Author : Saumya Chaudhury
You’ve been living in the capital for quite a while now – settled into the tight schedule, made new friends, explored the nearby food joints and got used to this city which hardly sleeps. It’s a week off now and you want to get a hang of this place? Well, shopping is always at your rescue! And Delhi is at its best when it comes to Street shopping. Here are five top Street shopping avenues in Delhi –
1. Sarojini Nagar Market
Located in South Delhi, this market is a hub for all the shopaholics. From accessories to dresses to footwear to home decor, you’ll get everything here at cheap prices. All kinds of wear- Indian traditional sarees, kurtis, Salwar kameej, trendy dresses, etc. – everything is out for you at affordable prices. And when you feel pangs of hunger, you can always enjoy the local cuisines nearby. And just so you know, it’s open on Sundays too!
2. Janpath Market
Located in Connaught Place, Janpath is a hub for those who know the art of bargaining very well! Traditional jewellery, Indian and western wear, handicrafts, footwear – all this is ready for you to shop! You can also get woolen wear here at affordable rates. So if you got the skills to lower down the prices to almost half of what the shopkeeper demands, this place is meant for you!
3. Chandni Chowk
One of the oldest markets of Delhi, Chandni chowk is a must for you to go for shopping. It is famous for its street shopping among Delhites. Salwar suits, kurtis, modern and trendy dresses , footwear like jootis, pumps, heels, flats, electronics, furniture… There is nothing you won’t get here! Not only shoping, this place is famous all over India for its delicious mouth watering local dishes. Paani – puri valas cluster all over the place, leaving you no choice but to taste it once! The famous paranthe – vali gali is always throbbing with people. It’s a very lively place all together.
4. Connaught Place
This is a shopper’s stop, a hangout place, a food joint, and a party area – all in one! Famous for its white British styled shopping complex, this place never goes out of style. It has lots of showrooms for branded clothes, electronics, home decor, book shops,restaurants etc. structured in form of different blocks. The famous Palika Bazaar is also located there. It’s quite famous for street shoping among foreigners too! So the next time you plan on chilling out with your friends, choose CP- It’ll Surely make its way on your favourites list.
5. Lajpat Nagar
Making its way quite fast into the hearts of shopaholics, Lajpat Nagar is the new favourite among Delhites. Hub for dresses, footwear, restaurants, theatres, handicrafts, home decor, this place is always brimming with crowd. Do check this place out the next time you wanna hangout in South Delhi- you’ll surely have a great time here.
These were just a few among the various street shopping places in Delhi. Dilli Haat, Karol Bagh, Greater Kailash, etc are evergreen shoping centres too!