Delhi is home to a dozen popular shopping markets waiting to be explored.These markets don’t just sell the latest and chic fashion clothing, jewellery and footwear, but is the ultimate place for cheap shopping.What’s more, the vibrant Delhi markets make shopping a lot more fun.
Here are 5 street shopping places you can’t miss:
- If you’re looking for one stop place then Tibetan Market is your destination
Just a stone’s throw away from the north campus of all our beloved Delhi University, we find the tiny locale of Majnu Ka Tilla. Known by few and ignored by some, this place is haven in terms of food, shopping and culture. This market is perfectly weaved with little shops and vendors in every corner. You’ll get whatever the shopaholic inside you desires for, be it jeans, colourful tees, fancy flip flops or what not. There are many small shops selling travel gears as well. The summer jackets and blouses, shorts and skirts are adorable! Some shops also believe in offering a bit of everything, from Free-Tibet leather bag packs, posters, figurines, prayer flags, fake jewelleries to incense sticks, bracelets and badges. It is a great place to shop for souvenirs, apparels and accessories. If you are planning to get souvenirs, then this place is it.
- If its’s budget shopping it must be Sarojini Nagar
This famous market in Delhi is known for its affordable merchandize. However, the challenge is to know the right shops. You will find every runway and high street fashion, copied, exported and sold in the Export Gallis. You could head to the leather shops that stock export goods from Zara, Bershkaand other premium shoe labels. Get lovely ballets, ankle boots, wedges at amazing prices.You will also find the latest dresses, tops and blouses here. The thumb rule of shopping here is to never pay more than Rs.250 for basic garments and Rs.100 – 150 for tops. Don’t miss the fifty-rupee piles for striped T-shirts, camisoles and polo necks.
- An amalgamation of style at the Janpath Market
The Main Market is the line of stores between the Gujarati Market lane and the Flea Market. You will find great leather products including wallets and bags. Get funky tees starting at Rs.300,juttis and kohlapuris starting at Rs.400 and sarees and shawls starting at Rs.700.Head to the Tibetian market for silver jewellery, a variety of glass, wooden and plastic beads, and beautiful bracelets for just Rs.100. Also visit the Gujrati Market to bag some great deals on colouful bags, kurtas and shirts embroidered with mirrors. The Flea market here is home to trendy clothes such as denim shirts, jumpsuits and tops – all for less thanRs.300 each.
- Bangles that leave you at dazzled at Hanuman Mandir Complex
Just behind the Hanuman Mandir at CP is a small market, the Hanuman Mandir Complex where you could shop for colourful bangles, bindis of all sizes, and fancy hair accessories. Myriad shops here sell bangles in every colour and material – in matte, metallic and glass finishes. Not only is this place a visual treat for every girl but the chances are if there’s a bangle you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. You will also find glass bangles embellished with mirrors and stones.
- Experience the affluent Karol Bagh
This commercial neighbourhood is adorned with retail outlets. The market starts under the metro station and stretches for miles. If you’re looking for the best deals on cosmetics, then you’ll find that here. Get quality footwear at the best price. You will find plenty pretty wedding shoes to choose from. Get amazing fabrics that can be customised, and don’t miss the lovely handbags here.
- Throwaway prices at Chandni Chowk
The charm of this street shopping destination is certainly unmatchable. Although this is the place to be for wedding shopping, one cannot miss Kinari Bazaar that sells fabrics, zari borders, ribbon laces, parsi borders, motifs for sarees and kurtas, and latkans too. You could get a great bargain here.
If you’re heading to Delhi on a vacation or as a pitstop enroute another destination, spend a couple of days here indulging yourself in an unmatchable street shopping experience. And if you need a car to drive around locally, book your Zoomcar here.