Baba Kharak Singh Marg Emporia
Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Delhi is known for its emporium/handicrafts market. You can witness not only the culture & heritage of all the states & union territories of India come together but also its cuisines, its fashion & crafts culminated together at one place in Delhi.
This place houses the emporia of Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Kashmir, Goa, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka & Assam to name a few states as well as a plethora of other items. If you want your wardrobe to have pants as well as Patiala Salwars (Indian pants for women), a designer Pashmina shawl as well as an Ikat scarf (fabric made using Indonesian techniques), a statement neckpiece, a ring or simply some junk jewellery, just head straight here, there’s something for everyone! Chikankari work (embroidery from Lucknow) & Bandhej (tie & dye) products are also popular items found here.
If you require something ethnic for your house, you can adorn it with Madhubani (a style of Indian painting practiced in Bihar), Gond or Worli art (tribal art), ivory & brass showpieces or simple craft with paper mache work. Apart from these traditional forms of art, you can even buy modern artwork from the ‘Blue Bird Gallery’ located in the Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan.
Since these emporia are owned by the respective state governments, the products which they offer are of premium quality. This gloriously democratic attitude to fashion is reflected here & not only this you’ll also surely witness the different trends & ethos that contributes to the Indian fashion hybrid. There is also an information centre of each state located above each one. A Khadi Gram Udyog Bhavan is also there where you can get fabrics, ready garments, spices, beauty products & other health products.
For all the Foodies
Travel & shopping always makes people happy, but what makes one even happier is the scrumptiously delicious food & this place doesn't fail to deliver. Indian Coffee House, coffee home on Baba Kharak Singh Marg comes with a history of various prominent politicians, bureaucrats having visited it & discussed country’s hot topics as well. Bikanervala is a new addition & provides a wide variety of Indian food to choose from.
All in all, this place is considered to be a significant one. With the oldest Hanuman Mandir, the biggest Gurudwara in Delhi, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara & the beautiful Sacred Heart Church, found nearby, this place is truly the most attractive. In the morning, a buzz of vendors selling flowers can also be seen, as this place witnesses a huge flower market where you can grab beautiful, exotic flowers at cheaper prices. Later, these vendors sell the same flowers at different locations in & around Delhi, at higher prices. Baba Kharak Singh Marg is also connected to Connaught Place (CP) & Janpath where you’ll find a mix of brands & designers rubbing shoulders with the street vendors.
Getting here is fairly easy since it is situated in the heart of Delhi. Shivaji Stadium is the nearest metro stop. If driving down, an automated multilevel parking (the biggest in Delhi) is now in operation with a capacity to accommodate approximately 1,400 cars! Hence why the wait! There’s enough reason to head here for everyone.