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Spice Market in Delhi

A long busy street, where sacks are being carried in hand carts, with porters seen on the pavements waiting with expectant eyes for traders to hire them stands at the majestic Mughal city of Shahjahanabad, which is known as the Khari Baoli. 

In entire Asia, it is known for being the largest market in the wholesale arena in the entire of Asia for spices and dry fruits. Khari Baoli Delhi Spice market

The market developed gradually around the Fatehpur Sikri Masjid, which stands at Chandni Chowk area. 

The market initiated way back in the 17th Century. This place derived its name from well that was filled with saline water and existed during the Mughal period.

On reaching the Chandni Chowk area, one can see the market situated at the either ends of a police post. 

One of the very eye catching products here is the puffed lotus seeds or the more commonly known makhna. The market is primarily a wholesale market but however, retail shops also do exist here.

Passing a few blocks of shops, one soon comes up to the pickles and spices which then starts to dominate the shops. 

Apart from Indian spices, rare and spices from abroad are also available for consumption. Not only are the spices in the raw form but they can also be bought in the grounded form.

Delhi spice market The Gadodia market follows the Khari Baoli market, for a small road leads to an even wider space in this area which is an enlarged and extended space for spices.

Just parallel to the set of spice selling markets and shops lies another set of shops which deals in rice, wheat and other grains.

Many of these shops have been selling for ages with generations after generations continuing to do the business here.

Flowers like Marigold, roses, etc. fill up the streets which makes the aura of the market heavenly spreading a fragrance of sweetness.

Delhi is famous for sweets so this market does not step back in that field either. Sweets made out of pure and rich ghee , khoya or solid milk is used to make delectable sweets in huge quantities for people to consume. 

How to Reach Khari Baoli:

Nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk. One can take a rickshaw from here to reach the market place in around 10 minutes.

Closed: Sundays

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