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Palika Bazar: Get all the Stuff underground at Connaught Place
Now a days the mega city of Delhi has many shopping malls where you can buy almost everything. But 20 years back, it was surely a hip place in Delhi. It was constructed underground at Delhi's most happening place called Connaught Place or CP. It used to be famous for fancy good and fashionable clothes!Related to:
- Historical Travel
Heritage of India, New Delhi: Careful when buying carpets
This shop sells rugs, jewelry, local crafts, etc.. My husband and I bought two rugs there for US$2700 with the promise that it would be delivered to our country, Brazil, at our door, with no extra charges. We were told that there was an arrangement with the Indian government, so, probably, we would not have to pay duties. The salesman also promised to ship the carpets with an accompanying receipt of a lesser value, just in case. Of course, he did not do it! Result: The carpets arrived in a nice, tight package, however we had to pay US$2500 in duties (!!!). So, be careful, some countries will charge customs.
Barista Espresso Bar: Take a coffee break...
The decor is contemporary and the interior cool and clean. Barista coffee shops are taking over India it seems, with the 89th one opened in Delhi this year!
What to buy: The coffee is great and the cakes much better than any at Starbucks for example (which this chain resembles but outdoes... in my opinion.).
Delhi Haat: ethnic shopping from all over india
You will find the ambience of this place very relaxing.It is like a village setting.the rows of shops have merchandise from all over india.you need to bargain here.
the range is mind boggling.you will find something from every part of India!
The best part of shopping here is that you can have a great meal for a very reasonable price.You get authentic cuisines from all over India.the taste is great and the price truly unbelievable.
There is an entry fee of Rs.15.
What to buy: Clothes,jewellery,paintings,sculpture,wood work,masks,bags,fabric,fancy items,bedspeads,mugs,crockery,cutlery etc..
Value Mart: Good quality clothes at reasonable prices
This shop has a very good range of clothes.the kurtas are beautiful and the styling is good.the stitching is good and the quality is very good.the price is truly reasonable considering the quality.the price maybe more than what you will find on pavements,but the quality is much better.
What to buy: Kurtas,kurtis,salwar suits,dupattas,churidhars and mix and match items.
What to pay: the prices are fixed and it is reasonable.YOu will get kurtas for Rs.275 and above.
Lajpath nagar market: Great shopping
There are plenty of shops in this area.You will get just about everything.Jewellery,clothes,caps,bags,kitchen utensils,crockery,linen,etc..There are also many good places to eat,chaat,corn,veg and fruit juices are all sold here.
Janpath: Ethnic shopping
There are rows of shops in janpath.these shops sell beautiful ethnic stuff-- clothes,jewellery,footwear,bags,curios,decorative artefacts and more.
YOu need to bargain here.the bylanes also have some sellers,dont miss these too.
rows of shops/pavement vendors: shopping at sarojini market
This market is ideal for budget shopping.You will find just about everything -- jewellery,bangles,clothes of all kinds,kitchen ware,bags,footwear,house hold items etc.
You need to bargain here.
there are many vendors selling snacks,corn,and other eatables.
it is a nice way to spend half a day,provided the weather is reasonable!
XYZ: Janpath Market
The Janpath market is close to the Jantar Mantar. I have not been to the market literally but from the numerous visits around the market I have an idea that it is a nice place to shop for local crafts, souvenirs, jewellery, wall hangings and other decoratives.
What to buy: local crafts, souvenirs, jewellery, wall hangings and other decoratives.
What to pay: no idea
XYZ: Sadar bazaar Market
Sadar Bazaar is one of largest and busiest wholesale markets of household items in Delhi and is therefore very crowded most of the business hours. Though it is a wholesale market but it is also possible to buy items in small quantity. The market is a total chaos, and therefore, worth a visit for tourists as well. Most important of all, the items sold here are priced half the prices in shops outside or anywhere in Delhi.
What to buy: Childrens toys, dolls, games, rides, bikes, swings etc.
What to pay: least
Miscellaneous purchases: Sarojini Nagar market
Sarojini nagar (named after freedom fighter Sarojini naidu) is a huge shopping area in Delhi and is quite crowded all through out the day.
What to buy: Everything you want to. Just look for the right shop.
What to pay: Average. Infact less than in most markets
Ambience Mall Gurgoan: Largest Shopping Mall
This is the largest Mall in the town about One Kilometer long. Almost everything is available under one roof. This mall houses Big Bazaar, Reliance Retail chain & Pantaloons. It also houses showrooms of all major brands, including high end brands. Movies, Food Court, There is a good choice of fine dining restaurants in the mall.
What to buy: Almost every thing is there.Related to:
- Business Travel
- Food and Dining
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Old Delhi's spice market is said to be the largest in Asia. There are dozens of stalls and shops lining the main street of Khari Baoli with sacks full of nuts and spices spilling over onto the all ready crowded pavement and even on the roads. The atmosphere in the area is extremely hectic with everyone doing their own thing by whatever means they can. Gadodia Market, which lies just south of Khari Baoli, is a spice wholesaler's storage area. The entrance is through a covered arcade that directly takes visitors into a small courtyard lined with storerooms with giant-sized old-fashioned weighing scales, loading, carrying or unloading of huge sacks of items from manual trolleys. Built by Seth Lakshmi Narayan Gadodia in the early 20th century, the first thing you do when you enter is sneeze as the smell and dust gets right up your nose! Even the locals were doing it!
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Pahar Ganj: All sorts!
The Main Bazaar in Pahar Ganj is lined with small shops selling everything from cheap tacky souvenirs to musical instruments. If you’re staying in the area then its an ideal place on your doorstep to do some shopping. There are many shoe shops where I bought a pair of nice black leather shoes for Rs750 (there’s loads cheaper for about Rs350), tacky souvenir shops, clothes shops etc. If you’re after souvenirs then this is the place to come to.
Central Cottage Industries Emporium
This company was mentioned as being reputable and having good quality goods and there was no need to worry about purchasing here. That may be the case at times but definitely not in all. I know of an purchase of a carpet which in the store scattered amongst many others looked fine in proportion and the design was certainly lovely. Away from the store and back in the home country in a normal situation there were very clear indication that this carpet had been made by weavers with clearly two different tensions and the measurement of the rug was 3” out down one end which was very noticeable on its own. Months of discussion went on through local offices and the store who gave assurances of excellent quality of their craftsmen and customer satisfaction but did nothing about the con job they clearly pulled. So I would just say, just because these more expensive stores seem to be reputable, clearly not all are and are still able to get by with selling inferior quality goods at expensive prices. You might be better off at the little roadside store. Very much a case of BUYER BEWARE and check the measurements of what you are getting or being told.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
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