Unique shopping experiences in Delhi

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Nature Bazaar

Located at Andheria Modh, Nature Bazaar is a collaboration between a leading Indian craft NGO, Dastkar, and Delhi Tourism. A refreshing break from the usual haunts, this lively and colourful market between is open from 11am – 8pm throughout, between March and September.


Image courtesy: Nature Basket

For 12 days every month, Nature Bazaar hosts themed bazaars that showcase numerous artisans from all over the country (and even the world) including 15 permanent stalls like the Gali-E-Khas where you can splurge on textiles, handicrafts, natural, herbal, organic products and home accessories.

Here’s where you head if you want to indulge in unique crafts like dhokra metal work and Madhubani art. The hand-woven and recycled products are a must-buy. There’s also entertainment in the form cultural and music performances along with craft demonstrations and workshops.

For more details, head here: http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/delhi_haat/nature_bazaar.jsp

State emporiums at Baba Kharak Singh Marg

If you’ve been to Delhi then you’ve seen the emporiums of different Indian states, huddled in a row on Baba Kharak Singh Marg. But there’s many a hidden charm beyond their doors – Kashmiri shawls at Zoon (Kashmir emporium), bronze lamps at Poompuhar (Tamil Nadu emporium), silk fabrics at Cauvery (Karnataka emporium), and Madhubani paintings at Amrapali, (Bihar emporium).

Other emporiums to visit are: the Delhi emporium at Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan for handloom and a host of organic and Ayurvedic products; and Gandhi Handicraft Bhawan and the North Eastern handicrafts and handloom development co., to binge shop the vast range of exquisite products.

For more details visit the Delhi tourism website: http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/shopping/baba_kharak.jsp

Organic Bounty by Dubdengreen

In case you’re one for organic food, this store in Delhi is one you shouldn’t give a miss. Founded in 2003 by two corporate executives in Bangalore, Dubdengreen’s store is hidden in the alleys of Delhi’s famous urban village Shahpur Jat.

This affordable store is well-stocked with certified organic produce. From grains to fresh vegetables and fruits, jams and bakes, spices, supplements and more. The list just goes on. Their shelves are also well stocked with household and personal care products like eco-friendly detergents, bars and shampoos.

One also has an option of ordering online via their website and their friendly staff will even assist you on call.  Best buys are definitely the different kinds of honey, spices and condiments but don’t let that stop you from exploring the rest. For more, visit: http://organicbounty.com/


Image courtesy: Itokri

If you’re an avid shopper but too lazy to venture out, then this is the one-stop-shop for you. Itokri is partners with numerous establishments and sells several handicrafts, textile and art merchandise from all over India on their website.

A few of the many things that you can purchase here are Batik silk dupattas, pure cotton Ikat fabrics, handcrafted Meenakari silver jewellery, vibrant Kota doriya and elegant Chanderi silk sarees. They also have an extensive variety of household goods like handmade candles, hand crafted loquat wood items, wooden cutlery, pure cotton printed curtains, bedcovers and table mats to name amongst a few. So, snug up in front of your laptop and shop till you drop. They also deliver to international locations. More, here: http://www.itokri.com/

  • Gita AM

    Delhi has always been a shoppers paradise, especially for us women :)

    I wish I had heard of Nature Bazaar in the days when I was a frequent visitor to the capital.