If we were to ask young women, “How do you relax after working hard for the whole week”, more often than not, they would say ‘shopping’. Women like to window shop, check out new jewellery, accessories, dressing styles and of course eat at new restaurants.
However, it’s always good to have prior information about markets that are open on Sundays. Check out our picks of the top markets open on Sunday in Delhi.
Karol Bagh is one of the oldest markets in Delhi. It is popular with shoppers for its readymade garments, fabrics, imitation jewellery as well as tailoring shops. You can check out imported goods at Gaffar Market and shop for cosmetics, stationary, shoes, iPhones and all mobile accessories. Tip Top Market stocks dining and home décor items. Some of the established gold and diamond jewellery shops are in Karol Bagh.
What’s more, traditional food joints make Karol Bagh a foodie heaven; star attractions being Roshan Di Kulfi, Changezi and Ganesh.
Location: Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Shopping Tips: Bargain in street shops
Janpath and Tibetan Market
The Janpath and Tibetan market are not only famous for their affordable goods but also for its exuberance. Located just off Connaught Place, this Sunday market has a lot to offer. Shop for skirts, tops, jackets that are export rejects. There is imitation jewellery and silver jewellery. Shop for souvenirs and leather bags.
Check out the lane where Gujarati women sell patchwork quilts and mirror worked bags.
Tibetan Market has masks, gongs, prayer bowls and jewellery from Ladakh.
De Pauls’ café has good coffee & sandwiches. South Indian restaurant Saravana Bhavan is right across the Janpath Market.
Location: Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Dilli Haat was established by the Government in South Delhi in the year 1994 to promote art & crafts made from rural India. It is an open air market with several stalls that sell garments, handicrafts and imitation jewellery. It gives the feel of a traditional village market. Besides the stalls, Dilli Haat charms visitors with Indian cuisine and cultural performances as well.
You can shop here for ethnic wear such as salwar-kameez, skirts, sarees, dupattas, shawls and stoles. Other popular items available here are bags, cushion covers, embroidered and woven fabrics, shoes, carpets and rugs, jewellery, paintings, wood carvings and leather bags.
Shopping Tips: Bargain
Check out the authentic food from Maharashtra, Punjab & Rajasthan states. Sabudana Vada, Chole Kulche and Bajra roti are very popular here.
Location: Dilli Haat, South Delhi, opposite INA market
Dilli Haat, Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station, Pitampura
Dilli Haat, Lal Sain Mandir Marg, Janakpuri, Near Tilak Nagar Metro Station
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South Extension Market
This popular upscale market in South Delhi is the right place to shop for Indian wedding wear. Widely known as South-Ex market, it is divided into two parts – South Ex 1 and South Ex 2 – located on either side of the Ring Road.
Branded stores and boutiques here stock ethnic wear including lehengas, sherwanis and sarees. Ritu Kumars, Frontier Raas, Nalli Silks, Rasi Silks, and Meena Bazaar are popular outlets for bridal wear. Tanishq & Khanna Jewellers are the leading shops for jewellery.
There’s no dearth of international brands either. Furthermore, Marks & Spencer and Lacoste stores are present in this market.
Location: South Extension, Block F, Delhi
Check out the roadside Bhelpuri stalls and Bengal Sweets corner restaurant in South Ex part 1.
Shahpur Jat Market
A hub for bridal-wear designers, Shahpur Jat should not disappoint you for the perfect outfit for your big day. This market is populated by a significant number of designer stores. Couple Cut Couture is one of them.
It also offers a wide range of options for men, right from ethnic sherwanis to smart tuxedos.
Location: Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi
Sarojini Nagar Market
Sarojini Nagar market or SN market, as it is commonly referred to as, attracts youngsters with a variety of trendy clothes. What makes it really famous is its designer wear western clothes that land up in this market either as export surplus or due to negligible manufacturing defects. The market gets new stock on Tuesdays. Besides fashionable clothes, the market is also popular for handbags, cosmetics, crockery, household décor, furnishings, footwear and belts. You can certainly purchase fruits and vegetables, grocery, and stationery from this market.
Shopping Tips: Bargain
It is always crowded.
Location: Sarojini Nagar Market, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi
Lajpat Nagar Market
This is a place where you can look forward to some of the best bargain shopping in Delhi. Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market is your one-stop market for salwar suits, fabrics, bridal lehengas, imitation jewellery, and lots more. There is also plenty to choose from goods ranging from bed linen, curtains, table cloth, bath mats, shower curtains and other furnishings.
Even more, you can spot Mehendiwalas in this market offering attractive Mehendi tattoos at a pocket-friendly cost.
Location: Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
Shopping Tips- Bargain
Try the chana kulchas
If you ever were enrolled in one of the colleges in Delhi University’s North Campus, we are sure that you have been to this market at least once during your college life. The market is abuzz with college-going students for both its branded and non-branded clothes, shoes, handbags as well as spicy street food.
Location: Kamla Nagar Market, North Campus, Delhi University, New Delhi
Touted as one of the oldest markets in India, Chandni Chowk is quite a lively market area buzzing with vibrant shoppers and enthusiastic shopkeepers. The lanes of Chandni Chowk are categorised into bazaars as per their areas of specialization. For instance, Katra Neel is famous for fabrics. Dariba Kalan is where you can spot silver articles and gorgeous silver jewellery. In addition, Kinari bazar is the perfect place to visit for wedding shopping.
What’s more, zari borders, parsi borders, ribbon laces, motifs for sarees and kurtas, and latkans are available here too.
Location: Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Shopping Tips: Take a rickshaw
Try out Jalebis and Samosas at Dariba Kalan.
Looking to buy fabrics by the meter, then Shankar Market is the place to visit. Featuring over 150 shops and stalls, this market stocks everything from plain cotton to silk brocades. Furthermore, there is also plenty of hand-loom textiles including ikat, block prints and weaves from Odisha, Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh.
Location: Shankar Market, Opposite Connaught Place M-Block
Nirulas restaurant is on Connaught circus opposite Shankar Market.