Visit This Market in Delhi For Imported Stuff From China and Thailand

Jul 8, 2019 | City, Fashion, Lifestyle, Markets, Shopping

Date: 6th July 2019
Venue: Humayunpur Market, Safdarjung Enclave

What do we do when it starts raining in Delhi? Go about exploring the city even more.

Cut to Safdarjung Enclave in South Delhi. We were driving through this area and reached an NCC Camp beside a board that read “Humayunpur”. A lone golpappawala here caught our attention and we stopped for a round. During the course of the yum golpappas, we got talking. He told us there was a cool Tibetan/Thai Market down that road where they sell imported goods. Called the Humayunpur Market, this looked like a neighbourhood for folks from Dharmashala. We like all things that are Dharmashala and walked inside the area.

It was a narrow lane, more like a gully and there were houses all around. It was a typical village -Delhi NCR style. There were Tibetan food cafes from the beginning of the road. But as we walked deeper, we came across shops selling imported clothes. The clothes selling women’s wear also had quirky bags and shoes all made in China. In fact, we loved the slippers with different cartoon figures on both pairs.

They also sold branded makeup and handbags. The menswear shops had funky t-shirts, printed shirts and ripped denims on display.  There were shops selling fashionable boots and shoes as well. We did some shopping and our take is that the pricing is moderate. One needs to have some patience to land on the right item though. The market also has some makeup, hair and nail art salons. After every few stores there is some grocery or general store. The USP of Humayunpur market is that most of the stuff here is unique and tough to find anywhere else in Delhi.

We also dined at one of the cafes here. The restaurant was tastefully done up in subtle décor, clean and served tasty food at most pocket-friendly prices (Rs. 340/- for 2). We also tried chai at a tea-stall and this chappie did not disappoint as well.

The market is not very big. It is more like a mini Majnu ka Tila of South Delhi. The little known area had a sense of mystery and we were plain surprised to have stumbled upon such a hidden gem which was quite in our regular route. Given that this is a relatively little known area, it is could be a great hangout zone for a romantic evening out where one is seeking some privacy without bumping into a cousin or an uncle. We in turn are plain happy to have discovered another unique bazaar during our backyard tourism in Delhi.

So, here is to the monsoon and to Delhi and its secrets such as the Humayunpur Market.

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  1. Krysten Quiles

    Oh wow this looks really cool Sundeep! I would love the opportunity to check this out sometime. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jordyn

    I’ve never visited Dehli but I would love to see the city one day. This looks like a great market for finding cute pieces imported from China and Thailand. Great resource!

  3. Tara Pittman

    This market would be fun to explore. Those dumplings would be a dish that I would like to try.

  4. Natalie

    This sounds like the perfect market to get some nice items. I love coming across hidden gems like this.


    I didn’t know you also have a place in New Delhi similar to Manila. Nice

  6. Jessica Joachim

    Those look like some really cute fashion finds! The food here also looks really delicious!

  7. Silvia Martinez

    What a great place! It seems that you can find almost anything, including food which is a great idea when you are shopping all day.

  8. Alvern @ Success Unscrambled

    It sounds like quite a fun place to visit. At first, I thought that they only sold clothes and shoes but then you went on to mention food and a cafe which makes it even more interesting. Shopping can make you hungry so it is important to have a place to stop and eat.

  9. Heather @ US Japan Fam

    That shop looks like a place to find some great stuff! Thanks for the fab recommendation!!

  10. Joanna

    It’s nice that you have options on where to shop in Delhi. I have been to a few markets when I visited the city, three different times, but I didn’t adventure beyond the main touristic areas.

  11. Steph Social

    Wow such a cool, unique market! I love the oriental style 🙂

  12. laurenofalltrades

    The Humayunpur Market sounds like a great place to shop in Delhi! I’d love to try the dumplings you got in one of the cafes!

  13. Ceci Rey

    This place looks amazing! I love going to open markets. How lucky you are to experience such beauty. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Candace Hampton

    Great post! As a shopaholic I love to visit different stores and try different brands. This one is such a cute market! Thanks for sharing<3

    Candace Hampton

  15. Arun

    This market is still not much popular in Delhi. But I love this market. I occasionally visit and shop from here.


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