The markets of Delhi offer a unique and vibrant experience in shopping.
The capital of India offers the best markets in the entire country, with handicrafts and other delightful treasures waiting to be discovered.
Dilli Haat has a look and feel of a traditional village market that is held in numerous villages across northern India. These markets are actually called haat and hence, the name of this market. The market has a small entry fee, but it is worth paying it. It is set in thatched-roofed cottages and a wonderful place to pick up authentic Indian artifacts and handicraft items.
The capital has a sizable Tibetan population and as a result there is a Tibetan market in Janpath, which is also a great shopping area to pick up cheap cosmetic jewelry, Indian artifacts, handicraft, shoes, brassware, paintings and leather goods. Janpath and the Tibetan markets are open every day and are located just off another popular shopping area, Connaught Place.
Khan Market is a classy albeit a small, U-shaped market. It is not the place for bargains. Rather houses branded outlets, book shops and outstanding tailors, who would be willing to sew a suit for you in less than a week. In addition, the market has some lounges where you can sit and relax after a tiring shopping expedition. The market is located near India Gate and offers shoppers an opportunity to pick up lamps, cosmetics, music, books, branded clothes and Ayurvedic food products.
One of the shopping areas that has been around for centuries is Chandni Chowk. It consists of mysterious, narrow and winding alleys that promise an adventurous shopping expedition. This is sub-divided into several bazaars, with each one specializing in something. For instance, Katra Neel is the place to buy fabric, while Bhagirath Palace is where you can get a massive range of electronics. Silver jewelry lovers should head to Dariba Kalan. This is also the place to try out the city’s street food. It is located in the older parts of the metropolis and promises an exciting shopping experience.
When you do arrive here, make sure that you visit the Paharganj Main Bazaar. It is located opposite the railway station and is open every day until 9 pm. Here you can pick up hookah pipes, music, fabric, handicrafts, jewelry, shoes and incense. Do not let the chaos of the market drive you away. If you have the money, you can also buy wholesale goods to import it to your city or country.
People, who have managed to lay their hands on cheap tickets to Delhi and want to shop for Indian clothes, should head to Lajpat Nagar Market. This is where the average middle class Indian living in the city goes shopping. You will find reasonably priced Indian outfits, bags, accessories, Indian bangles and home furnishing. You can also spend a few minutes admiring the mehendiwalas decorating palms of women with intricate designs made with henna. In fact, you can also get one of those designs. This market is located close to Defence Colony in the southern part of the city.
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