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Shopping in Delhi, Delhi
Shopping in Delhi is a delightful experience in itself. It has everything from the elite malls to roadside market places from where one can pick some of the best of items. Come, let us take a quick look at all those places in Delhi from where you can shop for anything and everything you like.
JanpathFor all of you out there who love shopping, we need not have to make a special mention of Delhi being a shopper's paradise. However, we can introduce you to all the lovely places from where you can pick the best of things available. One such place is Janpath that is mostly renowned for it's Janpath market. Hit the spot if you are on the look out for some fashionable garments, junk jewellery, artificial and silver jewellery studded with semi precious stones, bright and colourful home decor items, handicrafts, curios, books and more. One can also find a few Tibetan refugees here. Beware of fake goods and products that the vendors might market to you forcefully.
Tibetan Market: An array of Tibetan artifacts, decorative brass ware, thangkhas, silver accessories, musical instruments and wall hangings to name a few, that are sold here.
Chor Bazaar: The very name means a 'Thieves Market'. Located close by the Red Fort and yet another market called the Lajpat Rai Market, it is renowned for the availability of various items ranging from electronic goods to designer attires for a real low price.
Daryaganj Book Market: Love books? Then it is here in Delhi that you should look for them. Daryaganj, a place inside the walls of Shahjahanabad or Old Delhi is a famous commercial hub that's all abuzz with its Kitab Bazaar (book market) every Sunday. Be it an old collection, or the latest best seller, you can pick them all up from here. The Market is in fact called the world's biggest weekly book market.
Khan Market: When in Delhi, shop at the Khan Market if you want to boast of having enjoyed the privilege of shopping at the costliest retail area in the Indian subcontinent. Established in 1951 and named after Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan – a political leader better known as Frontier Gandhi, this classy street mostly haunted by the elite crowd includes a wide range of stores and showrooms of various renowned brands like Reebok, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Goodearth and Fab India to name a few. Products such as kitchenware, silver jewelry, electronic goods, books, elegant furniture, paints, classy crockeries, glassware, lighting equipments, fabrics and much more are sold on this 21st most expensive retail high street in the world.
Connaught Place: Also popular as CP, this is a place where you can look for some interesting western products at Indian prices. It is a major and historical shopping area in Delhi. The place is also called Rajiv Chowk.
Palika Bazaar: It a large underground market in the heart of CP and has about 390 shops selling various items. But you should mostly look for things such as CDs, DVDs, video games and audio CDs for reasonable prices here.
Malls of Saket: It is here that many elite malls of Delhi can be found present. A popular a urban shopping area, it has malls like the Select Citywalk, DLF Place and MGF Metropolitan.
Paharganj Market: Located opposite the New Delhi Railway, the shops in this market sell items such as jewelry, perfumes, shawls, rugs and musical instruments like the Tabala.
Kamla Nagar: Be it branded clothes, footwear or any branded product or local products sold on road side, they are all available here. It's a perfect place for some delightful shopping.
Rajouri Garden Market: This upscale market is renowned for wedding shopping and casual wear. It also houses various technologically advanced malls, is home to many famous restaurants and eateries and cinema halls.
Central Market, Lajpat Nagar: Be it bags, footwear, clothes, ethnic Indian wear or anything else that you wish to purchase, you look for it here. You can also get your hands decorated with artistic mehendi from the mehndiwalas sitting on the roadside here!
Sarojini Market: One of the cleanest localities in Delhi, you can look for things such as green groceries, footwear and export surplus clothes here. This market remains closed every Monday.
Karol Bagh: Present here are various major showrooms of big brands. Delhi's elite crowd shops here on the bagh's major roads like the Arya Samaj Road, Ajmal Khan Road and the Ghaffar Market. Look for things like shawls, Indian ethnic wear and sarees here.
Chandni Chowk: If you wish to experience shopping in a typical Indian market place, then Chandni Chowk is the place for you. A place crowded with visitors and all of criss-cross galis (small lanes) selling many interesting products, the chowk is also renowned for many eateries selling some delicious Dilli chaats.
Khari Baoli: It's all about spices! Spice up your shopping experience at Delhi by purchasing all the aromatic Indian spices like the yummy masala chai mix, cardamom and spices for all your veg and non vegetarian dishes at this wholesale market street in Old Delhi.