Janpath Market is located in Connaught Place, which is in the heart of Delhi. It is a very busy street market. It is a cheap, low quality market frequented by backpackers and students looking for good deals and cheap clothes. This market is similar to Sarojini Nagar market but is located near popular sights in Delhi
Janpath Market – Delhi
Location on Google Map
Janpath Rd, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi
Pin code – 110001
Opens from Monday to Saturday
Closed on Sunday
Opens at 11 am
Closes at 9 pm
Nearest Metro station is Janpath Metro Station on Violet Line.
How to get there?
Janpath Market is a flea market situated right at the Center of Delhi. The nearest metro station is Janpath Metro Station on Violet Line. Exit from gate no 2 as it is nearest to the market. Janpath Market is at a walking distance of 400 meter from the metro station.
Distance to the market from Indira Gandhi International Airport is around 15 Km via Rao Tularam Marg.
From New Delhi Railway Station is around 2.6 Km via Chelmsford Rd and Connaught Cir.
From Nizamuddin Railway Station is around 8.4 Km via NH 44.
From Kashmeeri Gate bus stand is around 10 Km via NH 44.
Why go to Janpath Market?
Janpath Market is located in Connaught Place, which is in the heart of Delhi. It is a very busy street market. It is a cheap, low quality market frequented by backpackers and students looking for good deals and cheap clothes. It is a market notorious for selling faux-antique items at antique prices. Do not buy expensive items from this market. A visit here can be combined with a tour of Connaught Place as it is situated near Janpath market. You can even say that Janpath Market is in Connaught Place. Here, you will see both types of shops – ones with fixed price tags and others where you can easily negotiate for a lower price. Janpath has many small markets within its main market like Tibetan Market and Gujarati Market. You can bargain with most shop owners and it is sometimes good to walk away to get the shops to offer a lower price.
- Tibetan Market is very popular for Tibetan knockoffs. This market is known for offering faux-antique artifacts, silver jewellery (including antique rings, bracelets, necklace etc), colorful beads, precious stones, brass statues of God and Goddess etc Thangkas paintings, tibetan singing bowls and Himalayan artifacts are at speciality of this market. Singing bowls are fascinating if you have never heard one.
- Gujarati Market – At the endpoint of Tibetan market begins the Gujarati (a region in West India) market. This is so fascinating for buying home decor products. There are many Gujarati craftsmen and women selling Gujarati handicrafts, zari bordered sarees, Gota work cholis, handmade bags, pillowcases, bedsheets, umbrellas, embroidered textiles and lots more. Janpath market also has good restaurants where you can try different types of Indian food.
Zari bordered saree
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Gota work cholis
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What should you buy from Janpath ?
Janpath Market offers you a wide range of traditional Indian wear as well as western clothes at a very negotiable price. Here you can buy daily-wear clothes for yourself for less than 4USD. It also offers you a variety of ethnic wear like sarees, handwoven suits, ethnic dresses, Kashmeeri woven scarves and Pashmina Shawls. Here you can get jeans, kurtis, skirts, trousers, tops and lots more for less than 3USD. You will also find a good winter collection including coats, blazers, woolen tops, jackets etc for a very affordable price. You can also buy beautiful dresses within 7USD.
There are many shops as well as roadside vendors selling colorful embroidered and mirror work jootis (belly), Kolhapuri sandals, high ankle shoes, sports shoes, sandals etc. You will also see some roadside vendors selling knockoff Reebok, Nike etc.
Home decor items
If you are looking to buy beautiful handicrafts for your home, Janpath Market is a good place to find them. There are various vendors selling eye catching home furnishing items like brass statues, Chinese lamps, lanterns, dream catchers, carved wooden items, Rajasthani color paintings, Indian pottery, Wall hangings and lots more. One of the popular places to buy handicrafts here is –
The Central Cottage Industries Emporium – It is popularly known as “CCIE”. It is well known for its Indian Handicrafts and Handlooms for over 65 years. Watch out. There are many shops that claim to be the CCIE. Just make sure you go to the right cottage emporium. Taxi drivers and auto rickshaw drivers get a lot of money to take you to dodgy shops here. Be careful.
Many vendors sell beautiful jewellery at throwaway prices at Janpath Market. You can buy matching earrings, neck pieces, rings, anklets and lots more for less than 3USD. Some vendors offer you antique ornaments too. Some of the well known jewellery shops near the Janpath Market are-
- Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Jewellers – It is also known as TBZ. It is an Indian Jewellery retail chain outlet which was established in 1864. Here you can buy Designer Jewellery in Gold and Diamond.
- Cooke and Kelvey – Cooke and Kelvey at Scindia is a well known jewellery store for offering traditional jewellery like Kundan jewellery designs. Cooke & Kelvey was founded in 1858. It is the first and oldest Rolex retailer in India.
You can buy handmade colorful bags and Purses at Janpath. There are various stalls where you can buy sling bags, hand bags, college bags, clutches etc at a very affordable price.
Apart from this there are many roadside vendors selling beauty products at a comparatively lower price range. You will also see the first copy of some famous brands like HUDA, Lakme, Maybelline etc. Some vendors will offer you a wide collection of watches, sunglasses, wallets, wall clocks etc. You can also buy carpets, mats, and chess boards from Janpath Market.
What is Janpath Market famous for?
Janpath Market is famous as a market where you can buy Pashmina Shawls from Kashmir. It is one of the famous markets and highly adored by tourists (both national and international). Here are some vendors offering you antique artifacts and jewellery. Unless you can tell a real Pashmina from a fake one, do not buy a Pashmina shawl. Countless travellers have paid through their nose for fake Pashminas.
How old is the Janpath market?
Janpath (meaning People’s Path) it was established in 1950. Formerly it was known as “Queensway “.
Restaurants near the Janpath Market
- Hotel Saravna Bhavan (For south Indian Food)
- Pind Balluchi Bar and Restaurant
- Connaught Clubhouse
- DePaul’s (popular for its momos)
- Khandani Rajdhani (Rajasthani Restaurant)
- Bunta Bar Live
Points to remember while going to Janpath Market ?
- There is no parking facility available in Janpath, but you can easily park your vehicle in Connaught Place as it is nearby to the Janpath market.
- Utilize your bargaining skills to grab a good deal.
- Do carry a bag with you, as all the vendors give the products in polybags, so it may be a bit difficult to carry multiple carry bags around the market.
- There is no need to keep a lot of cash as there are many ATMs available. However ATMs often don’t work well with international cards. So, it is best to get your cash when you are not in a hurry or short on time.
- Beware of Pickpockets.
- Make sure whatever you buy from here fits you well, as there are no trial rooms.