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What to Buy in Delhi

What to Buy in DelhiDelhi is a hub for shopping. If you are a shopping freak then Delhi is a place to be. The place is a one-stop destination to buy clothes, antiques, mementoes, handicrafts and what not. It is said that," it is not Delhi that has many bazaars but it is bazaars that has a Delhi in between". The statement is not at all an exaggeration.

The shopping hub is Old Delhi area. Start with clothes and you have Karol Bagh, the largest cloth market in the country. You can by any type of clothes right from a well-dyed Tunic to well-spun cotton. The area is famous for traditional Indian attires such as Jodhpuri and Sherwani. You can pick any one of them but keep in mind that these items have heavy embroidery works on them and are really heavy. You can also shop for saris here. There are good studios displaying variety of saris, choose any one of them. Go for Banarsi Silk if you want something exclusive. A visit to Delhi can't be complete without buying Khadi material. The best place is the government emporium at the Regal building near Connaught Palace.

In antiques, the cheap, best and the authentic shops are situated in various alleys of the walled city. The best are in Dariba Kalan. You can buy anything from old statues to silverwares. The Astadhatu statues are very expensive but are things to keep. If you are short on cash then go for silver wares and wood antiques. Don't miss to buy 1920 build HMV Gramophone. Then you have bangles in the Dariba Kalan and embroidered shoes in Ballimaran. These are a must buy.

For handicrafts, there are many options in your kitty. The best is the series of shops near the Connaught Place known as state emporiums. These emporiums have handicrafts items from the respective states. These are authentic and cheap; moreover the money earned is invested in the emancipation of the craftsmen. You also have the famous Delhi Haat for buying handicrafts items. Go there only if you are good at bargaining.