The first on the list of top 10 places to visit and shop in Delhi has to be Connaught Place. It is a historic structure, a shopper’s paradise, a foodie’s delight, a culture center. It has hundreds of bars,stores,restaurants and a huge Indian tricolor flag hoisted at the central park.
Connaught place is centrally located because of which it’s easy to reach and most of the people visit to just hang out and spend time with family and friends.
The truth is, Connaught Place, or CP as it is universally known, offers many unique sites to visit like Jantar Mantar, Khadi Shop, Janpath Bazaar, Palika Bazaar, etc most importantly it offers all in one experience at a single place.
This is one of the best markets in New Delhi. One of the most expensive shopping hoods in Delhi.
Khan Market has some of the best shopping and eating options in the city. Khan Chacha, The Big Chill, Side Wok, Ritu Kumar, Anokhi, plus hundred of excellent shops present for a local as well as global shopper.
Most importantly it’s well connected by the Delhi metro and centrally located therefore always have shoppers especially affluent women who love this market.
The Lotus temple has 27 marble petals that form a lotus shape. There are nine openings to the temple depicting the nine anatomical openings of a human body. it’s built by people of Baha I Faith, a concept that includes all religions of the world as one. A person of any religion or creed can visit the temple and take part in the rituals.
No religious script is allowed inside the temple. No lectures, sermons or spiritual meetings are allowed inside the temple. Musical prayers are conducted in a huge hall where people sit, meditate and get peace of mind.
Once inside the main hall any distraction like a mobile phone, talking loudly or any activity that can be unpleasant for the pin-drop silence inside the temple.
The temple has no statues of any worship form. There is no altar or platform inside the temple. The temple can hold more than 2,400 people at the same time. The surface of the temple is made of white marble imported from Greece.
Nehru Place is a sprawling shopping arcade one of the biggest computer markets in the world. The place is well connected by a metro network. The famous Lotus Temple and ISKON temple just within walking distance from here.
It is a wholesale market for computers and computer parts hence we can get anything related to computers like hard disks, motherboards, etc.
Besides this it has a lot of street food joints and “Paneer Rice” is very famous, many come here to eat it.
Karol Bagh lies in west Delhi a place well connected by Blue Line Metro it is one of the oldest and bustling markets famous for wedding shopping.
It’s a complete deal from high-end Lehengas for bridal wear to bridegroom Sherwanis, Shoes, Indian ethnic wear to Western wear. Besides this, we can find hundreds of street hawkers trying their best to sell to the shoppers.
Normal daily wear clothing, Toys, Gifts, Mobile Shopping, Watches and almost all kind of daily usage products you will find here, therefore, has a very high footfall.
But most important is haggling ! because if you know this art then you will find the best deals here. 50% is the rule of the game.
Delhi is famous for its wholesale markets, high-end showrooms, and street food. Karol Bagh is a fine example of it, therefore, it attracts a lot of foreign travelers as well.
Step into an alien world! This market can give you a shock (pleasant or unpleasant) but it will give you life long memories. Located in the Old Delhi it’s also well connected by Metro Line. A saying is ” it has everything selling except the airplane”!
Narrow lanes, wholesale markets, street food, book shops, Indian ethnic wear shops are in hundreds.
It’s a place we can find anything that India sells, therefore, it attracts visitors not only from Delhi but also from neighboring states.
Because of its proximity to the Old Delhi railway station, it’s easy for people to shop wholesale and then retail that in shops. Name a thing you want to buy there is a 99% chance you will get here. Visit our detailed blog on Chandni Chowk.
The Hauz Khas Village lies in South Delhi and most importantly it’s a must-visit if we are interested in Indian Shopping. It is comprised of old houses converted into air-conditioned cafes, bars, boutiques, book stores, handicraft stores, antiques hence is very popular with college students as well.
The Famous fashion designer Bina Ramani was the first one to have set up a shop here in the 1980s later joined in by a host of known unknown designers which has made this a happening place. It has many good cool bars and has a great nightlife as well.
It is a mix of rural and urban therefore finds a spot on the top ten important places of New Delhi.
Hauz Khas Village (the royal water-tank) was famously called the national capital of ethnic chic by New York Times correspondent, Barbara Crossette. The mud-plastered shopping kiosks have a 13th- century water-tank, a mosque, a tomb and an Islamic seminary for the backdrop.
DLF CyberHub ‘CyberHub is a unique, one-of-its-kind concept in India – A premium socializing zone that has offices, bars, food & entertainment, night clubs hence is on the list of anyone looking for spending quality time.
India is a land of paradoxes while Chandni Chowk will take us a hundred years back this is just opposite ultra-modern high class, clean place to be in.
However, it is the ambiance that makes CyberHub an unparalleled experience. An ideal destination for spending time, media launches, displays, lifestyle shoots, TV programmers.
CyberHub is strategically located on the main artery that connects Gurgaon to Delhi, National Highway 8. It is surrounded by areas teeming with the young and the affluent, searching for new experiences.
Uniquely designed Spaces, unique craftwork and structural ambiance with rooftop terrace, amphitheater, exhibit area, and media room allow for stimulating entertainment options.
This is one that will find a place in any top 10 places to visit in Delhi’s article. Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. The temple lies in the East part of Delhi, therefore, it’s well connected by Metro.
Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu house of worship, therefore its also a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to peace, devotion, learning, and harmony.
Most importantly timeless Hindu spiritual messages, vibrant devotional traditions, and ancient architecture all are echoed in its art and architecture. The mandir is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781- 1830), the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism.
Our last pick for the top 10 places to visit and shop in Delhi is the famous Qutab Minar.
Qutub Minar is a minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, therefore, attracts a lot of tourists and visitors. It lies in South Delhi well connected by Delhi Metro.
This is a 73-meter high tower built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. It was built in celebration of the fall of the last Hindu empire.
The tower has five distinct stories, most noteworthy is the projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top.
It has a surrounding archaeological area which contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate.
Writer: Ajay Singh Makhloga, founder of myway2india.com