Street Style: A Guide To Delhi’s Vibrant Street Markets

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Delhi's Street Markets

Street Style: A Guide To Delhi’s Vibrant Street Markets

‘Delhi’- the word often brings to mind the image of a vibrant, buzzing city; a cornucopia of culture and experience. Perhaps one more thing that Delhi is remembered by is its bustling shopping streets serving to every fancy of its frenzied shoppers. If you are lusting over a pair of rainbow-coloured jutti, or a pair of peacock jhumkis, or just want a wardrobe makeover, look no further than these shopping havens in the city. Check out the list of Delhi’s street markets and go shopping without burning a hole in your pocket.


Delhi's Street Markets janpath
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The central shopping hub for Delhiites, this market boasts of a wide array of tops, dresses, palazzos, as well as funky accessories and junk jewellery. But yes, do not forget to bargain!

While you are here: check out some of the drool-worthy restaurants and cafes in nearby Connaught Place.

Sarojini Nagar Market

Delhi's Street Markets Sarojini nagar
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A big favorite among the seasoned shoppers for the impeccable variety of outfits in cheap prices that you can find here, head out to this one, for your shopping fix, but be armed with pro bargaining skills!

While you are here: refill your energy with the famous pakoras and moong dal laddu nearby.

Lajpat Nagar Market

Delhi's Street Markets lajpat nagar
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Your answer for ethnic trousseau and materials- if you have a wedding to attend in the near future, this is the best place for all your shopping needs. Spoil yourself with the extensive collection of readymade clothes and exquisite fabrics for that perfect desi avatar.

While you are here: Try the famous Dolma Aunty Momos or the Tandoori Vodka Momos at Amar Colony.

Karol Bagh

Delhi's Street Markets Karol Bagh
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One of the oldest markets of Delhi, this is the one stop shop for all your shopping needs-from ethnic wear to jewellery to electronics to books; you will be spoilt for choice here!

While you are here: from Aloo Tikkis to corn-on-the-cobs, there is a variety of food options to satisfy every taste bud!

Chandni Chowk

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How can one be on a shopping spree and miss Chandni Chowk? This gem in old Delhi is your perfect choice for grand lehengas, sarees and other bridal wear.

The nearby Khari Baoli market (Asia’s largest wholesale spice market)  is a treat for the all the senses, with the vibrant colours of dry fruits and spices stacked in heaps forming a backdrop against the crowd, and the aroma of the spices filled in the air. Do visit for spices, dry fruits and other foodstuffs at wholesale rates.

For electronics and electrical items at wholesale rates, head to Bhagirath Palace.

While you are here: do sample the street food here, from the tikkis of Natraj Bhalle Wala to the Chhole Kulche to the Rabdi and the piping hot Jalebi. You might even ditch your shopping for this! 😛

Tilak Nagar

The oldest shopping destination for west-Delhi patrons for budget-friendly clothes and shoes, you will also find a great deal of shops selling bags and luggage. Perhaps consider this place to buy one trolley for your epic trip!

While you are here: you have plenty of eating options, from chaat to kulfi to roadside dhabas serving north Indian food.

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-Written By Vinita Srinivasan


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