Delhi: No 'bustling markets of Delhi' list is complete without the mention of Karol Bagh. This is one of the oldest markets in Delhi to carry this tag. Before the mega malls came in, for decades, all shopping plans of Delhiites lead to Karol Bagh. This old middle-class shopping favorite, which offered something for everyone, has taken the influx of malls in its stride and even today it remains flushed with shoppers.
Karol Bagh carries an unflinching reputation of being one of the best and ever buzzing markets for wedding shopping. Along with that, it is also a food lover's paradise. Karol Bagh is a complete package that offers a lot to fill your shopping bags.
From roadside flea markets offering you apparel at cheap prices to big-budget showrooms for branded clothes, from junk and fake jewelry found in narrow lanes to expensive and designer jewelry, Karol Bagh has got it all. Also, it offers a scope for bargaining at almost every stop so you need to keep your game up.
Along with shopping, Karol Bagh is also your answer to requirements such as mobile and electronics, bike or car modification, and much more. Some famous branches of Karol Bagh include Gaffar market, Tank Road, Karol Bagh main Market, and the Book Market. With the connectivity of the Blue line metro, it becomes an easy task for shopping lovers to reach this market.
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If you are coming on the Blue line of the metro train, which many do, the Karol bagh market starts the moment you step out of the station. The entrance of the market holds a small flea market with roadside shops selling clothes, footwear, and fashion jewelry. If you do not wish to walk, you can easily hop on an E- rickshaw and reach your destination comfortably.
A few steps in and you'll start having glimpses of what all this place has to offer, ranging from clothes and footwear to lip-smacking food. There are also custom shops that sell branded clothes at very affordable prices. For years these vendors are selling all kinds of items that are supposedly seized by the customs and which are usually high-end products.
In-between all of this, you will come across a dry fruit shop by the name of 'Roopak'. It is one of the oldest and most famous places to buy your dry fruits and species from.
It is natural to get exhausted while roaming around in the market and shopping. At such point, to quench your thirst and feed your hunger, Punjab Sweet Corner is the place for you to try out. The Chole Bhature and Pao Bhaji this place offers will definitely stay with you even after your shopping spree ends. Also, another must-visit place to visit in Karol Bagh is the very famous 'Roshan di Kulfi'. The chaats, lassi and kulfi of Roshan's have earned a high reputation for themselves, and rightfully so.
Going further ahead, you'll enter the Gaffar market, a famous wholesale electronics market of Delhi. Whether you want to get your phone or laptop repaired, buy new electronics accessories or buy some second hand gadget, it is again, a one-stop destination. Gaffar market attracts tech lovers who want to purchase phones and laptops at cheap prices.
Another famous attractions of the place are the Ajmal Khan road which houses some very famous sarees shops. Then there is the Arya Samaj road which is a paradise for book lovers.
In the narrow streets of Karol Bagh, you will find a collection of handicrafts and handlooms. You can buy handcrafted statues and paintings for home decor. This place is also famous for bike and car lovers, where you can buy accessories to modify your vehicle at low prices. If you want a bike for rent, there are a number of outlets that give you this option. Moreover, you can also purchase old and vintage bikes here.
Karol Bagh is one of the busiest markets in Delhi and is famous for its diversity in terms of what it offers. Visit there will be tiring and exciting at the same time and one thing we are sure of is that you won't get back from this place empty handed. And you would surely be back for more.