From high-end retail stores to street side-shopping, Delhi is one place you can never get enough of. But the charm of shopping in Delhi lies in its local markets. The extreme contrast of New Delhi with Old Delhi is also amazing to see. The architecture, layout and, infrastructure are constantly changing. If you want to shop in a budget-friendly way, why not book a flight from Ranchi to Delhi and update your wardrobe without burning a hole in your pocket? Here’s a look at the top 5 places for budget shopping in Delhi.
1. Dilli Haat
This was an initiative by the Delhi Government to promote artisans from all over the country. Today, it is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. This market is famous for its handicrafts and is known as one of the best in the world. You can find footwear, clothes, gems, jewelry, paintings, and a lot more here. The rustic appearance of the stalls gives the market an even more interesting ambiance. Dilli Haat is also a favourite among foodies because it has food stalls from numerous states of the country.
2. Janpath Market
This is one of the most popular markets in Delhi. You will find everything from Tibetan handicrafts to the latest fashion trends on the streets here. It is also a shopper’s delight for junk jewelry. While walking through this long road, don’t miss out on all the street food and chat here to keep your energy up.
3. Sarojini Nagar Market
This market is famous for selling export rejects from some of the biggest fashion brands in the world. You can find high-quality apparel at throwaway prices here. This place is most famous for its foreign shoppers and youth. The market has everything, from clothes and footwear to books, appliances, handicrafts, and a lot more. Sarojini Nagar market also has a Sabji Mandi, where you can get the freshest fruits and vegetables.
4. Lajpat Nagar Market
This market covers a huge area lined with rows and rows of shops. This is where most of Delhi goes shopping for everything, from clothes to upholstery, designer wear to street style clothes, jewelry, and household items. Well connected by the Delhi Metro, you will also find the best footwear, bags, and other accessories right here. Don’t forget to bargain to get a better deal though.
5. Connaught Place
Despite its colonial roots and architecture, this is the largest of its kind market and one of the busiest places in Delhi. Situated in the heart of the city, it is known for its restaurants too. CP turns into quite the hangout spot at night, when the shops shut. In the middle of this market, you will also find a flea market, known as Palika Bazaar, which is probably one of the most resourceful markets in Delhi.
Remember to buy extra luggage for you to take back all the stuff you buy before you board your Delhi to Ranchi flight back home. Pick up some souvenirs for your family too.