Location : Near Connaught Place, New Delhi
Timing : Sunday Closed
Attractions : Reasonably Priced Goods
The area underneath Connaught Place in Delhi is home to a unique underground shopping facility. This is known as the Palika Bazaar. It is an area for shopping that features hundreds of different shops in a comfortable underground setting. These shops feature several different items for sale.
The Palika Bazaar is a facility located in Connaught Place under the Inner Circle. This is the main road that goes around the inside part of the centre. The specific part of the Inner Circle that the Palika Bazaar is located in is around the southwestern part of the circle. Radial Road 1 is located to the immediate east of the Palika Bazaar. It is located in between Connaught Circle and Rajiv Chowk.
This area of Delhi was established around thirty years ago. It has become less popular over the years due to the rise of the much larger shopping mall in Delhi. However, it is still notable in that it features hundreds of different stores for people to shop in. In fact, thousands of people tend to get into the area at any given time of day when the Palika Bazaar is open. This is especially the case during the summer when the extreme heat in Delhi causes many people to look for comfortable spots to keep cool in.
Overall, there are more than 280 stores in the official Palika Bazaar directory. These stores come in a variety of forms.
There are also a number of electronics stores at the Palika Bazaar. Some of the more popular electronics stores to visit here include the Audio-Video Centre, Electronic Avenue and Lloyed Electronics.
The products that are sold come from many different local dealers. There are hardly any dealers that come from outside of India here. This means that people can easily get cheaper goods because they are all items that come directly from the country that they are shopping in.
It is easy to enter and exit the Palika Bazaar. This is important because of how popular the place is. There can be at least ten thousand people inside the area in an hour. There are six entrance and exit points around with one of them being located around Central Park in Connaught Place.
The area is also designed to look like a standard above-ground shopping mall. The aisles are wide enough for multiple people to go through and there are a few levels in some areas.