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Janpath is one of the best heritage shopping destinations for foreign tourist. Janpath which is also translated as people's path starts near the inner circle of Connaught Place just behind LIC building. Janpath is known for its unique shopping complex. It is made up of string of shops lined one side of the road. The shops here are not fancy but they carry great charisma. Janpath is a friendly place for people travelling on limited budget. It is one place that defines Indian culture through crafts and artworks. Foreign tourists visiting Janpath has increased over the years. It ranked as one of the best places along with Dilli Haat for buying souvenirs.

Janpath is comfortably located in the heart of the city surrounded by Connaught Place and Jantar Mantar. So anyone visiting Connaught Place or Jantar Mantar wouldn't want to miss out visiting Janpath and vice-versa. CP has great shopping complex and big brands but Janpath has authentic and unique Indian products. If you start with the CP side, you'll find lamp shops, spices shops and marble souvenirs. Sarees and kurtas are available along with the popular Kohlapuri sandals. It is a good place to go treasure hunting. You'll find many watches that looks like your grandpa's old watch or lamps that looks like Aladdin's Lamp from your comic book at affordable prices.

In the middle there's an area which looks strikingly similar with Sarojini market. Here one can get cheap bags, in-fashion clothes and sandals. Embroidery cushions, bags, tablecloths, bed sheets all made in colorful Indian style are a crowd puller. Towards the North end just behind the Imperial Hotel, there's small area allotted for Tibetans. The color of the shops changed drastically. The main products available at the shops are mask and wall hangers. These unique items made good souvenirs. The Imperial Hotel whose main gate opens near the North end of the market is a historical place. It was one of the first luxury hotels in India known for its heritage and legacy. It was here that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Lord Mountbatten would meet to discuss the partition of India and Pakistan.

Last Updated on : May 17, 2013