Lives in New Delhi
Since Dec 2007
50-64 year old male
I believe every space has a flavour and an energy . Whether a restaurant , a hotel , a heritage monument , a geography , a town , a village . A home or a garden . It shows the intelligence , wisdom , love , passion and persistence of those who have collectively lived and made that space what it is . In a way all travel is a pilgrimage . A true traveler uses all her senses and beyond . Travel is a metaphor for life .
Flea & Street Markets
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Castles, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Gift & Speciality Shops
Gift & Speciality Shops
Go to Dariba which is the old silver and gold jewelry souk like market and a branch-out is the famous Kinari Bazaar where you will find according to the festival season , decorations and ritual objects Indians use . It is well known for the clothes and jewelry we use to dress our religious icons.
To look at street-crafts Janpath and the small street going at right angles inside for Gujarati and Rajasthani crafts . The state-emporiums are in the region around Regal Cinema and Hanuman Mandir , from the hip People Tree, classical The Shop, the eternal Khadi store .
Hauz Khas Village was where the urban design and hip village concept began in Delhi in the 1980's. It has known many avatars , but here the latest design stores and hip eat-outs , cafes, art galleries and vintage poster shops are chock full .
This started as THE space where rural artisans will meet up with the urban clients . But it soon became kitsch and is now well known for many semi-industrially produced crafts and even rip-offs. Bargain hard . Sometimes there are great exhibitions . But its best known for its reasonable pan-Indian cuisines . A great visit for anyone who is not wanting the crowds of CP or Chandni Chowk and wants an exit from the Mall Sterility !
You can do this along with Chandni Chowk , to experience the Mughal lifestyle and power . There is a small bazaar at the entry gate which has the Old Delhi crafts of zardozi and many more .
This is the most-respected Sufi shrine in Delhi . The cultures of food and ritual and sacred Islamic Sufi experience can be seen and heard here . Overwhelming . Muslims from across the world can be seen here .
It is the best textile museum in Delhi and also has a great crafts and handloom library . It is one of the most aesthetic museums celebrating folk and rural cultures of India.
Probably the best private museum set in a beautiful ambience in outer Delhi , beyond Mehrauli . It would be best to combine it with a visit to the Qutub Minar . It has a great collection of everyday objects from ancient times .
If you are an art and sculpture lover this is the space to see. It has the works from early 20th century onwards sharing the Indian Renaissance , the various art movements and trends . It also has a art store to buy prints, cards and other merchandise .
This is a must tour to get a sense of Indian Civilisation, from forever its continuity to now . There is a merchandise store where you can get some replicas of ancient sculptures .
Meher Chand Market is the place where Indian upmarket design is happening . It has many stores from Chumbak to Ruh , Fab India Home to high-end Khadi , Designer sarees and textiles . Play Clan to few south-east Asian product boutiques.
The most famous institution for development of crafts and their exhibitions is Dastkar . They now have their own Dilli Haat in Andheria Mode after Mehrauli . The best visiting artisans and their groups in Delhi are here . this is where those who know quality and design in Indian crafts will go.