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Chor Bazaar
  • Courtesy: Shilpa Sharma
  • Courtesy: Shilpa Sharma
  • Courtesy: Shilpa Sharma
  • Courtesy: Shilpa Sharma
  • Courtesy: Shilpa Sharma
  • Courtesy: Shilpa Sharma
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Location Details

Address
Near Red Fort, New Delhi-01
Nearest Metro Station
Area of Delhi
Distance from Airport
20 Kms

General Details

Closed On
(Mon-Sat) Open only on Sun

Shop Details

Great for Bargaining
Yes
Good for Gifts/Souvenirs
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Thieves Market

Have you ever visited a market which sells stolen goods with such nonchalance and pride? Well, if one visits Delhi, the amazement never ceases. Chor Bazaar is one such place where you can be surrounded by goods of every kind produced by virtually every manufacturer possible in the country (sometimes even outside). But here’s the catch: it’s all stolen, officially.

Located at the shopping hub of Old Delhi, just in front of the historic Red Fort, near the Lajpat Rai market, this flea market comes to life on Sundays. A major reason for traffic jams in the congested area, the bazaar houses a wide range of goods. From designer apparels to electronic goods, virtually everything under the sun is sold here. You’d be spoilt for choice and would be left gasping for breath when you find some of the most exclusive items possibly stolen and then resold openly.

A One Stop Shop 

Keeping your dignity aside, you travel from stall to stall, kiosk to kiosk feeling guilty, coy and utterly effervescent at the same time as the market offers countless items. You can find everything from stylish suits and salwar kameez's (ethnic wear) to calculators, second hand PC’s, game consoles, half used body lotions, empty perfume bottles, after shaves, partly scratched upholstery, photo frames, second hand mobile phones and even hardware goods and kitchen appliances, the list just goes on. If lucky, you might even get to lay your hands on an Apple device! Patented or not, nobody asks for guarantees or warranties here. It’s just the verbal assurance which is the followed norm here and some of the goods are definitely purchasable.

For the Adventurous Soul

Nonetheless don’t carry along any inhibitions. You’ll need to put all your bargaining skills to use here. Try them out at will and you won’t be disappointed. This market is not for the elite and the sophisticated. Though, you can find foreign tourists and expats here, this market is more for the adventurous and the experimental lot.

The best way to explore the market is on foot. Beware of pick pockets as this is, after all, the "Chor Bazaar" which literally translates to the Thief Market. The place is quite easily accessible through road as well as the metro – Chandni Chowk being the closest stop. A visit to this infamous market is bemusing, sometimes at the cost of your dignity. 

Delhi has a lot of markets, some of which are easily the best in the country but the Chor Bazaar falls in a different category. It is something which is unconventional and idiosyncratic in its approach. The vibrant atmosphere and the exotic options available would make you agree what a fascinating place Delhi is.

Head out here for an adventurous Sunday!

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Chor Bazaar 2014-09-04 17:01:34 Goa Tour Packages

Goa Tour Packages
on 04-09-2014

Travelling
 

It's really an amazing thing to visit Chor market in Delhi but you can't rely on the product quality.

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Chor Bazaar 2014-07-08 18:41:37 yash rathor

yash rathor
on 08-07-2014
28 reviews
Unique and sometimes a great deal is what you get!
 

It is indeed a one stop shop for everything that you want ,also on the other hand it could turn out to be very useful to purchase a lot of things at a very cheap price. All it requires is your bargaining power and how you tackle the deal. But you can't really rely on the quality of the products sold at Chor Bazaar and they don't last long either. So before buying anything from here everyone needs to test the product accurately and then buy it. My personal experience has been mixed up, but who wouldn't want to steal a good deal at a cheap price?

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Chor Bazaar 2014-05-24 11:10:09 John Hancock

John Hancock
on 24-05-2014

Nice
 

Good!

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Chor Bazaar 2013-12-29 16:45:48 john doe

john doe
on 29-12-2013

What an awful concept
 

Can you folks even imagine the pain the people who things were stolen from, experience?

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Chor Bazaar 2013-11-22 11:36:09 praveen kumar

praveen kumar
on 22-11-2013

about the thieves market
 

I want to know something about the chor market...If anybody purchases anything from this market, will they get caught?

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Chor Bazaar 2013-09-17 17:26:33 parvej

parvej
on 17-09-2013

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This is truly helpful to those that are new to Delhi...Thanks for the deep knowledge.

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