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Aurobindo Market is a large wholesale and retail market located in the Hauz Khas area of South Delhi, India. The market is named after Sri Aurobindo, an Indian philosopher, and freedom fighter. It is known for its huge collection of clothing, electronics, and household items, and is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Apart from this, the market is also famous for its street food.
There is a west side Plaza laid out into a series of lawns, considered the calming areas in the market. The Shop employees can be seen sitting cross-legged on the grass in the afternoon of winter and under the trees on summery days. In the evening, the park inside the market is full of children playing around/ on the swing, and adults sitting on the bench and gossiping. There are numerous trees in the market, and it is relaxing to look at their lush greenery. Eager to know more about the market, Continue reading!
Location: Sri Aurobindo Marg, Block C 2, Bhim Nagri, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas Metro Station (Yellow Line) (the market is just 10 minute ride from the autorickshaw)
Days and Timings: Sunday and Monday from 11 am – 8 pm;
Wednesday to Friday from 10:30 am – 8 pm;
Saturday from 12 pm – 8 pm, and
What to do in the Aurobindo market?
This market on Aurobindo Marg is a very fascinating market with a wide variety of shops to meet the residents’ daily needs. Let’s see what it offers:
1. If you are a book lover you should definitely visit the market. Midland bookstore and Jain Book Agency are popular among customers. The Midland bookstore has a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books, as well as a comprehensive children’s section. The selection of magazines and graphic novels is impressive, and one could easily spend hours browsing through them. However, If you’re in search of books for your curriculum, Jain Books Agency is a better option.
2. The market is not big if compared to the Sarojini market or maybe DLF cyber hub. (Don’t get disheartened) They do have some pretty impressive restaurants/shacks to brag about! Chaat Corner, a shack under an umbrella that serves Aloo Chaat, tangy Golgappas, and Aloo Tikki. Wimpy’s is another restaurant serving delicious fast food. Try out the delicious Chinese cuisine of Wok Me! Apart from this, there are three restro-bars: Summer House Cafe, BandStand, and Auro Kitchen & Bar! We have mentioned some of the best cafes in and around the Aurobindo market later on, so keep reading!
3. The market has a number of glamorous showrooms like Amarchi Silver Art, Chitrumal Jewellers, etc, selling gemstones, gold, and silver jewelry. If you are looking for baby clothes and toys you can visit Kids Hut and Maya Toys (one of the oldest toy stores in Delhi). Fashion Ways, Lucknow Legacy (for chicken Kari clothes), and Prem Sons are good places to visit if you are planning to add some trending clothes to your wardrobe.
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Cafes in and around Aurobindo Market
Are you one of those who have daydreamed about sitting in a nest of greenery, sipping delicious tea while snacking on treats, and reading your favorite book, well then this cafe is for you! This shop is a garden center with a tea room. Their tea room is surrounded by plants that have been organized for those who love greenery. You can pick your favorite plants and purchase them when you leave the beautiful cafe after spending some peaceful time.
Timings: Wednesday-Monday: 10:30 am-8 pm;
Tuesday: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
The cafe has a very amazing vibe all credit goes to its wonderful interiors full of beautiful walls and unique seating area. Cafe Tesu is famous for its tempting menu of freshly baked desserts and Mediterranean flavors. Don’t miss out on their Thai Green Curry and Mushroom Soup. The place is as enchanting as a fairyland and serves around ten different types of coffees, a variety of tea blends, iced teas, and cold brews.
Timings: Monday – Sunday; 8 am to 1 am
Chateau De Pondichery
Chateau de Pondichery is a South Indian restaurant. It serves a variety of mouthwatering Pondicherry-inspired food. Their cuisine has flavors from Pondicherry’s old town to cater to seafood, Chettinad, classic French, crispy dosa, and South Indian chutney lovers. For health-conscious customers, the breads are freshly prepared without preservatives. If you want to get set Pondy vibes you should definitely visit this restaurant.
Timings: Open all days from 1 pm to 11 pm
Bandstand is Delhi’s one of best live music venues, bars, and restaurants which has opened in Aurobindo Market. There is a dance floor before the live band stage. For those who smoke and love hookah, they have an outdoor smoking section with wooden tables. The dining area is very beautifully decorated with handcrafted portraits.
Timings: The restaurant is not functional! (We will update you once it is operational)
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Auro Kitchen & Bar
Auro Kitchen Bar is a modern Indian dining restaurant that serves handcrafted cocktails and a customized fusion of dining options from across the continent. You will definitely love the atmosphere. This restaurant has a terrace that is full of greenery and amazing seating. The dining area is lavish, with beige walls and artwork, as well as minimal yet modern interiors. In short, it is an ideal place to enjoy after work and meet your friends to spend quality time over flavorful cuisines and sip your favorite cocktails.
Timings: Monday to Sunday; 12 pm to 1 am
Question about Aurobindo Market Delhi
Which days is the Aurobindo market closed?
The market remains closed on Tuesdays.
Is there a park in the Aurobindo market?
Yes, there is a small park in the market. In the evening you will see children playing on and around the swing and the adults sitting on the bench.
Is Aurobindo college near Aurobindo Market?
Yes, Aurobindo college is just 20 minutes by car/auto from Aurobindo market.
Aurobindo Market is almost the opposite of Sarojini Market, Janpath market, and other famous markets of Delhi. It is much calmer and you won’t find much rush here. If you want to shop in peace and don’t want to be pushed by the crowd, Aurobindo Market is your stop!
Also, If you have been to the Aurobindo market, do let us know how was your experience there.