We know that it can be a damn shame to get all wired to go on a shopping spree, and then have to cancel. Here’s a handy list of which Delhi markets are closed on which day to help you plan in advance.

Sarojini Nagar

sarojiniClosed on: Monday

Our favourite haunt on any given day, the place remains closed on Monday. Although, on the other hand, the best day to go is on Tuesday, since all the new stock comes in then. If you do end up going on a Monday, you’ll get secondhand and stolen things for 20 bucks and less. Read everything we know here. 

Where: Main Market, Sarojini Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

NOIDA Sector 18

Closed on: Tuesday

From Colonel’s Kebabs to Kaffiiaa, from Burbee’s to Nizam’s Kathi, we are bowled over by Noida’s Sector 18 market. They have a lot of electronic stores and other pop-ups, which are closed on Tuesdays.

Where: Noida Sec 18

Nearest Metro Station: Noida Sec 18

Connaught Place/Janpath

Connaught-place-inner-circle-2Closed on: Sunday

One of the funnest markets to traverse is the Tibetan Market in Janpath, and you’ll find it shut on Sundays. Some of the restaurants in Connaught Place remain closed in the mornings and sleepily open during the evenings, but it’s better to give it a miss.

Where: Connaught Place, Central Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk/Janpath

Chandni Chowk

Closed on: Sunday

While you have to miss out on Nai Sadak’s book market on a Sunday, you can check out the book bazaar and the chor bazaar during the mornings. Read everything about Chandni Chowk here. 

Where: Chandni Chowk, Delhi-06

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Khan Market

khanClosed on: Sunday

Though the restaurants are usually open {Yay! More Big Chill for us}, you’ll find the smaller stalls and stores closed on Sunday. Our Khan Market Hood Guide may help you out.

Where: Khan Market, Humayun Rd, Pandara Flats

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Kamla Nagar

Closed on: Monday

Our favourite when it comes to shopping on tiny student budgets, Kamla Nagar is the place where new restaurants are constantly pop up.

Where: Roop Nagar, Kamla Nagar Main Road

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar

GK 1 M Block

GK-1-M-BLOCK-MARKET1Closed on:  Tuesday

Just like how GK1 M Block is just not traversable on weekends, you’ll find a ghost town thereabouts on a Tuesday. This sucks for all the college goers around the area, but hey, give them a rest okay?

Where: M Block, GK1

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

GK 2 M Block

Closed on: Tuesday 

Again, while most restaurants will be open, the offices and smaller stores are usually closed on a Tuesday. GK 2 Hood Guide is here to help.

Where: GK 2, M Block

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Jwalaheri Market

jwalaheriClosed on: Wednesday

This market is one of those typically unorganised Delhi shopping hubs, where you have to look closely for what you need, because there’s just too much to choose from! Jwalaheri can be a lot of fun, as we found out here.

Where: Jwalaheri Market, Paschim Vihar

Nearest Metro Station: Paschim Vihar West

Karol Bagh

Closed on: Monday

One of the oldest markets of the city that keep us going back for the chaos, Punjabi tailoring shops and jewellery stores. Gaffar market has a bunch of imported goods to check out. Karol Bagh FTW!

Where: Karol Bagh

Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh

Nehru Place

Nehru-1Closed on: Sunday

Usually, Nehru Place is closed on Sundays, but you can find some loitering salesmen with cables, microphones et al, as well as some smaller shops that will sell you phone covers. The majority of the electronic work is stalled on a Sunday.

Where: Nehru Place

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Kailash Colony

Closed on: Tuesday

While college students keep hanging out around the area even when it’s closed, if you’re looking for a grocery or fruit guy, they’ll probably be at home sleeping on a Tuesday.

Where: Kailash Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Central Market, Lajpat Nagar

lajpatClosed on: Monday

Asia’s largest place for salwars and suits, we keep going for the summery vibrant prints and the shops full of fancy kolhapuris and flats. You’ll only find the churanwala and restaurants open in Lajpat Nagar on a Monday, though.

Where: Pushpa {Central} Market, Feroze Gandhi Marg, Lajpat Nagar II

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar


Closed on: Tuesday

This sweet little market has stayed on amongst all the malls that have come and gone. We love to talk about the new things that keep making their way here. But we suggest a day other than Tuesday to visit.

Where: 28, 1001, Sector 30 M Wide Rd, DLF Phase IV, Sector 28

Nearest Metro Station: IIFCO Chowk