Delhi has always been among the most significant trading centres of India where you can always find localities which served as the markets for Delhi in the medieval era. Today, they are part of the metropolitan city – Delhi. Now, some of the areas serve as wholesale markets whereas some other areas serve as retail markets. Every market has its own ambiance and style through which they attract their customers. In fact exploration of the markets of Delhi are one of the best ways of knowing the city.
There are places in Delhi where the shops are tidily put together in a very neat order so that you may find things that you want easily. Then there are places where the shops may not follow a particular order, yet they look attractive all the same. Though it seems somewhat exaggerated, it can be safely said that shops of Delhi offer almost everything that can be sold and purchased under the sun. Most of the tourists visiting Delhi have a things-to-do list in which shopping is a top priority. There are some of the best shopping malls of India in Delhi, where you can easily spend your entire day and money and still get the feeling that you have only skimmed the surface. These attractions are also among the best places to relax or hang out with your friends and family.
Popular Shopping Spots
» Connaught Place : Connaught Place is the horse shoe shaped market of Delhi which was designed by Robert Tor Russsel and W H Nicholls and was named after the Duke of Connaught. It was the largest in India at that point of time and is still among the most premier shopping destinations of Delhi where you can find a number of restaurants, food joints, shops, emporiums and cinema halls. There are two main parts of Connaught Place – Inner Circle and Janpath. All the international brands and the finest of shops are found in the Inner Circle whereas Janpath is considered to be a reasonably priced market. The Palika Bazar at Connaught Place is an underground super market where a huge variety of electronic goods and clothes can be bought at reasonable prices.
» Chandni Chowk : Located in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a market with its own distinct ambiance where the congested markets of the place have served the city for more than three centuries. There are historical landmarks galore in the market and the narrow streets continue to throw surprises, though you are also allowed to throw surprises at the shopkeepers by striking some of the best bargains by dealing tactfully with the shopkeepers.
» Dilli Haat : Located opposite the INA market, Dilli Haat is a Food and Crafts Bazaar which aims to serve as the one stop shop for the tourists visiting Delhi by offering them with a variety of art work and handicrafts of India as well as ethnic Indian cuisines.
» Other Shopping Spots : The list of popular shopping spots of Delhi do not end here. There are other important markets as well such as the Greater Kailash Market which, it is said, is a market for the rich. The M Block market here is renowned for the designer wear, accessories and and cosmetics. Exotic imported fruit from other parts of the world are also available here. The N Block market is famous for ethnic Indian wear, furnishings and crockery. Another market that is said to cater to the high and mighty is the South Extension part I and II and it has the showrooms and outlets of almost all the top international brands. Karol Bagh is also a buzzing commercial centre which is famous for its cotton yarn and embroidered garments, fashion stores and food joints.