2010 Commonwealth Games, Where to Shop

The host of the Commonwealth Games 2010 is a shoppers' paradise. From the busy crowded old bazaars to the high-end malls, Delhi lures shoppers not only from India but also throughout the world. While visiting Delhi during 2010 Commonwealth Games will give the opportunity to see some nail-biting matches, it can also provide the change to engage in some mindless shopping in the posh shopping areas around Delhi. Since Delhi comes with lots of shopping options, the shoppers must know where to shop.

Whatever a shopper is looking for, be it handicrafts, silk products, accessories, wood work, precious stones, pottery, leather products, linen, fabrics, apparels, carpets, the search stops at the capital city of India, Delhi. Though a large number of malls have propped out all over Delhi and remain crowded by shoppers of various kinds, the roadside shops and popular and old shopping areas of Delhi are favorite place for the shopping lovers. For any shopping freak, Delhi is the ultimate place to shop.

Shopping in Chadni Chowk

Chadni Chowk is a must include in the itinerary of Delhi, for it is the famous shopping place of Delhi. Considered one of the traditional shopping areas of Delhi, Turkish and Chinese merchants were said to have shopped from Chadni Chowk. The place is full of by lanes, which have become famous for the various kinds of shops. Known for trading of different jewelries like gold, pearl and silver, Dariba Kalan is a favorite stop for many. This area is also famous for perfumes.

One of the famous by lanes, Katra Neel is famous for the cloth bazaar that deal with variety of fabrics like satin, cotton, silk, crepe, muslin and more . Dating back to the 17th century, Chhatta Chowk Bazaar have earned fame for selling artificial and less-precious jewelry, hand painted wall hangings, embroidery designed bags and antiques.

The largest market for electrical products in Asia is Bhagirath Palace, tucked in Chandi Chowk. In addition, this market place is also popular for selling medical instruments and medicines. For all those lovers of zari as well as zardozi work, Kinari Bazaar is 'the place'.

Shopping in Connaught Place

The horseshoe shaped market place of Delhi; Connaught Place is one of the city's premier shopping places. This market place comprises of two major areas, the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle. Inner Circle is famous for the international brands of stores. Apart from shops, this area is also famous for bookshops, restaurants, bars and food joints.

The underground supermarket of Connaught Place, Palika Bazaar, comprises over 400 shops, dealing with electrical products and clothes. Shoppers who are expert at bargaining will find this shopping area very useful.

Shopping in Karol Bagh

Ajmal Khan Road, Arya Samaj Road, Ghaffer Market and Bank Street are most shopped areas of Karol Bagh.

Shopping in Sarojini Nagar

Located in posh south Delhi, Sarojini Nagar is an important shopping place of Delhi. No matter what the shoppers are looking for, they will find at the Sarojini Nagar. The place is a combination of international brands showrooms and roadside shops.

Last Updated on : 14 September 2010