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Markets of Delhi

Markets in DelhiThere are lots of options in Delhi when it comes to traditional Bazaars and markets. You will find a famous bazaar in every corner of the city. In the traditional bazaars or markets you will find a cluster of shops selling the same thing in a particular bazaar. That means each bazaar is famous for a particular item.

Start with the traditional bazaars in walled city, popularly known as old Delhi. The foremost is the Sadar Bazaar. Sadar bazaar is famous for ironwares and commodities. It is a very reasonable market to buy utensils and other crockery. The bazaar is situated near Fatehpuri Masjid and is always bustling with people. Nearby is Ballimaran, a heaven for embroidered shoes and spectacles. Pick any of the traditional Rajasthani or Muslim shoe and keep it as a gift for your beloved. Just a kilometer away is Dariba Kalan that is famous for antiques and silverwares. There are many shops selling these items but be careful of counterfeit items. The adjoining Chandni Chowk area is famous for non-branded clothes. Pick any piece of Tunic or Cotton; these are among the best in world. Then you have Mina bazaar that is famous for carpets and handicraft items made of bronze. All these markets are closed on Sunday.

In the New Delhi area, you have the posh South Extension and Greater Kailash market. The first one is right on the Ring road and boasts of stores of nearly all the major brands. The market has some good fast food joints too. Similarly, the Greater Kailash market is a hub for designer wears. Nearly all the major designers in India have their studios in this market. Check out any one of them.

Then there is Yaswant Place market in Chanakya Puri area that is famous for leather items. Most of these items are Russian made and of International standards. The mink coat at the Government leather emporium is a must buy. If you want to buy non-branded apparels and jewelry then Karol Bagh is a place to be. The market boasts of some of the biggest jewelry marts in this country. But buy the non-branded stuff only when you have a sense of quality. If you want to buy DVD then the underground Palika market is the best place. Grab a copy of latest Hollywood movies before you venture for the Connaught Place. Connaught Place is still considered the Harrods of Delhi. All the major brands in the world that have a presence in India have an outlet here. The best time to visit this place is evening. The market remains closed on Sunday.