Karol Bagh is a residential and commercial neighborhood of New Delhi that’s particularly well-known for its markets. One of the earliest shopping hubs in the city, today the streets of Karol Bagh boast eye-catching shops that sell everything from from inexpensive clothing and cotton yarn, to dusty second hand books and gleaming golden jewellery.
As the markets here have grown, both large-brand retailers and local street stalls have spilt over to areas like Padam Singh Road, Gurudwara Road, and Beadonpura. A shopper’s paradise, you’ll find clothes, shoes, handbags, underwear, and cosmetics, as well as more traditional Punjabi items such as extravagantly embroidered garments and colorful spices.
Karol Bagh is the ideal place for keen shoppers, and can be enjoyed as part of a guided tour of Delhi's markets. As well as having an expert's opinion as you shop and haggle for bargains, this offers the added benefit of being privately transported to several of the city’s other popular markets.
Insider’s Tip: If you get hungry while visiting the markets of Karol Bagh, make a stop at Bikanervala Angan for a delicious South Indian snack. You’ll find it at 82 Arya Samaj Road.
If not arriving as part of an organized tour, you can take the blue line of the metro to Karol Bagh station.