Gaffar Market Delhi

Gaffar Market

"The Market of Jugaads in Delhi"

It would not be wrong to tag Delhi as the downtown of marts. The capital city has markets of all kinds from glitzy, spacious malls to flea markets.

Gaffar Market is as such place that people never mind calling “The Jugaad Market”. This shopping place is also known as Delhi's grey-market as it fulfills every shopper's desire of getting China-made supplies without any difficulty.

It's a hub for electronic goods like cameras, air-conditioners, mobiles, televisions along with other accessories. But, there is one thing, you won't get any guarantee. There are also innumerable shops where you can get your imported mobile phones repaired.

An Overview
The narrow lanes of this market in Old Delhi remain crowded that creates issues for shoppers to walk comfortably. Despite all the efforts made by M.C.D., the market remains dirty.

In order to keep an eye on the public movement, it has got sixteen cameras mounted around.

The inception of this shopping cadre took place in 1952. The area is surrounded by almost 500 shops.

There are shops that sell crystals as well. The residents of Delhi NCR find this market worthy of their needs.

History of Gaffar Market
Did you know this market has retrieved its name from Ghaffar Khan- a great freedom combatant?

Ghaffar Khan was a Pashtun and an Afghan political figure. He was also a religious leader who inspired people to take a stand against the Britishers in India peacefully bot violently.

Khan was an enduring follower of peace, a spiritual Muslim. He was close to Mahatma Gandhi.
Among people, he was popular as Fakhri Afghan- means the pride of Afghans, Badshah Khan

This market has been named after the name of a great freedom combatant Ghaffar khan, Bacha Khan- means King Khan in Pashto language and Sarhaddi Gandhi that stands for Frontier Gandhi as mentioned in Hindu and Urdu literature.

His own family encouraged him to join the Indian Army, but he was disappointed to see the ill-treatment by a British officer towards an Indian.As his mother intervened, he left the Army and went to England for further studies.

After he experienced the constant failures of opposition revolutions to the British Government, he determined that Social reform & activism could be favorable for Pashutuns.

With this idea in mind, he started Khudai Khidmatgar (Lord's servants) movement. Later a ruthless crushing occurred in the movement that led to its failure. Because of his movement, he was forced to deport. During 1920, he built an association with Gandhi and the National Congress Party in India. This association was still there till 1947.

Ghaffar Khan was completely against the demand of the Muslim League concerning the division of India. He was unhappy with the partition of India.
After the partition, he was arrested by the government of Pakistan as he was representing India. Also, he opposed the dictatorial moves of the government. He spent his time in exile and in prison between 1960 and 1970.

his name was recommended for the Nobel Peace Award, and in 1987, he was the first person who was honored with Bharat Ratna award without having Indian citizenship.

After his demise in 1988, his last riots was done in Jalalabad area as per his wishes.

In the memorial of this great man, the market was named “Ghaffar Market”.

Nearby Areas
There are other markets in the vicinity of Ghaffar Khan market that include:

Arya Samaj Road
This is one of the suitable places to own new and second-hand books. You can find over here all types of books.

Ajmal Khan Road
Adjacent to, in fact, situated in Karol Bagh, Ajmal Khan Road is famous for embroidered garments, ready-made garments, and cotton yarn,however, the place has changed a lot. You'll find over here all types of fancy stores, branded showrooms, and eatables.

It's a weekly haat that is organised on every Monday. This is the one-of-its kind market in Delhi NCR.

Bank Street
This street market is based in Karol Bagh is know for its innumerable jewellery shops in Delhi. This market offers jewellery for brides-to-be.

Karol Bagh is popular for its shiny and gleaming jewelry.

The skilled silver and goldsmiths of Bank Street are famous all over India. This street is also popular as the Silver Street. Not only silver and gold, but you can find a precious stone and semi-precious stone jewellery too.

The shops over here are worth visiting.

How to Reach Gaffar Market
Gaffar market is well-connected with the bus, auto, and metro route.


Mode of Travel:
Gaffar Market
Block 23, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005
Near by Metro
Karol Bagh

Nearest Shops

Karol Bagh
5/34, Lower Ground Floor, Pusa Road, Plot No. 7-A, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 110005
Karol Bagh
Shop No. 03, 15-A/27, W.E.A, Ajmal khan road, Karol Bagh, New Nelhi 110005
Karol Bagh
A-14, 52/11, Prahlad Market, DB Gupta Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 110005
Karol Bagh
Pusa Road, Near Karol Bagh Metro Station, New Delhi-110005
Connaught Place
Shop No. 27, Block-C, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, Delhi 110001

Nearest Restaurants

Rajender Place
No. 60/17, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110060
Karol Bagh
3C/42, New Rohtak Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110007
Patel Nagar
Rajendra Place, Rachna Cinema Complex, New Delhi, Delhi 110008
Chandni Chowk
1454/2, Near Sheesh Ganj Gurudwara, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi 110006
Connaught Place
Shop # M-8, Plot # 3, M Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001

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