This is the stretch where you can enjoy street shopping at its best. This lane is full of small stalls who where you mostly get garments and curios. The materials are mostly stock surplus and thus are sold at extremely cheap rates. The people who came and settled down here during partition and are refugees make a major part of the sellers. The other part is of those Tibetans who came down from their country due to the invasion of China. The Tibetan shops are where you get the best thangkas, curios, brassware and other Tibetan traditional articles. The shops here also sell a lot of pretty junk jewelry with semi- precious stones studded on them. The two qualities you have to have when coming here are firstly to be able to judge which are fake and which are genuine and also how to bargain patiently till you get your thing at the best rates. On the other side of the lane you will see various famous shops too.
Lajpat Nagar Central Market
Located in the Lajpat Nagar area, this is one of the main markets of New delhi. This is like a one- stop for all your big and small requirements. Starting from hi- end shops to colorful street side stalls. There are also a number of lovely eateries and restaurants around this market. There are henna or mehendi designers and appliers lined along this market and this is a special attraction here.
Hauz Khas Village
This restaurant in the village of the famous Hauz Khas has become popular since the time Delhi faced a sharp water crisis. When the tourist footfall started decreasing, the restaurant started pulling people back. As you reach the alley, it will be difficult for you to believe that such an awesome restaurant can be placed in a dingy lane. The lane has graffiti filled walls on both the sides and then you enter the beautiful two storey restaurant with an equally fantastic décor. The two things remarkable are the customer service on weekdays and the presentation of the food. The cutlery and utensils are incredibly stylish and the food is lip smacking too. They have a selected menu of drinks and food but all are tried and tested. Apart from just eating, you can also organize a formal meeting here with two laptops on a table along with the food. Yes! The space is just so cool. As the evening starts turning into a dark night, the party goers find their way in.
This is probably the largest and the oldest market that is there in Delhi for the past more than three centuries. This was the place where initially merchants from Turkey, Holland and other places used to visit during their business trips to India. The oldest merchants who have shops inside this market are known to have been carrying on the same business generations after generations. The true colors of Delhi can be enjoyed in this place. If you are a shopaholic then this is a must visit during your trip. The specialty of this place is that you feel like buying whatever you see out here. the main shops here are Dariba Kalan, known for pearl, gold and silver jewelry, Gulab Singh Johri Mal for attars or perfumes, Khari Baoli for spice shopping. The Kinari Bazaar is the zardosi den for all females and the Katra Neel for all kinds of fabrics. The Bhagirath Palace is Asias largest market of electronic goods and the Moti Bazar is famous for shawls and pearls.
Its the best place to experience a slice of life of the people of Delhi. The Dilli Haat at INA remains as one of the most popular places for shopping for Indian Handicrafts (at competitive prices as they are directly sold by the artistes). The atmosphere is very vibrant and you can get a taste of food delicacies from across the country. Do note that there is construction work underway due to which a small part of the complex is closed. You can face mild inconvenience.
Sarojini Nagar Market
The shopaholics den, Sarojini Market is the place where you get the trendiest clothes and accessories at unbelievably cheap prices. The reason for the magic is that these are all surplus exported materials or rejected export materials. You will also get branded stuffs at extremely cheap prices out here. Be it female fashion clothing or trendy winter wear, you name it and you get it. The market is also located in a very convenient location, thus, making it easier for everyone to come here. The Babu Market within this area is famous for the old sweet shops. The subzi Mundi here is known for the shops selling the best farm fresh quality vegetables. One thing that you should definitely keep in mind when you visit this place is that your bargaining skills are challenged over here. The more you bargain, the better is your shopping experience.
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.