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Janpath Market in Delhi

Janpath is one of the most popular markets in Delhi. Janpath means “Jan-People Path-Path” that is “People’s path” named in early 90’s. Janpath Delhi, is located on the Radial Road1 that starts from Connaught place

Janpath, Connaught place, Palika Bazar are famous shopping areas of Delhi. A road from Connaught place named as Radial Road1 leads to Janpath and Palika Bazar. The road that leads to Janpath, Delhi, is also connected to “Rajpath” or “Queen’s Way”.

Famous Shops in Janpath

Janpath Market Delhi has many things (without guarantee) that you may not find in malls. Janpath market is famous as budget shopping market.  You may find street full of boutiques and other shops. There are branded shops too and chain-shops. You can buy apparels, fashion items, shoes, handicrafts, etc.

Shopping in JanpathClothes shopping in Janpath Market CP

To list few items sold in this area are traditional Indian dresses, daily wear western dresses, Jewellery (silver, junk, imitation), footwear (Juti, Mojris, Kolapuris, etc), Linen items, cotton garments.

Rajasthani famous vegetable colour paintings, artefacts, crafts, carpets, CDs and DVDs, home furnishing items, furniture, decorative items, etc.

A road from Janpath leads to Tibetti Market, it exists from many years on this road. You can buy items like wall hangings tapestries, old hand work bags, coins, brass idols etc from this place.

One of the famous lanes here is Janpath Lane which lies towards the west of Janpath. You may also find many shops where tribal items are being sold like old tribal jewellery, ethnic banzara items and tribal traditional items.

A must visit place in Janpath market is Central Cottage Industries Emporium (CCIE). At this place you can buy traditional Indian handicrafts/fabrics/linen. You can buy bags with mirror work and needle work which are made in Rajasthan.

A list of most sold items of this place is –
  • Traditional Indian wear and western wear
  • Footwear which includes slippers and shoes made of leather like judis, Mojris, Kohlapuris.
  • Jewellery items like silver jewelleries with stone work, earrings, bracelets, finger rings, toe rings, etc.
  • Home Decoration items handicrafts or artifacts like wall hanging, carpets, show pieces, lamp shades, flower vases, etc.
Also there are many facilities within walking distance from Janpath Market like Money Changers, Western Union money transfer etc. You can find many small cafes and restaurants in this area. Janpath market has many boutiques established back in 1950.

Nearby is the Tibetan market which offers a good range of arts and crafts from Himalaya. This market remains closed on Sundays.

Offices in Janpath:

This place houses many offices too like British Council, Government of India Regional Tourist Office, LIC Office, MTNL, SCI, Adhar Card, etc. 

Tourists Attractions and Important Buildings Near Janpath:

There are many commercial offices near Janpath. There are many important buildings in and near Janpath like Court buildings, National Museum, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, National Archives of India, 10 Janpath, Official residence of the congress party president, Hungrarian culture centre, Janpath, Imperial hotel, Hotel Janpath, Le meridian Hotel, Shangrila, Claridges hotel, etc.

Restaurants in Janpath:

Famous Restaurant in Janpath
There are many food joints on the street. You will find a wide range of food items served in this area.You can enjoy eating different cuisines here as there are many restaurants serving variety of cuisines.

Hotels in Janpath:

There are many starred hotels in Janpath. To name few hotels located in this area are Hotel Imperial, Hotel Janpath, Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, Hotel Sarvana Bhavan, Hotel Asian International, The Royal Plaza, etc.

Tips for shopping in Janpath:

Do carry lots of cash along with you as there are many shops where you may not get the facility to swipe your card (credit/debit). Be careful while walking on the street as there are many pick pockets, cheaters. 

Metro Station:

The connectivity to this area is going to be better as the construction of the metro line to this area will be completed by 2015. The metro line will connect Janpath with Dariyaganj, Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, and Red fort.

Parking in Janpath:

There is a facility of underground parking but due to increase in traffic it is hard to find any parking place here. Because of the facility of metro rail the traffic has reduced a little.  Also, one of the measures taken by government to control the traffic is increase in parking charges. Janpath and Palika market are located in Connaught place, parking place of palika which is furnished with better facilities is very popular.

How to reach Janpath Market

Janpath market is located in Connaught place. To reach this place by metro rail till Connaught place(Rajiv Chowk Metro Station). To reach this place you have many options like Local train, Metro rail, Local bus, Taxi, Auto-rickshaw, etc. Best way to reach this place is metro rail, as almost all the metro train running in New Delhi passes through Connaught Place.  

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