A Day Exploring New Delhi

January 8, 2020
Shopping in India

You will need a full day, or even two days to get around this incredible New Delhi. This is the capital of India.

Exploring New Delhi offers a rich tapestry of history, culture, and modernity. This is the part of India, where you find the more modern architecture, markets and amazing shopping experiences!  Without a doubt, this awesome up and coming new part of Delhi offers a wide range of shopping for various tastes and budgets.

India Gate

I have complied a list of my personal best shopping areas in New Delhi:

Connaught Place (CP): This bustling commercial hub is famous for its circular market layout and colonial-era architecture. Here, you’ll find a mix of high-end stores, popular brands, handicraft shops, bookstores, and street vendors. Its colourful, yet classy.  Selling everything from clothing and accessories to souvenirs and electronics. Its India, the Indians are excellent businessman and woman.  Trust me, they are also a hard barging to haggle with.  But it’s great fun.

 

Chandni Chowk: Located in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in the city. It’s renowned for its vibrant atmosphere. Uniquely, here you will find narrow lanes, and diverse array of shops selling spices.  The fabrics are bright, excellent quality and are really affordable. Saris in India are bright, glamourous and so beautiful!  Indian woman also love jewelry and big weddings. Therefore, you will be treated with bridal wear.  One of my favourites, the sugary traditional Indian sweets, and delicious street food is not to be missed. Don’t miss exploring the bustling lanes of Dariba Kalan (known for jewelry) and Kinari Bazaar (known for wedding accessories).

Street food cooked on the pavements at Chandni Chowk

Dilli Haat: This open-air market in South Delhi offers a unique shopping experience. Showcasing a variety of traditional handicrafts, handlooms, and artifacts from different states of India. It’s a great place to shop for authentic Indian souvenirs, textiles, pottery, jewelry, and home décor items while also enjoying cultural cuisine.

Khan Market: Known for its upscale boutiques, designer stores, bookshops, and gourmet food outlets, Khan Market is a favorite among locals and expatriates alike. Here, you’ll find a wide range of products including clothing, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings, and specialty foods. If you are looking for labels, this is for you!

Hauz Khas Village: I love this trendy neighbourhood in South Delhi is home to a mix of designer boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and quirky cafes. It’s a great place to shop for unique fashion items, contemporary artwork, and vintage finds while soaking in the bohemian ambiance. And incredible to photograph.

Interesting Trinkets to buy in New Delhi

Select CityWalk: Located in Saket, Select CityWalk is one of Delhi’s premier shopping malls. Coupled with, a diverse range of national and international brands. Fashion outlets, lifestyle stores and dining experiences all under one roof.

Janpath Market: Situated near Connaught Place, Janpath Market is popular for its budget-friendly shopping options, including clothing, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It’s a great place to bargain and find unique items at reasonable prices.

To be honest, I am not a big shopper; in fact, I tend to stay away from malls. But when in India, shopping is exciting and there is such a range of trinkets to buy! Whether you’re looking for traditional Indian handicrafts, designer labels, or trendy fashion, New Delhi has something to offer for every shopper. Just remember to haggle politely at markets like Chandni Chowk and Janpath to get the best deals!

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