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Delhi: Favorite Shops for Textile Lovers

delhi taxi

First of all how to go around efficiently?

I found the best way to be the tuk tuk (rickshaw), always negotiate the price before you get in. If you have to run around all day and shop a lot a taxi is best (about 20$ a day) although very few drivers understand English and take you to the right place at once. Make sure not to get out from the taxi or the tuk tuk until you are sure that they took you where you wanted to go, the drivers have a tendency to drop you off saying “it’s here” when it is not! The new Delhi metro is great too, depending where you need to go, with a separate compartment for women.

If you love textiles and crafts, India is the last heaven on earth.I sometimes think that the entire country should be protected as a UNESCO cultural heritage of man kind. No other country, to my knowledge, has such a tradition of craftsmanship in a large variety of fields.

WHERE TO SHOP AND GET INSPIRED

  • Tasteful handcrafted Indian clothing and home goods

ANOKHI

32 Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003 Tel. 011 24603423
Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Open 7 days a week

GOOD EARTH

FABINDIA

  • Ayurvedic products

FOREST ESSENTIALS in Khan Market is worth the experience- it’s the quintessential example of Indian natural products packaged with a western eye.

delhi bags

  • Khadi handwoven fabric

KHADI GRAMODYOG BHAVAN- 24 Regal Building, Connaught Circus, New Delhi

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  • Best hand embroidered Kurta

BEHARI TANDON- 2 locations: Palika Bazar and Hauz Khas Village

  •  Embroidery heavenPRAKASH COLLECTIONdelhi ribbon storeIMG_6805
  • Fabrics, all located at fabric heaven in Nehru Place
  1. cotton and silk :SINGH
  2. cotton madras: AWSOMEIMG_6808
  3. cotton velvet: AWARD VELVETS
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