9 Budget-Friendly Shopping Places in Delhi

In our previous blog, we covered some of the best shopping malls in Delhi. But what about people who want to make the best of their visit and not leave a staggering hole in their pockets? For such people (and I am one of them) there are a lot of shopping places in Delhi. In fact, Delhi has some of India’s best markets, with handicrafts and artifacts from all over the country. These shopping places allow visitors to experience the vibrant and exotic atmosphere of the city and make shopping a lot of fun.

While Delhi has a huge range of shopping markets, it is impossible to cover all of them in this blog. That is why we have for you the 9 best budget-friendly and reliable shopping places in Delhi and what you can buy there. So, whether you are a true Delhiite or a tourist, these shopping markets will ensure you enjoy shopping and get the most for every buck you spend.

Neo Travellers’ List Of Budget-Friendly Shopping Places in Delhi

Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is an open market that has stalls from all over India. It provides an exciting combination of Indian handicrafts, food, and cultural and music performances. Some of the products that can be found here include gems, footwear, handicrafts, artifacts, etc.
Dili Haat has been deliberately made to feel like a haat, a traditional weekly village market. Small thatched roof cottages give it a village-like ambience. There are two Dilli Haats in Delhi: one at INA market and the other in Pitampura. Dilli Haat is considered one of the best shopping places in Delhi.

Dilli Haat - Best shopping places in Delhi

Location: Opposite INA Market, south Delhi. Pitampura, north Delhi.
Opening Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays.
What to Buy: Indian handicrafts and artifacts.
Nearest Metro Station:
(a) Delhi Haat (INA Market): INA Metro Station
(b) Delhi Haat (Pitampura): Netaji Subhash Palace Metro Station

Janpath Market

Janpath Market is an old and famous shopping place in Delhi. This market is very famous amongst youngster and Indian and foreign tourists alike. Janpath offers pretty accessories and apparels of latest fashion for everyone. At Janpath, you can shop from an array of products such as artificial jewellery, trendy clothes, watches, latest design footwear, decorative products and a lot more.

Janpath Market - budget friendly shopping places in delhi

Location: Janpath, just off Connaught Place, in central New Delhi.
Opening Hours: Daily.
What to Buy: Handicrafts, clothing, shoes, paintings, brassware, Indian artifacts, leatherwork, and junk jewellery.
Nearest Metro Station: Janpath Metro Station

Quick fact: Janpath was known as the “Queen’s way” until the early 90’s.

Sarojini Nagar

Sarojini Nagar market is one of the best shopping places in Delhi and is named on Sarojini Naidu, an Indian Independence activist. You will find tons of shops and stalls that sell clothes and fashion accessories. It is renowned for cheap designer clothes and famous brands that are rejected from export. Sarojini Nagar is mostly visited by college students and is a very busy market. There’s also a sweet market (Babu Market) and vegetable market (Subzi Mundi) in the area.

Sarojini Nagar

Image source; Business Today

Location: South West Delhi, near Safdarjung Airport.
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, daily except Mondays.
What to Buy: Designer clothes, Indian clothes, fashion accessories, shoes.
Nearest metro station: INA Metro Station

Chandni Chowk Market

Chandni Chowk is one of the best budget-friendly shops in Delhi and one of the oldest markets of the city. It is an insanely crowded market, with people, cattle, bullock carts, cars, bikes and rickshaws all sharing the same road. Chandni Chowk has several small markets within itself.

For instance, Katra Neel market is famous for fabrics like silk, satin, crepe, etc., while Bhagirath Palace is Asia’s largest electronic market.
Khari Baoli is famous for spices; Moti Bazaar is popular for shawls and pearls; Dariba Kalan for silvery jewellery; and Tilak Bazaar for chemicals. For foodies, don’t forget to visit the famous Parathe Wali Gali for a variety of parathas and Karim’s for delectable non-veg dishes.

Chandni Chowk

Location: Old Delhi.
Opening Hours: Daily except for Sundays.
What to Buy: Fabrics, jewellery, spices, and electronic goods.
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Metro Station (Underground Station)

Lajpat Nagar (Central Market)

Another place which is a shopping delight for people is Lajpat Nagar’s hectic Central Market. Visitors can get various accessories, clothes, latest footwear and bags, etc. You can get a great deal if you know how to bargain. Another attraction in the market is the mehndiwallas, who apply henna at your hands at a very nominal price but with an astonishing speed.

Lajpat Nagar (Central Market)

Image source: Amazing India Blog

Location: South New Delhi, near Defence Colony (between Greater Kailash and South Extension).
Opening Hours: Daily except for Mondays.
What to Buy: Indian clothing, shoes, bags, accessories (including bangles), and home furnishings.
Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar Metro Station

Quick fact: Lajpat Nagar is one of the oldest markets in India!

Paharganj Market

Paharganj is one of the best bargain shopping places in Delhi. It is in the crowded Main Bazaar of the Paharganj traveller ghetto. Some of the shops in Paharganj deal in wholesale and export to foreign countries. Paharganj is surely not for the faint hearts, as it is chaotic, noisy, dirty, and full of crumbling buildings. The area is preferred by backpackers and budget travellers.

Paharganj Market

Image source: TripAdvisor

Location: Paharganj Main Bazaar
Opening Hours: Daily until around 9 p.m.
What to Buy: Clothes, leather stuff, shoes, jewellery, books, music, textiles, handicrafts, hookah pipes, incense.
Nearest metro station: New Delhi Metro Station

Karol Bagh Market

Karol Bagh is a hit amongst everyone. This place offers almost everything, ranging from electronics to trendy clothes. Visit Ajmal Khan Road to buy inexpensive and trendy clothes and few International Brands. You can also visit Arya Samaj Road to buy or sell your old books. Bank Street in Karol Bagh is famous for jewellery, and the famous Ghaffar Market is the best shopping place in Delhi for imported products and electronics.

Karol Bagh Market

Image source: Indiatimes.com

Location: Karol Bagh
Opening Hours: Daily (until around 9 PM). Closed on Mondays.
What to buy: Clothes, electronics, jewellery, books.
Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh Metro Station

Palika Bazaar

Palika Bazaar is just stone throw away from Janpath. It is an underground, fully air-conditioned market located on the inner circle of Connaught Place. Palika Bazar has a huge range of products, but is particularly known for electronics, goods and apparels.

Palika Bazaar

Location: Janpath, just off Connaught Place, in central New Delhi.
Opening Hours: Daily.
What to Buy: Clothing, shoes, paintings, brassware, electronics, leatherwork, and junk jewellery.
Nearest Metro Station: Palika Bazaar: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

Quick fact: Palika Bazar is the only underground market in Asia.

Tibetan Market/Monastery Market

Tibetan Market or Monastery Market is often referred to as the Little Tibet in Delhi. It was a colony set up for Tibetan refugees, but today it has grown into a full-blown Tibetan market. This chock-a-block market has stalls that sell statues, incense, shawls, paintings and Tibetan artifacts, including jewellery and semi-precious stones.

Tibetan Market/Monastery Market

Tibetan market is the best place to shop for stylish clothes and accessories and is a hit among youngsters. Most products here are a great value-for-money! This shopping place is also a must visit if you wish to taste some original Tibetan home food. Taste the mouth-watering thukpa or momos at restaurants like Zomsa and Shakura.

Location: Civil Lines, North Delhi
Opening Hours: Daily except for Mondays.
What to Buy: Clothing, shoes, bags, accessories (including Indian bangles), and home furnishings.
Nearest Metro Station: Kashmere Gate Metro

Hope you liked this article on best budget-friendly shopping places in Delhi. Do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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