Best time to visit11:00 AM 2:00 PM
Open hours8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Things to doBuy books More details: The nearest metro stations are the Chandni Chowk and the Chawri Bazaar.
Also known as the Sunday Market, this is a weekly market that only opens on Sundays on the footpaths which are almost covered with books. It seems like it is the busiest day for the book sellers while everyone else have retired after a weeks work. It is an attractive experience even if you are not a book lover. Novels are a specialty of this market. Books are mostly sold in a kilogram rate which is very uncommon if you take a look at other markets. The other good part is that the place is at a close proximity to attractions such as the Jama masid.
Places to stay near Daryaganj Old Book Market
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The Sunday Kitab Market has colossal collection of books at inexpensive prices. Come Sunday mornings, when all the shops are closed, rows of booksellers invoke itself magically on Asaf Ali Marg. Lanes stretching from Delight Cinema and Jama Masjid all the way to Delhi Gate, lay embellished with books. You will find incredible and rare books at prices that will make you gasp.
Known to have begun around 1964, the weekly book market at Old Delhi’s Daryaganj is said to be one of the oldest regular book markets of the city. The book market stretches westward from this point along Jawaharlal Nehru Marg (the southern border of Old Delhi) and northward on Bahadur Shah Jafar Road (which bisects Old Delhi from Darya Ganj). The market is set on the narrow footpaths and cramped streets of Daryaganj only on Sundays. This market is practically a treasure for book lovers because of availability of second hand books in good shape and at reasonable prices.