Delhi is a big city with full of big markets to shop. Many big designers from around the world exist here now. Here are top 5 Delhi’s best markets:
Khan Market: Khan Market is the costliest market shop in New Delhi. It has been ranked as the costliest retail location in India. In 2010, it was rated as the world’s 21st most expensive retail high street by real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield and is consistently ranked as one of the costliest high end end streets. It is located almost at the heart of the city, close to India Gate. Surrounded by residential complexes – both government owned and private, including Golf Links, Lodhi Estate, Pandara Road, Rabindra Nagar and Sujan Singh Park.
G.K. M Block Market: The M-Block market is unique mainly due to the fact that it has something for everyone in terms of variety and prices. So one can find sunglasses for as high as Rs. 20000 inside well-appointed shops to as low as Rs. 100 on a roadside stall just outside. There are shops selling books to fancy crystal-ware to jewelry to pet products.
The market is especially popular amongst women due to the large number of boutiques and shoe stores that it has. Foodies also need not worry since pretty much every cafe and restaurant chain has an outlet here including McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Subway, Baskin Robbins, etc.
South Extension Market: South Extension is divided into two parts – South Extension I and South Extension II. The market is quite famous for priced designer stuff and branded clothes. For Delhi’s cash flush teenagers, the market is a bliss.
Located on Ring Road, South Extension (known to locals as “SouthEx”) is a huge neighborhood in South Delhi and is divided into two parts: South Extension I and South Extension II. South Extension is a good place for tourists to see locals going about their daily activities. As with much of Delhi, it is closed on Mondays. Its busiest day is Sunday. You will also find traditional Indian bhel puri stands and shoeshiners in aquarium . Shoppers can purchase anything from cell phones to books in this upmarket shopping area, but prices are higher than other places.
South Ex I has several stores and restaurants, including: a huge, 3-storied Benetton store, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Mehrasons Jewellery Store, Bengali Sweet Market Centre (a restaurant and sweet shop), Teksons Bookshop (www.teksonsbooks.com), Nalli Saris, Tanishq (exquisite jewelry store), BG’s (designer fashion jewelry), Sehgal Bros. (clothing), as well as several other clothing and music stores.
Karol Bagh Market: Karol Bagh market is one of the popular and oldest markets of Delhi. It is famous as a flourishing shopping center of the city offering variety of goods to shop. The market is about two kilometers from the New Delhi railway station and it is nine kilometers from ISBT i.e.Inter State Bus Terminal.
At Karol Bagh a walk through will be something unforgettable experience. It will seem as if a journey into history with traditional house mirroring best of Indian craftsmen. One will also experience a complete fusion of modern air-conditioned stores and traditional shops.
Rajouri Garden Market: ‘Rajouri Garden Market’ as it’s better known, is the biggest as well as most popular high street market situated in west of Delhi. It enjoys the get- it- all feature typical of popular markets and is dotted with outlets on either sides of an almost straight stretch that runs about a km long. A healthy and vibrant mix of home grown, domestic brands along with a few international brands makes for a good buying experience. There is a plethora of options especially in the women’s ethnic wear category which predominates when talking sheer number of outlets. The market has stood relevant and maintained its popularity despite competition in the wake of a number of malls that have come up in the close vicinity.