Markets in Delhi
List of Markets in Delhi
Chandni ChowkOne of the oldest and most talked about markets in Delhi is Chandni Chowk. A very interesting fact about Chandni Chowk is the presence of a Hindu temple, a Gurudwara, a Masjid, a church and a Jain temple on the road stretching from the Lahore Gate and the Red fort to the Fatehpuri Masjid, making it an epitome of secularism.
The best way to reach Chandni Chowk is through the metro route even if one has a vehicle it is advisable to take the metro and then later on hire a rickshaw there. Chandni Chowk is on the Yellow metro line and the rickshaw wallas charge you around Rs. 30-50 depending upon the distance travelled. it is closed on Sundays.
INA is the nearest metro station and one can hire an auto which should charge you around Rs. 30 from the station. Sarojini Nagar is connected by bus routes 615, 465, 56 and 512. Like Lajpat Nagar Sarojini Nagar is also closed on Mondays.
The nearest metro for Dilli Haat is INA metro station which is on the yellow line; one can also take the red line and the nearest station would be Netaji Subhash Place metro station.
Nearest stations are Vishwa Vidyalaya & GTB Nagar and can Hire a rickshaw or a shared electric rickshaw which will charge Rs. 20/-. One can also take a bus for Kamla Nagar some of the bus routes that connect Kamla Nagar are: 912, 108, and 234. This place is closed on Mondays.
Tibetan MarketTibetan Market normally referred as the Monastery market is not only unique because of the articles it has on sale but also because of its location as it is situated under the ISBT-Shahdara Link Flyover. And again one can easily haggle here and get a good price for the Tibetan articles they sell. Woollen clothes, Thangka paintings, Tibetan artifacts, footwear, bags and many more categories are available here.
Nearest metro station is Vidhan Sabha after which one can take a rickshaw to reach the market in around 15 minutes. 227, 258, 192, 171, 883 and 901A buses can be boarded to reach the Tibetan Market. Like Kamla Nagar this market also remains closed on Mondays.
Yashwant Place ComplexYashwant place Complex popular among expats because of its proximity to embassies like the Russian, Egyptian, Kuwait and other embassies. Fur coats, leather jackets, Chinese food, jewelry and other accessories are also available here. It is closed on Sundays and is located at Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri. Nearest metro station is Race Course station on the Yellow line. 610, 781, 780 or 610A can be boarded to reach Yashwant Place Complex. It remains closed Sundays
Baba Kharak Singh MargThe capital city has 18 state emporia situated at Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Its USP is the quality and ethnicity as all these emporiums are managed by their respective state governments. The nearest metro station is the Shivaji Stadium on the orange line. It remains closed Sundays
Jwala Heri MarketJwala Heri Market is the biggest market place in west Delhi it houses a plethora of product categories like computer stores, jewelry, accessories, crockery houses and the like and is famous for its Pyaaz ki kachoris. Nearest metro stations are Paschim Vihar west metro station and Paschim Vihar East station both these stations are equidistant from the market. It remains closed on Wednesdays
Paharganj across the New Delhi railway station road is heaven for those who can haggle. Books, Motels, accessories, incense sticks etc. are seen in the streets of Paharganj apart from foreign faces. It is a market for hardcore shoppers because of the tough shopping conditions and cheap prices. Nearest station is the New Delhi metro station on the Yellow line.
Nehru PlaceNehru place being the Silicon Valley of Delhi consists of many Information Technology firms. It is computer hardware and peripherals market and also has many computer repair shops. It sells second hand books and coffee table journals as well. It is located exactly at the Nehru Place metro station on the violet line.
Kirti NagarKirti Nagar is popular for the furniture available for sale and happens to be Asia’s largest market for furniture. Home Décor, lighting fixtures and every possible thing that comes to mind when planning to renovate or decorate a house, office or hotel are found here. Kirti Nagar is itself a metro station on the blue line and is connected by other means of transport. It is closed on Fridays.
South ExtensionGraduating towards high end markets we can start with South Extension which is divided into two phases i.e. South Extension 1 and South Extension 2 on either sides of the ring road. All the designers, Couturiers and high end brands are found here. It has some really nice restaurants like Kitchen of Awadh, Daichi, Pind Balluchi, Rang De Basanti etc. Nearest Metro station is AIIMS on the yellow line one can catch an Auto rickshaw which cost about Rs. 50/- to Rs. 60/-. 507, 542, 433, 533-400 and 517-433 connect South Extension and it is closed on Mondays.
Situated near Mathura road, Sunder Nagar is known for the antiquities, artifacts and art galleries. Nearest Metro station is Pragati Maidan. 419, 425, 411, 405A, 429, 423, 438, 274 and 403 buses routes connect Sunder Nagar. It is closed on Sundays.
Lodhi Colony known for being the quietest residential area houses three well known markets i.e. khan market, Khanna Market and Meherchand Market. One can take a bus from the Jor Bagh metro station which is on the Yellow line. Bus routes 794, 970, 588 and 745 can be taken to reach Lodhi Colony.
Khan MarketKhan Market, a large U shaped market with two parallel ‘U’s, happens to upscale, classy and sophisticated. Book shops, boutiques, Lifestyle stores, brands and eating joints are all available here. Many celebrities and bureaucrats are spotted here in the book stores and eating joints. The market is closed on Sundays and one can hire a rickshaw from the Khan Market metro station on the violet line which is about 10 minutes from the market. It remains closed on Sundays.
Hauz KhasHauz Khas market has been recognized as the ‘national capital of ethnic chic’ and is home to many designer boutiques along with India’s best fashion institute under ministry of textile. Hauz Khas village is a great place for youngsters to hang out. Nearest Metro station is Haus Khaz on the Yellow line.
Greater KailashGreater Kailash is one of the posh areas in Delhi and the markets GK1 and GK2 are strictly for those who have a snobbish and luxurious take towards life and shopping, GK 1 has got M block as well as N block markets whereas GK2 has many bars, Pubs, restaurants and local shops. Nearest Metro station is the Kalkaji Mandir metro station however, people prefer going in their cars to these shopping destinations. Some of the bus routes that link GK are 534, 427, 767, 511A, 465, 534A. GK is closed on Tuesdays.
Vasant KunjVasant Kunj has lately come up as the high-end luxury shopping destination because of DLF Emporio Mall, Promenade and Ambience malls, however Vasant kunj has so far been famous for the Basant Lok complex and PVR Priya cinema as well as OM bookstore. Nearest Metro Station is Chhattarpur metro station on the yellow line, one can also take an auto rickshaw from Hauz Khas metro station which may charge around Rs60/- to Rs70/-
Rajouri GardenRajouri Garden can be visited not only for the traditional local shops but also for the new Malls that have come up in this area catering to the growing disposable incomes of the inhabitants of that area which is residence for the vivacious Sikh and Punjabi Hindus. The market is close to the Rajouri Garden metro station which is on the longest metro line i.e. the blue line. It is closed on Wednesdays.
Apart from fashion and lifestyle products there are big wholesale markets in Delhi some of them are Sadar Bazaar, Khari Baoli, Gandhinagar Market, Okhla Mandi, Ghanta Ghar, Darya Ganj, Azadpur Mandi, Chawri Bazaar, Mehrauli and Bhajan Pura.
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