Dwarka: Sector 6 is a place populated by thousands and is overflowing with people in its nooks and crannies. With apartment buildings mushrooming all around, the people living here need a diversely stocked market to suit their basic needs and the Sector 6 market offers the best solution. It is in a constant state of motion with scooters and autos sliding past you every time you go there.
Reaching this market is a simple task. It lies just opposite the Sector 10 Market, on the DDA Crossing. The nearest metro station(s) are the Sector 10 & 11 metro stations and when you get down from there, it’s just a 30 rupees rickshaw ride to your destination.
The shops here are versatile and continuous. There is no dearth of products to match one’s needs. The whole building or ‘plaza’ (and adjoining building) has to be everyone’s favourite shopping area. From street-side setups selling shirts, t-shirts, jeans in unrefined sizes for as low as 30 rupees to refined multi-brand retail boutiques, this market certainly pleases all the seasoned buyers as well as your frantic last-minute shopaholics. For retail boutiques, go to Krishna Garment Store which sells branded clothes from Van Heusen and other big brands. The store also offers uniforms of all the major schools in Dwarka for the little ones.
This market is known to be a foodie’s hub. The vast stretched market has modest places serving tasty desi as well as desi versions of different food items. The highlights have to be the momo and kathi roll joints that open up in the evenings, serving not just the regular chicken and veg momos but also variants like chilly chicken momos and chilly paneer momos etc. They have also ventured into serving noodles and chowmein to boost business.
The kathi roll joints aren't too far behind with innovative combinations and yummy fillings. 'Kolkata Kathi Rolls' is one of our favourite joints. Now when it comes to food & sweets, who doesn't love a bit of healthy competition, eh? Here’s introducing the well-known Aggarwal Sweets & the recently opened New Raja Sweets! They have set up shop bang opposite each other, leaving customers spoiled for choice & giving their workers an incentive to better themselves every day. This competition exists because their menus are nearly identical.
Whether it's about the best Gulab Jamun or the best Chhole Bhature made right in front of your eyes in huge woks, these two places will always have the competitive edge, but the one thing that remains constant is their delicious food.
Another favourite of ours is the fresh & frozen food shop, selling anything & everything to stock in your freezer for a rainy day as well as serving hot fresh dishes to walk-in customers. They have the best-fried finger food at pocket-friendly prices; therefore this place is an absolute must-visit. In the evening the place is swarming with chuski vendors, and you have to go and try some.
A multitude of offerings
Now when it comes to the main use of a market which is to cater to the needs of household appliances and everyday amenities, this market has everything. Mugs, Tupperware, stools - wooden & plastic, plastic toys, buckets, mocks, brushes, foils, tiffin boxes, school bags, notebooks & basically everything made in China.
The Shri Balaji General Store has a well-stocked range of diverse appliances. Mobile shops offer everything for the tech frenzy lot including mobiles & repairs etc. The back alleys are almost a sort of flea market selling all the aforementioned stuff at attractive prices.
The Sector 6 market thus, is a hub for a lot of activity, with teens hanging out and eating chuski, momos while returning from their tuitions to bargaining aunties who always have their way!