In fact, the most common trait about being a real Indian is that instead of luminous malls and shopping complexes, people here, get more excited while shopping from flea markets.
It doesn’t matter if you are standing in a lavish market like Kamla Nagar, Lajpat Nagar or Rajouri, the fact that delights people the most is shopping, be it from some flickering and expensive mall or from the hafta bazaars This amazing feature of the national Capital attracts shoppers from all over the country. Once in a week, all the passionate bargainers are seen on the roads of their local markets which are taken over by some street vendors desperate to sell their material at cheap prices.
The best thing about these bazaars are that they are genuine, the items are excellent as well as cheap, which makes the shopping experience worthwhile.
One can certainly find every possible thing he/she requires for their livelihood in these bazaars ranging from daily ration, clothes, vegetables, jewellery, shoes, spices, utensils, crockery, toys to regular plastic stuff and much more. The entire aura of these bazaars are no less than a festival.
There is a huge hustle & bustle of shoppers around the place, who, according to them, are in their dreamland while purchasing their desired utilities. People are energetic and happy while shopping. In Delhi, almost every residential colony has that one day which is called their weekly bazaar.
At many places, these weekly bazaars are held on different weekdays. If it’s on a Monday it is called Som Bazaar, if it’s on Tuesday it's called Mangal Bazaar and so on.
Some of the most unique hafta bazaars that every person should visit are the Ravi Bazaar that takes place every Sunday near Jama Masjid popularly known as the famous Chor Bazaar, the Som Bazaar of Karol Bagh and Vikas Puri, the Mangal Bazaar of Noida Sector 2, Tilak Nagar, Budh Bazaar of Vasant Vihar and Shalimar Bagh as well as Guru Bazaar of Masjid Moth popularly known as Bir Bazaar among others.