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Karol Bagh market is a shopper's delight where you can buy almost anything. Karol Bagh is a mixed commercial-cum-residential neighbourhood in the capital city of India. It is majorly known for its shopping streets and is among the earliest shopping centers in Delhi. This market houses several labelled air-conditioned showrooms and many non-labelled suppliers along with a number of small attention-grabbing shops which sells everything.

Despite of highly growing commercial facilities in Karol Bagh market, this industry maintains its old world appeal till date and gives every visitor a traditional Indian shopping experience. A trip around Karol Bagh gives every visitor a memorable experience pertaining to the conventional factors related to native Indian trading actions. There are plethora of conventional shops and showrooms which showcase the best of Indian artistry skills and workmanship through a wide range of products. In the markets of Karol Bagh, one can find Indian traditional products along with a broad spectrum of modern goods. The magnificent combination of these distinct products gives every visitor a memorable shopping trip. Not just the shopping places, but Karol Bagh also possesses numerous small and big eating joints which enhance the shopping experience manifolds with their specialities and Indian delicacies. 

Markets in Karol Bagh

The Karol Bagh industry has been segregated by different roads where each road has a different market and each market primarily focuses on offering a specific set of products. Some of the most prominent markets in Karol Bagh include:

  • Ajmal Khan road which possesses a big array of Indian and international brands
  • Arya Samaj road where you can buy old second-hand books
  • Gaffar Market which is well known for smuggled and imported products
  • Bank Street where you can find numerous jewellery houses
  • Silver Street which houses jewellery houses offering silver and diamond products
  • Tank Road which is a major wholesale market

History of Karol Bagh

Around 1920s, some of the areas of Delhi were evacuated for building Connaught Place and nearby areas. The areas which were evacuated include Raja Ka Bazaar, Jaisingh Pura and Madhoganj. The residents from these places relocated to a rocky area having dense bushes and trees in the western side of Delhi. Today, we know this place as Karol Bagh.

This area was primarily filled with large population of Muslims, but as the partition of India took place, many Muslims went to Pakistan while the area received an influx of Hindi refugees from West Punjab that became a part of Pakistan after partition. Many of these refugees were traders. These traders started their shops to earn their livelihood after coming to India. Today, these shops have spanned over the counter and Karol Bagh has been transformed as one of the biggest business centres of Delhi where you can purchase a wide array of products ranging from clothes to electronics, books to jewellery and branded stuff to wholesale clothes.

Karol Bagh Specialty

As Delhi Metro is minimizing the distances, people have started venturing out to their favourite shopping destinations despite the proliferation of big shopping malls closer home.

Karol Bagh is one such place which is preferred by many for purchasing their favourite stuff. Being Punjabi at heart, Karol Bagh, everything in this place is showy, big and glittery. One can easily find gig showrooms, named jewellers, small shops and even street stalls to buy anything and everything.

The main market of Karol Bagh has been reputed as Asia's largest market with around 20,000 shops. In Karol Bagh, one can find theme based streets as well where every road and street has a speciality of its own. On one street, you will only find jewellers while on the other, you can buy clothes of every shape and size and for every occasion.

The best part of Karol Bagh market is that there are several eating joints as well where you can try their famous specialities. Shopping in Karol Bagh can be an awesome experience as the variety of stuff is endless and the food served by restaurants and even street stalls is amazing.

Eating Joints at Karol Bagh

Right from sweets to savoury, you can find the best Indian street food here in Karol Bagh. Not just the street food, but there are few good restaurants that serve the whole Indian meals with an endless list of options to eat.

There is no escape from the famous "Roshan Di Kulfi" once you come to shop here. There are few famous dhabas which serve the Indian Punjabi food and are loved by many. There are many eat while you shop places which allow you to grab the food and eat while you are on the go. "Sardar ki Tikkis" are also one of the most famous food stalls here that serve the delicious tikkis (potato cutlets) with flavourful chutneys.

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