Lajpat Nagar

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Lajpat Nagar, Delhi Overview

Lajpat Nagar is a bustling and colourful neighbourhood in South Delhi, India. Named after the Lion of Punjab, the Honorable Lala Lajpat Rai, the region is best known for the Lajpat Nagar Central Market where many come to experience the thrill of the genuine Delhi life. One visit and you'll know how lively the place is and this can be seen by the flamboyant goods on sale, the brilliant evening lights, the rushing inhabitants and the sounds of the ever so busy streets. Whether you choose branded or non-branded stuff, this is the place for one and all. A real paradise for shopaholics, you'll find anything and everything to fit your budget. Plus, if you can bargain, you'll be delighted with the incredible deals you crack.

The suburb of Lajpat Nagar is divided into four areas - Lajpat Nagar I, II and III which are located to the north of the Ring Road and Lajpat Nagar IV which is located to the south of the Ring Road. The neighbourhood consists of housing colonies and the famous Central Market. The market is pretty accessible within Delhi and is swarmed by locals and non-locals for daily necessities, clothing - especially for ready to wear and couture wedding apparel, electronics, and furnishings.

Lajpat Nagar is also famous for the delicious street food to suit every taste bud. So, whether you want scrumptious spicy food or have a sweet tooth, this place is apt for you. The place has an important position in the Indian Culture and hence has been featured numerous times in movies and television series. Do Duni Chaar, Cocktail, Vicky Donor, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye are some of the movies that featured Lajpat Nagar.

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Here you will find every little item required for your occasion; whether it's formal or casual or traditional wear. Lajpat Nagar a shopping hub famous for a variety of products which is frequented by locals and non-locals and favourite shopping spot for weddings. There are branded as well as local stores where you can find fabrics, clothing, footwear, jewellery, imitation clothing and apparel of famous fashion designers and material like borders, beads, collars, pearls etc. If you think some places to be extremely costly, just move on, and you are sure to find a better deal in the next shop in Lajpat Nagar.

1. Istri Vastra, located in Lajpat Nagar 2, is famous for a variety of fabrics ranging from Cotton to Chikenkari to dainty and delicate lacework.
2. Ghoonghat Dupatta, located in Lajpat Nagar 2, is frequented by women who are always in search of clothing items that they can mix and match. Here you can find a variety of Dupattas/ Chunnis and Patialas to match your Kurtas/ Kurtis.
3. Jutti Kiosks at Lajpat Nagar 2 is the place to purchase colourful Jutis and Kolhapuri Chappals.
4. Salwar Lane is a lane full of kiosks selling a variety of unstitched, semi-stitched and ready to wear Salwars mostly in lightweight fabrics like cotton, georgettes and crepes. You can easily find tailors for alterations in this lane. The salwar lane is located in Lajpat Nagar 3, opposite 3 C's Cineplex.
5. Local Boutiques like Ramji Sons, Suryansh Fab, KNK fashions in Lajpat Nagar 2, Malhotra's opposite 3C's Cineplex, Banmali, Beads and Spangles in Lajpat Nagar 4 have to be visited for their collections.
6. Branded clothing is available in Westside Mall, Soch, FabIndia, V-Mart etc.

1. Buy clothing, accessories, jewellery, shoes etc. that you can mix and match with other outfits.
2. Bargain and Bargain hard to get great deals.
3. Taste from the delicious range of street food available at the market.
4. Do not miss the Momos made by Dolma Aunty.

Lajpat Nagar was formed after the India - Pakistan partition in 1947. The oldest residents of Lajpat Nagar are mostly Hindu and Sikhs who relocated from Pakistan and established this colony in 1954. This settlement, occupied by Multanis and Sindhis was initially known the Cheap Cantonment. After partition, the people who relocated would stay at refugee camps in Purana Qila, Delhi till they were allocated plots/ houses to live.

These plots were very basic 60x15 foot area houses with asbestos roof. They were one-story houses that were constructed like army barracks. The residents upgraded and built multi-storied homes as and when they could. A part of the colony was also utilized for Bengali Widows as a refugee camp. We now know this colony as the Kasturba Ashram.

The 'Servants of the People Society' that was founded by Lala Lajpat Rai in Lahore also moved to Lajpat Nagar in 1960. Today, the colony serves as a refugee camp for many citizens from the Middle East who travel to India as medical tourists for affordable and quality health treatments.

The best time to visit Lajpat Nagar is between October and February as the weather is very pleasant for exploring the market.

1. Take care of your belongings and go with the flow.
2. The roads are congested, and parking space is not available in the market area. Vehicles need to be parked a little distance away.
3. Wear an anti-pollution mark if you cannot tolerate the polluted Delhi air.
4. Eat sensibly. The food might give you a Delhi Belly.
5. Carry enough cash as online transactions may not be accepted at every shop.
6. Bargain queens and kings can bargain to their heart's content at the street shops.

One can avail Auto Rickshaws or Delhi Transport Corporation Busses to reach Lajpat Nagar. If commuting from East Delhi Anand Vihar, one can take Route number 543.

The Teevra Mudrika (Ring road bus service) connects North and West Delhi Punjabi Bagh (West Delhi) to Lajpat Nagar. The Lajpat Nagar Metro Station is a fifteen-minute walk from Lajpat Nagar.

The New Delhi Railway station is about 13 kilometres from Lajpat Nagar. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is located at a distance of 25 kilometres from Lajpat Nagar.

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Lajpat Nagar Reviews

8 months ago by Tina Garg

Lajpat Nagar is one of the most famous markets in Delhi. Easy to reach (near Lajpat Nagar Metro Station), it offers a great variety of products to the shoppers. From cosmetics to accessories to clothes, everything is available here at reasonable prices. There are many eateries also where you can have delicious snacks and food. The kurtis (Indian ethnic wear) are the best in Lajpat Nagar. And always bargain. They reduce prices from 500 INR to 100 INR sometimes.

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