Delhi is home to numerous markets and shopping malls and can be referred as the 'Shopper's Paradise'. If you are shopping freak, then Delhi can be the perfect destination for you. The city has some of the best markets in India offering a wide variety of items ranging from Indian handicrafts- such as carpets, silks, jewellery, leather and silver ware, and hand printed cotton fabrics to international brands of electronic items.
Markets & Shopping Complexes in Delhi
Delhi has shopping complexes in almost all localities. The most famous and important shopping complexes in Delhi include Connaught Place, Janpath, Karol Bagh, South Extension, Lajpat Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Hauz Khas Village, Dilli Hatt to name a few. In addition, there are the Central Cottage Industries Emporium on Janpath and Indian state governments emporiums on the famous Baba Kharak Singh Marg, near Parliament Street offering the best of authentic handicrafts under one roof at government-controlled prices.
The Central Cottage Industries Emporium (Open Mon-Sat): The Emporium is located on Janpath and offers quality handicraft items from all over India. Be it ethnic furniture to clothes, to small gift items that could work as souvenirs, the Cottage Emporium has it all. Here, you can also shop for woodcarvings, brassware, paintings and textiles.
Connaught Place (Open Mon-Sat): One of the most famous shopping complexes in Delhi, Connaught Place (CP) has to offer a variety of items. You can shop for textiles, shoes, handicraft items and musical instruments to name a few.
Palika Bazaar: is another shopping attraction near CP. This underground shopping center offers a wide variety of textile, leather and electronic items at a reasonable price. But always be prepared for hard bargaining.
Karol Bagh (Open Tue-Sun): It is yet another famous shopping complex in Delhi. Here you can shop for Indian clothes, jewellery and bridal wear and electronic items. The market is also famous for automobiles and auto parts.
Chandni Chowk (Open Mon-Sat): Chandni Chowk is famous for jewellery and Zari (gold embroidery) saris. You can also shop for cheaper antiques, silverware and metalware curios and old utensils. The Dabri Bazaar near it is famous for paper and stationery goods.
Sunder Nagar Market (Open Mon-Sat): Located south of the Purana Qila, the market is famous for antiques, brassware and silver jewellery. It also has the Regalia tea House that sells a variety of teas from around India.
Sarojini Nagar Market (Open Tue-Sun): A lively market for middle-class locals, it is famous for export surplus clothes. Here you will find clothes made for brands like Van Hausen, Joe Boxer, and Levis being sold at a throw away price. All these clothes have been made in India for these designer brands and are sold just because they are surplus.
Dilli Hatt: Located near INA market, developed by Delhi Tourism, it is an open-air food-and-crafts market. The market has on display almost everything ranging form textiles to food that would be very typical to a particular region in India.
The Hauz Khas Village (Open Mon-Sat): The Hauz Khas Village with its ancient buildings, designer stuff and a list of restaurants offers a complete shopping experience. Here you can shop for handicrafts, curios, old carpets, and designer wears (Indian and Western).
In addition, there are many other markets worth shopping in Delhi. For example Janpath, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar markets are famous for casuals, novelties, gifts and handicraft items at bargain prices. Khan Market is famous for music shops.
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