When it comes to shopping in Delhi no matter how trendy the shopping malls in Delhi are but the favorite place for shopping still remains Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. Upon visiting this place you will feel a sudden gush of an aromatic muddle of flowers, incense, chai, fumes, frying food and even the smell of urine. This market is all round the year busy and should be best avoided on Monday’s and Friday’s and during the afternoon hours. The best time to visit this market is around 11am when the shops just begin to open and the crowd is bearable.
If you would like to do some Silver jewelry shopping then you must visit the “Dariba Kalan”,near the prominent Sisganj Gurdwara. “Trimming market” is located near to the “Kinari Bazaar's" is well known for zari (gold-thread weaving) and zardozi (gold embroidery), and this is the best place for wedding shopping. The cloth market has uncut material and linen, while electrical gadgets are the specialty of lajpatrai market and Bhagirathi palace is one such place for purchasing electrical items
Chowri Bazaar is the wholesale paper and greeting and wedding cards market. Quite close to this is “Nai Sarak” which deals in wholesale stationery, books and saris. The “Spice market “is located at a close distance from the Fatehpuri Masjid, on Khari Baoli, which is ablaze with powdery piles of scarlet-red chilli powder and burnt-orange and burnt-orange turmeric, as well as pickles, tea and nuts. This is a wholesale market, spices here rarely come hermetically sealed – for these, go to the well-known “Roopak “ store , located in Karol Bagh. If you are a book lover then a visit to the Daryaganj Book Market, on a Sunday afternoon is a must. This is located towards the north of Delhi Gate, is a bookworm’s delight.