Janpath market is one of the most famous shopping destinations in India, especially amongst foreign tourists. ‘Janpath’ is also known as ‘People’s Path’. It lies in the outer circle of Connaught place and offers the best of street shopping. You can visit the boutique stores for various handicrafts and decors from different states all over India. The boutique stores are located on the outer lane and are generally more expensive. But, to get cheaper bargains, you must visit the inner lane. Here, the clothes sold are generally export surplus garments and the prices are dirt cheap. If you are crazy about getting great deals on fashionable clothes, chunky jewelry and stylish home decor, then this market is surely a must go for you!
How to reach Janpath Market?
You can either take a direct cab to janpath road or go to the market using public transport. To reach Janpath Market via Delhi metro, you need to take the violet line. You can take the violet line from Central Secretariat or Kashmere Gate Metro Station. Then, you have to get down at Janpath Metro Station from where janpath market is just at a walking distance.
What this Market has to offer?
The is the best destination to shop for clothes and accessories at a price you cannot even imagine. There are various boutique stores on the outer lane of Janpath that offer collections of ethnic dresses, embellished linen, various decorative items, cotton garments, footwears, Indian artifacts and carpets and daily wear dresses like t-shirts, kurtis and leggings. These stores offers products from various states all over the country. Since, the shops here are generally boutique stores, the products offered here are generally priced at the higher end.
The shops on the outer lane are often more expensive and are more difficult to bargain in. Although, if you are a fan of street shopping and getting killer bargains, you’ll want to visit the inner lane of Janpath. This lane lies at the inside of the market and has great deals to offer. Here, you’ll find lots of small kiosks selling male as well as female clothes at killer prices. Some shops here may have a fixed price tag which means that the shopkeepers may not respond well to bargaining here. You can also find shops selling silver jewelry, artificial jewelry studded with semi-precious stones, stylish handbags and attractive home decor items.
Best Time to go to Janpath Market
This market is open six days a week, except for sunday. The shops here usually start opening around 10-10:30 a.m. So, the best time to visit is market is around 11 a.m. on a weekday because you get get great deals at this time and the stock is still fresh. This means that the products are not yet sold out, so you get to choose from amongst a variety of different styles.
Things to know before visiting Janpath Market
1.‘Inner lane’ for street shopping.
If you want to get cheaper bargains on the things you shop for, you want to visit ‘the inner lane’. This lane lies at the inside of Janpath Market. This is because the outer lane of janpath is filled with boutique stores and is mainly for the foreign tourists which is why the products here, are more expensive.
2.Take a tour of the market before deciding where to buy from.
This markets has two types of stores. One with a fixed price tag and the other one that is willing to bargain. You need to take a tour of the market first to figure out which of the stores offer the best bargains.
3.Bargain with patience.
Vendors here are more rigid than others with it comes to bargaining. The key here is to be patient and light hearted while bargaining. This will help you get unbelievable prices on products you love.
4.Have a bite at the famous Depaul’s.
Shopping at Janpath market is truly incomplete without a stop at the famous ‘Depaul’s Cafe’ for a bottle of cold coffee. When tired of shopping, you can stop at this cafe to grab a bite of its mouth-watering munchies like momos and cheese balls.
Here’s a list of things that we grabbed, at our recent Janpath Haul –
- Blue lined top – Rs.200
- White floral Print top – Rs.250
- Maroon Palazzo – Rs.300
- Earrings – Rs.50
- Blue tank top – Rs.95
- Red Jaipuri Print top – Rs.200
Watch our video to know more about the market and see how we styled our clothes from Janpath.
Click to read more about our previous haul at Sarojini Market.