The Lajpat Nagar market is one of the busiest places in Delhi, a market that pops up in our head when we think of shopping and good food. It is the ideal location for shoppers on a tight budget because it is filled with shops, street vendors, and food vendors.
While you're there, you should also remember that, in contrast to other markets, the Lajpat Nagar Market's vendors will not go beyond the comfort zone of their bargained product, unlike Sarojini, where 80% cut worked like magic. Also, it is a mixed-use residential and retail area in South Delhi. Even the local businesses may shop there in one location.
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Many renowned brands are available on the outer side; there's a consecutive lane of brands. Although some stores allow for negotiation, others have set prices.
The market's location is convenient and well-connected to the rest of the city; the Lajpat Nagar metro station is nearby. Here, you get everything. It might be everything from clothing to home décor products to shoes, saris, cutlery, and other accessories. There is no way one could get bored in this extravaganza market. Anybody could spend their entire day here; there is never anything to explore in the market.
Numerous stores are there, along with some roadside establishments. We all love winters and the wedding season is here, a perfect call to get both worlds. There are also numerous restaurants here. This is the ideal location to have mehndi designs applied to one's hands.
Lajpat Nagar market is known for its wedding shopping; here, one can get ample varieties of ethnic wear, lehenga, sharara, Anarkali suit etc. The bridal jewellery, bride choodha, and beautiful kalleras are available at very reasonable prices.
If readymade clothes are not your cup of tea, and you want something unique, then shops are selling beautiful clothing pieces; the -varieties are enormous, and chances are high to getting confused with everything.
Roaming around in the market, one needs to eat something to refill their energy; Market place is also a foodies’ hub; the street food here is delicious and distinguished. The term 'Shop till you drop' truly lives up to this market. Here you can eat Dolma aunty momos to the infamous Ram Laddu that melts inside your mouth like cotton candy.
What is the point in visiting Lajpat Market if you haven't tried this momo? Dolma Aunty, the maker of the Dolma Aunty Momos. It started from Lajpat Nagar in a small stall and has since expanded to two shops. Most Delhi residents frequent this establishment because it serves a dish of warm, steamed momos along with copious amounts of chutney.
Next is the delicious Ram Laddu food corner, which started a humble beginning and has now transformed into a shop with a name on it offering mouth-watering laddu filled with green chutney and quite an ample amount of radish. Initiated with Ram Laddus only, the food joint also sells Gol Gappe and Papdi Chaat worth the try.
These are the two food stalls where one could find a huge crowd hovering around their shops because they haven't lost their taste, and yes, the price is pocket friendly. Eat at golden fiesta, try the Afghani burger and Afghani ice cream, sweet corn and a lot of street food to hog on. Lajpat Market has everything for everyone. A piece of advice to everyone - do not ever plan to visit on weekends; there is no way you could shop or stroll easily. There will be too much crowd.
Nearest Metro: Lajpat Nagar Metro
Open: 11 am - 9 pm, closed on Monday.