Delhi’s 10 Best Street Shopping Markets & What They’re Famous For

Tushar posted on 23 January

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 10 best street shopping markets.

Before you make your plan, make sure to check here that market isn't closed that day.

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.

Pro-Tip: Do check out the Tibetan market or Gujarati market. 

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

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Janpath Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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    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 Sabhyasachi-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).

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    Lajpat Nagar 2, New Delhi

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      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! 

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

      Nearest metro station: Sarojini Nagar (pink line).

      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, do have fancy meal at this haveli.

      Pro-Tip: There'll be a lot of walking, so do wear some 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. 

      Nearest metro station: Chandni Chowk (yellow line).

      Majnu Ka Tila

      Authentic Tibetan and Korean food, budget 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),

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      New Aruna Nagar, Majnu Ka Tilla, New Delhi

        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)

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        Jwalaheri Village, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi

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          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, 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).

          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-y clutches to everyday kurtas, blouses and palazzos, there’s a world to choose from. Price range is a tad higher, but so is the variety and quality of items. 

          Nearest metro station: Greater Kailash (magenta line).

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          Block A, Sector 4, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi

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            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’s 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 Ghaffar Market.

            nearest metro station: Karol Bagh (blue line).