Shopping in Delhi
Shopping in Delhi attracts many buyers from different parts of the world. In India, Delhi has been paradise for shopaholic people. It can leave you asking for more! All the famous products of different part of India can be purchased in Delhi. You can buy antiques, furniture, handicrafts, European items, leather products, Shawls, handloom items like carpet, bags, etc, silk items, jewelry, etc.
There are many markets in Delhi which remains crowded throughout the day, like Chandni Chowk, Dilli Haat, Hauz Khas, South Extension, Palika Bazaar, Greater Kailash, Khan Market and Sarojini Market. Apart from these local markets there are many malls like DLF Emporio, Ansal Plaza, Select City Walk as well as wholesale markets like Okhla Mandi, Mehrauli, Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoliand even retail markets in Delhi.
If you thought shopping in Delhi is only about clothes, then you are sadly mistaken. You have the famous book market in Daryaganj, furniture market in Panchkuian Road, electronics market in Nehru Place and car accessories market in Karol Bagh.
Best Markets in Delhi
Chandni ChowkOne of the famous markets Chandni Chowk located in Old Delhi, has been popular since Mughal period. If you are planning to buy dresses with rich and intricate designs, you will get it right here! You can shop for fabrics, electronic items, jewellery items, etc from this market throughout the week except Sunday. But, remember shopping in Chandni Chowk needs bargaining and more bargaining. If you are an expert in bargaining then you may enjoy shopping here. The best way to reach Chandni Chowk is by the metro. The two nearest metro stations are Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar.
JanpathJanpath, located near Connaught Place offers you plenty of bargain shopping and is one of the best street shopping experiences in Delhi. You can buy apparel and other products with mirror-work, shawls, brass-items, and accessories. The best and easiest way to reach Janpath is through the metro. The Janpath metro station is on the Violet Line. Most of Janpath market is closed on Sunday.
Sunder Nagar MarketSunder Nagar Market near Purana Qila is famous for Indian and Nepali handicrafts and antiques. The market place is well designed with shops selling silver items, art pieces, textile products, carpets, and antique items. This place is open for shopping daily except on Sundays. Nearest Metro station is Pragati Maidan. 419, 425, 411, 405A, 429, 423, 438, 274 and 403 buses routes connect Sunder Nagar with rest of Delhi. It is closed on Sundays.
Hauz Khas VillageIf you are looking for designer clothes or traditional furniture have a look at the collection for sale in Hauz Khas Village. There are boutiques, art galleries and traditional furniture shops. You can also get hand printed clothes, cotton curios, soft furnishing items. Nearest Metro station is Hauz Khas on the Yellow line.
Dilli HaatDilli Haat is another famous place for shopping for handicrafts and gift items from all over the country. Along with the shopping experience you can also enjoy the food of various states and regions. An entry fee of Rs 15 is charged from the visitors. 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 is Netaji Subhash Place metro station.
INA MarketIndian National Army market situated across Dilli Haat a.k.a INA has been recognized as the food bazaar of Delhi. Be it exotic sea food, meat, vegetables, fruits or spices; you name it and you get it here at INA. Some of the rare liquor and wine along with imported alcohol are also available at INA. Interestingly some of the shop keepers at INA speak foreign languages like French, German and Japanese as many expatriates frequent the place.
Khan MarketKhan Market located in south Delhi is popular for books, musical items, branded and tailored clothes, cosmetic items, lamp sheds, food items and groceries. Khan Market is also a heaven for all foodies. From Big Chill to Khan Chachas - you can get to taste all kinds of cuisine here. 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.
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 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 take an auto rickshaw which costs about Rs. 50/- to Rs. 60/- Bus routes like 507, 542, 433, 533-400 and 517-433 connect South Extension with the rest of Delhi. The market is closed on Mondays.
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 the residence for the vivacious Sikh and Punjabi Hindus. The market is close to Rajouri Garden metro station which is on the blue line. It is closed on Wednesdays.
Jwala Heri MarketJwala Heri Market is the biggest market place in West Delhi. It houses a plethora shops selling computers and laptops, jewelry, accessories, crockery 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.
Tibetan 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 bargain here and get a good price for the Tibetan articles they sell. Woolen clothes, Thangka paintings, Tibetan artifacts, footwear, bags and many more things are available here.
Nearest metro station is Vidhan Sabha after which one can take a rickshaw to reach the market within 15 minutes. Bus routes of 227, 258, 192, 171, 883 and 901A can be boarded to reach the Tibetan Market. This market also remains closed on Mondays.
Sarojini MarketSarojini Nagar Market located in south-west Delhi near Safdarjung airport, is open daily except on Mondays. You can shop for cheap designer clothes and rejected export products. The shops and stalls in this area sells clothes, shoes, and accessories like bags and artificial jewelery. 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.
Lajpat Nagar MarketLajpat Nagar or Central market located in south Delhi is open daily except Mondays. You can shop for Indian traditional clothes, shoes, handmade bags, fancy jewellery, and home furnishing items. This place is also one of the oldest market of India. You may find many mehndiwala (Indian Tatoo) artists on the street. The latest variety of footwear, apparels can be purchased from Lajpat Nagar. Lajpat Nagar metro station is situated on Violet line.
Palika BazaarAn underground market at the heart of Connaught Place, Palika Bazaar is a shopper's paradise. Audio and video DVDs and CDs, electronic items at very reasonable rates, software, video games and electrical gadgets are easily available here. However, you need to keep your eyes and ears open for fake products. You do not get things with a guarantee but yes if you are lucky to make the right choice you might get a good deal! The nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk.
Nehru PlaceNehru Place is said to be Asia's largest IT hardware market. Computers, desktops, laptops, computer accessories, printers, cartridges, toners- you name it and Nehru Place has it! Bargaining is an accepted norm here! Again beware of fake products and cheats! It is located near the Nehru Place metro station on the violet 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 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 Kailash Colony. Some of the bus routes that link GK are 534, 427, 767, 511A, 465, 534A. GK is closed on Tuesdays.
Kamla NagarKamla Nagar situated in the middle of Delhi University is frequented by all the college and university students. Some of the hangout zones are Bungalow road, Bada Gol chakkar, Chota Gol chakkar, and Kohlapur road. Apart from street fashion Kamla Nagar has offices of many publishing houses and a number of eateries popular for Chole Bhature of Chache Di Hatti , Lassi of Bille Di Hatti, Kesar Rabri of Gopal Sweets Corner, Dhokla of Manohar Bikaneri.
Nearest stations are Vishwa Vidyalaya & GTB Nagar. One can hire a rickshaw or a shared electric rickshaw which will charge Rs. 20/-. One can also take a bus for Kamla Nagar and some of the bus routes that connect Kamla Nagar are: 912, 108, and 234. This place is closed on Mondays.
Karol BaghKarol Bagh Market is houses not only brands but also traditional local shops and offers trendy, ethnic wear at reasonable prices. It consists of four famous streets: Ajmal Khan Road for clothing, Arya Samaj Road for second hand books, Bank Street for jewelry and Gaffar Market for cosmetics, electronics accessories etc. Nearest metro station is the Karol Bagh Metro station. It remains closed on Mondays.
Bengali MarketBengali Market caters to foodies and is one of the upscale markets for food lovers. It is near CP next to Tansen Marg. Nathu Sweets and Bengali Sweet house are the prominent sweet shops here. Apart from delicious lip smacking snacks one can also find fresh flowers and fruits here. Bengali Sweets is near Mandi House metro station and the market is open on all days.
Shopping Malls in Delhi
Shopping is almost synonymous with Delhi! One of the prime reasons for visiting Delhi, is shopping! No matter, how busy your schedule is shopping is always high on the agenda. Locals are also proud of all the shopping centres and shopping malls in Delhi. Delhi could easily be called the 'Mall capital of India' with so many malls already thriving and many more coming up! Some of the important shopping places in Delhi include Select City Walk in Saket, Ambience Mall and DLF Promenade in Vasant Kunj and West Gate Mall in Rajouri. All the malls have ample parking space, food courts and multiplexes. Some even have a baby care centres where you can drop your loved ones under good care of nannies while you shop till you drop!
Select City Walk
Select City Walk is an important and premier shopping mall of Delhi. The mall includes multiplexes, food courts and restaurants, activity area for kids and offices. It is located in Delhi and is the most happening place in the city. Aldo, Levi's, Zara, Nine West, Guess, Calvin Klein, Mango, Armani Jeans, French Connection, Gant, Thomas Pink, La Senza, Charles & Keith, Next, and Pepe Jeans are some of the important brands having their showrooms in Select City Walk.
A-3, District Centre Saket, Delhi - 110017
Phone: (+91) 11 40601700
Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj is style redefined. It is a god mix of entertainment and leisure within this vast shopping complex. The mall has some of the world-class stores including Forever21, Kiehl's, The Beer café, 101 Brats, Timberland, and Chili's which were introduced to Delhi for the first time.
2, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, Delhi - 110070
DLF Emporio Mall
DLF Emporio Mall is one of the most expensive malls in the city. Located in Vasant Kunj, it is one of the most luxurious malls in Asia. The list of brands in the mall includes Armani Junior, Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hackett London, Harry Winston, Kitsch, Kimaya, Porsche Design, Raghavendra Rathore, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Tarun Tahiliani and Versace.
DLF Emporio Mall
4, Near The Grand Hotel, Nelson Mandela Marg
Vasant Kunj, Delhi - 110070
DLF Place Mall
DLF Place Mall in Saket is not only a place for shopping and leisure but it also has some of the best restaurants in town! So eat and shop and have a great day at the mall! AND, Arrow, Forest Essentials, GKB Opticals, Global desi and Forever 21 are some of the important brands that you have in DLF. You can also chill out at Big Chill Cafe, Costa and Barbeque Nation.
Plot Number-A-4, District Centre, Press Enclave Road, Saket, Delhi - 110017
Other shopping malls in Delhi are:West Gate Mall
4,5,6, Shivaji Place District Center, Rajouri Garden, Delhi - 110027
Near Tagore Garden, Near Metro Pillar No-464, Opposite HP Petrol Pump
Subhash Nagar, Delhi - 110027
Metro Walk Mall
Sector-10, Near Rithala Metro Station, Rohini Sector-10, Delhi - 110085
Cross River Shopping Mall
Nr Karkardooma Court, Karkardooma, Delhi - 110092
DLF Promenade Mall
Plot-3, Opposite JNU Universities, Next Emporium Mall, Adjacent Grand Hotel, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, Delhi - 110070
TDI Paragon Mall
Rajouri Garden, Delhi - 110027
B-303, Ansal Plaza, Hudco Place, Khelgaon Mg, Main Rd, Andrews Ganj, Delhi - 110049
A-2, MGF Mall, Distt Centre, Opposite Khidki Vill, Saket, Delhi - 110017
Citi Square Shopping Mall
P No 7 & 8, Shivaji Place, Distt Centre, Shivaji Marg, Tagor Grdn Extn,
Rajouri Garden, Delhi - 110027
A-1, Netaji Subhash Place Cplx, District Centre, Pitampura,
Delhi - 110088
1-B5, District Centre, Sec-10, Rohini, Delhi - 110085
Aggarwal Fun City Mall
29/31, Cbmd, Nr Karkardooma Court, Shahdara, Delhi - 110032
Star City Mall
Plot No 0-1-A, Distt Centre, Mayur Vihar Phase I, Delhi - 110091
Ring Road Mall
21, Near Deepali Chowk, Rohini Sector-3, Delhi - 110085
Vasant Square Mall
P No- A, Sec-B, Pkt-5, Vasant Kunj, Delhi - 110070
City Center Mall
Sector-10, Rohini, Delhi - 110085
DLF Citi Center Mall
Shalimar Bagh, Delhi - 110088
Living Style Mall
Unit No-11, Pkt-6, Kalindi Kunj Rd, Jasola Vihar, Delhi - 110025
North Square Mall
F-1, F-2, F-3, Nr TV Tower, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura, Delhi - 110088
Fun City Mall
14, D Blk, Outer Ring Rd, Prashant Vihar, Delhi - 110085
North Gate Orbit Plaza
Single Unit, Commercial Site, Gujranwala Town, Delhi - 110009
Near Rajouri Gdn Metro Stn, Backside Of Vishal Cinema, Rajouri Garden, Delhi - 110027
Sec-9, Nr Dharm Kunj & Pragatisheel Ap, Rohini, Delhi - 110085
Sec-10, Rohini Sector-10, Delhi - 110085
D-2/128, Rohini Sector-11, Delhi - 110085