HAVE A LOOK AT THE 5 BEST CHEAP PLACES FOR DELHI SHOPPING
Delhi is well known for its modernity and its fast-moving day to day life, which distinguishes it from other cities of India. Of course, it is a developed city as it is the capital of the country and also holds its unique position in the history of India, but the popularity of Delhi is not limited only as the capital of the country or for its history. There are many factors which make Delhi unique in India as it is a hub of everlasting historical monuments, here the name of Gali are based on food items like Parathe Wali Gali, and of course its fast-moving metros. Apart from all these Delhi is well known for its low- cost shopping places from where you can buy things at an affordable rate. Are you a bit surprised? You may be because in a capital city you usually get things at an expensive rate, but Delhi is the best place for shopaholics as there is the big shopping mall, complexes as well as cheap and budget shopping places. Today, I am going to guide you to the best and cheap places for shopping in Delhi, so let’s start Delhi shopping.
PALIKA BAZAAR- When you are consistently hearing shopkeepers saying “Madam kya Kharidna hai”, then no doubt you are in one of the cheapest markets of Delhi Palika bazaar. It is the affordable underground market of Delhi where you can buy clothes, and many other things like electronics, books, toys etc. The market is located at Connaught place and has got its name from Mumbai Palika bazaar. If you are a girl, then it is advisable not to go Palika bazaar alone because sometimes you may feel unsafe as the market is underground and is overcrowded. If you are planning to visit Palika bazaar for the first time, be confident and keep strong bargaining skills with you as sometimes shopkeepers may try to cheat you by doubling the price of one commodity.
- How to reach- The easiest mode of transport to reach Palika Bazaar is by metro, the nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk.
- Weekly 0ff- Sunday
- Operational timings-10:30 A.M.- 09:00 P.M.
SAROJINI NAGAR- Sarojini Nagar is another preferred market for the cheap and affordable shopping. If you are a girl and came to Delhi for the first time, then it is an ideal place to choose for Delhi shopping. Here you can get clothes half of the price from the branded showrooms, but the need is that you must be a good bargainer. The market has also a good collection of man clothing as well you can also get necessary household things at the most affordable price. The market is too big to explore therefore if you are planning to come here, come for maximum 3-4 hours. The one major tip for shopping in Sarojini Nagar is that if you are really interested to buy something then don’t let the Shopkeeper understand it because he might charge extra from you. Another suggestion is that always keep a big bottle of water because you may feel dehydrated at the end of the day.
- How to reach- The nearest metro station to Sarojini Nagar is INA.
- Weekly off- Monday
- Operational timings- 10:00 A.M.- 10:30 P.M.
Dilli Haat- Dilli Haat resembles like the market of a true Indian village where you can find handicrafts of different states at one place. Apart from handicrafts, you can also buy clothes, household things, and many others. In Dilli Haat, you can also enjoy cuisines of different states at one place, under the beautiful decorations. In Dilli Haat you will feel like you are in mini India, the entry fee of Delhi Haat for Indians is Rs 30 and for foreigners is Rs 100. In Dilli Haat, you can also enjoy the true music of India by different artists across India. It is quite difficult to bargain in Dilli Haat because the price here is usually fixed. It is a nice place to spend an evening with your loved ones and get the best out of Delhi shopping.
- How to reach- The nearest metro station to Dilli Haat is INA.
- Weekly off- Dilli Haat is open for all days of the week
- Operational timings- 10:00 A.M.-10:30 P.M.
Janpath market- Janpath market is one of the busiest and affordable markets of Delhi which is Connaught place. In Janpath, you can get artifacts, traditional Indian dresses, Jewellery especially of silver, footwear, home decor items and many other things. The market is often a center of attraction for foreigners as sometimes you may find more numbers of foreign tourist in the market as compared to Indians. The shopkeepers here are quite rigid to bargain, but if you are really a good bargainer then you can surely but lots of stuff without affecting your Delhi shopping budget. If you really want to follow the latest fashion trend then you must visit Janpath market.
- How to reach- Rajiv Chowk and Shivaji Stadium metro are the nearest metro stations.
- Weekly off- Monday
- Operational timings- 11:00 A.M.- 08:00 P.M.
Chandani Chowk- All of you have must hear the tongue twister “Chanu ke Chacha ne……Chandani Chowk mein…” , yes I am talking about that Chandani Chowk. It is one of the cheapest and oldest markets of New Delhi and is well known for its narrow lanes. The market is divided into small lanes which are best for founding traditional Indian wear at the most affordable rate, apart from it you can also get artifacts, silver jewelry, electronics. Chandani Chowk is believed to be in existence since the rule of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Beyond shopping, you can also enjoy eating parathe at the famous Parathe Wali Gali and you can also visit the historical monument, Red Fort. Chandani Chowk is best if you want to do shopping at best price in the old part of Delhi.
As a conclusion, I would like to say that you may not find such cheap markets in your city. Hence, if you are from Delhi it is best but if you are living near to the city, visit the place to grab some best out of your Delhi budget.
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