Bargain Your Way Through Boho Clothes, Accessories & Sheesha In Paharganj District!


Delhi’s Paharganj tourist district is located right opposite New Delhi Railway Station. Step out of the railway station and cross the road and you’ll be at the entrance to Paharganj’s main thoroughfare, called the Main Bazaar. It’s chaotic, noisy, dirty, and full of crumbling buildings. The area is favored by backpackers and budget travelers for its multitude of cheap accommodations.

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  • The whole Main Bazaar is lined with shops full to the brim with books, music, jewelry, bags, clothes, shoes, incense, textiles, wooden statues, and handicrafts.
  • In this blog, you will find all the budget shopping which can be done in Paharhanj District.
  • Main Bazaar a good place to come and hunt out unique and inexpensive goods to import back home.

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Textile Shops in Paharganj

You’ll come across a number of shops selling colorful embroidered textiles. The first shop, Shanti Handloom, is located on the right hand side of the road at 45 Main Bazaar. There are others further along on both sides of the road. These shops are overflowing with eye catching bags, bed spreads, cushion covers, wall hangings, and other textiles in endless colors and designs. A lot of the stock, especially that with mirror work on it, is typical of the kind of goods produced in India’s desert state of Rajasthan.

Ashu Fashions

The place to go to for leather boots and bags {of all sizes–we saw trunks as well}. With two lethargic pugs acting as the shop’s mascots, this place is very reasonably priced and is frequented by regulars from all over the city for its wares. Along with the above, the shop is also famous for its dresses– we liked the leather shift dresses, for their biker chic style quotient.

Sneak Peak | Shop no-1606, Main bazar, Paharganj

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Jewellery and Handicraft Shops in Paharganj

These shops stock a seriously bewildering variety of handmade beaded necklaces and bangles in every shape, size and color that you could possibly want. They also have a range of other handicrafts including carved wooden statues of gods and goddesses, brass wares, decorations, and even phonographs.

Jurek’s Jewellery

Proud seller and exporter of silver, precious, semi-precious stone and macrame jewelry, this corner shop may fool you with its dusty exterior, but it has the best {and cheapest} collection of unpolished gems we’ve come across in all of Delhi.

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Shoe Shops in Paharganj

Saluja & Bittoo Footwear

Often referred to as sisters, these two shops located adjacent to each other have an intensive collection of both comfortable chappals as well as boots for winter. Look out for the ethnic wear they have here. Their quality is top notch and they also do custom designs; just ask.

Sneak Peak | No. 5048/B, Main Bazar, Near Apollo Hospital, Paharganj

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Vishal Footwear

Famous for their jootis and embroidered gladiators and flats, this shop is an essential pit stop for everyone looking to add to their shoe closet.

Sneak Peak | 5083, Main Market, Paharganj

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Incense Shops in Paharganj

Prayer Incense Worldwide 

A short distance before the police post and intersection in front of the Shelton Hotel at 5043 Main Bazaar, there’s a smallish shop on the left hand side of the road that specializes in incense and devotional needs. This shop is the place to come if you want to buy incense sticks, incense cones, or Indian tea. What ever type of incense you’re after, they’re sure to have it. The shopkeepers will eagerly take the items out of their boxes so you can smell them too!

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Mehendi (Henna) Artists in Paharganj

The area around the Shelton Hotel, at 5043 Main Bazaar, is home to a number of mehendi-walas (artists that apply henna to women’s hands and feet). In India, women traditionally apply mehendi to their hands before weddings and other festivals. Most of the time they get it done by a professional mehendi-wala, or if time is short, they’ll do it themselves.

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Hookah Pipe Shops in Paharganj

Towards the end of the Paharganj Main Bazaar, near the Anoop Hotel and Khanna Cinema, there are a couple of narrow but deep shops displaying hookah pipes in their front windows. These shops stock a wide range of hookah pipes in assorted sizes, along with other smoking paraphernalia.

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Women’s Hippy Clothes Shops in Paharganj

A short distance further along the Main Bazaar, past the Anoop Hotel and next to Medikos Opticals on the right at 1588 Main Bazaar, is a shop set a little back from the road selling all sorts of colorful women’s clothing. It has two levels of gorgeous brightly colored and patterned women’s clothes in assorted designs that include dresses, skirts, and short and long sleeve tops. If you’re a hippy at heart then you’ll love this shop.

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Motif T-Shirt Shops in Paharganj

Toward the end of main bazaar, before the intersection of Raj Guru road is a group of shops selling t-shirts. The t-shirts in these shops are really popular with travellers to India from all around the world.

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DforDelhi Recommends:

  • Paharganj Market is a famous market and it has really cool stuff. But all you need to gather is patience and relaxation while strolling and shopping there!
  • Enjoy and yes, carry big jholla with yourself – you guys will end up shopping a lot from these shops.

So, are you ready to haggle?

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