Karol Bagh is amongst the busiest neighbourhoods of west Delhi. There is no problem of accessibility as it very well connected by metro and roads. Old Delhi’s Muslim population was one of the 1st settlements here and it was witnessed later by ethnic groups from Southern India, Bengal, Maharashtra and Punjab settling here. The streets speak volumes here about the areas as a person enters a snacks corner, restaurant or even a local sweet shop.
The region of Karol Bagh is divided in many localities and roads and each road has a specific market giving visitors a different option for shopping. The popular areas are Bank Street, Gaffar Market, Faiz road, Gurudwara road, Arya Samaj road and Ajmal Khan Road. It is to be noted that all these markers remains closed on Mondays.
The nearest road closest to the metro station of Karol Bagh is the Ajmal Khan road. It is popular for the Indian ethnic wedding apparels and embroidered garments like Sherwanis, sarees and Lehngas. There are various merchants selling garments of the choice of people which people can alternatively get stitched as well. There are also ready-made brands as well. When all the market shops are closed on Mondays, people can find weekly market on footpath where people can buy accessories and clothes at very low prices.
No planning of Indian wedding can be completed without jewellery. On Gurudwara rd and Bank Street, people can see small and big shops that are selling jewellery in Emeralds, rubies, platinum, silver, gold and various other stones. Local craftsmen along with their families design ornaments who are working there since generations.
There are various bookshops on Arya Samaj road which are selling the second hand books at very cheap rates. At Daryaganj there is a mini-version of this Sunday book marker available. The road is also having many foreign exchange and travel agencies counters.
Various popular snack and sweet corners are available on this road besides many restaurants. Hawkers are sprawled all across the streets selling street food including kachoris, Channa Kulcha, chaat and choley bhature. People should not miss the Bikaner Sweet shop while visiting on the Arya Samaj Road along with Roshan di Kulfi. For delicious mouth-watering snack, people must visit the popular South India restaurant, Udupi.
Various custom-sold and imported items are offered by Gaffar market at reasonable prices from iPhones and mobile phones to accessories/clothes and watches. The market also specialises in selling all kinds of electronic items and there are many shops selling stolen items as well at very low prices. All what required is good skills of bargaining.
Karol Bagh is stretched all across east-west and there is a Faiz road towards the extreme eastern ends and near Jhandewalan metro station. There are automobile shops in this market selling car/ scooter accessories along with spare parts and people can come there for automobile painting, bike servicing and for various other small kinds of repairs. People can find car multitudes dealers also here.