Whether you wonder around the maze of bazaars in Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, looking for bargains in jewellery and textiles, or head straight for the designer showrooms of Hauz Khas Village, and The Crescent, you’ll find quite a range of treasures to delight you in Delhi. Best buys include pashminas, available in a rainbow of colours and ranging from pure cashmere to silk and viscose mix, carpets, crafts, silver, fabrics, clothes and jewellery.
The Janpath, New Delhi’s main street heading towards the centre at Connaught Place, has hundreds of shops selling everything from tourist wares to lovely gifts. For a brilliant selection of Indian souvenirs, textiles and crafts visit the state government emporium Cottage Industries and the Dilli Haat bazaar.
For Kashmiri shawls and fine carpets the Carpet Cellar is reliable, and Fab India has a fabulous collection of Indian clothes and linens, while Khan Market is a favourite shopping area for upmarket Indian clothing, home wares (Good Earth and Anokhi are excellent) Bollywood movies, books and jewellery.