If Delhi is immensely popular for anything else apart from its monuments and street food, it is the endless shopping markets. Popular ones being Karol Bagh Shopping Market, Sarojini Nagar Market, Lajpat Nagar, Chandni Chowk amongst many others.
Many women (and men) from across the country even travel to Delhi when they want to shop beyond their ordinary needs. Whether it is a bride who is looking for her dream Bridal Lehenga or is it a newly married couple who wants to buy everything to build their home or is it somebody who wants to go on a street shopping spree looking for fashionable yet budgeted outfits and accessories, Delhi is every shopper’s dream destination in India.
One of the popular shopping destinations in Delhi is the Karol Bagh Shopping Market which has everything starting from men’s wear to rip-offs of popular brands. If it’s your first time visiting Delhi’s Karol Bagh Market, we will guide you with all the pre-requisite information you may need to know.
Recommended Time: While the amount of time one can spend here would depend upon the kind of time they would want to spend shopping, at least 3 hours is recommended for one to explore the entire market.
What to Buy in Karol Bagh Shopping Market
If you are wondering what all can be shopped for in Karol Bagh, the answer to that would be ‘EVERYTHING’. Here is a comprehensive list of items you can shop at Karol Bagh Market:
- Wedding Lehengas & Sherwanis
You will find many to-be couples shopping for their Sangeet or Bridal outfits at Karol Bagh Market. Yes, there is Chandni Chowk, but if you don’t want to be ruled by the Paradox of Choice, and want only the best of it all, Karol Bagh offers you a gorgeous range of sophisticated Lehengas & Sherwanis.
Men can also shop for Tailor-Made Suits, Kurtas, Dhotis and other items. Women can shop for suits, anarkalis, dupattas that can be well suited for their wedding functions. Apart from boutique stores, one can also find popular brands like Manyavar & Mohey, Diwan Saheb, Meena Bazaar etc.
- Retail Apparels
If you are heading to Karol Bagh Market to buy outfits you can wear on your vacation, or to your office or even at the comfort of your home, there are endless shops and brands you could shop from.
Be it ready-made shirts, trousers, jeans, dresses, tops, shawls, scarves, socks or even night suits, you can find it all at Karol Bagh Market.
Brands like Westside, W, Benetton etc are also readily available at Karol Bagh Market.
- Wholesale Garments
If you want to start a reselling clothing business, want to open a store, or even want to launch your own apparel brand and are looking at sourcing wholesale garments, you must head to Tonk Road in Karol Bagh Market.
This market has the largest wholesale collection of jeans, T-shirts, shirts and even footwear.
If you are somebody who loves customising their outfit, you are headed to the right place. Karol Bagh market has various fabric stores where you can shop from never-ending fabric options in a variety of prints and colours.
You could also shop for laces, tassels, and other embellishments which can help you complete your outfit.This will get all your DIY outfit needs sorted.
Outfits and Jewellery go hand in hand. Whether you want a diamond, gold or Kundan jewellery or imitation ones, you can get all at Bank Street in Karol Bagh. Their designs are fashionable and up to date with the latest trends and the quality is top-notch.
You can also shop for junk jewellery and oxidised jewellery and the prices here start at Rs.20.
- Second-hand books
Even with the advent of Kindle and I-pads, there is nothing like the touch of an old book. And if you are somebody who wants to shop for second-hand books, head to Arya Samjh in Karol Bagh which is nothing short of a paradise for book lovers.
These pre-owned books are sold by street-side vendors and start at as low as Rs.50. From fictional romance novels to books on spirituality, you will find them all.
- Suitcases & Bags
By now, you must have already shopped a lot, and you might want a luggage bag to store it all. Karol Bagh Market has a variety of suitcases, handbags, cabin bags, backpacks, rucksacks, shopping bags etc which are available at different budgets, prints and colours.
If you want something temporary, you could opt for a cheaper option, but if you are looking for a good suitcase, it is recommended to cross-check the quality and buy it from the stores instead of the streets.
- Phone & Phone Accessories
From the latest phone models to blingy phone covers, or other accessories like pop sockets, chargers, earphones, you can find it all at Karol Bagh’s Gaffar Market.
Additionally, there are various reputed Phone Repair Stores which can correct any issue with your phone at a reasonable price.
Various stores also sell second-hand phones but do buy them at your own risk.
- Home Electronics
Home electronics like Televisions, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Induction, Mixer, Juicer etc can be bought from Gaffar Market in Karol Bagh.
Do ensure you check the product before purchase.
Fancy a bag from a luxury brand like Dior or Prada but don’t really have that kind of a budget? Do not worry. Gaffar Market in Karol Bagh sells rip-offs of various items such as bags, belts, sunglasses and even perfumes. Good News, they are of very good quality and no one can point out the difference.
Special occasions need special cutlery. If you are somebody who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, you are surely going to enjoy shopping for crockery and kitchen essentials at Karol Bagh Market.
Whether you need Wine Glasses or teacups, or an earthenware Dinner set, you can find it here. Ensure that the shopkeeper bubble wraps your items properly in order to avoid any breakage.
You have already shopped for outfits, fabrics, footwear, jewellery and bags. But completing your look would be Cosmetics.
There is a luxury store by the name of ‘Impressions’ that can help you with all your cosmetic needs. From Victoria Secret Mists to skincare products of brands that haven’t even arrived in India, you can find it all.
“You can never have enough shoes”. During your shopping adventure at Karol Bagh Market, you will also stumble upon various footwear stores like Venus Steps, Stealatoes etc where you can find a range of footwear including block heels, loafers, mules, wedges and of course Stelatoes.
You can also find shops at Gaffar market that are selling rip-offs of men’s shoes from brands like Prada, Armani etc.
- Home Decor & Furnishing
Last but not least, if you are refurbishing your home, opt for cheap yet good quality home decor and furnishing items from Karol Bagh Market.
Curtains, Bed Covers, Table Cloth, Side Lamp, Showpieces etc are readily available.
Tips For Shopping At Karol Bagh Shopping Market
Much like every other market in Delhi, Karol Bagh Market also has a good scope for one to bargain. For street shops, you can start by quoting anything less than half of what’s priced, and at boutiques stores, you could bargain 20-30%. However, brands and shops that come with fixed MRPs don’t provide any discount.
- Be Aware of Pickpockets
Keep your belongings safe. Avoid carrying cash and make payments online. In case you want to make cash payments, do ensure to carry it with you in advance, since there is a crunch of ATMs at Karol Bagh Market.
- Keep Yourself Hydrated
Shopping is an exhausting cardio exercise. And Delhi’s scorching heat can get in between. So, do keep yourself hydrated. Carry water bottles or drink juices and lemon water at intervals.
- Wear Comfortable Shoes
Karol Bagh Market can be best explored on foot. And it would require you to do a whole lot of walking. Wearing comfortable shoes will ensure your feet don’t hurt even after hours of shopping.
Timings For Karol Bagh Shopping Market
Karol Bagh Shopping Market is open on all days from 11 am to 8.30 pm except Mondays.
Where To Eat in Karol Bagh Shopping Market
After a tiresome day from shopping, have some delicacies at the various eateries located near the market. Famous in Karol Bagh Market is the Chocolate Shake at Anjlika Pastry Shop, Chicken Changezi with Khamiri Roti at Changezi, Chicken Malai Tikka at Ganesh Restaurant, Kulfi Falooda at Roshan Di Kulfi and Chole Bhature at Om Corner Chhole Bhature.
If you are somebody who doesn’t prefer street food and would rather eat at restaurants, do not worry, as there are various cafes, QSRs, and fine dining restaurants at your service like KFC, Pizza Hut, The Feast House etc.
Places to Visit Nearby Karol Bagh Shopping Market
While you are at Karol Bagh, it only makes sense for you to visit the nearby sightseeing places in Delhi. Some of them are:
- Connaught Place
Located less than 4 km away is Connaught Place which is one of the largest commercial centres of Delhi. Apart from hosting the head offices of various companies, Connaught Place also serves as a buzzing market for shopping and eating.
Various fast fashion and luxury brands have their retail outlets and famous eateries have also made their way to the inner and outer circle of Connaught Place.
You can also find various street vendors here who are selling junk jewellery and handicraft items.
Decade-old restaurants like Keventers and Wengers are also famous here.
- Janpath Market
If shopping at Karol Bagh doesn’t tire you out, we definitely recommend paying a quick visit to Janpath Market where you can go street shopping for apparel like shirts, skirts, dresses, Kurtis, T-shirts etc.
On the front, there are various stores that are also selling footwears, bags, ittar, souvenirs, showpieces, and handicraft items which are of premium quality.
- Bangla Sahib
Pay a visit to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara which will instantly take you away from the hustle-bustle of the market and will transport you to a land full of peace, prosperity and humanity.
Listen to the soft chants that are being played at the Gurudwara, sit by the Sarovar and take out time to relax. You can also eat pakoras and sip chai at the stalls outside the parking gate of the gurudwara.
- India Gate
What is Delhi without visiting the India Gate? A splendid monument dedicated to the many unsung warriors who gave away their lives fighting for the nation. If you are here in the evening, you can see the crown of the gate lit up which is a sight to behold.
This monument is surrounded by acres of lush green lawns where you can relax or have a picnic. If you are travelling with kids, there is a children’s park with various swings which can be enjoyed by them. Various street vendors line up outside the India Gate selling different food items, balloons, and toys.
- Rashtrapati Bhavan
If you are somebody who is interested in politics, current affairs, or even history, visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, which is the official home of the serving president.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is divided into three circuits and each circuit offers you a different tour of the building. The architecture of the building in itself is stunning which makes it a must-visit.
How To Reach Karol Bagh Shopping Market
Karol Bagh Shopping Market is located in the West Delhi District and it offers convenient and easy connectivity via public transport. One can also take a cab and easily reach Karol Bagh Market.
The nearest metro station is Karol Bagh on the Blue Line. One can take the exit gate no.4 and the first right leads you right at the market.
Karol Bagh Market is also conveniently located from Delhi’s Centre, Connaught Place, and a direct metro line from Rajeev Chowk can take you to Karol Bagh. Additionally, autos and cabs are also readily available.
Distance From New Delhi Railway Station: 4 km
Distance From Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3: 14 km
Distance From Kashmiri Gate Bus Stand: 10.6 km
Distance from Karol Bagh Metro Station: .2 km
Karol Bagh Market has so much to offer that it instantly becomes a favourite amongst locals and tourists visiting Delhi. In your next trip to Delhi, do not forget to make your way to Karol Bagh and splurge.
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