Shopping in South Delhi - An Overview
Category : Shopping Destinations in South Delhi
Posted by : Team SDS
Posted on: 2013-05-10
Shopping in South Delhi - An Overview

Shopping is not necessarily all about going to a market, buying what you had set out to buy and returning home satisfied, more so if you have got yourself a decent bargain in the process, its much more than that.


The best thing about South Delhi is that it offers a lot more, a complete shopping experience if one may say so, as this guide compiled by the team illustrates.


We take a look at some of the popular markets of South Delhi.


Defence Colony Market and Flyover Market

The Def Col Market, as it is popularly known, probably has the highest concentration of restaurants, cafes and bakeries in one market in Delhi. Not surprisingly, it is difficult to find parking space during the lunch hour and in the evening, when restaurants and cafes line up special menus for dinner.


A handful of grocers/department stores, stationers, florists, electronics outlets, dry-cleaners and garment stores compete for space in the rest of the market.


It is left to the Defence Colony Flyover Market about a kilometre away to offer a wider range of boutiques, salons and, in keeping with the colony tradition, some popular eateries and take-aways.


If you are looking for nice silver gifts and home decor stuff don't forget to visit Vacchi.


South Extension I and II

Located on either side of the busy Ring Road, this is as upmarket as South Delhi can possibly get.


It houses jewellers, electronics and watch showrooms, stores selling branded apparel and accessories and some popular restaurants.


Put in perspective, this market forms part of what could be described as the Golden Mile of South Delhi Shopping along with Defence Colony and Lajpat Nagar, also located along the Ring Road.


South ex has few of the oldest stores in south delhi like Rhytm Corner  which was established as the finest music stores in the 60th and has continuosly evolved since then.



Khan Market


Hugely popular with the expat crowd, and the high-end Delhi shopper, this is one market which delivers nearly everything it promises.


Signature stores, restaurants and cafes, gourmet groceries, ethnic clothes and household name it, Khan Market has it all. Toy stores, bookshops and restaurants make this market the high street of shopping in Delhi.


The central lane lined with cafes is a popular hangout with teenagers and tourists. Khan market also has a cute little outlet of the chain of finest bakeries in town L’Opéra


Lajpat Nagar


It wouldn’t be wrong to describe it as South Dilli ka Dil (the heart of South Delhi) when it comes to shopping. Popular with teenagers and hard-nosed shoppers alike, Central Market Lajpat Nagar is a shopper’s delight. So what if it’s crowded any time of the day. It’s not everywhere that one finds trendy jewellery and electronics showrooms cheek by jowl with garment stores eager to outdo their neighbours when it comes to giving you the best deal.

The market is a popular destination for electronics, garments, furnishing and household items. If you are looking for Sarees, do visit Meera Sarees. 



Saket Malls (Press Enclave Marg)


For a long time, Ansal Plaza was the only mall in all of Delhi and NCR. That changed with the large-scale development of a commercial enclave along the Press Enclave Marg. This now houses three malls in a row - the MGF Metropolitan Mall, Select Citywalk and DLF Place.


A visit to these malls offers a complete experience, from cinemas and restaurants/food courts to branded apparel stores and leisure zones.


The PVR Saket Commercial Complex located a few kilometres away has, however, retained a loyal clientele, particularly when it comes to popular restaurants in addition to India’s first movie multiplex. Visit TJ's for nice Silver Jewellery.


The Yellow Line of Delhi Metro connects Saket in addition to taxis, autorickshaws and buses.


Vasant Kunj Malls (Nelson Mandela Marg)


The Nelson Mandela Marg,  which connects Vasant Kunj and Munirka, houses what can be described as South Delhi's Mall Mile. The Ambience Mall, DLF Promenade and DLF Emporio attract a huge crowd of shoppers.


Here, the high-end is interspersed with the more affordable stores, restaurants and pubs popular with youngsters. Movie theatres and leisure zones complete the experience for shoppers who come here to visit brand stores and electronics showrooms.

Ample parking space and well-maintained buildings are the USP though the approach road can get very crowded at times, particularly on weekends.


Gk I and Gk II

The M Block and N block markets in GK-I and the M Block Market in GK II are among the most happening places in Delhi. There’s something to surprise even for a frequent visitor who comes here to shop for a world-class brand.


GK I and GK II are located several kilometres apart, divided by the Outer Ring Road. What unites the two markets when it comes to experience is the line of lifestyle stores and a bustling nightlife built around popular restaurants, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.


 Ansal Plaza (Khelgaon Marg)


The first mall in Delhi and NCR was a must-visit for the youngsters and the with-it crowd till it was upstaged by a row of expansive  malls along MG Road Gurgaon and, later, Saket and Vasant Kunj.

Some stores and restaurants have moved out over the years but its USP remains a spacious open-sky amphitheatre which is a popular venue for live performances.

Aurobindo Place


Aurobindo Place, located along Aurobindo Marg, has jewellers, dealers of electronic items, branded clothes stores and book shops. A neatly planned market, it draws a fair share of shoppers who are first-time visitors to Delhi.


Sarojini Nagar

This has retained its reputation of being a market which offers one of the most reasonable prices in Delhi, particularly for readymade garments. Across the road, shops in Babu Market sell everything from clothes to street food.


Nehru Place


Best known for stores which deal in computers, laptops and peripheral, this sprawling commercial complex is located along Outer Ring Road and is a stone's throw away from a Metro station.

Other popular markets in South Delhi include markets at New Friends ColonySundar NagarINAKalkajiChittaranjan ParkBhogal,Amar ColonyKailash ColonyYusuf SaraiGreen ParkBasant LokVasant ViharChanakyapuriMalcha Marg Jasola and Lodhi Colony (particularly the Meher Chand Market).


Apart from the above there are unique shopping destinations in South Delhi which include , Dilli Haat, Hauz Khas Village, Santushti Shopping Complex etc



Dilli Haat (Aurobindo Marg)


If you want to experience India in its myriad forms, this is the place to visit. The market built on the lines of a traditional Indian market, or Haat, has stalls selling indigenous products, including clothes, household items and ethnic jewellery by master craftsmen from almost all the states.At Dilli Haat one can also enjoy cuisines from various regions of India.


So enjoy the different shades of shopping in South Delhi !!