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You might have visited almost all of these famous markets in the Capital, but how about checking out their Facebook pages and getting to know more about them.

fashion and trends Updated: May 02, 2012 02:13 IST

You might have visited almost all of these famous markets in the Capital, but how about checking out their Facebook pages and getting to know more about them.

Khan Market
Khan Market has a really happening and vibrant Facebook page. The market, which was rated as one of the world’s 21 most expensive retail high streets by real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield in 2010, offers avid shoppers everything from designer clothes, to swanky cafes and restaurants. It also houses junk jewellery vendors and Kolhapuri shoe shops in its little alleys. The market’s Facebook page constantly updates its followers about the various developments taking place in the market, which includes opening and closing of various eating joints or shops.
Highlight: ‘Like’ it to take some funny, quirky and witty polls on the market
Likes: 98,718
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market on the violet line

Chandni Chowk
When you log on to the Facebook page of this iconic Old Delhi market, you will get to see a number of vintage pictures. The page for this whole sale market, which is known for wedding goods and the famous book bazaar at Nai Sarak, was formed on April 14, 2010. Another interesting feature of the page is the history of the market, which is given on the page in simple language. Members often post their search queries on the page, which are addressed by the administrator and fellow members.
Highlight: Vintage pictures of Old Delhi
Likes: 904
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk on the Yellow Line

M Block, GK I
This market has seen many changes over the years, but the one thing that never changes here is its liveliness. This fashionable market is always bustling with activities, and the same goes for its Facebook page. The page not only provides the updates on the shops and restaurants, but also gives an insight into what all products are available at these shops and what are the latest additions here.
Highlight: The page gives you information on various activities happening in and around the market
Likes: 1,893
Nearest Metro Station: East of Kailash on the Violet Line

Sarojini Nagar market
As soon as you log on to the Facebook page of this market, you will get to see colourful pottery items, which is one of the main highlights of the market. Located in South Delhi, the market is a hit with college-goers for the inexpensive and fashionable clothes and accessories that it offers. Often, the posts on the market’s Facebook page are about recent developments. The administrator of this page, which was formed in 2009, is quite active in replying to queries and questions of the members. One can also get the list of famous restaurants in the market.
Highlight: You can get all news related to this market
Likes: 2,363
Nearest Metro Station: INA on the Yellow Line

Hauz Khas Village
This page is buzzing with pictures of this cool market. The market is famous for its boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants that have a huge foreign clientele. ‘Like’ this page to know everything that is happening in Hauz Khas Village, from karaoke nights and photography workshops to art exhibition openings. Another highlight of this market is the Village’s Open Nights, which takes place every few months. Information about this event gets highlighted on the page.
Highlight: Beautiful pictures of the market
Likes: 2,011
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas on the Yellow Line

Kamla Nagar Market
Popular with the students of Delhi University (DU), the Kamla Nagar Market near North Campus of Delhi University, is the Lajpat Nagar Market of North Delhi. The market’s Facebook page is mostly ‘liked’ by DU students. The page is buzzing with activities from the campus, information about theatrical performances and various discounts available at the shops.
Highlight: It provides updates on almost all the events happening in and around the North Campus
Likes: 8,867
Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidalaya on the Yellow Line

Connaught Place
The Facebook page of Connaught Place provides the members with the latest updates of events and store launches here. Even the opening of the popular eating outlet, Khan Chacha, was announced here. The page was formed on May 13, 2009, and has gathered a huge fan following ever since. One of the most interesting posts on this page are the facts, titled, ‘Did you know’, which are basically interesting facts about this market and other famous places in the city.
Highlight: Regularly updated with all the information
Likes: 206,635
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk on the Yellow Line

Lajpat Nagar
This market houses everything from a branded showroom to street side shops, restaurants, road side chaat joints and a cinema hall. The page regularly uploads pictures and other useful information about the market. It also encourages its members to provide it with reviews and other useful information.
Highlight: They have a regular feature of fan of the week and month, where they choose one person who is regularly posting on their wall.
Likes: 10,389
Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar Station on the Violet Line

Rajouri Garden
If you thought this place was only about fancy Manhattan type malls, then think again. The main market is literally a paradise for shoppers and foodies, with loads of options to choose from. The Facebook page of the market is quite interactive, with both members and the administrator posting interesting stuff regularly. People posting their pictures while they were at the market are a hit with the members.
Highlight: Pictures of recent visitors to the market
Likes: 37,365
Nearest Metro Station: Rajouri Garden on the Blue Line

Galleria Market
The Facebook page of this Gurgaon market provides you with an overview of the various shops, boutiques and lifestyle stores here. It also gives information about the latest discounts and offers at the various shops. The page runs a fan of the week contest for those who share maximum comments and pictures about the market. The page also informs the members about happenings in the city.
Highlight: Fan of the week contest for the best posts
Likes: 321
Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk on the Yellow Line

Netaji Subhash Place
Situated in the Pitampura area of North Delhi, this area is known for a number of shopping options and eateries. The name of the complex is almost synonymous to Bittoo Tikki Wala, a mutli-chain chaat outlet. The Facebook page of the complex, which was created in 2010, highlights posts by members on various services in the area. The page is averagely interactive and does not have much pictures of the complex.
Highlight: Promotional posts by members
Likes: 1,170
Nearest Metro Station: Netaji Subhash Place on the Red Line

First Published: May 01, 2012 17:48 IST