One of the most euphoric and every woman’s treasured places in Delhi is the very radiant Janpath market.
The extremely widespread market, acts as a stop-shop for almost everything, ranging from Tibetan market, Gujarati market, Central Cottage Industries Emporium to the flea market side full of fancy artificial jewellery, oh-so-in clothes, shoes, handicrafts and all of it, at extremely minimal prices.
Janpath translates literally to People’s Path and true to its name, offers anything and everything that people would want. It is a joyful heaven for shoppers to buy garments, shoes, jewellery, handicrafts and even cherish little stops at fast-food outlets and everything falls right under your budget! Not just all this, the market is extremely popular for some exquisite items like original Pashmina Shawl from Kashmir and other Kashmiri wool scarves and shawls. You’ll see a wide range of Indian Kurtis and Churidars as well as a myriad of western garments, the kind of options that will dazzle you. A variety of brass ornaments, artefacts, handicrafts carpets, wall hangings and musical instruments are displayed for sale, in case you thought Janpath is just confined to fashion.
The Tibetan Market has a wide range of Himalayan arts and crafts like the Tibetan Thangka paintings of gods and goddesses and just beyond these stores is the Gujarati market where a number Gujarati craftsmen and women sell you extremely colourful, scintillating, embroidered bags, pillowcases, umbrellas, shirts and what not. The main market and the flea market that offers shops and walking vendors selling a diverse collection of chunky jewellery, jootis, handicraft items, garments etc.
If the approximately 1.5 km long market, stretched from the Outer Circle of Connaught Place to Windsor Place gets you all exhausted and famished, you’ll never fall short of options to treat yourself for all the hard work with varied fast food stops, around the market.
STORES YOU MUST TRY !!
- Asha Handicrafts, S-12, Gujarati Market, Janpath – for all the Gujarati handicrafts you need.
- Mohan Garments, N-53B, Municipal Market, Janpath – they have a wide range of dresses, blouses, sarees in various styles- printed, embroidered, plain.
- Lovely Jewellery, 14, Main Market, Janpath – for the right junk jewellery to match all your outfits
- Monga Handicrafts Corner, Shop no. 1, Old Mini Market, Janpath – for pretty home decor handicrafts like dreamcatchers, little dazzling lights, vintage wall clocks, frames, puppets, boxes etc.
- Depaul’s, 22, Janpath Bhawan- If visit Janpath and you have to try Depaul’s coffee and the momos stall beside it.
- MBS Book Stall, Janpath Subway, Near Shop no. 1, Janpath Market – since you cannot call it complete shopping, without a book or two.
- Arihant Fragrance, 17, Main Market, Janpath – for rare attars, natural and pure perfumes.
CLOSEST METRO STATION: Janpath Metro Station on the Violet Line,
Rajiv Chowk Metro Station on Blue Line
It is safe to say that the Janpath market is situated in one of the most happening areas of the city, hence along with it there are quite a few iconic landmarks one is likely to visit, these are:
Agrasen Ki Baoli
Hungarian Cultural Centre, 1 Janpath
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
Central Cottage Industries Emporium
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS NEARBY
The Imperial, Shangri-La’s Eros, The Park, Le Meridien, The Lalit are few of the finest options to stay when one wishes to stay near Janpath Market.
1911 at Imperial, Saravana Bhawan, Masala Trail, Informal by Imperfecto, Tourist Cafe, Banta Bar, Sorrento at Shangri La are lovely options to dine at when near Janpath.
All in all, the Janpath market is nothing less than a heaven for any shopaholic. A wide range of anything and everything trendy, myriad of options for shopping stores and eateries within a minimal budget. Isn’t that something all of us believe of as a utopia?