Lajpat Nagar Central Market
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Noteworthy for: The market is known for its 'mehndiwalas', who congregate here to paint beautiful henna designs.
One of the oldest markets in India, Lajpat Nagar Central Market is a sprawling street fair where you can find all kinds of traditional Indian outfits, from simple kurtas (tunics) to intricate saris and Punjabi suits. This is also a great place to buy fabric if you intend on having a tailor custom-make some clothes.
Located between the two of the most sought-after real estate areas of South Delhi, Greater Kailash and South Extension, the market is popular with all strands of Delhi society and gets very busy on weekends. As ever, don't forget to bargain hard.