“Yeh Karol Bagh station hai, darwaaze bai aur khulenge.”
Karol Bagh is a popular neighbourhood of Central Delhi, located between Connaught Place and Pahar Ganj. Karol Bagh is a predominantly business hub with wholesale shops and industries. This is one of the oldest markets in Delhi, where you can buy clothes, footwear, jewellery, electrical goods and hosiery stuff at very cheap prices.
- Key Facts
- Pricing Highlights
- Shopping in the Different Markets of Karol Bagh
- I. Gaffar Market – Electronics, Mobile Accessories, Imported goods & Crystal items
- II. Tip Top Market – Home Decor, Kitchen Accessories, Gifting Items etc.
- III. Ajmal Khan Road Market – Wholesale & Retail Clothes, Footwear, Jewellery, Accessories & more
- IV. Karol Bagh Rexine Market
- V. Naiwala Karol Bagh Bike market
- Food not to miss at Karol Bagh
- I. Gaffar Market – Electronics, Mobile Accessories, Imported goods & Crystal items
|Days Open||All days except Mondays|
|Timings||10.30 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Famous for||Mobile repairing, second-hand mobile phones, second-hand bike market, cloth market, home decor, leather market, and much more…|
|Nearest Metro Station||Karol Bagh metro station and Jhandewala metro station, situated on the blue line of the Delhi Metro|
Shopping in the Different Markets of Karol Bagh
I. Gaffar Market – Electronics, Mobile Accessories, Imported goods & Crystal items
What is the Gaffar market famous for?
One of the city’s most well-known electronic hubs is Gaffar Market. You will find everything here: mobile repairing kiosks, spare electronic parts, mobile covers, and first copies. You will also find many shops selling the first copies of high-end designer brands like Gucci, Rolex, Versace and even Apple watch starting from a mere Rs.500. Additionally, this place is home to an unlimited number of mobile and laptop repair businesses. You can also get great phone accessories, imported goods, glass & crystal items, and more.
Used Mobile Cost at Gaffar Market
Let’s look at the prices offered at Gaffar Market for some of the leading mobile phones in India.
|Model Name||MRP||Price at Gaffar|
|I-Phone 13||70,000||40,000-45,000 approx|
|One Plus 10 Pro||72,000||40,000 approx|
|Samsung Galaxy Z flip 4||1,58,000||1,00,000|
|Vivo X60 Pro||37,000||25,000|
Note – Prices of these mobile phones depend on various factors, including how old it is, the model, and the condition of the mobile phone. Do not forget to ask for the bills.
Mobile Repair cost
To give you a little gist of the cost of mobile repairing services in Gaffar, we have made a list for you.
|1.||Mic repair/install||Rs. 800|
|2.||Tempered glass||Rs. 20-150|
|3.||Mobile display||Rs. 1,000 (local)|
|4.||Camera installation||Rs. 500- 2000|
|5.||Internal issues resolved||Rs. 500-5,000|
Note: Please note that the prices of these services, repairs and installations are negotiable depending on the mobile’s model, issue, the quality of spare parts being installed, and not to forget, your bargaining skills too.
Best Shops at Gaffar Market(Must Visit!!)
1. Singh Mobile Studio
It is a great place to buy both old and new phones. They offer the best prices to their customers and quality service, and their clients are delighted by the service they have received.
Address: 59 Gaffar Market, Karol Bagh. Phone: 09911240023
They have various mobile and computer accessories like covers, chargers, headphones etc. If you are in search of some unique covers for your phone, this is the place to visit. It is located close to Kishan Batore Wala and is easy to spot.
Address: 137, Mcd market, Gaffar. Phone: 9811202122.
3. Top Shop, Karol Bagh
It is a readymade garment store with a wide variety available for men, women and children. You can get a wide variety of clothes at reasonable prices.
Address: Shop No.54, Ghaffar Market. Phone: 8595636362.
II. Tip Top Market – Home Decor, Kitchen Accessories, Gifting Items etc.
The Tip Top market has tons of home décor and other kitchen and home essentials to shop for. The prices are pocket-friendly and open for a bargain by the shopkeepers. You will also find a stunning range of decorative pieces, mugs, trays and stationery. This is the spot for you if you are looking for accessories for your minibar. From liquor dispensers, beer mugs, and corkscrew openers, there’s a lot more here to explore.
Best Shops (Must Visit!)
1. Sunrise Gift world
Sunrise Gift World is an importer and wholesaler of premium home décor items. Their shop features a wide range of decorative pieces, vases, lamps, wall art, side tables, candle – holders, decorative lanterns and much more. They claim to provide the best prices to their clients and buyers.
Address: 12/9, ground floor, Karol Bagh.
2. Akarshan Novelties
Akarshan Novelties is another shop that deals with wholesale and retailing of decorative pieces, gift sets, cushions, artificial flowers and photo frames at great prices.
Address: 8732/14B, Karol Bagh.
III. Ajmal Khan Road Market – Wholesale & Retail Clothes, Footwear, Jewellery, Accessories & more
Gate No. 2 of Karol Bagh Metro station is located at one end of the bustling market of Ajmal Khan Road. This road is filled with thousands of shops along all its lanes and by lanes leading to the Arya Samaj Road. From huge air-conditioned branded stores to curbside vendors, this market has everything and can cater to all income and age groups. This is one of the leading causes of the massive flood of shoppers that occurs every weekend at this market.
What can you shop for?
If you are looking for a pocket-friendly collection of clothes, this is your one-stop destination. You may easily find your favourite shirt, heavy suits, lehengas, designer jeans, hip shoes, sunglasses, wedding wear, footwear, jewellery, and other accessories for rates up to three times lower than those found in the ordinary market.
Best Shops (Must Visit!)
1. Raunaq Kurta Pyjamas
Address: Shop Number 5/46, Ajmal Khan Road.
2. Chinar Exclusive, Karol bagh. Landmark: Near McDonald’s.
A must-visit shop if you are looking for the perfect statement piece to complement your dress. They have a wide variety of unique and attractive jewellery pieces priced reasonably.
Address: Basement, 13/8, Padam Singh road, shops no. 6 and 7, below metro shoes.
3. Ixpress – Apple Store, Karol Bagh
iXPRESS, run by Hotline Communications, is an authorised Apple Store. It also sells a wide range of smartphones, brand-specific goods, computer hardware and accessories. It is famous for giving its customers a great deal and prices cheaper than even online listings can offer.
How to reach: It is located at Gurudwara Road, Near Bikanerwala in Karol Bagh Main Market.
Address: 6/79, Karol Bagh.
4. Patri Shops
This is the heart of shopping in Karol Bagh. You must explore the unique collection of clothes, jewellery, footwear, handbags and more on the streets of Ajmal Khan Road. This is a treasure trove of hidden gems that will undoubtedly take some effort to unearth but will be well worth it.
IV. Karol Bagh Rexine Market
Karol Bagh’s rexine market is something not many people are aware of. You will find several shops selling a variety of synthetic PU of various shades and colours. Rexine House, Near Singhara Chowk, is a very old and trusted shop in the market.
V. Naiwala Karol Bagh Bike market
Besides its second-hand mobile shops in Ghaffar Market, Karol Bagh is also famous for its second-hand bike market. This market is one of its kind, where buyers can look out for second-hand or used bikes at excellent prices, keeping in mind the bike model, distance travelled by it, and the other factors involved.
Let’s take a look at the prices of the top-selling second-hand bikes offered at the bike market and their Market Retail Price ( MRP)
|Model Name||MRP||Price at bike market|
|RC 200 (2018 model )||Rs. 2,45,000||Rs. 1,55,000|
|KTM Duke 390 (2018 model )||Rs. 2,46,000||Rs. 1,85,000|
|Suzuki Gixxer SF 250||Rs. 2,00,000||Rs. 1,65,000|
|R15Pulsar NS 200||Rs. 1,90,000 to Rs. 1,50,000||Rs. 1,50,000 to Rs. 1,00,000|
One thing to keep in mind is that these prices are negotiable if you play your cards right and if you can get some fantastic deals on these bikes.
1. Maitri Motors
Maitri motors is situated in the second-hand bike market of Karol Bagh and have the latest collection of less travelled bikes, which to are in excellent condition. You will find bikes from all the leading and significant manufacturers at reasonable prices.
Address : Plot no 1626/33, Nai Walan.
2. Saraswati Motors
Address: 1735/55, Nai Walan, Karol Bagh.
If you are looking for second-hand superbikes in the Karol Bagh bike market, visit this shop, which has a starting range of Rs 2,50,000. From Apache RR, Continental, and Kawasaki to Suzuki Intruder and much more, you will find an\ great collection of bikes with them.
Address: 8/22, Karol Bagh. Phone: 099998 79794.
Food not to miss at Karol Bagh
1. Om Food Court
Chole Bhature has to be north India’s favourite meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Famous for its less oily and delicious Chole Bhature, Om Food Court is a must-visit. It is located close to Khalsa College on Desh Bandhu Gupta Road.
2. Punjab Sweet Corner
No trip to Karol Bagh market can be completed without savouring the delicious flavours of chat. Do try their raj kachori, gol gappas and other North-Indian snacks. It is also a great place to rest in the middle of your shopping as it is located in the market’s heart. You can easily spot this place, close to the Roopak Spices store, almost in the middle of Ajmal Khan Road.
3. Rahul Momo’s Point
If you love momos, like every Delhite, pay a visit to Rahul’s Momo’s Point to try their steamed momos and pasta. If you love fusion food, this is the spot for you. You cannot miss this shop because of the crowd around it and its proximity to the metro station.
4. Roshan Di Kulfi
Delhi’s famous Roshan Di Kulfi have many flavours in kulfi and falooda. It has grown over the years from merely a Kulfi shop to a huge restaurant, now serving all the typical north Indian and fast food items. Ask anyone, and they will guide you to this famous outlet on one end of Ajmal Khan Road, opposite Gaffar Market.
5. Khurana Restaurant
If you wish to have a hearty meal after spending a whole day shopping in the market, hop on to Khurana Restaurant to enjoy the best authentic north Indian food.
1. How to reach the market?
The best way to travel to Karol Bagh is via metro. But if you are taking your car, parking is available on Gurudwara Road or Arya Samaj Mandir Road. The New Delhi Railway Station is also only 4 km away from this market.
2. The market is closed on what day?
Don’t go on Monday as most of the market is shut. You will find only some showrooms open on Monday and some street vendors.
3. Best time to visit the market?
The best time to visit this market is till mid-afternoon; you can do your shopping effortlessly as the market is less crowded.
Karol Bagh is one of Delhi’s busiest markets, with many markets within itself. It does justice to what it claims to be. Make sure you carry your water bottles and wear comfortable shoes before hitting this massive market.