Flea Markets in Delhi

Flea markets in India can be quite a delight, and you can find everything from old Bollywood records to Raj-era antiques (although keep in mind that antiques cannot legally be removed from Indian soil).

Karol Bagh Market (West Delhi) and Chandini Chowk Market (Old Delhi) are New Delhi’s most unique second hand markets and both have a wide selection of goods. Shops here open around 10 AM and stay open until 10 PM. Most shops in Karol Bagh shut on Monday; Chandini Chowk is open daily.

Sunday Bazaar on the ramparts of Red Fort is known as ‘Chor Bazaar’ (meaning a market of thieves) or ‘Kabadi Bazaar’ (meaning trash market) among the locals. It is actually a flea market, where you can get almost anything, from antiques to beautiful bottles to secondhand clothes and carpets.

On Sundays, the 500 meter stretch from Delhi Gate to Jama Masjid turns into a massive second hand book shop, known as the Sunday Book Market. Discarded titles from magazine publishers, bookstores, schools colleges and libraries can be found here. Vendors usually set up shop around sunrise (this is when the best deals can be found) and stay open until around 9 PM.

For good refurbished used furniture you can go to the Amar Colony Furniture Market in Lajpat Nagar IV. You can also have wooden furniture custom-made here at reasonable prices, although note that wood in India is quite expensive due to strict deforestation laws. The market stalls usually open around 10 AM and stay open till 9 PM. Some stalls close on Tuesdays).