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Travel India by Crafts in New Delhi

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The best city in India to experience the diversity of its crafts , handlooms and design cultures. India has thousands of communities and its material dialects are its handicrafts . No other city in India has so many stores and marketplaces for this creativity continuing since ancient times . New Delhi also has a thriving design community that creates great products as well as fashion.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

12 Places

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12 Places

Chandni Chowk

Flea & Street Markets

Connaught Place

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hauz Khas Village

Neighbourhoods

Dilli Haat

Restaurants

Red Fort (Lal Quila)

Castles, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga

Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Crafts Museum

Art Museums

Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art

Art Museums

National Gallery of Modern Art

Art Museums

National Museum

Speciality Museums

Meher Chand Market

Gift & Speciality Shops

Nature Bazaar , Kisan Haat

Gift & Speciality Shops

sunnyraas's City Tips

  • Travel using a combination of the metro and the auto-rickshaw . In Old Delhi it is the cycle-rickshaw all the way. And while shopping always ask for a better price !
  • Chandni Chowk
    Flea & Street Markets
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Go early , about 11 am . Dress conservative as it is the old part of town .
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 431 things to do in New Delhi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Authentic 25/03/2019
    • Chandni Chowk 23/03/2019
    • Chandni Chowk
    Phone:
    9311807071
    Other:
  • Connaught Place
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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 .

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Carry your wallet in a safe space .
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 431 things to do in New Delhi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Area for everything 24/03/2019
    • CP 23/03/2019
    • Connaught Place
    Address:
    G-22 Marina Arcade
    New Delhi 110001
    India
    Phone:
    +91 98913 25429
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Hauz Khas Village
    Neighbourhoods
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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 .

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Loads of cash !
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 431 things to do in New Delhi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Oh What a place 25/03/2019
    • Delightful oasis 23/03/2019
    • Hauz Khas Village
  • Dilli Haat
    Restaurants (Chinese, Indian, Fast food, Asian)
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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 !

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Ticketed Entry
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #124 of 6,842 restaurants in New Delhi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting shopping and dining experience 20/03/2019
    • Average 18/03/2019
    • Dilli Haat
    Address:
    Sri Aurobindo Marg
    Opposite of INA Market
    New Delhi 110003
    India
    Phone:
    +91 11 2611 9055
    Other:
  • Red Fort (Lal Quila)
    Castles, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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 .

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Ticketed Entry .
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 431 things to do in New Delhi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Visit to Red fort 24/03/2019
    • Red fort 24/03/2019
    • Red Fort (Lal Quila)
    Address:
    Netaji Subhash Marg
    New Delhi 110002
    India
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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 .

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Best is late evenings .
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 431 things to do in New Delhi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • I love to be in place like here always.. 13/03/2019
    • Very Special Place 08/03/2019
    • Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga
    Address:
    Mathura Rd - Old Nizamuddin Bazaar
    New Delhi
    India
    Phone:
    +91 11 2435 2071
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Crafts Museum
    Art Museums
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Parking is an issue , so public transport is best.
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 431 things to do in New Delhi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Museum and Living Displays of Indian Crafts 14/02/2019
    • Well maintained, clean and beautiful 02/02/2019
    • Crafts Museum
    Address:
    Bhairon Rd
    New Delhi 110001
    India
    Phone:
    11 337 1353
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art
    Art Museums
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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 .

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Take the metro, a bit out of the way.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 431 things to do in New Delhi
    • Oasis of Peace with Lovely Folk Art 11/02/2019
    • Well worth a visit! 02/02/2019
    • Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art
    Address:
    Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd
    New Delhi 110002
    India
    Phone:
    +91 11 2650 1796
    Other:
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
    Art Museums
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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 .

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Ticketed , will need an auto to reach.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 431 things to do in New Delhi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delhi visit 17/03/2019
    • Worth a Visit 19/02/2019
    • National Gallery of Modern Art
    Address:
    Jaipur House, India Gate
    Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India
    New Delhi 110003
    India
    Phone:
    +91 11 2338 4640
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
  • National Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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 .

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Ticketed .
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 431 things to do in New Delhi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • It needs work 23/03/2019
    • Breathtaking Collection of Nizam's Jewels and incredible 3500 years old artefacts. 21/03/2019
    • National Museum
    Address:
    Janpath
    New Delhi 110011
    India
    Phone:
    91-011-3018415
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Meher Chand Market
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    sunnyraas Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Loads of cash
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 241 Shopping in New Delhi
    • Market upcoming 16/03/2019
    • Great boutique shops! 06/01/2019
    • Meher Chand Market
    Address:
    Lodhi Road
    New Delhi 110003
    India
  • Nature Bazaar , Kisan Haat
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    sunnyraas Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Ticketed and Check up the facebook site for exhibition details
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #54 of 241 Shopping in New Delhi
    • Wish it hadn’t been a Sunday, for our visit! 17/11/2018
    • Kisan Haat 30/11/2017
    • Nature Bazaar , Kisan Haat
    Address:
    Anuvrat Marg , Chattarpur
    New Delhi 110030
    India
    Phone:
    +91 11 2680 3549
    Other:
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