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Lajpat Nagar Market - The Ultimate Guide To Shopping & Eating In Lajpat Nagar

Lajpat Nagar Market - The Ultimate Guide To Shopping & Eating In Lajpat Nagar

Today, splurging on high street brands in malls is our go-to when we want to shop. Whether it is home decor, casual Indian wear or footwear, we head to the closest mall, don’t we? Yes, it is sort of a no-brainer in 2018 but TBH, malls may never be able to replace some local hotspots with old world charm, exquisite products and - this is the best part - pocket-friendly prices. In Mumbai, it’s the Colaba Causeway, in Bengaluru it’s the MG Road market and in Delhi, it is the Lajpat Nagar market aka the Central Market.  


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When it comes to street shopping in Delhi, there is barely anyone who wouldn’t know about the Lajpat Nagar market. Situated in the heart of south Delhi, this vast marketplace is always bustling with shoppers. This local marketplace will blow you away with its variety across categories, designs, and discounted prices. Not only does one fall in love with the Central Market’s product offerings but also its numerous street food joints. After all, if you’re going to shop all day, you need fuel, don’t you?


Everything About Lajpat Nagar Market



About Lajpat Nagar Market


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The market is situated in Lajpat Nagar, a commercial and residential area in the southern district of India’s capital, New Delhi. The locality is divided into Lajpat Nagar I, II, III and IV and is easy to get to from most parts of Delhi. Lajpat Nagar II is where the popular Central Market is located and it is open 6 days a week. Plan your visit accordingly to make the most of your time at the Lajpat Nagar market.


Things To Buy From Lajpat Nagar Market


Lajpat Nagar will spoil you for choice. You can find everything from clothes to footwear to household items here and at affordable prices. We have picked our favourites to give you a head-start on the essential Lajpat Nagar shopping!


Buy Fabric At Lajpat Nagar Market


There are so many things to do at Lajpat Nagar Market but if you go to the market and come back without visiting the Lajpat Nagar cloth market, you would really be missing out on something. From embroidered and embellished fabric to printed pieces, the market’s cloth retail scene is undoubtedly one of the best in the city.


A. APPAREL FABRIC IN LAJPAT NAGAR MARKET


When you’re particular about the fit and fabric quality of the clothes you wear, there’s nothing that beats buying your own and getting it tailored. When it comes to fabric, Lajpat Nagar has a number of stores that will fulfil all your cloth needs. Not only does buying your own fabric ensure that you have the silhouette you want and the quality you need, but it is also a much pocket-friendlier option than giving in to exorbitantly priced clothes.


The Lajpat Nagar fabric market checks all the boxes. The variety you will find amongst the stores would be matchless, especially when it comes to fabric for bridal garments, Indian party wear and everyday wear.


Here are the best fabric shops in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar market you should visit if you want that ‘Kareena wala lehenga’ and more:


RAMJISONS


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This fabric shop in Lajpat Nagar market will exceed all your expectations. If you’re a big Bollywood fan, be prepared to find fabrics your favourite stars have been wearing on AND off-screen. From vibrant silks to gota work organza, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Ramjisons.


Where: Shop no. 1, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 11 AM to 7 PM


HAST KALA


A boutique cloth shop in Lajpat Nagar market, Hastkala is your place if you want some nice suits in your wardrobe - unstitched, stitched, fabric, dupattas et al.An must-visit destination in Lajpat Nagar suit market, this place has it all.


Where: 31B, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 11 AM to 7 PM


KC CREATIONS


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Another fabulous fabric shop for clothing in Lajpat Nagar Market, KC Creations offers a variety of Banarasi silks, embroidered velvet, cotton suit fabrics… and more. If you want to make a statement, this store is your best bet. From fringe detail to a sequin overload, there’s so much to choose from. So you know what to include in your list of shops to visit when it comes to Lajpat Nagar wedding shopping!


Where: 4, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 11 AM to 7 PM


MONOLISA


One of the oldest and biggest fabric shops in Lajpat Nagar, Monolisa has a stunning brocade net collection as well as crochet and lucknowi chikan borders. An ultimate destination for wedding shopping in Lajpat Nagar, this will definitely have you spoilt for choice!


Where: A-94, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 11 AM to 8 PM


ISTRI VASTRA


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You will love the collection of fabrics at this store in Lajpat Nagar market. Especially their chanderi zari cutwork variety and embroidered net. So when you’re looking for ethnic wear in Lajpat Nagar, you know you can’t miss out this one!


Where:1, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 11 AM to 7 PM


THE PRAKASH COLLECTION


In one of the by-lanes of the central market of Lajpat Nagar, this store will make your day with a huge selection of trims, borders and latkans. From kundan work, zari cutwork to rhinestone studded work, Prakash Collection has it all. There is a reason why everyone swears by Lajpat Nagar market for wedding shopping!


Where: E-24, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


Check out other fabric markets in Delhi for the perfect pick for your Indian wear here. Also, keep these things in mind if you want to get your bridal lehenga custom-stitched.


B. Ready-To-Wear Indian Wear At Lajpat Nagar Market


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For when you don’t have time to buy fabric, go to the tailor and get fittings done for a great Indian outfit. There are stores that sell ready-to-wear traditional wear at Lajpat Nagar market.


From bridal lehengas to fancy suits, you will find your ideal Indian outfits at one of these stores:


SHAKUNTALAM


A trustworthy name when it comes to ethnic wear, there is no need for introduction with Shakuntalam Lajpat Nagar market. Whether it is lehengas, heavy sarees or suits, your shaadi wear needs will be met at this store. What you will love is that their clothes appeal to the modern Indian woman as well and keep up with all the latest fashion trends.


Where: TDI Westside Mall, Feroze Gandhi Marg, Lajpat Nagar III


MALHOTRA’S INDIAN ETHNIC


Another known name for Indian wear, Malhotra’s is located in the heart of the main market and is a definite must-visit for the shaadi-goer’s fashion needs. From bridal lehengas to sarees and suits, the store stocks up all of these for different budgets.


Where: J-13, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II


ROOP MANDIR


This store has as much to offer for men as it does for women. Their incredible collection of silk sarees and bandhgalas is worth visiting this store for. Also, stop your hunt for your trousseau outfits already because Roop Mandir is what you’re looking for!


Where: J-16/A, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II


NARGIS FASHION


Although it’s tucked in a tiny little lane of the ever-crowded central market, Nargis Fashion is a known brand at Lajpat Nagar market. The local shopkeepers will guide you to it, in case you’re confused at any point about its location. Skip spending wads of cash on your bridal trousseau and find a wide variety of lehengas, sarees and suits at reasonable prices at Nargis.


Where: D-26, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar - II


DRESS LIKE CELEBRITY


Everyone knows buying each and every outfit from a designer store is just going to leave you broke after your wedding. At Dress Like Celebrity, you can rent bridal outfits and save on the extra expenditure. Smart, right? They have a number of lesser-known designer pieces and we bet you will find something you love right here.


Where: E-14, Ground Floor, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar- II


Want to rent bridal lehengas? There are also many websites online that rent out designer lehengas for your special day!


C. HOME FURNISHING FABRIC IN LAJPAT NAGAR MARKET


Lehenga shops in Lajpat Nagar are not the only thing that should draw you into this place. Brighten up your home and home furniture with fabric shops that offer the best selection of upholstery and curtain fabrics.


Here are some shops that you should visit if you want to revamp your home this festive season:


JUNEJA HANDLOOMS


Check out the cushion covers and bedsheets at this store. The store also offers curtains, pillows, floor mats, carpets and blankets.


Where: 16, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 10 AM - 9 PM


KAPOOR HANDLOOMS


Again, if you’re looking to change up your bedroom style, this store in Lajpat Nagar is your best bet. You will find pretty curtains, cushion covers, floor mats, carpets, bed sheet and blankets here.


Where: 20, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 10 AM - 9 PM


SITA FABRICS


Another great fabric shop in the market to explore for home furnishings is Sita Fabrics. From brocade to silk or plain linen, there is nothing that they don’t already have!


Where: Shop no. I-22, Veer Savarkar Marg, Block I, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM


DAYAL HANDLOOMS


This is a street shop in Lajpat Nagar market but stocks interesting curtain fabrics for curtains. They also have mats and carpets.


D. Buy Footwear At Lajpat Nagar Market


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Yes, Lajpat Nagar market has a plethora of options for footwear too! Head to the street vendors for some lovely ethnic footwear that is also affordable. For more options, both western and Indian, there are a series of stores you can check out. From party sandals to pumps for work, it’s all here at the Central market.


Here are your must-visit stores:


SONA FOOTWEAR


If you want to grab a little something for everyone in your family, Sona footwear is the place to be. Their collection ranges from blingy footwear for women to subtle designs for men. We especially love their collection of canvas shoes, that too at extremely pocket-friendly prices!


Where: J-22A, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 11 AM - 9 PM


Phone: 011 29833813


STELATOES


Any lover of beautiful footwear accessories swears by Stelatoes, for they offer an amazing variety of options to choose from! From strappy sandals to heels in every imaginable metallic tone, you can bet on Stelatoes to have it all!


Where: E 21A, Veer Savarkar Marg, Block J, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 11 AM - 9 PM


Phone: 011 41722997


PELLENIUM


At the absolute top when it comes to shoe dealers in New Delhi, Pellenium has a lot of options for people to shop from. They offer footwears across a variety of styles that range across sports, loafers, boots, and casuals.


Where: J-19. Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM


Phone: 011 41078157


KIN’S


Trust Kin’s when it comes to shopping for great footwear at affordable prices. They have a wide variety of collection that offers something for everyone. We especially love their collection of sandals that are available in all the latest tones!


Where: 17, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 11 AM - 9 PM


Phone: 011 29831034


STYLE SHOES


This footwear store in the Pushpa Central market of Lajpat Nagar is known for both men’s and women’s options. They also house great quality brands so that you don’t really have to go far to explore. Their service is extremely good, of the kind that makes you feel right at home!


Where: 97A, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


When: 10:30 AM - 9 PM


Phone: 011 29846055


JUTTI STALLS


There are a number of jutti stalls opposite KFC in the Lajpat Nagar market. The key to getting the perfect pair at these jutti stalls is to bargain, as their prices are competitive. With the arrival of the festive season and wedding season, these stalls are a must visit.


E. Buy Artificial Jewellery At Lajpat Nagar Market


Speaking of festivals and weddings, you and I both know the ideal outfit is incomplete without the most stunning jewellery to complement it, don’t we? For someone who loves dressing up but doesn’t like being broke, the trick is to go for artificial jewellery, which if kept with care, will last you all through the season.


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Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market is the place if you are looking for artificial jewellery. Trust us, you will get what you are looking for amongst the stores here. From jhumkas to maangtikkas to kamarbandh, Lajpat Nagar market will spoil you for choice with all the jewellery. When you’re visiting, make sure to check out these stores:


AABHUSHAN


If you’re shopping for your wedding and don’t really want to blow money on expensive necklaces that you’re only ever going to wear once in your lifetime then Abhushan is the place to be. Not only do they provide you with a sheer variety of options, but their artificial jewellery looks totally original!


Where: 17, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


EURO TRENDZ


Yet another place for imitation jewellery, Euro Trenz also gives you bridal jewellery for hire. There is a lot you can choose from here, and their imitation kundan sets are absolutely worth their price!


Where: K-28, 3rd Floor, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


KOHLI SONS


Yet another store offering imitation bridal jewellery, Kohli Sons is known for their exquisite designs that resemble solid gold. You can also check them out if you want some light jewellery for other wedding events!


Where: 8, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


KHOOBSURAT


This vast jewellery space located in the Pushpa central market of Lajpat Nagar will have you practically spoilt for choice. From designer bangles to anklets and earrings, there is nothing that you won’t find here!


Where: E-101, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


HONEY CHURIWALA


If you’re in the mood for some unique bangles, then don’t even think twice and just head over to Honey Churiwala. With bangles in practically every colour, we bet that you’ll end up buying more than you initially set out for!


Where: 3, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


SONI SAPPHIRE


Yet another store for imitation bridal jewellery for hire, Soni Sapphire has been a shoppers’ favourite since 2013. The best thing we love about them is their amazing collection of silver jewellery. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!


Where: 50, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


F. Food To Eat At Lajpat Nagar Market


No one goes to Lajpat Nagar market for just the clothes! As stunning as the rest of the products there are, it’s a must to explore the wide range of eateries in the locality. From chaat to Chinese, the options are mind blowing! Here are all the joints that you need to visit when you’re in Central Market… after all, food makes everything better, doesn’t it?


DOLMA AUNTY MOMOS


We all know that Delhites are famous for their love of momos. And when there are as good options as Dolma Aunty momos, you definitely can’t blame us, can you?


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What to eat: Chicken momos, veg momos, paneer momos


Where: Shop 39-B, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


SHIVAM SURESH CHAAT WALA


No shopping experience is incomplete without some super spicy chaat to wrap the end of the day. So head over to Shivam Suresh to give your palette an amazing treat!


What to eat: Dahi bhalle, chole bhature, aloo tikki, paan kulfi


Where: Shop 92, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


GOLDEN FIESTA


If you love street Chines food, then Golden Fiesta is the place to be. Though you might find it a little crowded, the food is definitely worth all the effort!


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What to eat: Chinese chaat, salami and cheese sandwich, orange slush


Where: J-13, 60-A, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


VINOD SNACKS


Nothing is better than a tumbler full of cool, filling lassi when you’ve had a shopping expedition. Which is why we suggest you head over to Vinod Snacks to get the experience of the quintessential Dilliwaali lassi!


What to eat: Bread roll, lassi


Where: 1, Lajpat Fruit Market, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


AVANTIKA FOOD CORNER


If you’re on a shopping trip with your gal pals and can’t really decide what to eat to satisfy your rumbling stomachs, then think no more and just head over to the Avantika Food Corner to satisfy those cravings!


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What to eat: Honey chilli potato, paneer fried rice, chicken momos


Where: Opp. 3Cs Cinema Complex, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


HALDIRAM’S


There is probably nothing better than grabbing a bite at the good old Haldiram’s to wrap up the day with. So head over to this loyal branch and eat your heart out!


What to eat: raj kachori, dhokla, papdi chaat


Where: 45, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


RAMA PALACE PAKODE


You can’t really blame us for suggesting you to eat pakodes from Rama Palace (irrespective of all the calories)! So store your cheat day cravings for this bite of awesomeness, you won’t regret it!


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What to eat: Moong daal pakode (ram laddoo), mirchi ke pakode


Where: In front of Rama Palace, Block D, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


FINGER LICKERZ


As the name suggests, the food here is finger-licking good! If you’re in the mood of some authentic Maharashtrian cuisine, then Finger Lickerz is the place to be!


What to eat: Bombay dhabeli, cutting chai, vada pav


Where:E3, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


AFGHANI DARBAR


Nothing beats the satisfaction that comes with indulging in some amazing Afghani food at the end of a long day of shopping. The amazing gravy is definitely worth all the calories!


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What to eat: Borani banjan, Qabuli uzbeki, Qabuli pulao, mantus


Where: E-96, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


QD’S RESTAURANT


Nothing beats tandoori momos than QD’s does. So head over to this local favourite joint and indulge yourself in some of the absolutely best street food that Delhi has to offer!


What to eat: Afghani chicken, tandoori momos, honey chilli potato


Where: I-1A, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi


The Best Time To Visit Lajpat Nagar Market


What we love about Central Market is that it opens up to the public quite early in the morning in comparison to other markets. While most shopping spaces open up by 11-11:30 am, the Central Market in Lajpat Nagar opens at 10 am and closes down at 9 am.


Even though the market is open until 9 pm, it’s best to go when the footfall is least. So, visit Lajpat Nagar market either between 10 am and 11 am or 3 pm and 5 pm. This way, you’ll avoid the crowd at the popular stores and shop more efficiently.


Lajpat Nagar market is open six days a week. It is only shut on Mondays, which is when the retailers refresh their stock and receive new pieces. Tuesday is the best day to visit Lajpat Nagar because you get to pick from new variety.


How To Get To Lajpat Nagar


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One other great thing about the Lajpat Nagar market is that it is accessible from all parts of Delhi easily and is located in the heart of the city. No matter where you’re coming from, it won’t take very long to reach Lajpat Nagar Market, whether you’re travelling by car, bus or the metro.


By Bus:


Lajpat Nagar market is well connected by all modes of public transportation. Especially via bus. If you don’t want to spend too much on the commute, travelling to the Central Market in Lajpat Nagar by bus is your best option. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) services have made life a lot easier. Here are some popular origin spots in Delhi and the bus routes that connect to Lajpat Nagar:


1. East Delhi: If you are a resident of East Delhi, you can take routes 543, 309 or 450 to commute to Lajpat Nagar market.


2. South-West Delhi: There are a number of routes from close to Vasant Kunj, which are routes 604, 507, 450, 717 and 423.


3. South Delhi: Get on route 423 if you’re travelling to Lajpat Nagar from South Delhi.


4. North Delhi: Routes 729 and 425 will get you to Lajpat Nagar if you’re travelling from the Northern district of New Delhi.


By Metro:


The Lajpat Nagar market is seamlessly connected by the Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System or the Metro. The Lajpat Nagar Station of the Delhi Metro falls on the Violet line and is located between the Jangpura and Moolchand metro stations.


Whether you’re travelling from Noida or Naraina, Gurgaon or Greater Kailash - the metro will get you to Lajpat Nagar market without any hassle. Another metro station is under construction and scheduled to open soon, making it easier for you to visit the market.


By Car:


Since the market is centrally located, travelling by cab or your personal vehicle shouldn’t be a problem either. Want to know how much time it would take you to commute to the Lajpat Nagar market? The list below will give you a fair idea:


1. Time from Ghaziabad to Lajpat Nagar Market: Approx. 59 min by car


2. Time from Noida to Lajpat Nagar Market: Approx. 31 min by car


3. Time from Nizamuddin To Lajpat Nagar Market: Approx. 12 min by car


4. Time from East of Kailash To Lajpat Nagar Market: Approx. 8 min by car


5. Time from Shanti Niketan To Lajpat Nagar Market: Approx. 21 min by car


6. Time from Vasant Kunj To Lajpat Nagar Market: Approx. 32 min by car


7. Time from Naraina To Lajpat Nagar Market: Approx. 36 min by car


8. Time from Dwarka to Lajpat Nagar Market: Approx. 58 min by car


9. Time from Gurgaon To Lajpat Nagar Market: Approx. 1 h by car


History of Lajpat Nagar Market


All iconic places have an iconic history, don’t you think? As does the Lajpat Nagar market and where it all started.


1. The partition of India in 1947 actually resulted in the development of Lajpat Nagar in the 1950s. Interesting, huh?


2. Most of Lajpat Nagar’s early residents were Hindus and Sikhs, who had just moved to India from the newly formed Pakistan. Majority of these were, in fact, Sindhis and Multanis.


3. Refugees from the partition camped up at Purana Qila and were later allotted residential plots in other parts of Delhi, including Lajpat Nagar. The colony also housed Bengali widows at a refugee camp, now the Kasturba Ashram.


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This story was updated in May 2019.


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