Delhi is famous for the shopping extravaganza ranging from the traditional jewelry and handicrafts to the latest fashionable consumer goods. Shopping in Delhi is a complete satisfaction because you get choose from a wide range of options suiting every budget. The specialty of shopping in Delhi is the availability of goods from all over India. Delhi has specialized markets for different goods like Linen, leather, antiques, silks and furniture.
If you are a lover of antique and traditional goods, then you are in the right place. There are shops in Delhi dealing in traditional art and crafts items, precious stones, pottery, brassware, wood work done in rosewood and sandalwood. Delhi’s old and traditional shopping market lies in Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and Central Delhi’s Connaught Place. However, there are new trendy markets in Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh where you will find goods ranging from antiques to the latest fashionable items whether its apparels or the consumer durable goods.
Specialty of Chandni Chowk still exists where you will find small shops in the by lanes of the market. With the emergence of new brands and brand conscious people, the shops in Chandni Chowk have a modern look. You will find big showrooms of Indian and International brands along with those small shops that still bear the same importance. Sadar Bazaar and the Khari Baoli are the main whole sale markets in the northern India. Chandni Chowk is also famous for electronics and electrical goods.
Connaught place is famous for its shopping with swanky showrooms of branded companies. One can meet most of the shopping need in Connaught Place because shops here deal in apparels, grocery, consumer durable goods, handicrafts and antiques. Palika Bazaar in Connaught Place is an underground market that is famous for electronic items, leather goods, perfumes and apparels. Janpath market opposite to Connaught Place is famous for cotton garments, furniture and decorative items. Janpath is a famous attraction for tourists and foreigners visiting Delhi.
Handicrafts and cottage industry products can be found on the Tolstoy Road. Baba Kharak Singh Marg is famous for the state emporiums from all stated in India.
However, with the new Mall culture in Delhi, people are more inclined towards shopping in malls but the importance of these traditional markets still exist.
Major Shopping Centers in Delhi
Palika Bazar: the underground market in Connaught Place is famous for electronic goods, leather and apparels. There are so many small shops in the markets that you have flexible options to choose from. Bargaining is very much a common feature of this market.
Dilli Haat: Dilli Haat is located in South Delhi near the INA Market. It is famous for handicrafts and state emporiums from different states across India. The stalls from these states will give you the taste of the culture, food and tradition of different states in India. Central Cottage Industries Emporium: it is located at Janpath near Connaught Place. You can find varieties of handloom and handicrafts from these emporiums. If you are a lover such traditional art and craft works then you must visit the place.
State Emporiums: these are located on Baba Kharak Singh Marg and are famous for the traditional handicrafts from different states in India. There is no bargaining and the prices are genuine.
Ambawatta Complex: it is located on the border of Mehrauli village and is famous for the wide range of products like apparels, jewelry and consumer durable goods.
Santushti Shopping Arcade: it is located near the Samrat Hotel in Delhi and is famous for handmade potteries and fashionable garments.
Hauz Khas Village: it is a big market of consumer durable goods. Fashionable garments, antiques and furniture can also be had from the shops in Hauz Khas Village.
Karol Bagh: it is located in Central Delhi and is famous for clothes, jewelry, electronic items and other consumer durable goods. The market is an old shopping center of Delhi and has come a long way with new showrooms and food plazas all through the market.
Lajpat Nagar Market: the central market in Lajpat Nagar is famous for its cheap and best readymade apparels.
Sarojini Nagar: the market is famous for its designer and latest fashion clothes along with handicrafts and other consumer durable goods. It is located in South Delhi, near Chanakya Puri. Sarojini Nagar is famous among young generation because of its trendy clothes and fashionable items.
South Extension: Located in South Delhi, South Extension market is famous for exclusive showrooms of Indian and International brands. South Extension has been divided into South EX I and South Ex II on either side of the Ring Road.
Khadi Gram Udyog Bhawan: khadi is a popular fabric these days with young generation embracing it as a fashionable option. It is no longer limited to politicians and old age people. At the Khadi Gram Bhawan, one can have fabrics as well as ready made clothes of Khadi.
Azad Market, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, Connought Place, Hauz Khas Village, Hanpath, Khan Market, Khari Baoli, Meena Bazaar, Nai Sarak, Nehru Place, Paharganj, Palika Bazar, Sadar Bazar, Sabzi Mandi, Shanker Market, Yashwant Place.
Ajmal Khan Road, Defence Colony Market, INA Market, Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar Central Market, Nizamuddin, Sarojini Nagar Market, South Extension.
Aurobindo Place, C.R. Park, Greater Kailash, Green Park, Hauz Khas, Munirka, New Friends Colony, R.K. Puram, Vasant Vihar, Masoodpur, Vasant Kunj, Yusuf Sarai.