Be ready to “Shop till you drop” in Lajpat Nagar Market. It is popularly known as Central Market and is one of the most liked and crowded markets in Delhi. Surrounded by many shops, roadside vendors and housing colonies like Nirmal Vihar, Amar Colony and Dayanand Colony etc. The market of Lajpat Nagar offers a glimpse of Indian culture. It is one of the most well-known and historic markets. Did you know Vicky Donor, Do Dooni Chaar, and Cocktail were shot here! Stay with us and find out why Lajpat Nagar is a one stop shopping marketplace.
History of the Lajpat Nagar Market
After the India and Pakistan partition in 1947, many Hindus and Sikhs shifted to this South East Delhi district and this is how Lajpat Nagar Market was founded and developed in the 1950s. These people who settled here called Lajpat Nagar as a cheap colony. Lajpat Nagar was divided in four zones i.e., Lajpat Nagar I, II and III forming the north zone of the Ring Road and Lajpat Nagar IV forming the south part of the ring road. At first the refugees were assigned plots in Lajpat Nagar which were single story built in the style of an army base with asbestos roofs.
Do you know that Lajpat Nagar Market is named in honor of the Lala Lajpat Rai- “Lion of Punjab”
Lajpat Nagar Market Timings
Don’t plan to go to Lajpat Nagar Market on Mondays as the market is closed. It remains open from Tuesday to and Lajpat Nagar Market timings are from 10am to 9pm. However, the best time to visit in summers is from 5 pm to 9pm and in winters from 10am to 6pm.
If you wish to avoid the crowd then you should visit the place either around 10 when it opens or in the afternoon around 3pm.
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How to Reach Central Market of Delhi?
Lajpat Nagar Central Market is situated near Ashram Chowk in South Delhi. It is located close to the Sriniwaspuri flyover and Moolchand flyover and the nearest commercial hubs are South Extension and Greater Kailash market.
Since the area of Lajpat Nagar Market is well connected to all the routes of Delhi you can easily reach the market by car, bus or metro. If you are planning to go by metro then the nearest metro station is Lajpat Nagar Metro Station, which is located on both the violet and pink lines. Once you reach the Lajpat Nagar metro station exit from Gate number 2, which is closest to the Central Market. After you exit from gate no 2, the market is only 0.5km away.
Apart from this if you are planning to travel by bus then Bus route no 543 connects East Delhi Anand Vihar to Lajpat Nagar and bus Teevra Mudrika service which connects Lajpat Nagar to West Delhi Punjabi Bagh.
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The Right Picks from Lajpat Nagar Market
Central Market- Lajpat Nagar is known as a one-stop shop located in South Delhi. This market is a blend of branded showrooms, exclusive garment shops and roadside bhaiyas shouting who believe in the power of slogans and poems to attract the customers!
The list of items which can be found in Lajpat Nagar Market are endless, however we have listed out the major categories of items for which Lajpat Nagar is famous.
You can rock your simple outfit by adding some amazing accessories to it. Lajpat Nagar Market is full of artificial jewelry, scarfs, headbands, neckpiece, makeup items and other accessories that can easily elevate your look.
- Casual Clothes
Lajpat Nagar will not disappoint you if you want to shop for everyday ethnic or Indo-fusion that can be worn for work or on a casual outing. Kurtis can be purchased from street vendors and starts from the range of as Rs.150.
- Salwar Lane
Ever heard of a lane named Salwar Lane? This lane is well-known for its everyday salwar suit collections. It is Crowded with women who can be seen rushing through the massive collection of pre-stitched, semi-stitched, and even un-stitched salwar suits in search of the best ones. You can easily find everything from simple and embroidered salwar to regular and casual wear, tailor shops to dye shops in this lane.
Central Market is famous for its wide jutti collection and other flats designed for men, women and kids. All you gotta do is bargain and steal the deal in an amazing range! Name of the type of jutti and they have all.
Are you planning to design your own dress or trying to recreate a Bollywood look, but confused where to buy the fabric from? Without any second thought, you need to visit the Lajpat Nagar Cloth Market for the latest fashion and styles.
What to Eat at Lajpat Nagar Market?
Once you are done shopping it’s time to eat and regain your energy. Your visit to Lajpat Nagar market will be incomplete if you don’t try out its amazing street food:
- Dolma Aunty Momo’s which is the heart and soul of the market.
- Golden Fiesta which is popular for its Chinese Chaat
- Chole Bhature with Lassi from Nagpal Chole Bhature
- Delicious samosas, batata puri, sev puri and Dahi Bhalle from Shivam Suresh Chaat Vala
- Chuskis (Gola)
- Ram Ladoos from roadside sellers.
In a Nutshell
Grab your comfortable footwears and head towards Lajpat Nagar market for a budget friendly shopping. Make sure you are alert from the pickpockets. After you are done shopping at Lajpat Nagar Market you can also visit Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, Safdarjung Tomb or if you love mehandi, you can try that too! Trust us, your street shopping experience in Lajpat Nagar Market will be unforgettable and amazing!
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