Top ChoiceMarket in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Khan Market

Khan Market is Delhi's most-upmarket shopping enclave, the most expensive place to rent a shop in India, and is favoured by the elite and expats. Its boutiques focus on fashion, books and homewares, and it's also...

Top ChoiceMarket in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Spice Market

Spice Market

It feels as if little has changed for centuries in Delhi's fabulously atmospheric, labyrinthine spice market, as labourers hustle through the narrow lanes with huge packages of herbs and spices on their heads...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in New Delhi

Central Cottage Industries Emporium

This government-run multilevel store is a wonderful treasure trove of fixed-price, India-wide handicrafts. Prices are higher than in the state emporiums, but the selection of woodcarvings, jewellery, pottery,...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in New Delhi

Kamala

Crafts, curios, textiles and homewares from the Crafts Council of India, designed with flair and using traditional techniques but offering some contemporary, out-of-the-ordinary designs.

Top ChoiceHandicrafts in South Delhi

Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village

This arty little enclave has narrow lanes crammed with boutiques selling designer Indian clothing, handicrafts, contemporary ceramics, handmade furniture and old Bollywood posters. Intriguingly, it's located...

Handicrafts in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Main Bazaar

Backpacker Central, this crazy-busy bazaar that runs through Paharganj sells almost everything you want, and a whole lot more. It's great for buying presents, clothes, inexpensive jewellery bits and bobs, and...

Market in South Delhi

Shahpur Jat Village

Located within the boundaries of the ruined walls of Siri Fort (the second of Delhi's seven historic cities), this urban village contains an artsy collection of high-end clothing boutiques, health-conscious cafes...

Market in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Meharchand Market

Across the road from the government housing of the Lodi Colony, this is a long strip of small boutiques selling homewares and clothes. Quality clothing shops include Play Clan and The Shop, while stand-out...

Handicrafts in New Delhi

State Emporiums

State Emporiums

Handily in a row are these regional treasure-filled emporiums. They may have the air of torpor that often afflicts governmental enterprises, but shopping here is like travelling around India – top stops include...

Tibetan Market in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Majnu-ka-Tilla

Delhi's Tibetan enclave, Majnu-ka-Tilla, is a fascinating tangle of tiny alleys – too narrow for vehicles – that are dotted with cheap guesthouses, Tibetan cafes, and dozens of small shops selling all manner of...

Spices in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Roopak’s

This spice shop have been purveyors of taste-tingling flavour since 1958. There's a huge selection of easy-to-transport-home, pre-packaged spices including individual spices (from seeds and powders to Himalayan...

Arts & Crafts in South Delhi

Dilli Haat

Right beside INA metro station, this popular, but somewhat stage-managed, open-air food-and-crafts market is a cavalcade of colour and sells regional handicrafts from all over India; bargain hard. At the far end...

Arts & Crafts in New Delhi

Janpath & Tibetan Markets

These twin markets, made up of small shop fronts stretching along Janpath, sell shimmering mirrorwork embroidery, colourful shawls, Tibetan bric-a-brac, brass Oms, dangly earrings and lots of clothing. There are...

Homewares in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Good Earth

Need some exquisite homewares to complement your perfect life, and are unfussed by the price tag? Look no further than Good Earth, one of Delhi’s chicest homewares stores. The ladies-who-lunch Latitude 28° cafe...

Drinks in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Aap Ki Pasand

Specialists in the finest Indian teas, from Darjeeling and Assam to Nilgiri and Kangra. You can try before you buy, and teas come lovingly packaged in drawstring bags. There’s another branch at Santushti Shopping...

Clothing in New Delhi

Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan

Known for its excellent khadi (homespun cloth), including good-value shawls, salwar kameez and kurta pyjama, this three-floor shop also sells handmade paper, incense, spices, henna and lovely natural soaps.

Market in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Kinari Bazaar

Kinari means 'hem' in Hindi, and this colour-blazing market sells all the trimmings that finish off an outfit. It's famous for zardozi (gold embroidery), temple trim and wedding turbans, and is extremely photogenic.

Market in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Ballimaran

This area is apparently where Delhi's Yamuna boat operators once lived. Today this market street and the smaller lanes fanning off it specialise in sequined slippers and fancy, curly-toed jootis (traditional...

Clothing in South Delhi

Fabindia

Branch of the excellent Indian clothing shop, with a wide range of men's cotton kurtas (long shirts) and pyjamas, women's salwar kameez (dress-like tunic and trouser combinations) and a few well-designed homewares.

Clothing in New Delhi

Fabindia

Surprisingly well-priced, high-quality, ready-made clothes in funky Indian fabrics, from elegant kurtas (long collarless shirts) and dupattas (women's scarves) to Western-style shirts, plus stylish homewares.