Famous Markets to Visit in Delhi 

Delhi flaunts some of the best markets in India, for both domestic and international travelers. From handicrafts to spices to various dishes, there is something for everyone.

Here is a list of markets that are a must visit when in Delhi

  1. Dilli HaatDilli-Haat-Delhi

This huge tourist market has the feel of a village market, hence the name ‘Haat’. Small thatched roofs with cottages will remind you of a village and offer you a great ambiance. Offering a blend of handicrafts from different states of India, Dilli Haat boasts of delicious Indian cuisines and mesmerizing cultural performances. You’ve got to try the delicious momos with fruit beer at the Sikkim stall.

Location: Opposite INA Market, South Delhi, Pitampura, North Delhi, Janakpuri, west Delhi.

Opening Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays.

What to Buy: Indian handicrafts and artifacts.

  1. Janpath Market

This is an extremely popular and lively market in Delhi.Tourists will find goods from everywhere including Tibet. Janpath has everything from cheap clothes to imitation junk jewelry. There are some really great shops which sell beautiful decorative pieces for the house. Shop here and don’t forget to bargain.

Location: Janpath, just off Connaught Place, in Central Delhi.

Opening Hours: Daily

What to Buy: Handicrafts, clothes, shoes, paintings, brassware, Indian artifacts, leather work, and junk jewelry.

  1. Khan MarketKhan-Market

One of Delhi’s classiest and oldest markets, Khan Market has made a name for itself. Located in one of the most posh areas of New Delhi, this place has  got a loyal fan following and these fans visit the market regularly to shop.

With some amazing restaurants in town to the best book stores, Khan Market is a good place to stroll in the evening.

It has also got some excellent tailors who will make you a suit in less than a week.For Ayurvedic food, medicine and skin care check out Biotique, and Khadi. There are some lounges too, hidden away for relaxing, in the balconies.

Location: South Delhi, not far from India Gate.

Opening Hours: Daily

What to Buy: Books, music, branded and tailored clothes, Ayurvedic food and cosmetics, and lamps.

  1. Paharganj

Paharganj is one of the famous tourist joints in Delhi. With its cheap and budget hotels, it is a hot favourite among budget travelers. Many of the shops in Paharganj deal in wholesale and exports to foreign countries, making it an ideal place to hunt for unique and inexpensive goods to take back home.

Location: Paharganj Main Bazaar, opposite New Delhi Railway Station.

Opening Hours: Daily until around 9 p.m.

What to Buy: Clothes, shoes, jewelry, books, music, textiles, handicrafts, hookah pipes, incense sticks.

  1. Chandni Chowk

One of the oldest markets in the city, it is known for its crowd and vibrancy. It has narrow winding alleys and shops which are divided into bazaars each famous for something different. For fabrics, head to Katra Neel. In the Bhagirath Palace area, you will find huge range of electronic items. Dariba Kalan is Old Delhi’s ancient silver market that sells some amazing pieces of silver jewelry. The street food of Old Delhi especially the Paratha wali gali and Karims are iconic places to savor some great food.

Location: Old Delhi.

Opening Hours: Daily

What to Buy: Fabrics, jewelry, and electronic goods

  1. Sarojini Nagar

Sarojini Nagar is famous among college going youth and youngsters alike. People can choose from a wide assortment of imitation designer clothes and clothes from export houses. Shops and stalls, selling all kinds of clothes and fashion accessories sprawl onto the streets. There’s also a sweet market (Babu Market) and vegetable market (Subzi Mundi) in the area. Sarojni-Nagar-Delhi

Location: South West Delhi, near Safdarjung Airport.

Opening Hours: Daily except Mondays.

What to Buy: Cheap clothes which are in good condition, Indian clothes, fashion accessories, shoes.

    7Lajpat Nagar (Central Market)

One of the largest markets in Delhi, also famous for wedding dresses and sarees, it provides an interesting glimpse into the bustling Indian culture. One of the oldest markets for the middle class, it is a densely packed shopping area.

Central Market is filled with shopping stalls and shops as well as delicious roadside street food. One of the main attraction of the market are the Mehendiwalas, who will apply beautiful henna designs to your hands at an astonishing speed. You will also find reasonably priced Indian kurtitops and salwaar kameez suits here.

Location: South Delhi, near Defence Colony (between Greater Kailash and South Extension).

Opening Hours: Daily except Mondays.

What to Buy: Indian clothing, shoes, bags, accessories (including Indian bangles), and home furnishings.

  1. Sunder Nagar

Famous for its art and antique shops, Sunder Nagar is a small and quaint market which attracts the rich Indian socialites. It is a well designed market in a posh neighborhood. There are many wonderful tea shops here, like the Regalia Tea House and Mittal Tea House.

Location: Off Mathura Road in Central Delhi, not too far away from Connaught Place, near the zoo and Oberoi Hotel.

Opening Hours: Daily except Sundays.

What to Buy: Silver jewelry, art, textiles, carpets, and antiques.

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