Delhi Markets, Bazaars and Shopping Malls

17 Delhi markets, bazaars and Mall. Which ones are right for you?

Delhi is the most important trading hub for all of nothern and eastern India. Its markets are amazing. Here is the list of 17 bazaars in Delhi in alphabetical order:

17 Delhi Bazaars

  1. Chandni Chowk
  2. Connaught place
  3. Dariba Kalan
  4. Dilli Haat
  5. Greater Kailash I - N Block Market
  6. Greater Kailash II - M Block Market
  7. Hauz Khas Village
  8. Janpath
  9. Karol Bagh Market
  10. Khan Market
  11. Khari Baoli
  12. Kinari bazaar
  13. Lajpat Nagar
  14. Lodhi Colony Market
  15. Paharganj Market
  16. Sarojini Nagar Market
  17. Shahpur Jat

12 Delhi Shopping malls

    1. Air conditioned malls provide a convenient way to shop for household items,ready made clothes and jewellery

 

  1. Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
  2. Ambience Mall Gurgaon
  3. DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj
  4. DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj
  5. Select Citywalk, Saket
  6. DLF Place, Saket
  7. MGF Mall, Saket
  8. Great India Place Mall, Noida
  9. DLF Mall of India, Noida
  10. Aerocity Central,Aerocity
  11. DT City Center, Gurgaon
  12. MGF Mall, Gurgaon

Not all of these need to be on your itinerary. Read through the rest of the article to pick the ones that work for you.

Chandni Chowk​

This is perhaps the most crowded bazaar in Delhi you will see in your life but its worth it if you don't mind the crowds and can walk. Relatively easy access by metro via the Chandni Chowk Metro station. No fixed prices. Be careful

Connaught Place

Like Oxford circus but completely circular with three concentric circles holding shops, bars, restaurants, etc. Nice relatively organised and modern place to hangout in the evening and shop

Dariba Kalan

Old Delhi Jewellery market. Dont buy unless you know someone personally but even then... be careful. Hard access. Crowded.

Dilli Haat

A lovely & festive open air market in new Delhi selling handicrafts from all over the country. Everything can be bargained. Craftsmen change every two weeks. Put this on your must visit list. Very close to Lodi Gardens

Greater Kailash I - N Block Market

Nice upscale market. Easy access and easy parking. Large Fabindia, Anokhi store

Greater Kailash II - M Block Market

Local market with airconditioned shops. Nice coffee shops, restaurants, Crowded access and limited parking

Hauz Khas Village

Famous HKV market has designer shops and restaurants. Its expensive and the shops and restaurants are always changing. The laws don't clearly state what can and can't be built here. Nice place to walk around

Janpath

Great for souvenir shopping in the heart of new Delhi, this market is a convenient stop for every tourist. It contains about 20 small store fronts selling souvenirs. Bargain.

Karol Bagh Market

Great for wedding shopping, this market has everything you need including the crowds. Some fixed price shops but almost everyone else bargains. Crowded

Khan Market

The local market for the rich and famous in Delhi. Its an open air market with lots of small shops and restaurants. A nice place to hang out for dinner. Safe and in the heart of New Delhi, minutes from lodi gardens and the Delhi Golf course.

Khari Baoli

Largest Spice market in Asia. A must visit for your trip to Delhi. Crowded & hard to get to. The spices will get your allergies going. Bring a large handkerchief or mask to cover your face.

Kinari bazaar

Craft market in the heart of Old Delhi. Hard access. Crowded. Bargain hard.

Lajpat Nagar

Nice local market everything. No real focus or differentiator in terms of what you can get here as compared to other markets

Lodhi Colony Market

Up and coming market in new delhi with designer shops and some nice restaurants. This is right opposite lodi gardens and a nice place to grab lunch/dinner after your lodi garden walk.

Paharganj Market

Crowded market built for backpackers. Cheap, unorganized.Some unsavoury characters because of long time back packing and drug culture. Lots of cheap knock off souvernirs and bargains if you know how to talk down the prices

Sarojini Nagar Market

A market for export rejects/surplus items. Its a must to bargain here to get great value. Be prepared to deal with people and grab on to what you like.

Shahpur Jat

A small market with designer shops in an old village in Delhi. A nice market to visit but its expensive. 

Delhi Shoping Malls

Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

The Vasant Kunj area in south Delhi has three mall right next to each other. All of them are nice, air conditioned, convenient and full of fixed price shops selling undifferentiated wares. The Ambience mall is one of these malls.

DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj

In the Vasant Kunj area, this mall has nice places to eat including The Big Chill, which is arguably the most value for money and good Italian restaurant in Delhi. They also have Nandos if you crave it.

DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj

Luxury brands and expensive restaurants make up the DLF emporio. If you want to buy Gucci in Delhi, you come here! The Setz restaurant on the top floor has an extensive and expensive all you can eat buffet.

Select Citywalk, Saket

Similar to Vasant Kunj, the Saket area of South Delhi has three malls next to each other selling branded goods at fixed prices. There are nice restaurants nearby too. Go to the Dakshin restaurant in Sheraton Saket, New Delhi for dinner once you are done with shopping. Its expensive but worth it. You can also eat at the Big Chill restaurant here.

DLF Place, Saket

Branded goods, fixed prices, right next to the Select Citywalk mall.

MGF Mall, Saket

Branded goods, fixed prices, right next to the Select Citywalk mall in the Saket area.

Great India Place Mall, Noida

The Noida suburb of Delhi has tech companies and factories. It also has this nice new mall with branded goods and fixed prices in Delhi. Its close to the Akshardham temple so you could come here for dinner after the sound and light show at the temple.

DLF Mall of India, Noida

Just opposive the Great India place mall in Noida, the DLF mall is newer and has more resturants. It was having issues with a liquor license the last time we checked.

Aerocity Central, Aerocity

If you are staying close to the airport, you can get relatively cheap items at the Aerocity Central. ITs not as crowded as the central is in other parts of Delhi and Gurgaon.

Ambience Mall Gurgaon

Nice, big mall just as you enter Gurgaon from Delhi. 15 minutes from the Airport or 30 if you get bad traffic. Nice place to shop, eat and relax in an air conditioned space. They also have an ice skating rink, if you that's what you came to Delhi to do!

DT City Center, Gurgaon

Branded goods, Air Conditioned. Mostly home goods with a hidden Dominoes in the basement if you want pizza with Indian toppings.

MGF Mall, Gurgaon

Branded goods, Air Conditioned. Food court on the 3rd floor. Cheapest bowling alley in Gurgaon. Samsonite, American tourister and VIP store if you want to buy luggage.

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