Best time to visit11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Things to doshopping
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesFriends, Solo, Couples, Families
Rank56 out of 370 attractions in New Delhi
Once you have stepped out of the New Delhi Railway Station, just on the other side of the road is the entrance to one of the most chaotic markets of the city. The Paharganj market is always brimming with people and shopkeepers from upscale to hawker stalls. This market is mainly meant for people who can bargain very well. You get a variety of stuffs over here. The main things that you get here are clothes, handloom bags, handicrafts, handmade jewelry, new and old books. There are also shops selling other fabrics, designer clothes, cushion covers and bed sheets. Another thing to be mentioned are about the shops selling incense sticks with the best fragrances you can get in other places. This is basically a neighborhood market and haggling with the sellers is what comes in need out here.
Places to stay near Paharganj
Reviews of Paharganj • 8
1. Drink in Paharganj
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3. 7 pm
Paharganj is popular with backpackers and foreign tourists looking for crazy deals on unique products.
Superb place for a cheap stay. Got room for 3 of us for 600 Rs per day. Plus amazing street food and pretty clean for first timers.
When you think of Delhi one instantly imagines Connaught Place with its colonnaded pillars and Lutyen architecture. But for me the real Delhi is dancing on the streets of Pahar Ganj, a vibrant crazy place near New Delhi Station. The main street around the main bazaar is a color riot as there’s so much happening in its tiny nooks and crannies. The best part about this street is the abundance of terrace restaurants with their homely tea and spicy food. Even though it’s a popular traveler hang out I’m always mystified by the buzzing activity of its shopkeepers, balloon sellers, touts, beggars and the ubiquitous residents. The streets remind me of an era long gone and some of the old buildings and mosques make for great vintage photography.
The neighbourhood is a must visit in Delhi. From its interesting population mix, to the fashion and accessory buys, if Delhi was to have a hippie, free love association neighbourhood, this would be it. Roam the streets, take in the expat population, and stop for lunch at one of their many many many restaurants. LBB recommends Sam’s Cafe and Kathmandu Cafe. Where: Paharganj, Central Delhi Price: Meal for one at Sam’s and Kathmandu Cafe is at INR 350-400