Janpath market is located in the heart of Lutyens' New Delhi on a major road of Delhi, which was called the Queen's way when Lutyens' Delhi was designed. It was later renamed to its present name, Janpath, which translates to 'peoples way.' Perhaps reflecting a shift in the political makings of the country after having gained independence from the British. The market is located right next to Delhi's commercial center, the pride of Delhi, and an architectural masterpiece, Connaught Place. The market spreads over 1.5 Km from the outer circle of Connaught Place as one crosses the road onto Janpath road to Windsor Place. Janpath market is a mix of street shopping and shops, which are mainly concentrated on the main road. Though the market itself doesn't have a definite physical structure, a circular building stands in the center of the market around which are street vendors.
Getting to Janpath
Regardless of which area of Delhi you are traveling from, the Janpath market can be reached without any hassle. There are several metro stations in a walking distance like Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, both on the yellow line and a metro station has recently been started using which you can reach right at the entrance of the market: Janpath metro station which is on the Violet Line of the Delhi metro.
What to buy in Janpath market
Dupatta, also locally called Chunari, Odhni, is a shawl-like scarf, women's traditional clothing from the Indian subcontinent. The dupatta is used commonly as part of the women's shalwar kameez costume and worn over the kurta and the ghagra. Great designs, hundreds of options, and affordable prices. Janpath market will force your hand to walk away with a bunch of them. Kurtas and palazzo pants worn with Dupattas are also available at the market. Happy mixing and matching.
2. Traditional Bags of different kinds
From messenger bags to clutch bags with a mix of Indian everyday work on them. There are heaps of options for the bags and won't burn a hole in your pocket.
3. Jewelry and Accessories
From chokers and necklaces made with stones and threads to pom-pom earrings and ethnic belts, Janpath market has them all for you to carry a bit of functional yet traditional piece of India.
Royal fragrances of a Mughal India, Attars are natural and pure perfumes or essential oils obtained from flowers and petals. They so are very healthy for the skin as compared to modern deodorants. Tons of different and exciting smells take over your senses as you walk into the market. You'll want to buy the one you like.