Delhi, the capital of India, is a historic city dotted with world heritage monuments. Above all, tourists visiting Delhi would be fascinated with the Mughal and the British history . This history defines the city and its landscape. For instance,The Qutub Minar, the Red Fort, the Juma Masjid and Humayun’s Tomb are some of the famous monuments in Delhi.
Further, Lutyens Delhi is a central area in this city, named after the British architect Edwin Lutyens . In fact, he was responsible for much of the architectural design and buildings of the city when India was part of the British Empire. Herbert Baker, was also another British architect who designed the North block & the South Block . In addition, he designed the bungalows on the then King George’s Avenue (south of the Secretariats) for high-ranking officials. ….
Apart from its engrossing history, Delhi is home to exciting shopping. The sheer variety of products, the busy shopping markets , the shopping malls and street shops make it a memorable experience to shop in Delhi.
For instance, Chandni Chowk is a great attraction for tourists, being the oldest shopping market in Delhi. It is situated opposite the Red fort. It was designed by Emperor Shahjahan’s daughter. This is a wholesale market and what you will get there will either not be available at all in other Delhi shopping markets or at anywhere near the same price. Bridal dresses, fabrics, textiles, laces, brocade borders, bangles and silver jewelry are all famously available in Chandni Chowk.There are shop owners & their families who have been living in Chandni Chowk for generations.Therefore,a visit to this market is exciting.
Similarly,Connaught Place is a circular market designed by British architects. Janpath, in the vicinity of Connaught Place, has great street shopping. The CCI (Central Cottage industries) has handicrafts from all over India. Baba Kharak Singh Marg has a row of Government emporia stocking products from various Indian States.
Khan Market, near the Lodhi Gardens is a stylish shopping market. There are book shops and coffee shops and there is luxury shopping. The South Extension Market is another popular market in South Delhi for bridal wear & jewelry.
The NCR (National Capital Region) which includes Gurgaon & Noida, besides Delhi, has a number of big shopping malls.
Above all,the Ambience Mall in Gurgaon and the Select City Mall in Delhi are two of the most popular shopping malls. Similarly,the Promenade Mall and the Great India Place Mall are other popular shopping malls in Delhi & Noida respectively.
Read our detailed reviews on shopping markets, shopping malls and about the best shops in Delhi.