Delhi is famous for the shopping extravaganza ranging from the traditional jewelry and handicrafts to the latest fashionable consumer goods. Shopping in Delhi is a complete satisfaction because you get choose from a wide range of options suiting every budget. The specialty of shopping in Delhi is the availability of goods from all over India. Delhi has specialized markets for different goods like Linen, leather, antiques, silks and furniture.
If you are a lover of antique and traditional goods, then you are in the right place. There are shops in Delhi dealing in traditional art and crafts items, precious stones, pottery, brassware, wood work done in rosewood and sandalwood. Delhi's old and traditional shopping market lies in Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk and Central Delhi’s Connaught. However, there are new trendy markets in Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh where you will find goods ranging from antiques to the latest fashionable items whether its apparels or the consumer durable goods.
Specialty of Chandni Chowk
Specialty of Chandni Chowk still exists where you will find small shops in the by lanes of the market. With the emergence of new brands and brand conscious people, the shops in Chandni Chowk, have a modern look. You will find big showrooms of Indian and International brands along with those small shops that still bear the same importance. Sadar Bazaar and the Khari Baoli are the main whole sale markets in the northern India. Chandni Chowk is also famous for electronics and electrical goods.
Connaught place is famous for its shopping with swanky showrooms of branded companies. One can meet most of the shopping need in Connaught Place because shops here deal in apparels, grocery, consumer durable goods, handicrafts and antiques. Palika Bazaar in Connaught Place is an underground market that is famous for electronic items, leather goods, perfumes and apparels. Janpath market opposite to Connaught Place is famous for cotton garments, furniture and decorative items. Janpath is a famous attraction for tourists and foreigners visiting Delhi.
Handicrafts and cottage industry products can be found on the Tolstoy Road. Baba Kharak Singh Marg is famous for the state emporiums from all stated in India.
However, with the new Mall culture in Delhi, people are more inclined towards shopping in malls but the importance of these traditional markets still exist.