You all must have heard about “Delhi ki Janpath market”? It is a gemstone and fun filled market in Delhi. The word “Janpath” means road for people. This amazing market has it all, from the Tibetan Market and the Gujarati Market to the fancy stores and the street shops. Bollywood movies like Delhi Belly and Fitoor have been shot here. Continue reading to know more about this hidden gem which is located near Connaught Place.
About Janpath market
Janpath Market in 1931 was a part of Lutyens Delhi and was known as Queen’s way. India was a part of the British regime in 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and it was around this time when Edwin Lutyens, a British architect, designed Janpath and Connaught Place. Not only this, Edwin Lutyens also designed the four buildings of Rashtrapati Bhawan and the road connecting Rashtrapati Bhawan and India Gate.
Janpath Market Delhi is a combination of traditional and modern/fashionable clothes. When you walk around the market, you will be overwhelmed to see the mix of colours and find many hidden shops which sell unique handloom items. From the outer circle of Connaught Place to Windsor Place, the market stretches for about 1.5 kilometres. Do you know most of the clothing stores in the Janpath market have been there since 1950? The mini shops which are on the outer side of the market have rare and unique collections.
After you are done shopping, it’s time to eat and regain all the energy back. DePaul’s in Janpath is one of the best eating joints. It is said that if you visit Janpath and don’t try Depaul’s Hazelnut coffee and the sandwiches, you haven’t really visited Janpath. And not to forget the delicious momos which ate right next to Depaul’s.
The main attractions of Janpath Market are:
- The Tibetan market is famous for its traditional rings, earrings, bangles, neckpieces, and wooden/ glass objects. Not only this, the market also has precious stones, statutes of God and Goddesses, paintings and beads. You will get all of these at rock-bottom prices. Don’t forget to bargain!
- When you come to the endpoint of Tibetan Market, you will see vibrant colours: kurtas, handbags, pillows and other Guajarati handcrafts which indicates that you have entered the Gujarati market. If you are in search of traditional wear, then this market is perfect for you. From stylish scarfs to Zari work sarees/blouses, they have it all.
- The Janpath flea market which is well-known for its latest and fashionable clothing, jewellery and designer bags. The shopkeepers are seen shouting prices and powerful slogans/poems to attract customers. Remember to bargain! This flea market is the heart of Janpath Market.
- Lastly Central Cottage Industries Emporium, which is just opposite the road of Janpath market. Traditional weavers, craftsmen, and tribal artists from around the world sell their unique handicrafts here.
What to buy from Janpath Market?
Janpath Market has its own attraction and is one of India’s most magnificent street shopping destinations. Below is the list of items which are a MUST buy from Janpath Market, Delhi.
- Potli’s and Jholas
Can a girl ever have enough bags? No, right? And ethnic embroidery bags are popular right now! Janpath has a wide range of bright colour and stylish bags from small clutches to Jholas.
The colour combinations and the unique designs of dupattas in Janpath are just amazing. The variety ranges from mirror work to phulkari-style thread work to and attractive prints, are definitely going to leave you confused.
The colourful embroidered and mirror work jootis, Kolhapuri sandals, heels,bellies, sports shoes, sandals, and other footwear will make you fall in love with it. There are high chances that you will be able to find first copies of reebok, nike and other brands
A small accessory can make a lot of difference in your outfit. Everything from a small earring to chokers and necklaces made with stones and threads to pom-pom earrings and ethnic yet classy belts are available in Janpath market. The range of accessories starts from Rs 30.
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We bet you won’t be able to take your eyes off the collection of clothes. them. Be it one shoulder dresses, embroidered crop tops, kaftans, Indo-western dresses or tops and even first copy of branded clothes you will get them all and at very affordable prices. If you love indigo patterns then this is the right place for you. From indigo prints, caps, tops, shirts, to skirts they have all.
- Home Décor
Searching for unique and eye-catching home décor? Janpath has a plethora of options. Dreamcatchers (any size), colourful lights, vintage wall clocks, Wall stickers, Wall hangings, leather journals, frames, puppets, storage boxes, and many other items!
How to Reach and Timings
Most of you must have searched on google “Is Janpath market open today”? Read on to know the timings and how you can go to Janpath by metro, car and bus.
The market opens around 11 am and closes by 9 pm from Monday to Sunday. However, some of the shops are closed on Sunday. The best time to visit the market in summers is early in the morning when the market opens and in winters from 2-4 pm. It is recommended to take advantage of the early hours of the market i.e., when the market opens as the stock is fresh and you can also get a good discount!
Since Janpath is located in Connaught Place, New Delhi it is well connected with metro as well as roads.
The nearest metro station to Janpath and Rajiv Chowk metro station. To reach Janpath Market Metro station you need to take the violet line and exit from Gate No 2 and the market is just 500 meters. You can either take an auto or walk toward the market.
To reach Rajiv Chowk Metro station you need to take the yellow line and exit from Gate no 5. From there you can either take an auto or walk toward the market.
By Car or Cab:
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Below is the approximate time which will be taken if you travel by your own car of take a cab to Janpath Market from the prime locations:
- Gurgaon – 1 hour 10 minutes
- Rohini – 1 hour 10 minutes
- Ghaziabad- 1 hour
- Noida -40 minutes
- Anand Vihar -25 minutes
- Nizamuddin – 20 minutes
- Rajouri Garden – 36 minutes
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) runs buses from various parts of Delhi to Janpath Market. Below is the list:
- From East Delhi: Take bus with route number 73 and 740
- From West Delhi: Take bus with route number 408,410,810,894 and 522
- From South Delhi: Take bus with route number 500,781,504,522 and 620
- From North Delhi: Take bus with route number 982,966,940,972 and 957
Jholas, potlis, home décor items, Indo-western dresses, Indigo prints tops, accessories and jewellery, are a must buy from Janpath Market. There is no entry fee for going to Janpath market. Since the market is crowded you need to be alert from being pick pocketed. It’s time to grab your comfortable shoes, a tote bag and head toward the most Janpath Market, New Delhi. Don’t forget to look around the architecture of the market.