What can I buy in Paharganj?

Paharganj Dec 21, 2019

Delhi's Paharganj region is located right across the road at New Delhi Railway Station. To reach the market, step out of the railway station and cross the way, and you'll be at the entrance to Paharganj's main street, which is called the Main Bazaar. It stretches for roughly one kilometer which is 0.6 miles and endless processions of people, animals, and vehicles are a characteristic of the market. Busy, is an understatement for the market. It is definitely for the shopper who is more on the adventurous side but wants to discover hidden gems and willing to bear a chaotic marketplace. But you'll find souvenirs you will love and want to recommend.

It is chaotic, noisy, and full of old buildings and people. The area is favored by overnight backpackers and budget travelers for its many cheap accommodations. However, some of the best bargain shopping in Delhi can also be done in Paharganj.
The main Bazaar is filled with a variety of goods, and people can be shouting "sab kuch milega," or you'll find everything here, and honestly, that's not an exaggeration. Shops selling books, music, jewelry, bags, clothes, shoes, incense, textiles, wooden statues, and handicrafts are seen in the market. Many of the shops in Paharganj deal in wholesale, making the main Bazaar a excellent place to shop for that one unique possession of souvenir, or many which are inexpensive at the same time.


Paharganj's shops have a multitude of textiles in many forms, eye-catching bags, bed sheets, cushion covers, wall hangings, and other textiles in endless colors and designs. A typical style to the market is textiles with mirror work, typically produced in Rajasthan.

Jewelry and Handicraft

Handmade beaded necklaces and bangles in every shape, size, and color imaginable are available in the market. The market's shops also have a range of other handicrafts, including carved wooden statues of Hindu gods and goddesses, brass wares, home d├ęcor items.

Traditional shoes

Probably the thing that Paharganj is most famous for. Some shops are overflowing with shoes of every material, design of classic Indian style.


The overpowering but pleasant scent can be bought at the market. Incense sticks, cones are available in the shops here whose shopkeepers will leave no stone unturned to provide you with the one you love.