Delhi Market Crawl

By: Nandini Gupta
29 January, 2019

Shopping in New Delhi can be fun, especially if you are a fashion junkie. The city holds some of the best budget-friendly markets in India, selling handicrafts to export houses rejects for steal-worthy prices. If you are new to the city but want to take back a suitcase full of curios then let us give you a crash course on how to tackle Delhi’s market scene. Keep reading to introduce yourself to the top markets for best street style fashion.

No. 1
Dilli Haat

Where: Opposite INA Market, South Delhi. Opening Hours: Every Day from 10:30 am to 10 pm. Best Known For: Indian Handicrafts, Cultural Performances and Regional Food.

This sprawling walk-around market is a must visit for foreign guests. The traditional Indian vibe of the place showcasing culture, music, food and handicrafts from pan India makes for a great stop on your Delhi tour. Don’t you dare skip it!

No. 2
Chandini Chowk

Where: Old Delhi. Opening Hours: Except Sundays, Daily. Best Known For: Indian Food, Bridal Wear, Spices, Fabrics, Jewelry and so much more.

If you want to tap the pulse of Old Delhi then you can’t avoid Chandini Chowk. A maze of narrow lanes packed with small shops and dense markets specializing in a certain item, the old-fashioned albeit noisy charm of Chandini Chowk will find its way into your heart.

No. 3
Sarojini Nagar

Where: Near Safdarjung Airport, South Delhi Opening Hours: Every Day except Mondays. Best Known For: Pocket-Friendly Clothes, Fashion Accessories, Shoes, Export Rejects.

Sarojini Nagar is a one-stop destination for ultra-cheap clothes from well-known designer brands. This crowded market is best waded on foot as you need to pause and browse through small shops of export rejects at your leisure. Best bring your bargaining skills here.

No. 4
Lajpat Nagar ( Central Market)

Where: Near Ring Road, South Delhi Opening Hours: Every Day except Mondays. Best Known For: Street Fashion, Accessories, Export Rejects, Fabrics, Street Food, Home Furnishings.

This crowded busy market is sandwiched between two roads and is a dense network of small shops, street food hawkers and henna artists. The market swarms with shoppers of all classes. Wear comfortable shoes, carry water and bring your haggling A-game to this vibrant market.

No. 5
Janpath Market

Where: Janpath, Near Connaught Place, Central Delhi. Opening Hours: Every Day. Best Known For: Street Fashion, Accessories, Handicrafts, Leather Goods, Fashion Jewelry, Shoes.

This is a market best tackled in comfy shoes. Located right in the heart of New Delhi, Janpath is a haven for foreign tourists. It’s all abuzz with shoppers interested in buying exotic Indian curios, handicrafts and real affordable street clothes. Don’t be afraid to bargain here, they can give you really good prices.

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