Delhi, the soul of the country is popular for so many amazing things. From its hurly-burly weekdays to ultimate weekend nights or from beautiful heritage sites to astonishing malls. Every bit of this beautiful city is majestic. Moreover, you can’t stop yourself by doing shopping in popular markets and trying appetizing foods of this place.
And when we are doing this much of ‘Taarif’ of ‘Dilwalon ki Dili’, how can we forget about the jewel of this crown. I am talking about the ‘Delhi Metro’ which added cherry on the cake. Labeled by the different colors, Delhi metro makes the life of people very easy & comfortable.
Here you gonna ride the largest line of the largest metro ‘Pink’ and visit the top 5 places for foodies and the shopaholics. So take your token, grab your seat and lets goooo…
1) Sarojini Nagar Market
Well, when it comes to shopping in Delhi what’s knock on your mind first???
Oh yes, you guess it right the only place the ladies go bananas for is our biggest ‘Sarojini Nagar Market’. Sarojini Nagar metro station is where you have to stop and walk to the market.
You will get everything here trendy at affordable prices. Every day thousands of visitors come to this market to buy stuff that costs next to nothing. Classy western and ethnic dresses, pieces of jewelry, shoes, bags and many more items makes you fall in love with this paradise.
And, what is more satisfying than eating something yummy to feed your tired of shopping body. You’ll get unlimited food stalls inside and outside the market. You can also relax in DLF Mall just beside the market. If still some energy left in your body don’t forget to push yourself a bit more and cover a small distance to try famous chole kulcha from Kulcha King, Dahi – Bhalla from Shahi Dahibhalle and Pakodas from Khandani Pakodawala right by the market. Believe me, these foodstuffs are the best medicine for your tiredness.
2) Delhi Haat/ INA
India is famous for its diverse cultures and what if you get a chance to feel a glimpse of all the cultures in one place. Well, Delhi Haat will surely make your wish true. Known as the cultural hub of the city, it is located beside the Delhi Haat/INA pink line Delhi metro station (Although, you can come here by yellow line too).
Delhi Haat is the best place for people fond of traditional and artistic things. Different shops display different items from the states of India. You can purchase items of brass, rosewood, sandalwood, wool, silk, and more here. Beautiful handicrafts, Kolhapuri footwear, bags of jute, etc. are just wonderful and you can’t stop yourself from buying these gems.
Not only for shoppers but this place is heaven for foodies too. You can find numerous food stalls from every state and can taste their famous cuisines. It is the one-stop for real flavors of the whole nation.
So, if you are fond of Indian culture Delhi Haat is the perfect place for you.
3) Lajpat Nagar
So another stoppage of the ride is Lajpat Nagar (you can change here for the violet line metro). Who doesn’t know about the central market of Lajpat Nagar? From low to super-high rate things and the inexpensive shops between fancy showrooms all kinda items are available here. It is the best place to buy home decor stuff. Curtains, lamps, vases, light and other attractive knick-knacks you will get here.
Apart from dresses, Lajpat is also known for stylish and trendy footwear at a reasonable price. You cannot ignore the artificial jewelry as well as big jewel shops that offer the most beautiful and unique ornaments.
Hola! every gourmet out there. Why don’t you come someday in the central market and taste the momos of Dolma aunty? Yes, the most popular one in Delhi. Not only momos but the varieties of mouthwatering foods you will get here. Chinese platters, Waffle ice-creams, milkshakes are something you can’t neglect once you get into this place. Where Ramladoo and Sakarkand are the identities of the market, several Afghani restaurants are open behind the market which serves delicious Afghani cuisines too.
Remember the song ‘Kun Faya Kun’ from the movie ‘Rockstar’. I am talking about the same Nizamuddin where the song was shoot. Undoubtedly, the place is popular for the most attractive Nizamuddin Dargah but you know about the other things which make it more famous? Wait, I will tell you.
Here you can get the best attar perfumes in different awesome fragrance. Elegant Surma Dani and antique showpieces are also available at so affordable prices. If you are crazy about vintage things, this place is waiting for you.
Once you step into the Nizamuddin the army of delicious eateries will besiege you. Kebabs, biryani, nihari, haleem, chicken korma, kheer and many more (I am drooling like anything while writing this) food items you should try here.
5) Rajouri Garden
Rajouri Garden is the well-known place of west Delhi. Whether you go here or not but you definitely heard about it. Ever wonder why it is known by everyone??? Guys, It has an awesome market, you can say a small Sarojini for west Delhites and can find everything at cheap rates. And I am not lying two Sarojini in the same metro line. (excited enough?)
More than shopping street Rajouri Garden is popular for extremely amazing foods. Flavorsome momos, soups, and other items are must-try eateries whereas theme-based wonderful cafes and bars are must-visit spots. Moreover, you can get a 24-karat gold ice-cream which is the first-of-its-kind in Delhi. There are ultimate shops and bakeries for appetizing desserts too.
So what are you waiting for? Plan your weekend and go to explore these not-so-hidden but far from your eyes places. And don’t forget to take your token or recharge your metro card. After all, the Pink Line of Delhi metro is not less than the Doremon’s anywhere door for shoppers and foodworms.