During the pandemic times what we really missed was the joy of "Street shopping". Summer is almost here and college is about to re-open after a longggg wait. So, get up and go shopping, buy new clothes and other stuff and look stunning on the first day of your college or freshers. If you are a true SHOPAHOLIC, this article is only for you. Check out these top 5 pocket-friendly markets in Delhi.
1. Sarojini Nagar
This is the most famous market among people living in Delhi and out of Delhi. When we are talking about pocket-friendly markets Sarojini is a queen of markets in this category. If you're wondering why the Sarojini market attracts such a large number of people. It's because of the low prices, the huge scope of bargains and the huge variety of stuff this place offers. The market offers almost everything including ethnic and western clothes, jewellery, home decor, footwear, bags and more. Literally, this place has everything for everyone.
"When it comes to clothing, you need to explore a lot and that too smartly, because the market has cheap stuff as well as poor quality too. Also be ready to haggle for the price of your liking. Also same looking stuff is available in different qualities and prices at different shops. My friend spent Rs 50 for a T-shirt. As a result, you can imagine how much you can haggle, but make sure you bargain well" said Shrishti Sharma, Delhi University student.
Nearest metro station- Sarojini Nagar
Opening Hours: Daily except for Mondays.
2. Lajpat Nagar (Central Market)
The vibrant Lajpat Nagar market offers a fascinating Indian look. The market is among one of Delhi's oldest markets, and along with young people, it also attracts middle-class Indian consumers flocking to its roadside shops and showrooms. Popular things include Indian kurti tops and salwaar kameez outfits priced very reasonably. Make sure to bargain aggressively.
Nearest metro station: Lajpat Nagar and Vinobapuri
Opening Hours: Daily except for Mondays.
3. Janpath: Something for Everyone
This popular and colorful Delhi market caters to a wide range of tastes. You'll find stuff from all around India and Tibet here. You can find a variety of Junk jewelry, fashion, and tons of handicrafts to antique home decor items and even ittar and hookah shops. It's a terrific location to stock up on souvenirs to take home. However, you'll have to use all of your negotiating abilities to achieve a truly reasonable price.
"I love shopping and love this place too. You can buy stuff like, clothes, handicrafts, accessories, footwear, chunky jewelry, gift items and traditional Indian tunics" said Veenita Kaur a working woman and hardcore shopping addict.
Nearest Metro Station: Janpath, just off Connaught Place, in New Delhi.
Opening Hours: Daily except for Sundays.
4. Karol Bagh market
Visit Karol Bagh market is to buy clothes, home accessories, home furnishings, food items, and jewellery. If you are planning to try something new then you can surely explore this place. The Ajmal Khan Road and the Gaffar Market (very popular for it's electronic goods) are two shopping streets in the market This market is a treasure trove for young girls and is very popular with the students of nearby Janki Devi college.
Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh
Opening hours : Daily except Monday
5. Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat is a market that gives you a true vibe of Indian culture. It was designed to resemble a typical weekly village market known as a haat. It has a lovely ambiance with small thatched-roof homes and a village atmosphere. You can buy great vibrant and artificial jewelry, clothes, and a great variety of ear-rings. The market features a diverse range of handicrafts from across India, as well as cuisine and cultural and musical acts. It's still worth taking a look around.
"Very good place for shopping especially for ladies' jewelry and other accessories they can match with their any look. The place is full of tradition and artistic things. Most of the things such as earrings are handmade by artisans. If you are living in Delhi or planning to visit Delhi, do visit Dilli Haat" said Priyanka Vohra, student of Amity University.
Nearest Metro Station: Opposite INA Market, South Delhi
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays.