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Markets to visit when you’re at Walled City or Purani Dilli




Whenever someone decides on wedding shopping in Delhi, Chandani Chowk is the first place that pops into the head. But hey! Chandani Chowk is not all about sarees and lehengas. There are a hell lot of stuff that you can buy from here. This particular post deals with numbers of markets that you can visit when you come to Chandani Chowk. All the markets here have a history that goes back two hundred years or more and good to go for wholesale shopping. Hope you enjoy reading this. Happy Shopping in advance!

Dariba kalaan market

If you have thrust for artificial, semi-artificial, and silver jewelry, you’re at right place. The market has multiple shops to explore and showcase amazing jewelry designs which are perfect for almost every occasion. All the girls who are going to get hitched soon, you can check out this place for artificial or semi-precious matching jewelry set for your bridal outfit. You can also buy some authentic gifts to be given at weddings or anniversaries like silver showpieces, Swarovski paintings, etc. The market anyway deals with silver products mostly.

Lajpat Rai Market

This market is good to visit to buy toys and electronic stuff. Located right close to Red Fort, this market is conjusted and display lot of shops in narrow lanes. If you have kids or planning to decorate your house, you just can’t miss this place. From stuff toys to laser beam robots to Barbie dolls to any other fancy electronic gadgets, this place is good to go. The place also has plenty of wrist watches, wall clocks, earphones, speakers, and what not? The only point to keep in mind is the place deals with replicas of original products mostly. So don’t get fooled by the relatively cheap price of the products. Apart from replicas, the shopkeepers have their own local products as well.

Cloth Market

As the name suggests, the market is full of clothes! Clothes to furnish your house. If you’re planning to furnish or refurnish your house, you need to check this place out. All the curtains, cushions, bedsheets, carpets, etc., in one place. The market offers a price range that suits almost every class. So, no need to worry about the budget. Here you can find almost every style; from Rajasthani block prints to abstract prints to your favorite cartoon character bedsheet. What you need to keep in mind while visiting this market is that the collection here depends upon the season and occasion. For instance, if you want to purchase quilts or blankets, please visit during winters.

Khaari baoli

The kitchen is the powerhouse of every home. And powerhouse needs fuel to run. This market has all the kitchen essentials from spices to pulses, crockery to confectionery, pasta to pancakes batter, and storage to saucepans! Like cloth market, this market also sells seasonal goods like special dry fruit boxes, candles, etc during Diwali days. However, these special products are add-ons, and the normal products can be purchased all the year long. This market again has narrow lanes and it is a bit more crowded than any other market. So, avoid kids to bring with you. Before buying any product check out at least two or three shops to compare quality and price.

Kinaari bazaar

As the name suggests, the market is well known for its “gotaa-kinaari” stuff. Gota(Indian Ribbon) is often used to decorate sarees, dupattas, gifts, etc.,. You can find all kinds of gotaas here and in all colors and patterns. You can also get a grip on all the stuff you need to perform various Hindu rituals in a wedding or on another occasion. All the Shagun ka lifafa, puja thaali, sehra, maalas, etc., are available here. If you go deep into the market you can find shops that sell “poshaaks” or clothes for the small or big Deity in your temple. You can even get the Deity as well. The market is a beautiful site to see. All the gold & glitter shine here. This market also deals with occasional stuff like artificial flowers to decorate your house during Diwali days and Rakhis during the festival of Rakshabandhan.

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