Shopping in Delhi
Famous Shopping Zones in Delhi
Since the ancient and medieval era, Delhi has been one of the main centre of trade and finance of the Northern Region of India. Even today, a few localities in the city are still known by their ancient names such as Yusuf Sarai and Sheikh Sarai who derived their respective names during the medieval time. The Shopping scene has since then been completely transformed with new and hi tech shopping complexes, commercial hubs, retail and wholesale shops dotted around the town.
Shops in Delhi have opened up new venues for locals as well as tourist to make an informed choice while purchasing due to the numerous options available. It is also one of the main itineraries in the list of ‘to-do’ for tourists especially as the items are very reasonable in price ranging from a variety of clothes, jewellery, handicrafts, silks, carpets, precious stones and silver ware to choose from. Famous Shopping Zones always remain crowded due to the affordable rates such as Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Karol Bagh and Connaught Place etc.
Delhi offers a number of different shopping zones that cater to all the needs of its customers ranging from branded showrooms to non branded items that always has something unique to offer. Everything from a small pin to large items is readily available, however, the same items can be found at lower prices only if one had the knowledge of looking for it at a particular shopping zone.
Listed below is the Market Holiday for major and local shopping zones in Delhi;
Market zones closed on Sundays
Market zones closed on Mondays
Market zones closed on Tuesdays
Below is a list of the famous shopping zones in Delhi where one can find reasonably priced commodities as well as high end branded export quality items;
Chandni Chowk is known as one of the oldest markets in Old Delhi. This famous ancient market was established during the Mughal era of Emperor ShahJahan. The market zones in Chandni Chowk include Bhagirath Palace, Katra Neel and Kinari Market that are popular for their antique jewellery, brassware, silver items, pearls, bridal wear, shawls, dry fruits and spices etc... read more about Chandni Chowk
Connaught Place is located in Central Delhi and is known as the business and commercial hub of the city. It is officially named as the ‘New Delhi Rajiv Chowk’; however, locals still refer to this zone as 'CP'. This circular shaped market was established during the British rule as their commercial centre and central business district... read more about Connaught Place
Dilli Haat is one of the most popular shopping zones located in South Delhi. It remains opened throughout the week and offers a variety of antique items, exotic handicrafts, handloom, furniture, decor items from various Indian States; all displayed and found under one roof. It also features individual Indian state based eating stalls that serves traditional cuisines from their respective part of India...
Greater Kailash Market
The Market in Greater Kailash is as one of the posh markets of New Delhi that is situated in South Delhi. The area is divided into two parts named as G K - I and G K – II and its individual market zone boasts of numerous luxury item shops, branded retail outlets and showrooms, designer garments and so forth. This area is also famous for its nightlife extravagance dotted with numerous pubs, bars, night clubs and discotheques... read more about Greater Kailash Market
Hauz Khas Village Market
Hauz Khas Village is a modern shopping centre located in South Delhi that offers a number of traditional handicrafts as well as latest fashion trends and designer wear to choose from...
INA market is a famous shopping zone for food located in South Delhi. It offers fresh meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, spices and grocery items and a variety of branded liquor and wine, imported food items like chocolates, candies and many more... read more about INA Market
Janpath Market is situated just opposite to the famous Connaught Place in Central Delhi. It offers a variety of the latest fashionable items at affordable rates that is apt for tourist budget travellers...
Kamla Nagar Market
Kamla Nagar is located close to the Delhi University in North Delhi and known for its very low priced merchandises. It is a popular shopping hub amongst college students and even avid shopaholics and offers an array of branded apparel, designer clothing and latest fashion trends to daily needs...
Karol Bagh Market
Karol Bagh is a famous shopping zone for people looking for very low priced merchandises under one area. It is one of the oldest markets of Central Delhi that offers a variety of items that range from branded air conditioned fashion outlets and showrooms to small retail shops. Locals and tourists will find readymade branded clothing, embroidered garments, footwear, costume jewellery, used and new cellular phones and many more under the various shopping divisions of Karol Bagh market named Arya Samaj Road, Ajmal Khan Road, Bank Street, Tank Road Jeans Market and Ghaffar Market... read more about Karol Bagh Market
Khan Market is one the most classic and elite shopping centre situated in South Delhi and frequented by tourists and expatriates in Delhi. It is a very costly and high priced market as it mainly caters to high end customers and delivers only imported commodities. The market is dotted with numerous branded showrooms that retail electronics, books, kitchenware, footwear and apparels and also a number of eateries and cafes... read more about Khan Market
Khari Bawli or Khari Baoli
Khari Bawli or Khari Baoli is known as the largest wholesale spice market in Asia. It is a street market located in Old Delhi near the famous ancient Red Fort and is a delight for many renowned chefs and food lovers. Khari Baoli remains very crowded and retails spices, nuts and herbs at wholesale prices...
Lajpat Nagar Central Market
Lajpat Nagar Central Market is another very popular market located in South Delhi. It showcases a blend of branded showrooms and street stalls that retail fashionable clothing to footwear, fashion accessories, bags, ethnic Indian wear as well as western style wear and many more...
Palika Bazaar is an underground market located in Central Delhi near Connaught Place. It is the only fully air conditioned underground market in the capital city that retails reasonably priced merchandises. It’s circumference is dotted with over 400 small shops lined on the lower and upper floor that offer items from electronic gadgets to CDs, DVDs, casual wear, ethnic wear, jewellery, footwear, perfumes, bags and many more... read more about Palika Bazaar
Sadar Bazaar is known as one of the biggest and oldest shopping zones in Delhi. It is a leading wholesale market for household commodities in the city where you can find everything from toys to artificial jewellery and stationary, a variety of retail shops and hence, remains very crowded throughout the day...
Sarojini Nagar Market
Sarojini Nagar Market is a shopper’s delight located in South Delhi and a great respite to its residents, locals and tourists as well. It is one of the most sought after markets in Delhi that retails fashionable garments, footwear and accessories at reasonable prices. Visitors can choose from a variety of surplus branded clothing of export quality that is sold here at 1/10th of the actual price...
South Extension Market
South Extension Market stands on either side of the Ring Road in South Delhi divided as part 1 and part 2. It is one of the up-market shopping zones of the capital city that retails only branded and export quality clothing, best footwear, bags, accessories and many more... read more about South Extension Market