The colourful and vibrant atmosphere of Delhi markets can make shopping a lot of fun. Delhi has both pricey malls and local markets where you can shop to your heart's delight. From expensive shopping to budget shopping; the city has got it all.
There's a part of Delhi called 'Old Delhi' which is famous for mouth-watering foods. However, not many are aware that along with food it is a shopper's paradise with an array of things to buy, such as books, stationery, saris, silver jewellery, electronics, toys and much more. If you can keep up with the crowd and chaos, put on your sports shoes and head out to Purani Dilli because there’s certainly a lot more on offer than just food.
Stock up on spices and dry fruits at Khari Baoli
A lot of us might not be aware that Khari Baoli is Asia's largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs, rice and tea. This place is known for its wholesale groceries and best prices. Most of the shops here are centuries old and they can tell you some interesting trivia about spices. You can find almost everything here for your next recipe. Khari Baoli lies just behind Fatehpuri Masjid and is not difficult to locate. If you feel lost, just ask anyone or take a whiff to find out if you are somewhere nearby.
Tip: If you have a sensitive nose or are allergic to certain spices, carry a scarf or a handkerchief to cover your nose. Otherwise you will surely go home with a running nose.