The National Capital Territory , Delhi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi) was also known as Shajahanabad, Indraprastha , and so on in the past. It is a historic city, dating back to the epic Mahabharata. It is dotted with world heritage monuments. The Red Fort,Humayun’s Tomb & the Qutub Minar are UNESCO sites. The Mughal rulers and the British rulers have built exquisite monuments to mark their reign. The British made this city the capital city in the year 1911.The capital of British India was moved from Calcutta (now Kolkata). Delhi was also the political capital during the Mughal rule that preceded the British rule .Read about the fascinating history of this vibrant city and the best shopping places that the city has to offer here.
This is a central area and it is named after the British architect Edwin Lutyens. He was responsible for much of the architectural design in this part. Besides, Herbert Baker designed the Secretariat Buildings (North and South Block). Additionally, he designed bungalows on the then King George’s Avenue (south of the Secretariats) for high-ranking officials. All these historical events have played a significant role in this magnifiicent city.
Apart from its engrossing history, the city is home to exciting shopping. The sheer variety of products and the bustling Delhi shopping places are great fun.
Chandni Chowk is the most historic & exciting market. It is a great attraction for tourists, being the oldest shopping market. It is situated opposite the Red Fort.As a matter of fact,the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. designed this Fort & Chandni Chowk Market. Shopping in Delhi is certainly incomplete without a visit to this chaotic Delhi shopping market.
Further, it is a wholesale market and what you will get there will either not be available in other shopping markets nor will it be at the same price. This Delhi shopping market is popular for bridal dresses, fabrics, textiles, laces, brocade borders, bangles and silver jewellery & attar (perfumes).
Connaught Place (CP)is a circular market designed by British architects and named after the Duke of Connaught. This was once the financial capital & the centre of shopping in Delhi. However, newer shopping places in Delhi have taken the spotlight now.Also, the financial center has moved to Gurgaon . In addition, Janpath, in the vicinity of Connaught Place( one of the radial roads from CP) , offers a great street shopping experience. The CCI (Central Cottage industries) in Janpath, has handicrafts & textiles from all over India on display. It is a huge shop.
Besides, Baba Kharak Singh Marg has a row of Government emporia stocking products from various Indian States.Do not miss a visit to these shops.
Khan Market, near the Lodhi Gardens, is a stylish shopping market. There are bookshops and coffee shops and there is luxury shopping. It is very popular with the expat crowd.The South Extension Market is another popular market in South Delhi for bridal wear and jewellery.
A visit to other shopping places such as Lajpat Nagar Market & Sarojini Nagar Market will introduce you to street shops and products that are cheap & reasonably priced.
The NCR (National Capital Region) which includes Gurgaon and Noida, besides Delhi, has a number of big shopping malls. They are on par with any international mall & stock both international & domestic brands. Some of the malls offer world class shopping ,dining & entertainment.The Ambience Mall in Gurgaon and the Select City Mall in Delhi are two of the most popular shopping malls. Moreover, the Promenade Mall and the Great India Place Mall are other popular malls in Delhi and Noida, respectively.
Read our detailed reviews on best shopping places in Delhi & best shopping markets, & malls here.