Delhi is shopper’s delight. Yes, Delhi becomes most popular place when it comes as a shopping destination. So whenever you are in Delhi, don’t forget to visit some of the best shopping areas. It is well known as shopping hub of India.
1. Palika Bazaar (Underground Market)
A busy underground bazaar with all sorts of consumer goods (clothing, electronics, fake wristwatches, CDs etc.) aimed at Delhi’s middle-class. Tourists are habitually quoted inflated prices, so don’t be shy to bargain.
2. Delhi Haat
It depicts the weekly village markets which in early days were called Haat. The bazaar offers a great variety of art and craft of India. It is something that you cannot miss out if you are in Delhi.The ceramic pots, wooden sculptures, puppets etc., the list is unending.
3. Sarojini Nagar Market
Good-value Western-style clothes that have been added here either because they were an export surplus or from a canceled line. Check for holes, faulty zips, crooked seams, stains and missing buttons. Bargain hard.
4. Janpath (Tibetan) Market
Beckoning tourists with its shimmering mirror work textiles, colorful shawls, brass Oms, psychedelic T-shirts, dangly earrings and trinkets galore, is this touristy belt. It has some good finds if you rummage through the junk.
5. South Extension Market Parts I & II
This high-class market consist of of two enclaves, on opposite sides of the road, each selling designer clothing, jewellery, shoes, handbags and sportswear
6. Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk is the old city’s famous shopping street. Here you’ll find carpets and jewelery but you’ll need to search the convoluted back alleys, which is half the fun. There are some good-value silver shops.
7. Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan
Best known for its khadi Indian-style clothing, but also worth a visit for its handmade paper, incense, spices and henna. The multi-counter purchasing system is ludicrous – arrive early to avoid queues, especially just before the Diwali festival.
8. Lajpat Nagar Central Market
This market attracts bargain-hunting locals’ on the hang about for household goods, clothing and jewellery. If you’ve fallen in love with those colorful jangly bangles widely worn by Indian women, you can find them here.
9. Greater Kailash M-Block & N-Block Market
An upmarket shopping enclave best known for its awesome garment and home-furnishings store Fabindia, which has fantastic ready-made clothes that won’t look odd back home. It also sells organic jams and body care products.
10. Karol Bagh Market
This middle-class market sells competitively-priced consumer goods, from kids wear to kitchenware. Their namkeen (savoury nibbles) are ideal for long journeys.