Cloth market in Delhi
1. Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk is a busy shopping area and one of the oldest market in the heart of Old Delhi. It is an amazing place to shop for fabrics, silver jewelry, spices, stationery etc. It host many religious buildings and monuments like Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahid, Red Fort, cateries and shops. Paranthe Wali Gali, a trapped street in Chandni Chowk is famous for selling Parathas. A visit to Khari Baoli is a must for the spice lovers. The Moti Bazar is famous for shawls and pearls while Tilak Bazar is famous for its chemicals.
Prominent for: Shopping, Food Stalls
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk (Yellow Line)
Tips: Visit the Paranthe Wali Gali where the average cost for two people is Rs 150 approximately. The shops remain open from 9AM to 11PM late night. It is also famous for crispy jalebis at old famous Jalebiwala.
Step out of the New Delhi Railway Station (exit gate from Platform No.1) and cross the road, you stand at the entrance of Paharganj Main Bazaar. This place is the hub for cheap lodging and cheap shopping. Amidst the traffic and chaos, Paharganj is one of the best place to hang out and is bargainer’s paradise. The whole main bazaar is adjoin with shops full with shoes, clothes, bags, textile, books, jewellery, handicrafts etc. The culture of this market is quite similar to that of Kasol and the market is only for shoppers who are rough and tough.
Prominent for: Shopping, Food stalls
Tips: Don’t miss the Kachoris of Multan Moth Bhandar located at Gali No.6. Paharganj ki Mashoor Jalebi ki Dukaan serves some delicious jalebis along with Rabdi.
3. Sarojini Nagar Market
Sarojini Nagar Market is every girl’s shopping paradise. From runaway looks to high-street merchandise the market has vareity of garments to offer. Garments of any colour, any size is available but if are new to bargaining, take an experience person along with you. It is the biggest hub for export surplus clothes and accessories in New Delhi. Everything is available within the range of Rs.100 to Rs.2000
Prominent for: Shopping
Tips: Don’t get too excited on the face of the shopkeeper that you are dying to buy that particular product or else he/she will quote you high price. Secondly, bargain a lot and if the shopkeeper is too stubborn leave the place. You will find the same product on a different shop/lane for sure.
4. Cannaught Place, Palika Bazar
Often called CP, Cannaught Place is the largest financial, commercial and business spot in India. The market has two circles. The inner circle consist of Block A to F while the outer circle consist of Block G to P. Want to eat, shop, watch a movie; Cannaught Place is the perfect place for all that. You can see vendors and paddlers selling different variety of goods in the open and also showrooms for branded clothes, footwears and accessories in the same place. You can also visit the underground Palika Bazar for trendy shopping at throwaway prices.
Prominent for: Shopping, Architecture
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk (Blue Line/Yellow Line)
Tips: Try the Fire Paan/Chuski Paan at Odeon Paan Palace, Khan Chacha’s Kabab Rolls and Wegner’s bakeries. It is one of the best in the market.
5. Dilli Haat
Run by Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC), Dilli Haat transports you to the magical world of Indian Art and Heritage. Beside being a market place, Dilli Haat throws weight on the traditional Indian Culture- a forum where folk art and rural life are bought closer to an urban clientele. The complex covers an area of 6 acres and came into existance as a part of the reclamation project and then altered into a plaza. You can always overload your bag with beautiful pieces of handcraft and ethnic wears. You can also taste the inimitable flovour of the delightful local foods from different parts of India be it the bamboo hot chicken from Nagaland, kebabs from Jammu, momos from Sikkim or the Gujrati dhokla, the food stalls offer you a variety of foods.
Prominent for: Shopping, Food Stalls
Nearest Metro Station: INA (Yellow Line)
Entry Fee: Adults- INR 20 Children- INR 10
Dilli Haat Timings: 10:30 AM to 10 PM
Tips: Enjoy the weather with a badam kulfi and don’t miss the momos at the Shillong stalls.
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