When we think about Delhi, the first few things that come to our mind are Parliament, Purani Dilli and the popular market places like Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh. Delhi is one such place that can make you taste the lavishness in its soberness. What better example of this absurdity can be other than Lajpat Nagar?
Named after the Lion of Punjab, Lala Lajpat Rai, this south Delhi suburb is a shopper’s paradise. Lajpat Nagar was primarily a refugee colony as many Sikhs and Hindus from Pakistan established themselves in Lajpat Nagar after the partition. This market is very convenient to reach due to its metro connectivity; the Lajpat Nagar metro station on the Violet Line is in close proximity to the market. If you want to travel by auto-rickshaw, just don’t worry as every single auto driver in the city knows about the Central Market Lajpat Nagar; the only effort you would need here is to look for an auto-rickshaw. Here again, make best use of the technology. Once you are in Delhi, download a trusted cab provider app and book online. If you are travelling in a tourist car, the driver would know the place. Another major landmark for this market is that it is close to Moolchand Hospital.
Lajpat Nagar Central Market is one of the most famous markets of Delhi for Girls/Ladies garments. Whether you are looking for designer Salwar suits, Sarees & Lehangas for a wedding and a special occasion or you want every day wear casual & semi-casual clothes, you can find them all here. Formal office wear and casual western wear like harem pants, capris, t-shirts etc. are all available in abundance. The best part is that buying stuff from this market does not make a hole in your pocket and one can get all the stuff at very reasonable prices. And yes, make the best use of your bargaining skills to get the best price.
Lajpat Nagar market caters to all the needs and all sorts of customers at the same time. The market offers an avid choice of Bed sheets, curtain, cushion covers, bath mats, towels etc. to the customers at a reasonable rate. Imitations of designer garments can also be seen here in the displays at a jaw-dropping price. In the similar fashion, The mehndi(henna) artists who sit on the pavements near the central market are masters of their art and most renowned for their traits, their designs are amongst few best in the city, all this for just 50 bucks. Of course the price for getting henna tattoo can reach upto Rs.500/- per hand during festivals, especially Karva Chauth.
If one possesses a creative mind and desires to design a dress themselves then the central market of Lajpat Nagar is an ideal place to buy itsy-bitsy stuff. There are many shops that sell stuff like embroidery threads, designer laces, designer buttons, sequins, feathers & frills and much more that can help you in designing an item for yourself, be it a salwar suit, a dress, a cute frock for your little princess or decorating your home. The home Décor articles like showpieces, feng-shui, wall clocks, paintings etc. can also be purchased from here. The mobile freaks can get an exciting range of mobile covers and other mobile accessories. The list is never ending, you just name it and Lajpat Nagar will amaze you every time with its capacity to quench your shopper’s thirst.
All the major brands like Bata, Bombay Dyeing, Crocs, Chhabra 555, Hush Puppies, Lee, United Colors of Benetton, W for Women, Westside, Woodland, Zodiac, Levis, Denizen, Lilliput, Liberty, Lavie etc. have their showrooms here. But the Lajpat Nagar market has a lot to offer to the other class of the customers as well. The Central Market, as it is generally referred to by the locals, has cluster of shops and stalls offering variety of garments, footwear and accessories at a reasonable rate. This makes Lajpat Nagar an amazing place to shop and relax at the same time. Buyers can also taste the amazing Delhi specialties like aloo chaat, tikki, chuski, chole bhature, gol-gappe, ram-ladoos and momos served with love and generosity here. And if you are not a street food lover, then head to KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds and Café Coffee Day.
If you are a shoe lover, then this is the place for you. Indulge into window shopping and looking at hundreds of designs in n number of shops before actually buying one. Ethic footwear, casual slippers, formal shoes, sports shoes, sandals and whatever design you can think of in terms of footwear, you are sure to find it here.
All of the above make this market a perfect destination to shop and relax. The wide range of choices of clothing, footwear and accessories along with mouth lingering gourmet has made Lajpat Nagar an epitome of leisure that does not leave any body and inculcates all sorts of customers.
Visit Lajpat Nagar and come a step closer to Delhi’s soul.