Old Delhi, or Dilli 6, is a shopping paradise in Delhi. You can find everything here, from auto parts, boots, Sunglasses, wedding clothes to spices, utensils and what not. Old Delhi markets are actually a collection of multiple small markets which are famous for their own range of good.
The Chandni Chowk is the epicentre of the markets of Old Delhi. In Chandni Chowk, you can shop from the shops situated on either side of the never-ending road. Every street offers something unique. You can buy your daily clothing from the traditional clothing shops situated in the Chandni Chowk. The best thing about this amazing market of Delhi is that there is a specific designated market for each product. If you are looking for wedding shopping, Chawri Bazar is your stop. If you are looking for electronic gadgets and electrical appliances then Lajpat Rai market is there to cater to your needs. There is famous book market in Chawri Bazar, Purani Sadak. If you are looking for shoes or Sunglasses, visit the Ballimaran Market. The list goes on and on.
One of the best markets for wedding shopping in Delhi, Chawri Bazar has some of the oldest shops in Delhi. They are famous for their wedding dresses and everyday shoppers line outside the shop to get a chance to buy from these shops. There is a long wait if you wish to buy from the famous wedding shops of Chawri Bazar, that’s the testament to their popularity. Also, there are wedding cards printing shops in Chawri Bazar that you should check out if you are looking to get wedding cards printed.
For the camera enthusiasts, there is a hidden camera market in Chandni Chowk. Not many people know about the Kucha Choudhary market, also known as Camera Market. Here, you can buy an antique camera, camera films or buy gadgets for your camera. If you move further in the Chandni Chowk, you’ll stumble across the famous Lajpat Rai market. One of the biggest electronic markets in Delhi, this market is one stop for all the gadget geeks. You can find fancy items from the market, most of which you didn’t even need, but it’s too good a deal to pass upon.
Another famous market of Old Delhi is Sadar Bazar. Walking distance from Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar is a wholesale market for household items. You can find kitchen utensils, travel bags etc at a cheaper price. On the opposite side of Chandni Chowk lies the infamous Meena Bazar. Once, the busiest market of Delhi, today Meena bazar is a pale shadow of itself. But still, you can find the traditional Meenakari Saree and Kurta. Located near Jama Masjid, very few people visit this market today but Meena Bazar is still one of the most popular markets in Delhi.
Apart from these regular markets, there are various weekly markets in Old Delhi, as the Sunday market opposite of Red Fort. This market is referred to as Chor Bazar but it’s a paradise for every shopper. From branded shoes, shirts, pants to good quality curtains, bed sheets and foot mats, the Sunday Market has it all. You can buy gym accessories too. At the end of the market lies the Daryaganj Book market. You can buy famous novels at 20 bucks and Engineering and Medical books at half the price
Old Delhi is a city in itself and these markets are a proof of a fully functional society. Whatever you need, Old Delhi’s market will offer it to you at a good bargain.
Nearest Metro Station
Chandni Chowk on Yellow Line, Red Fort on Violet line and Chawri Bazar on Yellow Line are the closest metro stations.
What is Old Delhi Market Famous For
There is not a single thing you won’t find in these infinite markets. Ballimaran for shoes and Sunglasses, Chawri Bazar for wedding shopping, Lajpat Rai Market for electronic goods, Meena Bazar for Meenakari clothes, Sadar Bazar for household items and Purani Sadak for books.
The market usually open around 11 am and closes around 8 pm in the evening.