A metro station with a full fledged food court has also come up at the other end which has made commuting to this hub quite an easy task for people working and shopping here.
Sarojini Nagar Market is the all-weather all-season market that caters to the needs of the entire South Delhi. If there is one market that can satisfy Delhiwala’s appetite for shopping, it is this market.
Sometimes I have a feeling that people come here with the sole intention of testing out their negotiation and bargaining skills. I used to hate bargaining and would simply feel quite magnanimous in handing over the price the vendors asked for. But some of my visits with my husband, a hardcore bargainer have made me realize that the vendors kind of look down upon people who do not negotiate because as the norm goes, they hike up the price by atleast twice or thrice the original price so that they would still be left with some margin when the deal is finally done.
However, there are fixed price outlets and wares where you can select garments in the same range starting from Rs. 100, 150, 200, 250, etc..
I have been visiting this market from the time I got married about 20 years ago and came to settle down in the south side of Delhi. From then onwards, if I have anything to buy from children’s clothes to shoes, bags, undergarments, hosiery items, bed sheets, covers or even curtains, etc., I head to this haven. There are even shops for buying vegetables, grocery items, household items and kitchen utensils in case you need such items.
The offices and business houses around this place ensures a regular flow of people into this area from all around Delhi.
It is also the central part of Delhi and all roads from every direction in Delhi come and converge at this point. In the centre of these circles is a huge round park which has recently undergone a huge makeshift from the park I knew of some 10-15 years ago. The Rajiv Chowk Metro Station and Palika Bazaar lie below this park.
This park now has a huge big Indian Flag with a small amphitheatre built-in the centre. People from all around come to take a little break and relax in the sun during winter days.