Khan Market is the most famous retail street market located in South New Delhi, India. This market was established in 1951 and named in tribute of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan also known as Badshah Khan and the Frontier Gandhi. Khan market has been ranked as the most expensive retail market in India. As per the global survey by real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield, it was rated as the world's 21st most high-priced retail markets and is constantly ranked as one of the expensive and classiest market street.
Khan market is a double-storey market complex. It is U-shaped and initially had 154 shops and 74 flats on the 1st floor for shopkeepers. After partition of India, many of these shops were owned as the land to refugees from the North-West Frontier region. One can find exclusive collection of music, books, branded clothes, cosmetics, lighting items, sunglasses, home ware, accessories, Ayurvedic food and exclusive boutiques.
In India, Khan Market is rated on top of New Delhi's Connaught Place and Mumbai's Linking Road in Bandra. Khan Market disappoints the bargain hunters as branded items have fixed price. This market has loyal customers who visit to shop at branded outlets. The best thing about this market is that it’s a one stop destination for all shopping items. Some excellent tailors can stitch your dress or suit in less than a week.
Premium brands have shown their preference for Khan Market. Instead of little opportunity in that spot, available spaces have been commanding high values. Khan Market is rising over 15% in rentals after a gloomy performance in 2009, majorly because of returning interest from sellers even as many brands have initiated to amend their expansion ideas in the country.
Things to Shop in Khan Market
Variety of branded Cloths
Khan market offers huge variety of stores, including modern showrooms of most of well-known brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Goodearth, Levi’s, Lee Cooper, Reebok, Benettonand many others. If you are looking for exclusive and exquisite Indian, western or Indo-Western styles, you can find best collection here to meet your dressing preferences.
The vibrant and exotic shopping ambience in the khan market enables one to have lot of fun in their shopping. Exclusive fashion stores in this market attract huge number of shopping lovers to shop in this market.
Silver Jewellery stores Amrapali, Safeera, Silverline etc. offer modern contemporary jewellery and antique silver jewellery with semi precious stones like garnet, blue turquo and citrines. The traditional designs in sophisticated necklaces look stunning and enhance your beauty when worn with ethnic dresses. The traditional polki and menakari designs are typically set with red, green, white and beautiful blue stones. “Accessorize”, the famous accessory shop in this market offers the exclusive collection of bags, earrings, hats, necklaces, rings, bracelets, wallets, hair clips, scarves and more which enhance your personality.
‘Fabindia’ is the most famous retail store for ready-made garments. Hand printed textiles is the USP of this garment retail store. You can pick any from Salwar-kameez, tunics, shorts, Churidars, dupattas etc. You can get modern as well as yet ethnic touch in the dresses available here.
Good Earth a renowned home decor showroom offers the ultimate expression of style, luxury, and elegance. Its home decor and lifestyle product collection involves bed linen, textiles, cushion, crockery, glassware, and pillows. Here you will find the touch of fineness and quality, and therefore it carries a high price tag too. It also offers the exclusive collection of tableware items which involves dinner sets, tea-sets, trays, napkins and mats. Exquisite vases, Regal chandeliers, crystal decanters, ornate lampshades, colourful bottles etc brings the perfect and elite look for your home.
Eating and drinking options in Khan Market
There are numerous famous restaurants and cafe located around Khan Market where one can eat delicious food as well as have beverages. These include Cafe Zaffiro, Ayru Albake, Big Chill Cafe, Barista, McDonalds, Subway Khan Chacha, Boombox Cafe, The Blue Door Cafe, Amici etc.
You can shop in Khan Market from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday market remains closed. The timings are 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM for shopping in this market.
How to Reach
This market is easily accessible by bus as well as by Metro. Kashmere Gate ISBT is the closest bus terminal. One can take bus or hire an auto to reach this market. This market has a metro station named Khan Market Metro Station located on the violet line of Delhi Metro and Central Secretariat is the preceding Metro station. One can easily reach this market from this station in 15 minutes.
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