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Shopping in Delhi


Delhi is a melting pot of many people and cultures. Some of Indias best shopping is found in Delhi, ar relatively easy place to shop as long as you know what to buy and where to go. Visitors find a wide choice of items such as-Handicrafts from all over India, silk and cotton weaves, pottery and terracotta, jewellery, brassware, ivory, rosewood and sandalwood carvings and paintings are available.

Arts & Crafts
Delhi has an amazingly long tradition of arts and crafts. Strangely enough not many people know about this: dilliwallas (Delhiites) included. Hardly surprising, considering there’s so much to confuse as arts and crafts from all over India camp out here. Actually, it would be an insult if they didn’t – after all isn’t Delhi the capital, the premiere city of India? Anyway, as a result, local traditions have gone unnoticed. As the popular Hindi adage goes: ghar ki murgi dal barabar, meaning that the things at home are rarely appreciated! In the year 1648 when Shahjahan built Shahjahanabad, the present-day walled city (though there is hardly any wall left!). Chandni Chowk, the famous market place came up as an accompaniment to the Red Fort in 1650.Famous Arts & Crafts are-

  • Bamboo Work
  • Carpet Weaving
  • Gems, Kundan & Meenakari Jewellery
  • Ivory Carving
  • Leatherware
  • Musical Instruments
  • Paper Craft
  • Pottery
  • Shellac Bangles
  • Wood Inlay
  • Zari, Gota, Kinari & Zardozi
  • Dastkar, The Crafts Revolution