The National Capital Region (NCR) is full of places that cater to everyday needs of the Delhites while also offering them a chance to indulge in luxury shopping. South Delhi is known to be housing some of the most elite population of Delhi and likewise there are also some amazing places in the area ready to cater their every need. And not just the elites, there are ample places where the middle class and lower middle class families shop and hangout on a day to day basis. Let me guide you to one of the most popular shopping areas of Delhi, the Shopping Malls of Saket.
Select City Walk, Saket
Generally known as ‘Saket Malls’ located at the press enclave road in Saket has become one of the most popular Shopping spots of Delhi. There are various Malls in close proximity, some even inter-connected. The place is popular as it offers a unique experience of Shopping of Branded products, Toys, ethnic wear, international brands of Cosmetics and apparels, groceries, exotic foods, fine dining restaurants, food courts and more. Delhi Metro is the most convenient place to reach here. Remember that you shall have to get down at ‘Malviya Nagar’ Metro Station. Once out of the metro station, hop on to a shared auto-rickshaw which charge Rs.10 per person or take one just for yourself by paying Rs.40/-. Rickshaw will drop you on the opposite side of the road. Cross the road and there you are. Giving below highlights of these Malls.
DLF Place Saket- DLF place is the prominent shopping centre more popular among the youth than other sections of the population. Developed by the DLF group, the mall has been quite a work of architecture that becomes visible when one enters inside. A good number of national and international clothing brands like Marks & Spender, UCB, Adidas, Zara, can be found here along with a six screen DT multiplex, an exceptional food court. Hard Rock Cafe of international fame is among other attractions. While you are here, must visit the DLF Food Hall which offers a range of grocery and household items. The variety of Cheese available here is hard to find anywhere else. The Food Court in 2nd floor of the Mall has stalls from brands like Dominos, Haldiram, Al-Bake and for people looking for fine dining go to TGIF. Recently added toy store of international brand ‘Hamily’, spread over 3 floors will leave you amazed.
Select City Walk– Opened in 2007, Select City Walk is often touted as one of the top three malls in the entire NCR region which itself is a clear indication of its popularity among the masses. It is also known to be the busiest mall in the area. The shops inside the mall practically provide everything from the daily household items to the branded apparels. Along with that, the restaurants, a multiplex and a quite peaceful and huge public space make this mall a darling among the residents of the area. Pantaloons, Wills Lifestyle, Big Bazaar, UCB, are some of the most popular places here. For food lovers, the Food Court on top floor offers end number of choices from Continental to Chinese, South Indian, endless choices to make. The Mall also has one of the most high-end Fitness Club.
Metropolitan mall – Just like the Select City Walk and the DLF Place, Metropolitan mall also holds a special place in the hearts of the general public owing to the beautiful design and the shops it holds inside it, which caters to mostly the Indian wedding markets- Sarees, Lehnengas, ethnic Indian wear along with the western wear. Other than those, there are a few car dealerships, jewellery showrooms, cater to all kinds of visitors. The mall was developed by the MGF group and is having Shopper’s Stop as the anchor store, where you can find western formal & ethnic clothes, Handbags, Shoes, international brand Cosmetics, Perfumes; all under same roof.
Hauz Rani Pottery Market, Saket
Decorative hangings at Hauz Rani Market
While you are here, I would advise you to visit Hauz Rani pottery Market also. Though there are a few good markets in Delhi for people seeking pottery items but once you have visited the popular Hauz Rani Market, you won’t go anywhere else. Decorative Diyas, beautiful vases, amazing work on mugs, plates, soap holders, spoon stands, stools in various sizes, door and garden hangings will just blow up your mind. The market is open from 10am till around 9.30/10pm on all days, but during festival season the market closes around 2am. As for me, during festival season, I prefer visiting here around 12 at night..seems little late but I can afford to do that as I live close-by. Feel free to ask if you have any questions about this place.