things available over here. A person may also find wines and liquors of good quality which he will not found at reliable rates in any other markets. The shopkeepers’ located in this market also use to keep imported products in their shop too.More over, to impress the foreign customers they are having good command over different languages as well.
This market lies along with Dilli Haat. INA Market usually remains closed on Mondays and opens on all other weekdays. As it is located in a posh area of South Delhi, lots of people with good status use to arrive over this market for shopping. It is said over this place that the goods which are available in this market and at the rate which they are available is not available even a single Market in Delhi.
All kinds of products right from the Indian markets and from the other parts of the world are available over this place. Here, branded chocolates, perfumes, stylish clothes and other things are available at discounted rates for the customers.
III. Mahipalpur Market
Mahipalpur today is near the Delhi International airport and is flooded with shops, logistics companies and hotels. It is quite a huge cheap and best market. Mostly electronic goods and furniture goods are at the bear over there. If you need a good budgetary shopping about everything you should go there and check it out. Shop some unique variety of eatables and fruits and vegetables here too.
IV. Central Market, Lajpat Nagar
Located near the Ashram Chowk in South Delhi, this is a great example of a typical Indian Bazaar, with a mix of roadside stalls, shops, food kiosks (try the Tibetan momo) and Mehandi seller, applying intricate Henna designs on outstretched palms. Central Market is a place in Delhi where people for clothes, home decoration, crockery and kitchen utensils, and jewelry- both costume and real; hand and travel bags.
The market, which remains closed on Mondays, is crowded to the hilt on other days, luring crowds with its amazing bargains. There is a huge range of artwork and crockery on sale, as well as clothing, shoes and accessories.
This place offers stalls and shops that can keep you involved and I really mean it. You can get lost here in time so keep plenty of time on your side to shop the right deals.
And yeah of course, you can explore this without burning more money.
V. Sadar Bazaar
Sadar Bazaar is the largest market for anything one wants. This market is very crowded and buzzes with activity. Although it is primarily a wholesale market, it also caters to occasional retail buyers. Owing to the sheer volumes that are traded here every day, a visit to the market can be termed as ‘sensory overload’ . The market as a whole deals in various items such as toys, imitation jewelry and stationery. It has become a den of counterfeit products of many multi- national companies.
Apart from it you can also have access go authentic Indian food, including delicacies deep-fried in ghee and mithai of various kinds. The lanes are pretty narrow, lined with shops selling imported goods, clothing, shoes and leather items, electronic and consumer goods, and more. The markets, even more so than the rest of the city, is very congested.
VI. Connaught Place
When it comes into being, the sprawling circular markets was the largest of its kind in India. The British believed that the horseshoe-shaped market would prove lucky for the shoppers and the shopkeepers both. This market has two circles. The inner circle consists of Blocks A to F, offering everything from accessories to shoes to electronic stuff.
There is nothing one cannot buy here. It also has several eating-houses. The complex, popularly referred to as CP, is an important meeting point for all sections of people and is something. Even tourist don’t miss it for nothing else then foe its architecture ans the humdrum of everyday life.
- That you spend your weekend evening in shopping & eating at any of these 6 places for a wicked good time!
In the meanwhile, you can also check out our blog post on the markets to visit if you’re living alone, here!