Delhi, the capital city of India, is one of the most beautiful destinations of our country. With monuments, forts and markets filling the city, living in Delhi can never get boring. The city is rich with a distinct and vibrant culture that can easily influence your ways, if you hang out with a Delhiite for long enough!
However, this article completely focuses on one and only one aspect of this bustling city - shopping! People from all over the country travel all the way to Delhi, at times, exclusively for shopping, because of the overwhelming options of everything that is available in Delhi.
While there are quite a few famous places for shopping, we have narrowed down the 7 markets you need to go to, exclusively for different purposes.
Sarojini Nagar – For All Things Stylish
Sarojini Nagar, the fashion hub of Delhi and every girl's shopping dream destination is a perfect place to shop at for all types of fashion apparel. The market is flooded with beautiful, branded clothing and accessories. With a closer look, you might find unique stuff that is usually not available elsewhere.
Sarojini Nagar is a one-stop destination to buy absolutely latest trending clothes, shoes, accessories; and, if you're good at bargaining, you can buy loads of items for a steal! The market remains open from 10 am to 9 pm, while it remains closed on Mondays.
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Daryaganj Market – For The Book Lovers
Located in Old Delhi, the Sunday Book Market at Daryaganj is certainly every bibliophile's delight. Journals, books - old, new and used, there's all possible kinds of books of all languages in this wonderful market. The market is stretched for over a kilometre with streets entirely filled with books.
It is advised to reached before 9.30 am to get the best of the lot. Certain vendors sell books based on kilograms while certain others sell it in sets of 2 or 3. Go prepared with a backpack to keep your books in; a water bottle and some snacks too, if you want to make the best of your shopping experience.
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Palika Bazaar – Underground Market
Palika Bazaar is an underground market that houses hundreds of shops. It is located in Connaught Place, where it has 7 different gateways to enter through. The market is primarily dominated by electronic goods and clothing shops.
If you know the art of bargaining, Palika Bazaar is the place you can shine! Quote at least 50% of the price offered by the vendor and you'll be surprised by how cheap you can get items for.
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Kamla Bazaar – Foodie's Paradise
Besides being one of the main fashion hubs, Kamla Bazaar is known for the lip-smacking and spicy street food that lines the streets of this market. Located in the North Campus of Delhi University, Kamla Bazaar is one of the favourite places of hangout for the youngsters of Delhi.
Having aloo tikki and chole bhature is an absolute must at any street shop of Kamla Bazaar. Shop for accessories, clothes and more, all for reasonable prices while having some fantastic Delhi street chaat at Kamla Bazaar.
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Nehru Place – Computer Market
For every computer-related problem you have at hand, head to Nehru Place, the Mecca for gadget geeks. Shops galore at Nehru Place will have every latest hardware, graphic card, absolutely everything related to updating or fixing your PC.
These shops offer products for reasonable prices and will even help you out in case your knowledge about computers is close to nothing. In any case, if you can't find a product, the vendors of many of these shops will outsource all your needs in just a few days.
Shankar Market – For Fabrics Galore
To find fabrics of absolutely any kind, be it that lehenga your favourite actress wore or the kurta your friend found in a random shop, Shankar Market will have it all! It has fabrics of all types of materials, with every possible design, which you can put together to make it look like that expensive designer clothing you couldn't buy!
Fabrics of all kinds of prices are available at this market. Go crazy and buy fabrics for lehengas, kurtas, blouses, tops or for anything at all that's on your mind.
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Paharganj – One-stop Shopping Destination
Shopping at Paharganj is for the brave hearts since the noise, old buildings and the general entropy of the region can be intimidating. But for those who manage to bear all of this, Paharganj will be the one-stop shopping destination for all of your needs.
Shoes, clothing, incense sticks, textiles, handicrafts, books, you name it, Paharganj Market will have it all! With items of reasonable prices, Paharganj can be your place of shopping when you need a serious revamp of everything in your life!
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