Top 10 Shopping Hubs In New Delhi

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Top 10 Shopping Hubs In New Delhi

  1. 1. Best Shopping Hubs in Delhi Blog - http://cheapdelhihotels.wordpress.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/akanshamathew By Akansha Mathew
  2. 2. Connaught Place <ul><li>Connaught Place is a treasure trove for shopping. This horseshoe-shaped market was built and designed by Robert Tor Russell and W H Nicholls in the year 1931. Also referred as C.P. it was named after the Duke of Connaught, a member of the British royal family . Connaught  Place is famous shopping extravaganza ranging from the traditional jewelry and handicrafts to the latest fashionable consumer goods. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lajpat Nagar <ul><li>Lajpat Nagar Market is located near the Ashram Chowk in South Delhi. The market is a mixture of roadside stalls as well as glitzy showrooms. It was developed in 1950’s and most of its early residents were immigrants from Pakistan. The ethnic background of these immigrants was Punjabi and Sindhi. The suburb is divided into four parts: Lajpat Nagar I, II, III (north of the Ring Road) and IV (south of the Ring Road). The market also has a lane especially for brides called Garam Gali, where you get the latest ‘inspired’ designs in bridal wear. After all that shopping, tuck in some delicious Tibetan Momos, Lebanese Shwawarma Rolls, some Chinese Garlic Prawns and then wash it down with some fountain soft-drink or ‘Banta‘, an Indian cold-drink made of fresh lime juice, rock salt, Limca and lots of ice. One of the main attraction of this market is the Mehndiwalas (Henna appliers) sitting on the pavement. one thing not to miss in lajpat nagar is ‘ Kala-Khatta’.it is an candy made of ice and flavored syrups, topped with lemon juice and salt. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chandni Chowk <ul><li>One of the most prominent wholesale and retail markets of India, Chandni Chowk is more than 300 years old. It was established in 1650, when Mughal Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi.Jahanara, the Emperor’s favorite daughter, is credited with designing this market, where an arcade of shops was built in a half-moon shape around a pool . It is said that moonlight reflecting on its canal, earned it its name, Chandni (Moonlit). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Greater Kailash M Block <ul><li>Greater Kailash Part I is home to one of the busiest markets in New Delhi, called the M-Block market, which has a wide range of products and brands, alongside tranquil eating destination. Forget the humble M Block market of the 70s, today’s trendy avatar is more for the modish fashion chasers,  with Branded stores. Market in Greater Kailash I is all about lifestyle. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Karol Bagh <ul><li>Exploring Karol Bagh Market is full of fun and frolic. Giving a glimpse of integrated India, it is a perfect place to go souvenir hunting. Shopping here includes almost everything from spices to ornaments as well as costume fit for a bridal trousseau. Karol Bagh Market is known for one of the most talked about Delhi’s traditional jewelry street called as ‘The Bank Street’. The tourists have the options of walking in contemporary air-conditioned stores as well as through the narrow alleys leading to traditional shops. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dilli Haat <ul><li>A striking Indian crafts and food souk, Dilli Haat is a shoppers ecstasy. It provides the ambiance of a traditional Rural ‘Haat’ that means village. One of the best is the six-acre Dilli Haat bazaar, featuring folksy products from every state of India , represented in 62 stalls where a rotating roster of artisans display camel leather slippers, brass ware, and fragrant sandalwood carvings . Situated in Sri Aurobindo Marg, opposite to the INA market, Delhi; Dilli Haat presents several stalls where you can get to savor Indian food while shopping for the most regional products. After the success of the market, they have come up with new branch in Pitampura, adjacent to Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station, which comes under Delhi Metro Rail – Line 1 (Shahdara – Rithala). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Janpath Market <ul><li>Janpath is a road that connects Connaught Place with Lodi Garden. This is where the most famous market in Delhi, Janpath Market, is located. Being Delhi’s hot spot for tourism; Janpath Market is a perfect place for buying the latest fashion goods at cheap prices. One thing to remember while shopping at Janpath is to bargain as much as you can. It depends on your bargaining ability, how cheap purchase you can end up with Janpath Market earned its reputation when Miss World of 1994, Aishwarya Rai Bachan, wore one of its gowns. There is no dearth of small cafes and restaurants here. You can get a variety of reasonably priced Indian food together with branded eating joints just a little distance away. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hauz Khas Village <ul><li>This tiny suburb of New Delhi is often compared to New York City’s Soho or Greenwich Village. The gentrification of this 12th-century village began in 1980 when a famous Indian clothing designer opened her showroom here. Later all followed, and today the area covers chic restaurants and sophisticated boutiques. In Hauz Khas Village, boutiques and shops set in converted old homes up and down the narrow alleys sell handicrafts, curios, old carpets and kilims, and designer clothing (both Indian and Western).  Also displaying designer duds, hand-blown glass items for the home, fine folk crafts and antique furniture for sale. Credit card is accepted by various shops. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sarojini Nagar Market <ul><li>Sarojini Nagar market is obligatory visit on the shopaholic’s itinerary. Locally known as, SN; Sarojini Nagar is one of the most sought after places in New Delhi. One of the major attractions of this market is that it provides branded goods at economical prices. This is so because export surplus garments as well as rejected export clothing comes to this market at throwaway prices. Other attractions of shopping at the Sarojini Nagar Market, New Delhi include quaint little eateries and stalls selling delicious salads and chats, fruit mixes and ice creams, savories including other delights. Local entertainers such as folk performers are often found rendering song dance performances on the lanes of the market. You may also wish to indulge yourself by getting transient Tattoos or striking patterns of henna called Mehandi by the local women here. </li></ul>
  11. 11. South Extension Market <ul><li>If you are armed with cash in pockets and brands on your mind then, head straight to South Extension market. Known simply as South Ex, the markets of South Extension I and II are a shopper’s ecstasy with every brand; big and small, proudly parading its stuff. One just cannot go wrong brand bagging, while at South Ex. It ranks high among the favorite tourist attractions in Delhi. Although closed on Mondays, the market remains the busiest on Sundays. The very first shopping mall of Delhi also falls in south Extension i.e. Ansal Plaza; khel gaon. It is one of the most trendy and next generation mall. </li></ul>
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