If you are somebody who loves shopping, you must be tired of the toll that the branded showrooms take on your wallet. The amount that gets deducted from your card after shopping for the smallest of the things can make the whole experience sour. Fortunately, the capital of India boasts of street markets that have some of the prettiest things on sale and that are very pocket-friendly. Below is a list of places in Delhi where you can happily street shop without harming your wallet. Take a look:
The place is named after the famous freedom fighter, Sarojini Naidu. It is every shopaholic's dream shopping destination. There’s a lot of variety over here – clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery, trinkets, and more. Also, if you have good bargaining skills, you will be able to crack some unbelievable deals. Everything sold here is extremely trendy and has no old designs. In addition, the place also has showrooms of popular brands, just in case someone is in the mood for variety.
Janpath is one of the oldest and the most popular markets in Delhi, especially amongst foreign tourists. The shops present here sell very unique products, some of which you won’t even find in regular malls. The place has a variety of beautiful products which include – handicrafts, shoes, shawls, jewellery, trinkets, and scarves. Once you go here, you will not feel like leaving. You can haggle your heart out here and get the things you want at wonderfully reasonable rates.
The Central Market in Lajpat Nagar is one of the most popular markets in South Delhi and is crowded almost all seven days of the week. You can find western, traditional, and trendy clothes here. You will also be able to find beautiful jewellery and household goods here. There are extremely skilled mehendiwalas who sit on the roadside applying unique henna designs that you may have never seen before. There are many bylanes in the market that need to be explored for a truly fulfilling shopping experience.
No conversation about street shopping can be complete without talking about Chandni Chowk. The sheer variety of things available in the market is the reason for its popularity. The lanes of the market are divided into different markets selling different goods. For instance, if you want to buy fabrics like silk, satin, cotton, crepe, and so on, you need to go to Katra Neel market. Or, if you are looking for electronics, you need to go to Bhagirath Palace. Khari Baoli in Chandni Chowk is the biggest wholesale spice market in Asia. Kinari Bazaar in Chandni Chowk has everything you will need or want for your wedding outfit. Dariba Kalan in Chandni Chowk has gorgeous jewellery. The place also serves some best street food in Delhi.