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
- Chandni Chowk
- Connaught place
- Dariba Kalan
- Dilli Haat
- Greater Kailash I – N Block Market
- Greater Kailash II – M Block Market
- Hauz Khas Village
- Karol Bagh Market
- Khan Market
- Khari Baoli
- Kinari bazaar
- Lajpat Nagar
- Lodhi Colony Market
- Paharganj Market
- Sarojini Nagar Market
- Shahpur Jat
12 Delhi Shopping malls
Air conditioned malls provide a convenient way to shop for household items,ready made clothes and jewellery
- Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
- Ambience Mall Gurgaon
- DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj
- DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj
- Select Citywalk, Saket
- DLF Place, Saket
- MGF Mall, Saket
- Great India Place Mall, Noida
- DLF Mall of India, Noida
- Aerocity Central,Aerocity
- DT City Center, Gurgaon
- 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.
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
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
Old Delhi Jewellery market. Dont buy unless you know someone personally but even then… be careful. Hard access. Crowded.
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
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
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.
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.
Craft market in the heart of Old Delhi. Hard access. Crowded. Bargain hard.
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.
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.
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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