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Janpath Market Delhi

Antique items sold at a shop in Janpath
Antique items sold at a shop in Janpath
A unique book store at Janpath street
A unique book store at Janpath street
Street food at Janpath
Street food at Janpath
Street shops at Janpath
Street shops at Janpath
Decors items at a shop in Janpath
Decors items at a shop in Janpath
Dummy trumpets at a shop in Janpath
Dummy trumpets at a shop in Janpath
Grandfather's clock at Janpath
Grandfather's clock at Janpath
Tourists shopping at Janpath
Tourists shopping at Janpath
Lampshades sold at a shop in Janpath
Lampshades sold at a shop in Janpath
Mask and other wooden items put up on display at a shop in Janpath
Mask and other wooden items put up on display at a shop in Janpath
A shop selling bags at janpath
A shop selling bags at janpath
Shoppers at Janpath market
Shoppers at Janpath market

Janpath market 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 Kolhapuri 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 a small area allotted for Tibetans. The color of the shops changed drastically. The main products available at the shops are masks 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.

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