Janpath Market is located near Palika Bazaar on Janpath Road.
Originally known as Queen’s Way, Janpath Market is today known for walking vendors and shopping.
It is a tourists shopping paradise as you can find some of the cheapest clothes, souvenirs, jewellery and local items in India.
The Tibetan Market section is one of the main attractions.
This is located near the end of the road Fire Lane and the Imperial Hotel.
If you want to learn more about Janpath Market and the attractions nearby, you can join a guided tour.
Things to see and do at Janpath Market
Shops in the Janpath Market sell a wide range of arts and crafts, beads, garments, semi-precious and stone-studded artificial jewellery and a lot more.
In other words, it is a shopping paradise for tourists.
When you do buy something, make sure you bargain with the vendors to get items at a reasonable price.
Nearly all vendors will increase prices when they spot tourists browsing.
The Tibetan Market has shops and kiosks selling all sorts of products.
For example, there are wall hangings, Tibetan artefacts, jewellery, and brassware.
While you’re exploring, you’ll see a lot of traditional Buddhist paintings.
These depict the life of Buddha and some important lamas.
Central Cottage Industries Emporium
Across the road from the roadside shops are outlets run by the Government of India.
These sell handicrafts created by traditional craftsmen, weavers and tribal artists from all over the country.
An important place in Janpath is the National Museum.
This isone of the largest in India that holds historic artefacts as well as modern works of art.
The National Museum is located on Rajpath, the main boulevard in New Delhi.
When is the best time to visit Janpath Market
Delhi can be excruciatingly hot in the summer periods (April to August).
The monsoons (July and August) can spoil your plans of an open air shopping day too.
If you are in Delhi during the summer, take adequate precaution with sunscreen and a hat to avoid heat stroke.
The excruciatingly cold months of December and January are also best avoided.
The best months to go for a shopping trip to Delhi are February to March or September to November.
Bargaining with Vendors
Janpath and the Tibetan Market are notorious for bargaining.
Plan to start your price at almost half the cost quoted to you by the vendor.
If you are good with this, you are likely to find some antique piece, delicately painted boxes, kitsch souvenirs or wooden lamps.
Ask for tips from a local person to check out price ranges of specific products.
Janpath Market is not an up-marketplace but you can expect to find some very trendy fashionable items here at affordable prices.
How to get to Janpath Market
Nearest Metro Station
Closest Metro station to the markets is Janpath Metro on the Purple Line or Barakhamba Road on the Blue Line.
Initial fare of Rupees 27 for the first kilometer, followed by Rupees 20 per kilometer.
Waiting charges Rupees 2 per minute.
Busses stop frequently at Scindia House.
Janpath is a short walk from there.
New Delhi can be a chaotic environment, so if you’re not comfortable with public transport, there are plenty of tour options available.
Tours will come with a guide.
They’ll pick you up from your hotel, take you straight to Janpath Market along with other attractions in New Delhi.