Private Custom Shopping Tour: Delhi's Bustling Markets

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Private Custom Shopping Tour: Delhi's Bustling Markets
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Book the private customized tour offered by one of the most reputable and popular local tour companies in India! As a family business since 1971, the company specializes in hosting international travelers from U.S., Europe, Australia, and everywhere else, and provides high quality service and cultural experience.

Join us for this private customized shopping tour that goes beyond the city's streets to its bustling markets for just you and your family or friends. The recommended sample tour takes you to some of the most popular local markets and shopping areas including Dilli Haat, Chandni Chowk, and Select Citywalk. You can also choose several markets in Delhi that you're interested and your friendly local guide will plan a memorable 6-hour tour for you. Each market has its unique ambiance, and many include opportunities to sample local and international cuisine. Shop for arts and crafts, souvenirs, clothing, and electronics while enjoying the local food and lifestyle.
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In Brief

Location:
New Delhi, India
Country:
India
Duration:
4 to 6 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Ideal choice for families
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Dilli Haat, Sri Aurobindo Marg opp INA Market, New Delhi 110023 India

A government-managed market of traditional arts, crafts, textiles, and cuisines from different parts of India. Popular buys include handicrafts and handlooms (clothing items). On occasion, the amphitheater hosts various cultural performances.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chandni Chowk, Near Red Fort, New Delhi 110006 India

This market exemplifies the quintessential feeling of Old Delhi — noisy, busy, and overflowing with goods. People, bicycles, cycle rickshaws and animals jostle for space in the narrow lanes near obscure stores selling anything from wedding wear to jewelry, hardware, and electronics. North Indian snacks are plentiful. (Some wholesale sub-markets closed on Sundays)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Khan Market, Subramanium bharti marg, New Delhi India

One of Delhi’s oldest markets, this complex has a mix of regular stores and up-market restaurants. Stores range from brand names to one-store boutiques and tailors, and shops sell anything from books to cosmetics. Abundant cafes feature all cuisines.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sarojini Nagar Market, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi 110023 India

Among the more crowded markets, especially on weekends, this market is known for shops selling clothes, ranging from cheap t-shirts to brand stores. The most popular stores are those that sell stylish factory rejects with minor-defects at bargain prices. Bargaining is the norm here. (Closed on Mondays)

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hauz Khas Village, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi

A chic market located in what used to be a village, it is dotted with contemporary restaurants, designer art stores, and clothing outlets. Various restaurants and bars play host to musical performances, with the Hauz Khas Tomb, the lake, and the deer park located nearby.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Paharganj, New Delhi India

This congested hub of tourist activity is due to a multitude of budget-accommodating options and eateries. Shops selling clothing, shoes, jewelry, books, music, handicrafts, and trinkets are abundant. You can often get Indian dress stitched and tailored all in one day. (Some shops closed on Sundays)

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Select Citywalk, A-3 District Centre Saket, New Delhi 110017 India

These modern malls offer a mix of shops and department stores selling brand clothing, lifestyle goods, electronic goods, and more. Most malls have a variety of eateries including food courts and bars. (Open every day)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Janpath Market, Janpath Rd Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001 India

Here you get to do the best of street shopping. You will mostly find small kiosks selling all kinds of cotton clothes and curios. The clothes are generally export-surplus garments and are sold dirt-cheap. There's lots of silver and artificial jewellery studded with semi-precious stones available here. Refugees who came after the Partition and Tibetans who came when China invaded Tibet settled here as traders. Shopping here requires a couple of skills. One, you must have the ability to distinguish the fake from the genuine. Two, you must know and practice the art of bargaining patiently.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Connaught Place, G-22 Marina Arcade, New Delhi 110001 India

When it came into being, the sprawling circular market was the largest of its kind in India. The British believed that the horseshoe-shaped market would prove lucky for the shoppers and the shopkeepers both. This market has two circles. The Inner Circle consists of Blocks A to F. The important shops and showrooms here include Adidas Originals, Allen Solly, Bentley, Bon Ton, Cantabil, Gas, Johnson Watch Company, Kalpana, Lee, Louis Philippe, Neelkanth Jewellers, Nike, Orra, Park Avenue, Pepe, Proline and Fila, Roopchand Jewellers, Snowhite Square, Wills Lifestyle. Mohanlal Sons promises to give you ready or tailored attires to suit every occasion. Known for its quality and good service, you will find here a wide range of shirts, trousers, jackets, suits, kurtas and sherwanis. The Outer Circle consists of Blocks G to P. Showrooms like Digjam, Lacoste, Omega, Rado, RL Exports and TAG Heuer lie in this circle.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lajpat Nagar Central Market, Central Market, New Delhi 110024 India

Lajpat Nagar is a popular shopping area where you can get whatever you desire - accessories, clothes, footwear, bags, etc. The garments
at Hakoba range from saris and salwar kameezes for women to kurtas and kurtis for both men and women. The Lucknowi embroidery, which is mostly done in white-coloured threads, is breathtaking and of very high quality. Karan & Nasir have been revolutionizing the way men dress. RCKC has carved a niche for itself in the international market with labels like Anamika and RISA by Abhijeet Khanna.

A brainchild of Saurabh Mehta, Samaira boasts a wide variety of designs that define femininity with simple styles. Apart from fashion stores, there are furnishing stores and decor houses to beautify your homes. There are huge glittering showrooms as well as roadside stalls. The mehndiwallahs (appliers of henna) are very famous. Bargaining is a must if you wish to get the best of this market. It remains closed on Mondays.



Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Majnu Ka Tilla (Tibetan Market), New Aruna Colony, Majnu-ka-tilla, Timarpur, Delhi, 110054, India

Often called the Little Tibet in Delhi, this colony was originally set up to house a few Tibetan refugees. Decades later, not only has the little colony market grown in size but its name and fame have also spread far and wide. It is popularly known as the Monastery Market.

A nondescript gate under the arch of the ISBT Shahdara Link Flyover on the Ring Road leads one to a suprisingly large market, chock-a-block with stalls selling statues, incense, shawls, paintings and Tibetan artefacts, including jewellery and semi-precious stones. Shops selling clothes and accessories are a huge hit among the young crowd of Delhi. Also popular are the shops selling footwear and other leather products. Most products are stylish and good value-for-money.

This is also a good place to sample some original Tibetan home food. Restaurants like Zomsa and Shakura serve Tibetan delicacies including thukpa. Momos and mouth-watering chow mein are also available in this market.
This market is closed on Mondays.


Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Personal shopping guide/markets expert
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Delhi or Gurgaon city hotels
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Dilli Haat

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers from hotels located in Gurgaon that are more than 10 kms from Delhi (airport)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pickup and drop-off at all Delhi hotels.
If you'd like to be picked up from Gurgaon, Noida or other areas near Delhi, please contact the tour operator directly.

Airports

  • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India


Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At the time of booking the tour, please advise your choice of up to four markets to visit
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking; discount applicable for 2+ persons booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Vehicle used for transfers and traveling will be air-conditioned
  • Most markets are open all days. Only Sarojini Nagar market is closed on Mondays. In Chandni Chowk, some wholesale sub-markets are closed on Sundays. In Khan Market, some shops are closed on Sundays. In Paharganj, some shops are closed on Sundays. Gurgaon and Saket malls are open every day
  • The three adjacent malls in Saket are Select City Walk, DLF Place Mall and MGF Metropolitan Mall
  • Transfers from hotels located in Gurgaon is limited to 10 kms from Delhi - distance measured from Delhi airport. Thereafter a supplement is applicable.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.71 out of 5 based on the last 7 recent reviews

I spent 18 days in SE Asia and took a plethora of tours. The Private Custom Shopping Tour of Delhi's Bustling Markets was my absolute favorite, hands down. Mr. Rajmalani AKA Raj was my tour guide. He is outstanding! Highly competent, articulate, funny, worldly...I could not have asked for a better tour guide/shopping assistant. I felt safe in his company as we traversed the crowded streets of the bustling markets. His choices of stores were neat, clean and exactly what I, as a discerning shopper, wanted. Raj tailored the day to my interests and skipped those things that did not appeal to me. It was the perfect day. You're the best, Raj!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2018
This was a very enjoyable day trip. We had a great guide and very nice driver. The car was very new and comfortable for all 5 of us 3 adults and the guide and driver. The driver did an amazing job of smooth driving through the Delhi traffic. The guide was happy to listen to what we were interested in and to make some suggestions on where was best to shop for those items we wanted to buy. He took his time to tell us about some of Delhis history and about landmarks we passed. We never felt rushed and when we wanted to stop and have coffee, he was happy to do so. As we were touring on Christmas Day, there was some issues with traffic, but our guide was able to adjust by us taking the underground transit a few stops. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean and efficient it was. As good as the Japanese system! Overall an excellent day! Loved the Rickshaw Ride through old Delhi.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
Our guide, Raj, was delightful and very informative. We had quite an adventure in several areas of the city, and knew the whole time that we were in very good hands. He tailored our trip to our requests and it was a pleasure to spend this time with him exploring parts of Delhi.
• Submitted 23 Feb 2017
Great to have a guide to go through markets with and explain things about the markets. They will ask what you want to buy and bring you to those markets/specific places or just wander through to look at everything.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2016
Deals, deals, and more deals! My husband and I did quite a bit of shopping in the area of India and I must say that our tour guide was extremely helpful in assisting us with the best deals/identifying quality for the products that we bought. The nice thing about this tour is that our tour guide was extremely flexible in regards to how long we wanted to stay at each market, when we wanted to eat, and order of the schedule. I do not think we could have navigated the markets without her and I know we made the right decision by purchasing this tour. In fact, if we visit India a second time we were so pleased with the service we would purchase this same tour again!
• Submitted 19 Jan 2016
Delphi airport service, Sanjay Gupta and our shopping guide Vandy were exceptional!! An amazing day in Delhi!
• Submitted 19 Nov 2015
The driver and tour guide were great. I learned about the 4 faiths that started in India. That alone was worth the money. Both the driver and the guide were friendly and kind. I enjoyed the restaurant they took us to for lunch. The food was Amazing. The only thing I didn't like was it seemed like the places they took us to shop were overpriced. I didn't know until I went to other places on my own and saw the same things sold for 1/2 the price I paid. I still would recommend the tour just to see the sites and to go to the places/areas to do great shopping. I would just shop at the places you choose and not by anything in the places they take you into.
• Submitted 07 Apr 2018

In Brief

Location:
New Delhi, India
Country:
India
Duration:
4 to 6 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Ideal choice for families
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide

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