Other than historical monuments, temples, churches, museums, Delhi is also famous for local markets in the city. One of the most famous local markets in Delhi is Janpath which is popular not only among Indians, but foreigners too.
Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi
Timings: 10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station on Blue Line
Nearest Bus Stand: Palika Kendra Bus Stand
Janpath, literally meaning the ‘people’s path’ was earlier called the Queen’s Path. This was a main attraction during 1931, when the capital city of India was shifted from Kolkata to Delhi. The path is the way that connects Connaught Place to Lodhi Gardens and is adjacent to underground market in Rajiv Chowk, Palika Bazar.
Why is Janpath famous?
Janpath is mainly a tourist attraction for the big local market present here called the Janpath Market. The market starts from Outer Circle of Connaught Place and stretches over to Windsor Place. This is considered to be the best place to shop for people who are on a budget as the items that you get here are available at an unbelievable place. With some shops which are located here since 1950s, the market is believed to be among the oldest markets of the city. Other than the local market, there are many commercial offices present around the Janpath Market. Janpath Market is basically a line of shops selling out different items. A trip to Delhi is not complete if you have not come to the Janpath Market.
What can you buy here?
Want to show off with the newest fashion trends or want to buy the most beautiful home decor items at affordable price, the Janpath Market is the best place to visit for shoppers on budget. The market is most popular for the Pashmina Shawls, Kashmiri Wool shawls, scarves that are from Kashmir. Though you may get these at other markets too, but the quality and the price at which they are available is a great combination here.
Other than clothes, you will get beautiful accessories for both boys and girls like bracelets, anklets, necklace, earrings, rings, watches, bags, wallets, belts, jootis etc. You will also find vendors selling home decor items including curtains, cushion covers, carpets and other artefacts. Between the Fire Lane and Imperial Hotel is a Tibetan Market that sells handicraft items, artefacts and other items that represents the beauty of the Himalayas. A Gujarati Market is also present here that is famous for the marvellous lehengas, cholis and other clothes along with jewellery and other items of home decor. You must also visit the Central Cottage Industries Emporium that is famous for housing Indian artefacts and crafts like jewellery, home decor items, clothes etc.
Why should you visit Janpath?
Janpath is most famous for the Janpath Market and the variety of items that you will get here will cheer up your mood. Though you should know how to bargain and how to differentiate between the good and the bad quality of items, otherwise the vendors may charge you extra for the items. The shopping experience here will completely be different from the shopping experiences in malls and huge showrooms. Other than being a good shopping place, there are other places that can be visited and also has a lot of places where you will get good food.