We know that you know about the hotshot shopping destinations in Delhi, which is why this one is to introduce you to the lesser-known but worth visiting markets in and around Delhi where you can bargain and find stuff that’s unique, quirky, contemporary and that too at reasonable rates.
We know that you will never be tired of visiting Khan market, Janpath, Sarojini Nagar, Central Market, Palika bazar and the M-Block market but still there are times when we want more! And to satiate that urge to shop till you drop, you have to go beyond the popular and regular ones! Here we have listed some old and some new markets that are not so popular but are worth visiting because they have some great stuff to offer. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the list!
If you are someone who is into fabric buying and designing that with your creativity then this place is meant only for you. Shankar market has around 150 shops in many adjoining blocks where you will find all types of fabrics, prints, and designs. The fabric and designs are unique and exhibit an upmarket vibe in every aspect, be it quality or appeal. One will find the diverse handloom range featuring ikat, kalamkari, cotton, silk, chicken work, zari, patola, Bandhani, Brocade, and many more types of fabrics in this market. Apart from shopping for the fabric, there is one more thing that you will love about the market and that is its food. The second block of the market has a street food vendor who sells delicious chaat, tikki, and gol gappe. Often the visitors go to Shankar market just to enjoy the street food. The market lies in the heart of Delhi, i.e., Connaught Place and the nearest metro station to reach here is Rajiv Chowk.
Sunder Nagar market stocks up the most stylish artifacts, handicraft items, bespoke jewelry, hand-carved furniture, paintings and much more in its shops. The place is heaven for the art lovers who wish to explore and buy some exquisite items. Sunder Nagar market accommodates several art galleries, wherein you will find the best paintings by budding artists from across Delhi. Though the Sunder Nagar market is visited all around the year, yet during Diwali, the market receives the maximum footfall due to Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela. The mela features stalls by renowned owners belonging to diverse genres like fashion, ethnic jewelry, furniture, and art and craft. Khan Market station is the nearest metro station to reach the Sunder Nagar market.
To visit Chor Bazaar one has to get up at 5 am in the morning on a Sunday because the market wraps up by 7 AM or maximum by 8 am as all the stuff is taken in just a couple of hours! In this market, as the name suggests, you will come across duplicate copies of branded articles and also the stolen stuff at cheap prices. You can buy the finest duplicate copies of branded shoes, clothes, watches, antique items, cameras, sunglasses, bags and much more in chor bazaar! If you wish to explore this market you have to get down at the Jama Masjid metro station and from there you may either walk to the market or may also take a rickshaw.