Chilling In & Around CP? These Markets & Eateries Should Be On Your Radar

CP lies in the heart of Delhi and is a hub for eating, shopping and partying in Central Delhi. There is an endless list of restaurants, cafes and bars to check out. But CP is more than that.

Plan a day out in and around CP, and check out this list out for all the markets and touristy places that you can visit or check out here.

SHOPPING

Palika Bazaar

Palika Bazaar

Connaught Place, Delhi

It is an underground market located in CP. You can score amazing boots, jackets, coats and t shirts. Though slightly shady, you'll also locate shops that sell sex toys here. A bunch of stores here also sell utility gadgets like earphones, power banks, USBs etc for affordable rates, but we recommend that you thoroughly check them before buying.  

Janpath

Janpath

Connaught Place, Delhi

Janpath is famous for its Tibetan market and its Gujrati market. You will find cheap home decor and wall paintings in the Tibetan market, while if you are looking for handcrafted and hand embroidered items like bags, clothes, stoles, etc. Gujarati market is the place to be.

Shankar Market

Shankar Market

Connaught Place, Delhi

Shankar market is the place to be if you are looking to buy different fabric and cloth materials by the metre. There are a number of shops selling fabrics at amazing prices. This market also has readymade and semi-stitched suit pieces.

Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan

Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan

Connaught Place, Delhi
Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan is a state emporium with different states of India coming together in one place to sell their local handicrafts and goods.You'll find a range of products here including but not limited to Madhubani paintings, Pashmina shawls, wood carvings, Kutch embroidered work and exotic Darjeeling tea.

Cottage Emporium

Central Cottage Industries Emporium

Connaught Place, Delhi

The Cottage Emporium brings together different cultural handicraft traditions of India that are inspired by mythology and local folklore. They also keep having exhibitions and events on their premises, so if you are lucky enough you can catch one of the events as well.

Hanuman Mandir

Hanuman Mandir Complex

Connaught Place, Delhi

It is a temple believed to be there since the time of the Pandavas. Behind it is a small market that you can explore after you have visited the temple. The market has vendors selling bangles, bindis and hair accessories. The rows and rows of bangles make for a colourful treat to the eyes.

BKS Subway

Nomadic Haat At BKS Subway

Connaught Place, Delhi

The Baba Kharak Singh Marg Subway is a cool spot to have a gypsy market. You can get skirts, saris, junk jewellery, kurtas and dupattas. It also has handicraft items that have been made and painted by tribal communities. All this and more in a subway!

Flower Market

Flower Market

Connaught Place, Delhi

This flower market in CP has local, Indian and international flowers to shop from. You'll find photographers here trying to get the perfect shot for the gram because flowers amke everything look pretty. This market opens at 4am, and is one of those places you can visit if you are having an all night adventure.

Khan Market

Khan Market

Khan Market, Delhi

Khan market is one of the most expensive retail destinations not only in Delhi but in the whole of India. It has a number of eating places along with designer boutiques, sustainable labels, bookstores, home decor stores and cosmetic stores. 

HERITAGE

Agrasen Ki Baoli

Agrasen Ki Baoli

Mandi House, Delhi

Agrasen Ki Baoli is a 14th century structure attributed to the legendary Maharaja Agrasen to whom the Agarwal community owes its origins to. Despite being located right in the heart of Delhi, it does not abide with the chaos and you can come here with a book or headphones and chill.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Connaught Place, Delhi

It is one of the five observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. Most of the instruments here have an astronomical purpose. This is a great place to geek out as it perfectly blends history and science together.

National War Memorial

National War Memorial

India Gate, Delhi

The National War Memorial in the India Gate complex has been constructed to honour the heroes of our armed forces who sacrificed their life in the military operations post 1947. When here you can also go for boating near India Gate or grab some ice cream and cotton candy.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Connaught Place, Delhi

It is one of the most revered holy places for Sikhs from around the world, built for the 8th Sikh Guru - Guru Har Krishan. Its water tank is believed to have healing properties. If you do happen to visit this place, stay for the langar

National Museum

National Museum

The National Museum has artifacts and sculptures from the stone age till the modern period of history. Whether you are interested in weapons and warfare or you are an art student or just want to go back in the past, this place has something for everyone.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati Bhavan

President's Estate, Delhi

Built by the British as the Viceroy's residence, it is where the President lives today. You shouldn't miss the change of guards ceremony that happens here. Also, Rashtrapati Bhawan's beautiful Mughal gardens are thrown open to the public in spring, so make sure to not miss that.

ART & CULTURE

National Gallery Of Modern Art

National Gallery Of Modern Art

India Gate, Delhi

NGMA is a heaven for art and photography lovers. They display the works of a wide range of artists and painters from different eras. They usually have some exhibition always going on.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Connaught Place, Delhi

Delhi has a branch of Madame Tussauds London and it is located in our very beloved CP. Who needs to go to Mumbai to catch a glimpse of your favourite stars and celebrities when you can do it in Delhi? Though, the wax statues may not be able to give you autographs.

Mandi House

Mandi House

Mandi House, Delhi

It is the theatre hub of the capital. If you are someone who is even remotely interested in theatre and plays, go to Mandi House to watch a play. Some or the other play is always being performed. Hey, here's an offbeat date idea!

Dhoomimal Art Centre

Dhoomimal Gallery

Connaught Place, Delhi

It is a third generation art gallery started in 1937 by Ram Babu in order to promote the work of artists who are slowly forgotten in time ad are relatively lesser known. Art galleries are also very quiet in nature so they provide an escape from the noise of the city.

Egg Art Studio

Egg Art Studio

Egg Art Studio is an incubator for encouraging young and upcoming artists. They not only provide mentorship to artists, they also actively take up restoration works. You can also buy amazing artwork from them.

FOOD

Cafes

Caara Cafe

Janpath, Delhi

Cafes are a great place to catch up with your friends or even for a date with bae. Our favourites cafes in and around CP are - Caffe Tonino#AsheryCaara CafeFilmy Bar & CafeThe Art House Cafe. If you're willing to go the extra mile, check out Triveni Terrace Cafe in Mandi House. 

Check out more options here.

Bars & Restaurants

Teddy Boy

What better way to chill and unwind after work than getting a few drinks and letting loose?

Our favourites are Tales & SpiritsTeddy BoyPebble StreetEra Bar & LoungeDarzi Bar & Kitchen, and Master Of Malts.

Check out our curated list here.

State Bhawans

Craving for some comfort food from your home state? Don't worry; there are several state bhawans that serve amazing local state food at really affordable rates. We recommend that you head to these bhawans when you're feeling a little homesick.

Check out our curated list here.