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Shopper’s paradise in Delhi| Budget-friendly markets to shop

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Delhi is not only popular for its amazingly delicious street food but also for many other reasons. One of which is “shopping”, yes shopping in Delhi is indeed a fun experience one never forget to take. The national capital of the country has some of the best markets in the country where people especially shopaholics love to exclusively spend a day only to buy stuff. If you are in Delhi, then be sure to check out these best shopping places to make your trip to the place complete.

If you are seeking a budget shopping place in Delhi, these markets are bound to give you some serious shopping goals. From street style clothing to luxury fashion, these budget-friendly markets can make shopping a fun activity and are certainly not going to disappoint the shopper inside you. Shopaholics who don’t want to burn their pockets must visit these places at least once for the ultimate shopping bliss.

Sarojini Nagar

One of the favorite street markets of college students, Sarojini market attracts crowd from all places. This budget-friendly place provides all kinds of stuff that can be needed for the home, personal or any other use. Here you can buy stuff such as- trendy designer clothes, fashion accessories, artifacts, home decoration pieces, linen, kitchen accessories, shoes, sweets etc. Sarojini market is popular among shopaholics because here your bargaining skills can help you find a diamond in the rough. If you plan a day for shopping in Sarojini, then avoid weekends which are mostly over-crowded. You can also savor some of the tastiest street foods of Delhi along with a variety of sweet dishes.

General information about SN (Things you should know before visiting)

  • Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Closed on: Monday
  • Location: Near Dilli Haat, New Delhi
  • How to reach: Catch a Yellow line metro for INA. From INA, Sarojini is walking distance away. However, you can also take a rickshaw/auto ride for the same.
  • Nearest Bus stop: INA

Lajpat Nagar

Yet another popular shopper’s paradise, Lajpat Nagar market is a household name in terms of the best markets for shopping. Fancied by female shoppers of all ages, this market is a small version of Sarojini nagar market. Here also you can buy cheap items pertaining to household, personal and other use. Another thing that attracts shoppers to this place is the astonishingly beautiful Mehandi, the local street vendors apply. From stuff like latest fashion clothing and accessories to the home essentials, here you can find everything at reasonable prices. If you are good at bargaining, then your skill will be an icing to the cake i.e. your shopping experience will get twofold.

General information (Things you should know before visiting)

  • Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Closed on: Monday
  • Location: Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
  • How to reach: Take a Violet line metro to Lajpat Nagar. The market is at walking distance from the metro station.

Chandni Chowk

Structured in different lanes, the old Delhi shops in Chandni Chowk are indeed a marvel in itself that has been popular since the Mughal era. The narrow alleys and endless lanes of shops can overwhelm anyone. Despite this, people prefer to shop in this place as it has a variety of good stuff that is sold at reasonable prices. One can find traditional clothes, books, trendy fashion accessories, electrical items, home decoration items among a plethora of items. Make sure not to forget tasting famous and authentic old Delhi food when you are here. The shops in Chandni Chowk in spite of being small and congested have some of the best collection of stuff that gives competition to the designer ones.

General information (Things you should know before visiting)

  • Timings: 11 AM to 9 PM
  • Closed on: Sunday
  • Location: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
  • How to reach: Catch a Yellow line metro from Rajiv Chowk to Chandni Chowk.

Janpath Market

Heaven for bargainers, Janpath is the second most-preferred markets after Sarojini Nagar. Here you can buy quality stuff at lower prices that don’t burn a hole in your pocket. Your bargaining skills can land you good deals on a variety of goods. Janpath market is popular for paintings, handicrafts, shoes, leather articles, Incense sticks and exotic perfumes, hippy clothes, imitation jewelry, brassware etc.

General information (Things you should know before visiting)

  • Timings: 11 AM to 8 PM
  • Closed on: Sunday
  • Location: Connaught place, New Delhi
  • How to reach: Take a blue line Metro for Rajiv Chowk and head to the F-Block. Janpath market is walking distance away from F-Block.
  • Nearest Bus stop: Janpath Market

Dilli Haat

Based on the concept of small village markets, Dilli Haat is a budget-friendly market place where you can buy good quality items at reasonable rates. The place is different from other markets in Delhi as here you get to experience an intricate blend of music, festivities, food, and culture among others. Delhi Haat is your one-stop destination if you want to buy paintings, saris, pottery, furniture and other stuff indicating Indian heritage.

General information (Things you should know before visiting)

  • Timings: 11 AM to 10 PM
  • Closed on: Open all days of the week.
  • Location: Shri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi
  • How to reach: Take a Yellow line metro for INA and walk to the place. You may also opt for auto/rickshaws.
  • Nearest Bus stop: INA

Chor Bazaar

The notoriously popular thrift shop in the entire city, Chor Bazaar is a market that is organized only on Sunday. If you want to buy expensive foreign stuff like clothes, shoes, perfumes, cameras etc (branded items included) at cheapest prices, then this is your go-to place. Be sure to reach the place at the earliest as most of the good stuff gets sold by mid-day. Bargaining at Chor Bazaar can be called a birthright (only if you are good at it! I’m just kidding). Beware of the pickpockets and thieves as this place is full of it. The crowd can be a mood-killer for those who like to shop freely without being pushed by strangers. Despite that, one can discover amazing stuff here if only have enough patience and tolerance.

General information (Things you should know before visiting)

  • Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
  • Off: Monday to Saturday, Only opens up on Sundays
  • Location: Behind Red Fort, near Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
  • How to reach: You can either catch a Yellow line metro to Chandni Chowk and take an auto ride or catch a Violet line metro for Jama Masjid and head over to Gate 2 for the market.

Karol Bagh/ Gaffar Market

Famous for bridal shopping, the Karol Bagh market is truly a shopper’s paradise. Here one can almost find all kinds of stuff be it- electronics, fashion garments and accessories, leather goods, home usage items, personal or any other product. Gaffar market in Karol Bagh is a popular spot for purchasing imported electronic goods. At silver/bank Street, you can find artificial jewelry as well as ones at cheaper rates. If you are into luxury shopping, then you can also purchase quality goods from the showrooms nearby.

General information (Things you should know before visiting)

  • Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Closed on: Monday
  • How to reach: Take a metro for Karol Bagh (Blue line). The place is walking distance away.
  • Nearest Bus stop: Karol Bagh

Palika Bazaar

The popular underground market, Palika Bazaar is a fully air-conditioned street style market that lures shoppers from every corner of the city for quality goods sold at reasonable prices. Mostly known as a hub for purchasing electronic goods at a lesser price, vendors in Palika also sell trendy fashion garments, bags, accessories, traditional jewelry, among other items. Not only this, there are many tattoo shops in the market where you can get inked at an affordable price. Palika Bazaar is a good option when you want to hone your bargaining skills.

General information (Things you should know before visiting)

  • Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Closed on: Sunday
  • Location: Connaught place, New Delhi
  • How to reach: Catch a metro for Rajiv Chowk and head towards the F-block. Palika bazaar is walking distance away from the F-block side of metro station.

So next time you are in the city, do not forget to have a stupendous shopping experience at these markets. No need to worry about the budget when you can purchase all kinds of goods at lower or at decent prices. The charm of these budget-friendly markets in Delhi is such that you will yearn to visit these again and again.

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