10 Budget Shopping Markets in Delhi Apart from Sarojini Nagar


    10 Budget Shopping Markets in Delhi Apart from Sarojini Nagar While many people believe in the notion of ‘show it off if you have it’, there are a significant number of others who believe in saving as much as possible – and of course, I am talking about money. I am While the former prefer to shop at malls and branded stores, the latter prefer to visit places from where they can buy good looking relatively cheap clothes. We all know the importance of Sarojini Nagar in the life of a Delhi woman as it attracts women of all classes and ages! However, not many of us are aware that there are other markets like the Sarojini Nagar market in terms of selling clothes which are easy on the pocket.

    We bring you a compilation of local markets where you can buy cheap yet great looking clothes. Let’s take a look at these markets.

    1. Janpath

    Although considered a tourist-friendly market, it is perfect for people looking for cheap clothing, if you know the trick of the trade called ‘bargaining’! On the lines of Sarojini Nagar market, Janpath is relatively more compact than the former, but deals in clothes that are in vogue and unique styles in jewellery. Janpath Bazar is located in the heart of Delhi and is well connected via Delhi Metro. Explore the market, discover the latest trends in Ethnic/Western/Lounge/Sportswear and find your best bargain hat to buy everything at CHEAP PRICE!

    how to reach: It is easily accessible via metro and is well connected to almost all parts of NCR. You can take metro and get down at Janpath station.
    Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Monday to Saturday), 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Sunday)

    Budget Shopping at Delhi Janpath Market

    2. Central Market/Lajpat Nagar

    A heaven for ethnic-wear lovers, this market houses all kinds of readymade/unstitched/semi-stitched garments shops, from hawkers to big stores! Choose from a plethora of readymade kurtas and kurtis, nightsuits, footwear, handbags and hawkers at Lajpat Nagar Bazaar or settle for uber chic clothing, Lajpat Nagar Bazaar has it all. While here, don’t forget to inquire and then walk through the almost hidden narrow lanes that stock the latest trends in Indian wear at affordable prices (mostly unstitched). When you are tired of all the shopping, enjoy delicious street food at various outlets!

    how to reach: You can take metro and get down at Lajpat Nagar station on Violet line metro.
    Time: Lajpat Nagar market is also closed on Mondays; It is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on all other days.

    Delhi Market - Lajpat Nagar

    3. Karol Bagh

    This market is a shopping hub for weddings and celebrations alike! Delhi is well connected via metro, it is a long straight road which you can start from the metro station and go one way and come back the other way. If you have enough time you can explore the sub-lane after regular intervals. It is one of the most visited markets for wedding dresses and jewellery. If you want to take a bite, stop at the iconic ‘Roshan Di Kufli’ for mouth-watering sweets and delicacies.

    how to reach: Easily accessible by Metro, this market is just a few minutes’ walk from Karol Bagh Metro Station.
    Time: Open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on all days except Mondays.

    Shopping Place in Delhi - Karol Bagh Market
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    4. Chandni Chowk

    One of the oldest markets in Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a haven for readymade ethnic Indian clothing. A favorite for wedding dresses, this market has a wide array of stores selling everything possible related to the word ‘wear’!! From beautiful sarees and lehengas to alluring clothing for men, Chandni Chowk has the right mix of all ethnic wear at very reasonable prices. Bargaining skills can pay off really well here and get you your shortlisted clothes at an even more discounted price! The old world charm of this place is like a cherry on the cake.

    how to reach: You can take metro to Chandni Chowk metro station.
    Time: This market is open on all other days at different times for each shop/area.

    Chandni Chowk Market
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    5. Kamla Nagar

    Kamla Nagar market is one such market which every student of Delhi University is well aware of. Visit Kamala Nagar Market for an amazing variety of clothes that are in vogue to choose from! After a great shopping experience, you can indulge in the delicious street food that this market has to offer. The market is frequented by students and people living on the northern campus. Apart from super affordable clothing starting at Rs.100, you can find jewelry like rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings for as low as Rs.50!

    how to reach: You can reach this market by getting down at the University Metro Station.
    Time: Kamla Nagar market remains closed on Mondays; It is open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on all other days.

    Kamla Nagar Market Delhi

    6. Paharganj

    As the area is frequented by tourists, you can find amazing junk (read hippie) jewelery here, which is synonymous with the colorful nature of the country! Hone your bargaining skills and get earrings and other jewelery (junk) for as low as Rs.30-50. Make sure you bargain a lot, because like Janpath, shopkeepers will mostly quote ‘tourist prices’. Apart from this, you can also get long lasting shoes, bags, books, clothes and belts at cheap prices.

    how to reach: Nearest metro station in Ramakrishna Ashram Marg, you can take auto to reach the market.
    Time: Paharganj market is closed on Mondays “except in weather”, the market is open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on all other days.

    Textile Market in Delhi - Paharganj
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    7. Majnu’s Sesame

    This market is primarily a Tibetan refugee colony. So, apart from the delicious Tibetan food, this market is home to some of the trendiest styles of fashion, all at affordable prices! Come here for stylish footwear (including shoes), palazzos, denims, crop tops, dresses and tops at bargain prices compared to the shops. This market is frequented by North Campus students and is often referred to as MKT.

    how to reach: This market is close to the Vidhan Sabha Metro Station on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro.
    Time: Open all days, from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm.

    Shopping Place in Delhi - Majnu Ka Til

    8. Greater Kailash I, M Block Market

    If you think this market has put it on the wrong list, think again. The ladies out there would definitely know what I’m talking about. Apart from the classy branded stores, there are many hawkers in the market who sell uber chic clothes at cheap prices. Well, the vendors might be a little more arrogant than the vendors of Sarojini Nagar Market, but still, the stuff they sell definitely makes this market worthy of being a budget-shopping-destination. From bags to jewelry (especially silver) and footwear, they sell everything from trendy tops, super chic denims, skirts, dresses, tees and every trendy thing you can think of! Once you shop, you can dine at any of the eateries located here.

    how to reach: Get down on the Violet Line at Kailash Colony Metro Station and take an auto rickshaw from there.
    Time: Open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on all days except Tuesdays.

    GK 1 M Block Market
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    9. Delhi Hati

    A personal favourite, Trust Dilli Haat presents you with some of the most spectacular collections of clothing, jewellery, accessories and furniture pieces at reasonable prices! The place is even better during winters as more number of festivals take place around that time. You can find the food of that state as well as handicrafts and clothes related to different states of India. The small hut shaped shops create a perfect ambiance giving you a village-like feel. If you are looking for ethnic yet chic handbags and clutches, beautiful stoles and shawls, vibrant kurtis, cotton and silk sarees, and suits and sumptuous food, then Dilli Haat is the place for you!

    how to reach: You can take the metro to the INA metro station; It is only a few minutes walk from there.
    Time: Open on all days from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
    Ticket: You have to buy a ticket to go inside, which costs 20 rupees (adults) and 10 rupees (children).

    Delhi Haat Market INA

    10. Shankar Market

    Last but certainly not least, Shankar Market, is the place to be if you want custom made clothes at reasonable prices. Shop for good quality clothing and visit one of the many tailors out there. You can get your clothes designed as per the requirement and make them uber stylish however you like! Highly recommended for those dazzling outfits for wedding season which are usually very expensive at other stores. Get them custom made here while staying within your budget.

    how to reach: Nearest metro station at Rajiv Chowk, you can walk for few minutes to reach the market.
    Time: Closed on Sundays, the market remains open from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm on all other days.

    Textile Market in Delhi- Shankar Market

    These were the top ten places in Delhi where you can shop for proper clothes apart from the iconic Sarojini Nagar Market. Sometimes, it’s wise to explore more locations and more options, which can save you a lot of money and time! So, Happy Shopping you all!


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