Shop till you drop!
Retail therapy is taken to another level in the amazingly inexpensive flea markets of Delhi. As perfect sites for shopaholics, these flea markets cater to every taste with an irresistible collection of all that is fashionable and trendy. From colourful attires, exquisite jewellery to unique handicrafts and attractive home furnishings- everything make these markets a shopper’s paradise. Not only this, these markets are lined with famous eating joints to re-energise you in between all the shopping. All this definitely makes your shopping experience in each one of these best 5 flea markets in Delhi enthralling. But not to forget having some bargaining skills is like an icing on the cake. Read below to know more!
This market is the best option for college-goers who prefer fashion on a shoestring budget. From trendy branded apparels, designer crockeries to funky accessories- buy it all here at surprisingly low prices. However, keep your eyes open for fake/copied items. Inciting the shopaholic inside you, many street shops line this market where latest trends are displayed in the form of stylish dresses and jewellery.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM; Monday Closed
Nearest Metro Station: INA Metro Station on Yellow Metro Line
Best items to buy: Fashionable attires, home furnishings, fashion accessories, footwear, bags and cosmetics
If you would like to fill your wardrobe with ethnic glamour, visiting Lajpat Nagar Market is a wise step. Elaborately embroidered kurtis, salwar-kameez and Anarkalis are the main highlights of this market in addition to trendy footwear, home furnishings and jewellery. One can also grab a piece of ceramics, and showpieces sold by the street hawkers. Not to mention all this is avalaible at low prices provided you have a knack of bargaining.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM. Monday Closed
Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar Metro Station on Violet Metro Line
Best items to buy: Ethnic Wear, home decors, footwear, and costume jewellery.
A shopping paradise for would-be-brides, shops in Chandani Chowk are famous for stocking designer lehengas, exquisite jewellery and other trendy attires. An Indian wedding trousseau is incomplete without some ethnic wears from this market. The narrow, twisty lanes of this market are sub-divided depending specific shopping items sold by various shops; making Chandani Chowk a market of markets. Stocking items ranging from ethnic attires, attractive jewellery to beautiful chandeliers and new bestsellers- Chandani Chowk is a perfect hub for everyone who loves the traditional.
Timings: All days of the week – 9:00 am to 10:00 PM
Nearest Metro Station: Chandani Chowk or Chawari Bazaar (for Book Market)
Best items to buy: Dariba Kalan Market– Silver Jewellery
Katra Neel Market– Hand-woven and embroidered fabrics
Katra Asharfi– Bridal Wear
Bhagirath Palace– Electronic items
One of the best shopping retreats for fashionistas, Janpath Market is known for unique artefacts, imitation jewellery, fashionable garments sold by various shops. All this can be bought at reasonable rates if you are good at haggling. Make your way to the Tibetan market nearby and you will find an overwhelming assortment of trendy apparels, shawls, sweaters and handicrafts. Add up its ideal location at the central hub of Delhi, and you have one of the best shopping destinations in Delhi.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Monday closed
Nearest Metro Station: Janpath Metro Station on the Violet Metro Line
Best items to buy: Trendy Clothes, footwear, ethnic clothes, junk jewellery, handicrafts, home décor, artefacts and leather items.
If you have a liking for traditional handicrafts, then Delhi Haat is an ideal shopping stopover. Bringing together various artform from different states in India, Delhi Haat has many shops owned by skilled craftsmen from all over the country. Bargaining is tough but every item is worth every penny you pay for it. The hub is also known for offering one of the best culinary rides with the trail of food stalls serving lip-smacking dishes from all parts of India.
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Nearest Metro Station: INA Metro Station on the Yellow Metro Line
Best items to buy: Handmade fabrics, woodcarvings, camel hide footwear, gems and beads, and exotic handicrafts.
Have a Happy Shopping Day!