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Best Street Shopping Markets In Delhi & What They’re Famous For

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Shopping in Delhi? Our beloved town has street markets like no other city. The bustling crowd, the lively vibe, the scrumptious food, and, most importantly, the soul-pleasing shopping sprees—we've got it all. Keeping in mind our love for the streets, here are Delhi’s best street shopping markets.

Janpath

When it comes to budget shopping, Janpath is where you can score everything amazing from ethnic wear, junk jewellery, embroidered handbags, footwear, clothing, and so much more at dirt cheap prices. Do work on your bargaining skills, though—you’ll need them at every corner.

Nearest metro station: Janpath (violet line), Rajiv Chowk (yellow/blue line).

Timings: 11 AM to 8 PM, It's open on all days but some Tibetan Market stores may be closed on Sunday.

Pro-TipDo check out the Tibetan market or Gujarati market also.

Chandni Chowk

The famous shopping hub of Chandni Chowk has got too many hidden gems. There’s everything from saris to silver, stationery to accessories, and home decor to electronic products to be bought at lower than market prices. We've got a guide here that won't let you get lost or confused. To appreciate best the architectural finesse of the place, have a fancy meal at this haveli.

Nearest metro station: Chandni Chowk (yellow line).

Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM, Closed on Sunday

Pro-TipThere'll be a lot of walking, so wear comfy shoes. There’s so much breathtaking ancient architecture in this area, you’re bound to forget which time period you’re actually living in. 

Sarojini Nagar

The cheap-yet-stylish merch found at Sarojini Nagar largely goes unparalleled. You’ll find everything—from cute tops to all-out dresses, export surplus, cartoon and anime printed tees, suede bags, leather shoes, hipster shades, and cool belts. It's easy to get confused in this huge market. So, keep this Sarojini guide handy. And hey, this place is as much for guys as it is for girls! 

Nearest metro station: Sarojini Nagar (pink line).

Timings: 11 AM to 8 PM, Closed on Monday (While major stores will be shut, you will see smaller temporary stands doing business on Monday too).

Pro-Tip: Try not going on weekends. It's massively crowded (kinda intimidating too).

Lajpat Nagar

Affordable fabrics, garments, textiles, food, electronics and everything else that makes up our modern life can be bought or consumed at the Lajpat Nagar market. You’ll also be able to score Sabyasachi-inspired borders and trimmings, imitation jewellery, and budget home decor products. And please don’t leave without having Dolma Aunty momos. 

Nearest metro station: Lajpat Nagar (violet/pink line).

Timings: 11 AM to 8 PM, Closed on Monday

Pro-Tip: Parking is a major problem here so, we suggest taking public transport.

Jwala Heri

The unplanned market covers a massive area in West Delhi and has food, lifestyle, and culture alike. This is a great destination for your day-to-day products (utensils, homeware etc.) to fashion tidbits like laces, decorative borders, jewellery, dupatta, fabrics and more. Make sure your wallet’s stacked when you go here, you’re going to want to buy everything.

Nearest metro station: Paschim Vihar West (green line)

Timings: 10 AM to 7:30 PM, Closed on Wednesday

Pro-Tip: Do not forget to explore all the gallis (you might have to walk a lot but it'll be worth it).

GK1, M Block

This is a shopper’s paradise from the moment you enter. From sturdy handbags, inspired by the likes of Prada and Gucci to pretty wedding clutches to everyday kurtas, blouses and palazzos, there’s a world to choose from. The price range is a tad higher, but so is the variety and quality of items. 

Nearest metro station: Greater Kailash (magenta line).

Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM, Closed on Tuesday

Pro-Tip: You can score trendy apparel here at reasonable prices if you bargain well.

Kamla Nagar Market

North Campus students’ favourite hang-out spot, Kamla Nagar is where broke college students head to when shopping at Zara or H&M seems like a distant dream. If you want regular kurtas and kurtis for your wardrobe, there are a few stores where you can score them at a good price. You can even pick up silver jewellery, hair accessories, and sunglasses here. In case you don't want to hit up the mainstream store here, check out this guide

Nearest metro station: Vishwavidyalaya (yellow line)

Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM, Closed on Monday

Pro-Tip: You might face parking issues so, we suggest you use public transport.

Monastery Market

Hidden under the ISBT Shahdara Link Flyover is a shopping haven called the Monastery market. From comfy summer tanks, t-shirts, formal shirts, trousers and jeans to winter woollens and leather jackets, you’ll find it all in this Tibetan market—that too at affordable rates. It's super popular for its menswear though. The price range for shirts began at INR 300 and, for trousers at INR 700 - you can always bargain and get it for lower than that. 

Nearest metro station: Kashmere Gate

Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM, Closed on Monday

Pro-Tip: Entry to the place is easy to miss; you’ve got to keep an eye out for its gate. 

Katran Bazaar

Katran Bazaar in Mangolpuri (near Rohini) is a huge street market that has stalls that sell everything from fabric and dress material, to night-suits, suit-sets, kurtas, bed linen, and much, much more. All the stuff here is priced super low. Cotton fabrics start at INR 100 per metre, borders here at INR 20 per metre, and bedsheets can be bought at INR 300. 

Nearest metro station: Peeragarhi 

Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM, Open on all days except the 28th of every month.

Pro-Tip: If you buy more pieces/fabrics in bulk, they'll be happy to give you discounts.

Gaffar Market

Famous for the plethora of mobile cover vendors and gadget repair shops, Gaffar Market is the electronics nucleus of the town. You’ll find phones, laptops, TVs, music systems, gaming consoles and anything else at a cheaper than market price. There are also the usual street food suspects like aloo chaat, golgappas, and papdi chaat. Also, don’t dare miss the famous Raviraj Di Kulfi - it lives up to its name. Here’s a little heads up on what to do in Gaffar Market

Nearest metro station: Karol Bagh (blue line).

Timings: 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Closed on Monday

Pro-Tip: If you are visiting the market for the first time, make sure to take someone along who is a regular to Gaffar in order to avoid getting duped. 

Matka Market

Located near Sarojini Nagar Bus Depot on AK Roy Marg is the Matka Market. It's got a variety of home decor items all made out of clay. It is a whole lane of potters who live on this street and sell different items like blue Jaipuri pots and vases, diyas (12 for INR 10), and terracotta lamps (INR 150) and black Manipuri matkas too.

Nearest metro station: AIIMS or Sarojini Nagar 

Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM, Open on all days and stays open till 3 AM when closer to Diwali.

Pro-Tip: They can customise designs from scratch. If you have an idea for a cool planter or lamp, hit them up.

Majnu Ka Tila

Authentic Tibetan and Korean foodbudget ways to add glam to your wardrobe, all the way to clothes, shoes, accessories and more, Majnu Ka Tila has everything you need to spend a busy day out with your BFF. Hit up any of the laphing, momo, or thukpa places (there are plenty).

Nearest metro station: Vidhan Sabha (yellow line). 

Timings: 11 AM to 7 PM, Open on all days

Pro-Tip: You'll test your bargaining skills here to score clothing at affordable prices.

Sadar Bazar

One of the biggest wholesale markets in town, Sadar Bazar is a labyrinth packed with street food, shopping and lifestyle. You’ll find almost anything you’re looking for here—be it props for your next house party, your next seven pairs of jeans, crockery or even the next hi-tech gadget. This place is also a paapdi chaat and kachori heaven, so get ready to stuff your face.

Nearest metro station: Tis Hazari (red line), RK Ashram (blue line), Chandni Chowk (yellow line).

Timings: 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Closed on Sunday

Pro-Tip: Keep your phone and cash safely because the market is highly congested.

Paharganj Market

This market is a major haunt for all budget travellers but Paharganj has a lot more to offer too! From affordable leather chappals or boots during winter to patch-work bags, ceramics and hippie haram pants, you'll find it all. While you're here, don't forget to check out Vishal Footwear, Patil Handicrafts, and these stores.

Nearest metro station: RK Ashram (blue line).

Timings: 10:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Closed on Monday

Brahmaputra Market

Nestled in sector 29, Noida, this market is one of the most happening places to shop and eat. A tangled maze of vendors that is a foodie's dream, offering anything from mouthwatering gol gappas to tasty kebabs. It's a hangout spot for all ages and comes alive in the evenings.

Nearest metro station: Botanical Gardens and Golf Course

Timings: 9 am to 11 pm

Pro-Tip: Parking is a hassle, so avoid getting your car here if possible.

Pro Tip

If you love shopping but don't want to step out of the house, then check out Nykaa's extensive footwearethnic wear, and jewellery