Apart from being the capital of India, Delhi is a fascinating
city with pleasant contradictions. Comprising of Old
Delhi and New Delhi, the city is home to famous tourist
destinations like the Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate,
Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Humayun's
Tomb, etc. The markets in Delhi, including the vivacious
shopping bazaar of Chandni Chowk, Dilli Haat, Janpath,
JanakPuri, etc are also very popular tourist destinations.
Some of the major market areas in Delhi are -
One of the oldest and busiest markets in central north
Delhi, Chandni Chowk has a variety of authentic Indian
food and sarees. In the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk
are many shops selling books, clothing, shoes and leather
goods, electronic and consumer goods and so on. It is
the location of the original Haldiram's.
Dilli Haat has stalls representing each state of India,
giving complete variety of tastes available all over
India. There are also stalls of crafts showcasing the
diversity of handicrafts in store in the rich cultural
traditions of India, like camel hide footwear, sophisticated
gems, brassware, etc.
At Janpath, there is a Tibetan Market with a wide range
of Himalayan arts and crafts. Musical instruments, wall
hangings and bead shops are in abundance.
All the blocks of Janakpuri have at least one local
market, but the most popular shopping center in West
Delhi is the District Center. It boasts of a multiplex,
some multi-storied shopping-cum-office complexes, restaurants,
bookshops, gift stores, brand outlets, courts, Transport
Authority, Telephone Exchange, etc.
It is the biggest market in West Delhi, providing everything
from food and clothes to computers and jewelry. You
can also avail of cheap cloths and electronic goods
at the newly opened Tibetan Market.
This market has a galaxy of shops specializing in clothes,
well-known eating places, and motorcycle and automobile