Mehar Chand Market is easily dwarfed in size & popularity by its well-known neighbours - Khan Market & Defence Colony. Located in Lodhi Colony, this market is usually just given a fleeting look but as they rightly say “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. One must explore this place to enjoy it to the utmost. This place boasts of both big & small retailers as well as some upcoming restaurants. Touted as the next upcoming Hauz Khas Village, you can’t afford to miss this place.
Food & Drink
To quench your caffeine pangs drop by at the Café Coffee Day outlet. For the sweet addicts Kunafa offers an amazing range of melt in your mouth Baklavas & other sweet delicacies. So what if you haven’t been to the Eiffel Tower, drop by at Chez Nini for some lip-smacking French Cuisine. The Bagels Café is a hot-spot for its quirky & different bagels on offer & is a must visit.
For the shopaholics, take your pick from the handicraft stores, cutlery stores, furnishings or traditional Indian cultural souvenirs. Visit Karigari for its assortment of contemporary & vintage looking furniture; Soma for its unique hand block-printed clothes; and Appna which is run by the famous Indian personality Nafisa Ali, redefining your idea of style & clothing. Crazy Daisy will make your loved ones go crazy when you gift them with one of its handcrafted, colourful gifts.
Take your pick & choose well as shopping here can be affordable as well as expensive at the same time. It’s an excellent option if you want to avoid the mayhem at Connaught Place (CP) & don’t want to go as far as Hauz Khas Village.
With its international feel in the Capital of India you needn't look anywhere else. The book lovers will find peace at the CMYK bookstore where you can enjoy a book with a cuppa! The market has a lazy vibe to it making it a perfect getaway for those Sunday afternoons as you stroll around on the wide walkways after having safely parked your conveyance in an uncluttered parking spot. With its Indian culture feel it will remind you of Dilli Haat, though on a global scale. Sports goods, traditional wear, home ware, international cuisine, you find it all here. The market’s clean look is a far cry from Delhi’s other shabbier neighbours. Take your loved ones for a walk around this emerging place in Delhi.
It’s easily accessible from a number of metro stations such as Jangpura or JLN Stadium which is at a stone’s throw away. An auto from any nearby metro station shouldn't cost you more than Rs 30 & unlike Dilli Haat, the entrance to this delightful place is absolutely free. Also being situated in a posh colony like Lodhi, it might enable you to catch a glimpse of some celebrities while on shopping sprees. It’s charming and smaller scale shops makes this place your “cozy corner”.