Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is a blend of cultural extravaganza, crafts and food. It is a unique bazaar in the heart of the city that displays the richness of Indian culture. One can buy a number of traditional and ethnic items from the market. Not only that, the haat offers some delicious food items at cost effective prices. You can visit the various food stalls set up by individual states of India that serve authentic delicacies native to their region. Visiting the haat is a unique experience as it gives you a taste of the cultural heritage of each and every state of India. The bazaar also houses souvenir shops for visitors. Some of the items you can buy include brassware, metal crafts, gems, beads, silk and wool fabrics, embellished footwear, sandalwood and rosewood carvings etc.

Dilli Haat

Connaught Place

The heartbeat of Delhi, Connaught Place is a heritage neighbourhood that has been modeled after the Georgian style of architecture. Lined with a host of eateries, high-end stores, parlours, theatres and book stores, the market is the hub of most activities in Delhi. Spread in two concentric circles, Connaught Place holds a vintage character that is vividly contrasted by various cosmopolitan shops and cafes that are crowned with blaring neon signs. On any good day, you can see a number of students and office workers spilling out on the streets and enjoying the pleasant weather while relishing a plate of chaat from a vendor.

Before stalls and stores took over Connaught Place, it used to be a cinema centre. In the 1920s, Russian ballets, Urdu plays and silent films were hosted at various theatres here. Its heritage cinemas like Rivoli and Odeon still preserve their antiquity and it is an enchanting experience to catch a movie in one of the sprawling movie theatres.

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Connaught Place

Chandni Chowk

Preserving the antiquity of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a bustling neighbourhood that is one of the oldest in the national capital. A vibrant bazaar that is buzzing with activity, Chandni Chowk is a labyrinth of narrow alleyways that are crammed with small shops, either selling delicious servings of snacks, sweets and savouries or offering budgeted deals on a host of products, including clothes. This medieval shopping site is stocked with almost everything under the sun, and you can get a fine selection of perfumes, jewellery, electronics, candles, lifestyle goods and idols of gods and goddesses. Moreover, it also plays host to one of the largest wholesale markets in Delhi, in which visitors can get huge discounts on several items.

Chandni Chowk is perhaps most popular for its food, which was relished by personalities like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and others. As you explore the culinary riches of the market, start with the Old Famous Jalebi Wala, near the metro station. Sample piping hot soft and syrupy jalebis as you soak in Delhi winters. Food lovers can head to the Paranthe Wali Gali for an immersive experience. A noodle-thin lane lined with shops selling fresh and hot paranthas (stuffed flatbread), it is a must-visit. Next comes kachori-aloo (deep-fried pastry served with potato gravy) and dahi bhalla (deep-fried snack served with yoghurt). If you're visiting in summers, a tall glass of spiced lemonade never goes amiss. A highlight of the food scene of Chandni Chowk is rabri faluda (a sweet thick milk dish served with vermicelli). Many of the shops here are more than 100 years old and preserve a taste of medieval Delhi that makes one fall in love with the place.

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Chandni Chowk

Central Market or Lajpat Nagar Market

Offering a fine selection of jewellery, clothes, accessories and other fashion items, Lajpat Nagar market is a delight for shoppers. The main attraction are the mehendiwalas (people who apply henna) who have set up shop in the market. Making beautiful decorative patterns with henna, they are admired by one and all. You can also sample delicacies served at some of the oldest eateries in the area.

Central Market or Lajpat Nagar Market

Sarojini Market

This vibrant market is a haven for visitors, who can shop or window shop to their heart's content. Boasting noodle-thin lanes that are crammed with shops and makeshift stalls, the market offers budgeted buys for a variety of articles.

Sarojini Market

Paharganj

One of the most popular wholesale markets of Delhi, Paharganj offers great deals on a budget. Aside from local ware, you can also find a lot of foreign products. The bustling streets offer a fine selection of handicrafts, hookah pipes, textiles, books, musical instruments and clothes.

Paharganj

Khan Market

One of the classiest and most expensive marketplaces in Delhi, Khan Market offers many exciting avenues to shoppers. From high-end brands to Ayurvedic shops, book shops, government shops and cosmetic stores, the market has a lot to keep the shopper intrigued.

Khan Market

Janpath Market

A stone's throw from Connaught Place lies Janpath Market that is popular for its clothes, handicrafts, paintings, brassware, leather products, shoes, imitation jewellery etc. The market boasts handicrafts from various parts of the country, including Tibet. Thus, it is also referred to as Tibetan Market.

Janpath Market