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Best Street shopping places in Delhi

The best experience of shopping in Delhi is on its streets and local bazaars that offer a variety of budget-friendly items that urge you to shop till you drop. Many places in Delhi attract a large number of tourists from foreign countries for shopping.

Delhi’s shopping scene consists of everything from wholesale markets, arty enclaves, vibrant bazaars, and road-side flea markets to high-end designer malls and classy boutiques. Its markets are loaded with a wide array of items including handicrafts from all over the country, fashion apparel, shoes, spices, pickle, and other condiments, imported foods, electronic gadgets, antiques, silk textiles, cheap imitation accessories, and home décor products. Entertaining varying budgets, tastes, and preferences, these shopping hubs cater to everyone.

Here is a list of places in Delhi for street shopping:

The list of all street shopping destinations in Delhi for all is Chandni Chowk, Chor Bazaar, Karol Bagh, Dilli Haat, Lajpat Nagar, and Janpath, Sarojni Nagar, Hauz Khas Village, Paharganj Bazaar, Connaught Place and Sadar Bazaar, Tibetan market, Gaffar market, Palika Bazaar, Monastery market, Khan Market, Majnu Ka Tilla, Kamla Nagar Market, Jwala Heri, Greater Kailash (M Block & N Block), Katran Bazaar, Matka Market, Shankar Market, Sundar Nagar, Phool Mandi (Flower Market), Sunday Second-Hand Book Market, Meena Bazaar, etc.

Best Street shopping places in Delhi

1. Connaught Place (CP)

Many restaurants, skyscrapers, shopping destinations, and radiant nightlife made this place as the popular shopping destinations in Delhi. This place was popularly known as CP and it was mainly divided into two circles. The two main circles are Inner Circle and Outer Circle. This shopping zone area in Delhi is famous for all various things of national, local, and international brands. This area has too many restaurants and pubs where you can have a good time.

You will find the outlets of all brands here at the same point within a distance of a few steps. The well-organized showrooms and stores of Connaught Place offer a range of classy fabric, jewelry, Indian books, handicraft items, electronic goods, and more. Besides showrooms and stores, it has numerous hotels, restaurants, café, and multiplexers. It is considered as the best place to find the finest of what you want.

Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi, India

Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk Station, exit from gate number 5

Nearest Bus Stop: Janpath Market stop

Specialty: clothes, jewelry, books, Indian handcraft, perfumes and electronics, and more

Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, open all days

Also check out the nearest markets: Palika Bazaar, Janpath, Tibetan Market, and Wholesale Flower Market

2. Palika Bazaar

A trip to Janpath also calls for a halt at Palika Bazaar, especially because the two are in close proximity to each other. Palika Bazaar is majorly known for its apparel and accessories for men. Palika Bazaar is an underground air-conditioned bazaar in Connaught Place. This place is well connected through all modes of public transport such as buses, taxies, autos, and metro. If you love gadgets, gaming consoles, and video games, this underground air-conditioned market should be on your list of places to visit.

Location: Palika Bazar, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

Timings: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Tuesday to Saturday),  closed on Sunday & Monday

Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, exit at Gate no. 5

Specialty: clothes, menswear, perfumes, accessories, footwear, and gaming consoles, video games, CDs, electronics, and mobile phones.

3. Janpath Market

Janpath market is also called as the Tibetan market. Janpath is one of the oldest (some of the stores date back to the 1950s) and most popular markets in Delhi especially with tourists, and foreigners. Here you can find various goods from many parts of the country and handicrafts of Tibet. Janpath is a part of Connaught Place in Delhi and it was a flea market. This market is mostly visited by youngsters, tourists, and foreigners. The weekend is best to explore the market where all types of seasonal wears are available.

Here you will find a lot of products ranging from Tibetan good to typical Gujarati sarees, a variety of cloth, shoes, junk jewelry, and much more.

Location - Janpath Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timings: 10:00AM to 9:00PM (Monday to Saturday), 11:00AM to 8:00PM (on Sundays)

Nearest Metro station: Janpath (violet line), Rajiv Chowk Station (yellow/blue line). After exit from Rajiv Chowk Station gate number 5, this market is 5-10 minutes walking distance, located behind the LIC Building.

Nearest Bus Stop: Janpath Market stop

Specialty: Traditional and western clothes, hippy clothing, artificial jewelry, brassware, accessories, footwear, antiques, Indian artifacts, handicrafts, knick-knacks, paintings, leather items, fragrances, etc.

Places to Visit near Janpath Market: Tibetan Market or Gujarati market, Jantar Mantar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, National Philatelic Museum, Delhi Metro Museum Parliament House, Connaught Place, Agrasen Ki Baoli, Madame Tussauds Delhi, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Swaminarayan Akshardham.

4. Tibetan Market

The Tibetan Market is also known as the Monastery Market. It is most famous for clothes, bags, and footwear and has unbelievable deals during the winter season (shawls, jackets, boots, you name it). You can also buy various Tibetan artifacts such as paintings, statues, handicrafts, and other paraphernalia. Jewelry made from semi-precious stones is also a big seller. You also get some scrumptious Tibetan food here.

Location: The market is within walking distance of the Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT).

Nearest metro station: Kashmere Gate.

Closed: on Monday

5. Monastery Market

Monastery Market is a hidden under the ISBT Shahdara Link Flyover. The market is run by Tibetans and here you will find a variety of Tibetan products, including clothes. Just before the winter months, at this market, you will also find woollies and winter clothing.

This street market is frequented by students and tourists looking to buy clothes and accessories at reasonably low prices. Don’t forget to check out the small shops in the market that sell knick-knacks and junk jewelry.

Location: near ISBT Shahdara Link Flyover, Connaught Place

Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday

Nearest metro station: Kashmere Gate

Specialty: Low prices and trendy offerings

6. Phool Mandi (Flower Market)

This is Delhi’s famous wholesale (and retail) flower market. Hundreds of traders temporarily set up shop early in the morning and sell flowers from all over India, as well as flowers imported from Holland and Asia.

Across the road from the Hanuman Temple on Baba Kharak Singh Road, Connaught Place. There's another huge wholesale flower market in Ghazipur, on the outskirts of the city near Anand Vihar Metro station.

Location: Across the road from the Hanuman Temple on Baba Kharak Singh Road, Connaught Place.

Timings: 4 AM to 9 PM Daily

Specialty: All kinds of flowers.

7. Shankar Market

Shankar Market is where you should head if you're looking to buy fabrics by the meter.  It has over 150 shops and stalls spread over two floors, stocking everything from plain cotton to silk brocades. There are all kinds of hand-loom textiles to drool over including ikat, block prints, and weaves from Odisha, Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh. The market's central Delhi location is handy too!

Location: Opposite Connaught Place M-Block.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 8.30 PM (Monday to Saturday), Closed on Sunday.

Specialty: Fabrics.

8. Paharganj Market

Most of the shops in the market are wholesale sellers, here you can easily find unique objects and many foreign products at a lower cost. It is just a 5-minute drive from Connaught Place, so it's very convenient to get here.

There are several shops that sell beautiful rare neckpieces and earrings. Additionally, one can also buy dream catchers from these shops. Paharganj has some really cool cafes, bars, and cheap hotels. But, the roads are narrow, and walking is the best bet.

There is a small section in the Paharganj market where you will find kids’ clothing and a few shops selling hippie clothes and incense. Many of the shops in Paharganj also deal in wholesale and export to foreign countries, making it a good place to come and hunt out unique and inexpensive goods to import back home.

Location: Paharganj Main Bazaar, opposite the New Delhi Railway Station, Paharganj, New Delhi, India

Timings - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday), Closed on Monday 

Nearest metro station: New Delhi Station and Ramakrishna (RK) Ashram Marg station (Blue Line)

Nearest Bus Stop: Paharganj Gate stop. Avoid Taking Rickshaw.

Specialty - Clothes, Hippie clothes, accessories, bags, footwear, jewelry, music CDs, hookah pipes, books, textiles, wooden statues, handicrafts, rooftop cafes, and leather goods, and incense.

9. Karol Bagh Market

This oldest shopping area is popularly known for offering an array of gorgeous bridal wears and traditional Indian garments. The markets in this shopping zone are divided inroads which are specific with different things. The major attractions of this shopping zone are cosmetics, books, shoes, gadgets, jewelry, clothes, and accessories. Many local restaurants and food corners attract food lovers for tasty food.

Karol Bagh is most special for the gold and silver jewelry. Just visit the gold lanes in the market for different beautiful ornaments. If you are getting married or have a wedding in your home, head to Karol Bagh to find the most beautiful lehengas, sarees, and suits at a decent price.

There are some well- known shopping places around Karol Bagh like Ajmal Khan Road (known for inexpensive readymade), Ghaffar (popular for imported good, electronics), Arya Samajh Road (visited for second-hand books), and Bank Street (popular for gold jewelry).

Location:  Block 1, WEA, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110060

Timings - Open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday) closed on Monday.

Nearest metro station: Karol Bagh Station

Specialty: traditional wear, Bridal wear, cosmetics, books, shoes, gadgets, electronic, jewelry, and spices

Also checkout: Ajmal Khan Road, Ghaffar Market, Arya Samaj Road, Bank Street.

10. Khan Market

It is established in 1951, Khan Market is a small U-shaped market that's one of Delhi's classiest. This market is famous for Ayurvedic medicines, government shops, books, second-hand books, skincare, cosmetics, clothing, crockery items, trinkets, party props, and others. Here you'll find some trendy cafes and lounges to relax in, many with balconies overlooking the street. The tailor shops in Khan Market are well appreciated so you can get great tailor-made clothes here.

Khan Market is the place where you will spot intricately designed handicrafts, flawlessly sculpted wood and stone sculptures, ornate footwear, beautiful inexpensive souvenirs, and other handlooms. There are also a few great places to eat and drink if you want to unwind after you are done shopping.

Location: Khan Market, Humayun Road, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday

Nearest metro station: Khan Market Metro station (Violet line)

Nearest Bus Stop:  Khan Market stand. It is just a minute walking distance from the market.

Specialty: Apparels, tailored clothes, dresses, books, jewelry, music, food items, lifestyle items, cosmetics, medicines, sports goods, and home furnishings.

11. Gaffar Market

If you are on the hunt for new electronics or are looking for electronic accessories, head over to the Gaffar market in Karol Bagh. Also called ‘Grey Market’, here you will get the best deals on gadgets, especially mobiles, second-hand mobile.

Need to get your cell phone repaired? Head to this market! It's dominated by repair shops. Phone covers are plentiful too. It's a "grey" market, with discounted imported goods and no warranties.

Famous for the plethora of mobile cover vendors and gadget repair shops, Gaffar Market is the electronics nucleus of the town. You’ll find phones, laptops, TVs, music systems, gaming consoles, and anything else at a cheaper than market price.

Location: Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM (Tuesday to Sunday), Closed on Monday

Nearest metro station: Karol Bagh (blue line).

Specialty: All kinds of electronic goods such as TVs, speakers, cell phones, cameras. Other lanes stock cheap lifestyle products including clothes, and crystals as well.

Tip: If you are visiting the market for the first time, make sure to take someone along who is a regular to Gaffar in order to avoid getting duped. 

12. Sarojini Nagar Market

Named after the famous freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu, the Sarojini Nagar market is every fashionista’s dream shopping destination! Sarojini Nagar is most famous for its really cheap designer clothes and reputable brands that have been rejected from export, either because of surplus quantity or small manufacturing defects.

When you enter the market, it is possible that you will get lost. CAUTION! This place gets crowded almost every single day! Patrons can find good-looking lingerie, pretty (and cheap) sunglasses, bikini, clothes, music, cheap footwear, appliances, jewelry,  books, hookah pipes, handicrafts, bedsheets, sweets, rugs, and plastic plates/cups/glasses here. If the scorching sun is troubling you, have a Banta (lemon soda). Sarojni Nagar is closed on Mondays, but you can still find men sitting with a mountain of clothes on road.

Location: Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023

Timings: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Mondays

Nearest metro station: Sarojini Nagar (pink line) or INA station (yellow line), Exit at Gate no. 1 and take an auto to get to the destination. 

Nearest Bus Stop: INA stop

Specialty: Apparel, accessories, Fashion accessories, electronic products, sweets, household items, kitchenware, tableware, curtains, etc.

Also checkout: sweet market (Babu Market) and vegetable market (Subzi Mandi)

Tip: If you don’t want to deal with jostling crowds, try to go there on weekdays i.e. Tuesday to Friday.

13. Matka Market

Located near Sarojini Nagar Bus Depot on AK Roy Marg is the Matka Market. It's got a variety of home decor items all made out of clay. It is a whole lane of potters who live on this street (the reason why it’s open till 3 am) and sell different items like blue Jaipuri pots and vases, Diyas, terracotta lamps, and black Manipuri Matkas too.

Pottery from all over India is available at Matka Market in South Delhi. The market is a fantastic place to shop for festival decorations, especially during Diwali. The range of colorful clay Diyas and pots is astonishing, with more than 100 different vendors. Other items commonly available at the market include blue Jaipur pottery, terracotta Bankura horses, clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses, garden pots and plant holders, vases, lanterns, and earthen wind chimes.

Location: A.K. Roy Marg, near Sarojini Nagar bus depot, South Delhi.

Timings: Daily 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Open on all days)

Nearest metro station: AIIMS or Sarojini Nagar 

Specialty: All kinds of clay items.

14. Chandni Chowk Market

Chandni Chowk is the oldest market in Delhi which has a great history during the Mughal period. Chandni Chowk is a historical place in Delhi and a tourist place also because it was near to Red Fort and Jama Masjid. There are alleys and narrow passages, which lead to an endless stream of shops. Starting from street food to fabric, you can find almost everything in the market.

This market was divided into many markets like Katra Neel, Bhagirath Palace, Chor Bazaar, Moti Bazaar, Daryaganji, Nai Sarak, Tilak Bazaar, Paranthe Wali Gali, Chatta Chowk, Khari Baoli, Dariba Kalan, Chawri Bazar, Kinari bazaar.

Each market is famous for specific things. Katra Neel market is famous for fabric clothes, designer lehengas, Anarkalis, suits, and fabrics. Bhagirath Palace and Chor Bazaar are famous for electronic things. Moti Bazaar deals with shawls and pearls, Lal Kuan deals with hardware and kitchen equipment. Popular bookselling markets in Chandni Chowk are the Daryaganji and Nai Sarak.

Tilak Bazaar is popular for chemicals and Paranthe Wali Gali is famous for different varieties of Paranthas and Khari Baoli for spices, dried herbs, and nuts. The Chatta Chowk market deals with artificial jewelry, wall hangings, etc. If you are planning to buy silver articles, the Dariba Kalan region of this market is very famous. Kinari bazaar sells everything you need for a wedding, including saris. These are the markets in Chandni Chowk which are famous for different things and products.

Chandani Chowk is the best place for bridal shopping. You can buy sarees, lehengas, suits and even get your wedding card printed from here. This is the ultimate place for wedding shopping!

The market offers a traditional charm of the city and is looked upon as a sure short destination for various antiques, silverware, precious stones, and handicraft items. It remains crowded and noisy at all times of the day, and it is advised to take a cycle rickshaw and ride through the streets and bylanes. Chandni Chowk also boasts of some of the best street food in Delhi!

Location: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India

Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday

Nearest Metro station:  Chandni Chowk station (yellow line) or Old Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Bus Stop: Direct buses to the market can be caught from the Daryaganj bus stop.

Specialty: designer apparel, Wedding lehengas, embroidered bags, footwear, dry fruits, semi-precious jewelry, silk and cotton clothes, books and electronic products, spices,

Tip: It’s almost impossible to find parking in the narrow lanes of this market. It’s best to travel the area by rickshaw.

15. Chor Bazaar

Here most of the items are damaged, second-hand, stolen, or surplus. Do be prepared for large crowds, and beware of getting pick-pocketed or groped. Unfortunately, fake Chinese goods are now being sold at this market too.

Location: Behind the Red Fort, near Jama Masjid, Old Delhi.

Nearest Metro station: Jama Masjid.

Timings: Only Sunday 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Specialty: Shoes, clothes, sporting goods, electronic goods, watches, gym equipment, tools, and all kinds of trash and treasure.

16. Meena Bazaar

This historic market, which lines the passageway into the Red Fort, used to house the most exclusive royal tailors and merchants in the 17th century. It's one of the oldest markets in the city. These days, it's geared towards tourists. And, up until recently, it had seen better days. However, the arcade and shopfronts were recently restored to expose artwork hidden on the ceiling and give them a more authentic Mughal look.

Location: Inside the Red Fort’s Lahore Gate entrance, Old Delhi.

Nearest Metro station: Jama Masjid.

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays.

Specialty: Jewelry and handicrafts from across India.

17. Sadar Bazaar

The Sadar Bazaar is where you should go to buy decorative items for the house. Whether you are looking for curtains, small furniture, or decorative pieces for your house, you will find it all at the Sadar Bazaar.

If you are living in another city, consider coming to Delhi for bridal shopping. If you are looking for beautiful Polki sets, head to Sadar Bazar. Here you can find branded cosmetics for a cheap price. Sadar Bazaar is very close to Chandani Chowk and is easily accessible through a rickshaw ride.

Location: Old Delhi

Timings: 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday

Nearest metro station: Tis Hazari (red line), RK Ashram (blue line), Chandni Chowk (yellow line).

Specialty: Curtains, lamps, tables and chairs, Jewellery, cosmetics, decoration materials

Also checkout: Chandani Chowk

Tip: Keep your phone and cash safely because the market is highly congested.

18. Lajpat Nagar Market (Central Market)

The Lajpat Nagar market or the Central market as it is popularly known is located in a commercial and residential area in South Delhi. Lajpat Nagar has a fabric market where you can find exquisite materials at a cheap price. Secondly, you can go behind the market and get Mehendi on your hand. There is a line of talented Mehendi artists, who work from morning till evening. If you are looking for imitation jewelry, find the market where they sell beautiful ornaments. Other items to buy in this market are clothing, décor items, leather articles, and others. Affordable fabrics, garments, textiles, food, electronics, and everything else that makes up our modern life can be bought or consumed at the Lajpat Nagar market.

Location: Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, India

Timings: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday

Nearest Metro station: Lajpat Nagar Metro Station (violet/pink line). Take a rickshaw from the station to reach the market in five minutes

Nearest Bus Stop: Lajpat Nagar stop

Specialty: Garments, jewelry, accessories, footwear, bags, street food, crockery, home furnishing, décor items, and cosmetic accessories.

Tip: Parking is a hassle. Using public transport to get here would be wiser.

19. Majnu Ka Tilla

The Majnu ka Tilla is a famous Tibetan market that sells women’s clothing. Palazzo pants, tops, ethnic Indian wear, and denim. During the winter, you’ll find woolen clothes and boots being sold here. There are few street food stalls situated close to the market i.e. authentic Tibetan and Korean food and more. Hit up any of the laughing, momo, or Thukpa places (there are plenty). It's open every day.

Location: G T Road

Timings: 11 AM to 7 PM

Nearest metro station: Vidhan Sabha (yellow line). 

Specialty: clothing, Tibetan and Korean food, footwear, accessories, and more

20. Kamla Nagar Market

The shopping market here is flooded with stores selling the latest, trendy fashion pieces at cheap rates. The market is popular with Delhi’s North Campus students. If you want regular kurtas and Kurtis for your wardrobe, there are a few stores where you can score them at a good price. You can even pick up silver jewelry, hair accessories, and sunglasses here.

Location: Kamla Nagar

Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday

Nearest metro station: Vishwavidyalaya

Specialty: Jewelry, trendy clothes, bags, and shoes.

21. Jwala Heri

The unplanned market covers a massive area in West Delhi. Jwala Heri market has food, lifestyle, and culture alike. This is a great destination for your day-to-day products (utensils, homeware, etc.) to fashion tidbits like laces, decorative borders, jewelry, dupatta, fabrics, and more. Do not forget to explore all the galleries. You might have to walk a lot but it'll be worth it.

Location: Paschim Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110063

Nearest metro station: Paschim Vihar West (green line)

Timings: 10 AM to 7:30 PM (Thursday to Tuesday), Closed on Wednesday

22. Greater Kailash (M Block Market & N Block Market)

Greater Kailash has two sections of the market known as M-Block and N-Block. The shops of these markets remain crowded for its local shopping outlets, lifestyle stores, cosmetic shops, showrooms, and street food-corners. The market also houses Delhi’s best restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs and is a good place to hang out with friends.

The elite market of Delhi, GK's M block is nothing less than a vibrant fashion street with a very cool vibe. The markets are sister markets in the same locality of Greater Kailash. The markets are known for their western apparel range and lifestyle stores. If you're looking for party wear or office wear, you get it all here.

One can easily spend an entire day with family and friends while window shopping at the innumerable shops here that specialize in fashionable clothes, shoes, knickknacks, and some traditional accessories.

Location: M Block & N Block, Greater Kailash, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Wednesday to Monday), Closed on Tuesday

Nearest metro station: Greater Kailash (magenta line) and Hauz Khas Station.

Specialty - Casual and traditional outfit, cosmetics, accessories, jewelry, lifestyle items, handbags, and footwear.

23. Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas shopping market is also known as the New York East Village of Delhi. This market was comprised of old houses which are now renovated into air-conditioned showrooms. The popular things available in this market are antiques, apparel, books, and handicrafts. This market is the correct place for designing ethnic wears. Hauz Khas comprises different shops, designer stores, and lounge bars, etc.

Kauz Khas is home to Indian arts, designs, and crafts. The most purchasable things in Hauz Khas are designer wear, jewelry, and Indian crafts.

24. Katran Bazaar

Katran Bazaar in Mangolpuri (near Rohini) is a huge street market that has stalls that sell everything from fabric and dress material, to night-suits, suit-sets, kurtas, bed linen, and much, much more. All the stuff here is priced super low.

Nearest metro station: Peeragarhi 

 

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