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Shopping in New Delhi

Shopping in New Delhi is all about splurging and indulging yourself as the city is known as a shopper’s paradise and one can really get confused where to shop from and what to shop for. So here’s guide from where you can start and build up on that.

The main shopping area of the city is Connaught Place which has some branded shops as well as street market selling everything from books to artificial jewellery to posters among other titbits.

Another market in CP (as it is popularly known) is Janpath. The market is equally popular with tourists, college students and the local people who are looking for budget shopping. The market is famous for its various products like ethnic wear, junk and silver jewellery, cotton garments, and antiques choose from the wide variety of shoes like jutis, mojris, Indian artefacts, and decorative items.

Located along the western side of Janpath from the Imperial Hotel to Connaught Place is another famous market known as Tibetan Market. The market is famous for its wide collection of antiques, designer wooden lamps, miniatures, and Buddhist Tangkhas. Tibetan Market along with Janpath is an ideal place to bargain for stuff.

If you further want to bargain for goods then head to Palika Bazaar the underground air conditioned market is located below the inner circle of Connaught Place, which although famous for electronics, offers the shopper a wide variety of products from reasonably priced jeans, trendy western and traditional apparel, bags, and cosmetics among various other things. The market is a favourite retreat with tourists as it is a popular for bargain prices. Your expertise at bargaining can lead you to some good products at a fairly low price.

Karol Baugh market is more traditional market of the New Delhi and one can find diverse product range at the market. If you want to buy authentic Pahsmina shawls or stoles in various hues and shades then head to Ajmal Khan Road in Karol Baugh. Looking for imported stuff like cosmetics, watches, cell phones and footwear then your best bet is Gaffar Market.

Similarly if you are looking for bridal jewellery and special bridal saris then you must visit the Bank Street for all the variety in saris as well as gold jewellery. In addition to the markets listed, Karol Baugh offers a wide selection of fabrics from the rich array of cotton, silk, woollens, or even synthetics or one can buy stylish readymade garments in the. Use your bargaining skills and get your favourite pick either from sari or an evening gown.

Other than these markets one can visit the exclusive Hauz Khas village, Santushti Complex, South Extension market and Khan Market. Each one is unique in their products and their design.

Hauz Khas village is a must visit for its designer Indian clothing boutiques, art galleries and furniture shops, It is also a good place to find some old Bollywood posters. One must visit Dastkar for various handicrafts.

If you are looking for bejewelled men’s sherwanis or fashionable kurtas in bridal wear then a visit to Santushti complex in Chanakyapuri is a must.

Your visit to New Delhi is incomplete if you didn’t stopover at one of the popular shopping destinations of south in the city — Khan Market. Crowded by shopaholics, shopping at the market is fun as there are wide varieties of showrooms along with cafes to have a casual chat with your friends.

In addition to these high end markets you can check out various state emporia on the Baba Kharak Singh Marg and the Central Cottage Industries Emporium off Connaught Place. You can also check the crafts museum near Pragati Maidan and Dilli Haat for the taste of the country. Dilli Haat is famous for terracotta pots, metal ware, leather products, fabrics, and hand-woven saris.

If you are looking for a more modern shopping experience then you can visit to the various malls sprinkled over the city and the nearby places. Some of the popular malls are Ansal’s Plaza (the first mall that was established in Delhi), Select City Walk, Since all the markets have different closing days it is advisable to check with the locals before visiting any market.

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