Karol Bagh Market

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Karol Bagh Market is situated in Central Delhi and approximately 2 kms from the New Delhi Railway Station. It is one of the most popular and oldest shopping centres in Delhi that homes a number of branded air-conditioned showrooms as well as non branded retail outlets and small attractive shops lined up on pathways that sell almost everything.

The residential area surrounding the Karol Bagh market was a result of a settlement of numerous Punjabi families who fled to India during the partition. They settled here and opened several shops to earn a living. Today, these shops have spanned commercially and hence converting the area into a flourishing business centre where one can purchase any products and items available under one roof.

Despite the growing commercial infrastructure of the Karol Bagh Market, this market place still retains an old world charm that instantly transform any visitor into a historical ambience. A journey around the area is a definite unforgettable experience where visitors get an insight into the traditional aspects of the Indian Trading activities. Numerous traditional houses mirror the best of Indian craftsmanship and inherent skills while modern structures showcases a drastic change that exhibits a modern and urban city. Both these contrasting visuals blend beautifully to provide an unforgettable view and journey through modern stores and traditional shops.

The Karol Bagh Market is further divided into different streets that house their own market wherein each street market specialises in retailing a specific product or item. For example, the ‘Silver Street’ is a traditional jewellery street that specialises only in retailing Gold and Silver Jewellery along with semi precious stones and precious gems. The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths here are known to be very popular in the same field throughout the country.

Ajmal Khan Road market specialises in retailing inexpensive readymade garments, embroidered garments and cotton yarns. However, today, this street market retails more than just garments. The place is dotted with fancy stores, big international branded stores and various food outlets that serve a variety of Indian munchies and spices. A weekly informal village market is organised every Monday the biggest of its kind in Delhi, during which all the big branded showrooms and retail outlets remain closed (weekly market holiday) and hence is the best time for budget travellers or locals to enjoy a shopping spree.

Arya Samaj Road market is where one can purchase second hand or used books, magazines, journals etc.

Bank Street market situated just off the Ajmal Khan Road has shops that retail an array of Gold jewellery and showpieces that range from a handcrafted piece to a machine-made pattern; one can find a variety of items here including a range of bridal trousseaus.

Ghaffar Market is a hub for cellular phones. This shopping centre homes a labyrinth of narrow pathways that are lined with small shops who specialises in supplying any imported products ranging from mobiles, accessories to cosmetics, calculators, watches, sunglasses, electronic or digital diaries, cameras, hairdryers, footwear and almost everything else retailed to electronics. Besides these items, one can also find a number of furniture and furnishings stores, carpets and rugs, fashion accessories and even a variety of tea brands. This market place is a must visit and an excellent shopping destination for shoppers on a tight budget.