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New art spaces abound across South Mumbai, notably in the districts of Fort and Kala Ghoda, which hosts the Kala Ghoda arts festival in February. The Chemould Prescott Road gallery focuses on well-known contemporary Indian artists, including the...
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SH 36, Khandwari, Uttar Pradesh 232109, India
Around the Ganges, the streets and alley-ways of Varanasi are packed with sellers of anything you can imagine. I passed this flower market on the way back to my hotel, and loved the bright red wall behind the man and his flowers. The text above...
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B1/163, Nagwa Road, Assi ghat, Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
Varanasi is a city of beautiful chaos. Located on the banks of the Ganges River, it's one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and also one of the holiest. The river is the pulse of the city and it's worth setting your alarm...
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32, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Anokhi has sold clothes and linens with contemporary block-print designs since 1970. 32 Khan Market, New Delhi, 91/(0) 11-2460-3423; 2nd Floor KK Square, C-11, Prithviraj Rd., C-Scheme, Jaipur, 91/(0) 14- 1400-7244; plus 21 other locations across...
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22, Janpath Bhawan,Janpath, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Many locals believe that no trip to Janpath is complete without a visit to DePaul's. The hazelnut-flavored cold coffee is served in a glass bottle with a straw. Nothing fancy, but delightfully refreshing and creamy—especially during hot summers....
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Shop No. 22, Hauz Khas Village, 3rd Floor, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016, India
In the funky Hauz Khas Village, try South Indian specialties at Gunpowder, a restaurant where the view of the reservoir is as pleasingas the pork curry.Ste. 22, third floor, 91/(0) 11-2653-5700 —Jocelyn C. Zuckerman This appeared in the...
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Shop No:A/16, Inner Circle Road, Rajiv Chowk, Block A, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Established in 1926, Wenger's is an icon in Connaught Place. It is one of the oldest bakeries in Delhi offering breads, patties, cakes, pastries, cookies, and chocolates. I usually order a slice of almond cake or chocolate lasagna, though the...
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5A, Metro House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400039, India
After a long road trip from Delhi, spending all day gape-mouthed at the sight of the breathtaking Taj Mahal, and driving back in the blinding January fog that is classic of northern India that time of year, the crew and I were ravenous. Unwilling...
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Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nehru Nagar, Civil Lines, SHIV SHAKTI ENTERPRISES, SF-13A KAILASH PLAZA SHAH MARKET AGRA, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002, India
Traveling the backroads between Jaipur and Agra India, we drove through many small towns that just seemed like spots along the road. Each one seemed to have an area where folks would gather and set up their carts and sell their fruits and...
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I happened upon this moment at a night market in Jaipur, India, which has some of the best shopping for beaded crafts, jewelry, ceramics, carpets and textiles. This jewelry stand in Johari Bazaar was crowded with women interested in the necklaces,...
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A-1, Hamilton House, Next to Starbucks Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
FabIndia offers handwoven printed linens and furnishings. N-Block Market, Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi, 91/(0) 11-4669-3725; plus more locations in India and in five other countries. fabindia.com. Find modern block-printed clothing and homewares...
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Shop No 8, Gokul Regency, Thakur Complex, Kandivali East, Mumbai - 400101, New Saibaba Nagar, Hemu Colony, Bhagat Colony, Kandivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400101, India
Drashta, the boutique of Mumbai-based fashion designer Drashta Sarvaiya, sells silk brocade skirts, brightly printed dresses, and beaded accessories, such as wrap belts made with semi-precious stones. This appeared in the November/December 2012...
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New Shelter Premises CHS, Plot #119, 1st Road, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Sanctum carries vintage-style home decor, including distressed-wood chests, floral cushion covers, and a bar table fashioned from a street vendor’s pushcart. This appeared in the November/December 2012 issue.
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Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Janpath is a bustling marketplace that houses both government-approved shops and open-air stalls. Plan to visit soon after arriving in Delhi to grab a few local and traditional clothing items. Of course, there are hundreds of options: countless...
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Find clothing, accessories, and home decor from India’s coolest designers at Hot Pink’s boutiques in Narain Niwas Palace and Amber Fort. Its hanging fish-scale lamp by Thierry Journo of Idli Design is covered in gold leaf. This appeared in the...
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Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070, India
This is bar none the best store for colorful Indian clothing and textiles that I've found yet in Delhi, and as a bonus, they are an ethical shop that pairs quality dyes and fabrics with excellent business practices. Often the beautiful Indian...
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
Straight from the heart of Paris comes authentic French confectioneries to make that ‘coffee time’ a little exotic and exclusive for us. My random visit to Khan Market in Delhi, introduced me to L’Opéra, a French bakery. The moment I went inside,...
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There are so many wonderful sites to see in Jaipur, but one not to be missed is the fruit and vegetable market in the old city. Brimming with vendors selling everything from mangoes to cucumbers to tomatoes and pineapples. It's a scene to just...
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Kaccha Bagh Area, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Rickshaw rides are common in Chandni Chowk, the vast and crowded market in the Old Delhi quarter, but book a comprehensive rickshaw tour for an immersive experience that lasts longer than 15 minutes. Witness the architectural marvels,...
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8, Regal Building, Parliament Street, Cannought Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
A visitor to New Delhi can spend hours walking through stalls and vendors seeking something special to remember their trip to the city. Save yourself some time and visit People Tree in Connaught Circus first. This is the ideal shop for those...
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No.H-2, Hauz Khas Village, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016, India
Ogaan both exhibits and sells the latest in Indian fashion. It is a showcase and retail space—a unique experience that pairs design and canvas. Some of the biggest names in Indian fashion have launched their collections at Ogaan. The 6,000 sq ft...
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Behind Hotel Trident, Near Airforce Station, Amer Road, Pratap Nagar, Parasrampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Everyone told me to look for the block printing when I was planning a recent trip to Jaipur. So on my trip, my tour guide introduced me to Rishi at the Handicraft Haveli. Rishi's team of block printers create these incredible works of art. Each...
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Oberai Mall, Unit 10 & 11, First Floor, Western Express Highway, Goregaon(E), Yashodham, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054, India
India is one of those places where you can get a suit custom made without denting your pocket. The best place to get your suits made is at one of the well established Raymond outlets. Go to the store, pick out the material, and share your...
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Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Khan Market is consistently ranked one of the most expensive commercial real estate locations in the world. But don't let this deter you from visiting the collection of shops and restaurants. There are several moderately priced stores, like Fab...
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Kamla Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
Kamla Nagar is one of the more traditional markets in Delhi. I have visited several times and rarely encountered other tourists, especially not group tours. Located in Old Delhi, Kamla Nagar is where the locals shop for everyday goods including...
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Clock Tower, Girdi Kot Front Gate, Rawaton Ka Bass, Ghantaghar Market, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
The lively local Sardar Market near the clock tower in Jodhpur's city center was a great place for aimless wandering. I passed up the spices (although the friendly spice dealers did their best to entice me), tea, and rolls of glossy sari fabric...
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Narlai, Rajasthan 306703, India
This is the kind of the trip (and for certain the kind of country) that, with an open heart, will change your life. The colors and the culture of Rajasthan carry you along during the intoxicating Backroads 10 day Premiere Inn Biking India trip....
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Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
The markets in Delhi are a crowded assault on the senses: the smell of curry and ginger, the taste of pillowy naan, the sight of sari stalls draped in unbelievable color. But nothing rattles you out of your routine quite like this guy: “Teeth?...
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522-525, 3rd floor, Khari Baoli, Lahori Gate, Delhi-6, Katra Asharfi, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
In the bead shop in Old Delhi market it was hard to choose just the right color for a souvenir. Half the fun was talking with the vendor while he measured and weighed my purchase. I'm sure the women of Delhi have put their purchases to better use...
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Zeba Centre, Mathuradas Mill Compound,, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India
Opened in 2007, Blue Frog is a theater, restaurant, club, and record label housed within an old textile mill. From a futuristic pod, you can watch live musical performances by artists such as composer and percussionist Talvin Singh. 91/(0)...
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261/63, Shamaldas Gandhi Marg, Marine lines, Navajeevan Wadi, Sonapur, Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002, India
On Diwali (celebrated November 13 through 17 this year), relatives and friends give one another sweets to ring in the lunar New Year. Watch locals light diyas (clay lamps) and make rangoli (colored-powder designs) on the streets to invite the...
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Janki Kutir, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India
My first time eating Bhel Puri had to be from the best spot in Mumbai, naturally. This crunchy and tangy savory snack was the perfect start to a day of street food tasting.
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Adarsh Nagar, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Last year the young restaurateurs behind the popular Pali Village Cafe opened a second restaurant just down the road. Pali Bhavan has a bar on the ground floor and a dining room upstairs. The menu features some unusual dishes from all over India,...
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No. 14, Nargis Dutt Road,, Khar West, Union Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Olive is iconic in the city. It’s been around 12 years, which is a lifetime in Bombay, and it’s the place to meet and dine in Bandra. I think it helps that we constantly reinvent ourselves with new dishes and theme nights. But I have to say that...
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Ground Floor, Sadguru Sadan, Babulnath Rd, Babulnath, Chowpatty, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007, India
If you're planning a trip to India, some of the first topics you'll most likely receive travel advice on are vaccinations, to drink only bottled water and what to eat and not eat. Most people may advise you to stay away from street food. After 2...
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Near Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India
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Operating for over 100 years in Old Delhi, Karim's is known for the best meat dishes around. With crowds of people lining up outside multiple little rooms with tables and chairs, the place is incredibly popular. I have no idea how to navigate to...
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C-98, Cement Godown Gali, Swarn Park Udyog Nagar, Mundka, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110041, India
Spice Route is a heavenly experience where deep colors meet exotic spices. Located in the grand Imperial Hotel, I found the restaurant to be one of the most visually stunning places I’ve ever seen. Restaurants in 5-star hotels are generally known...
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Delhi Road, Prem Nagar, Sector 14, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
The original Karim's, located near Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, is an institution and they've perfected the art of Mughlai food. Locals' eyes glaze over when discussing the menu of countless kebobs. Karim's recently opened a location in Gurgaon, much...
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Gate 3,Garden Off 5 Senses, Said-Ul-Ajaib, Paryavaran Complex, Sainik Farm, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
Just when you thought New Delhi was going through a dry spell of romantic setting restaurants, Magique opens up… Nestled in the corner of the ritzy shopping area, the Garden of Five Senses in South Delhi, Magique offers several reasons to check it...
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No Delhi-belly here. Haldiram's offers classic street food, snacks, and treats, prepared hygienically and safe for traveler’s tummies. It started as a small shop in Bikaner, Rajasthan—a town renowned for namkeen (snacks)—and has since become an...
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77, Mathura Road, Friends Colony West, New Delhi, Delhi 110065, India
Name the award, and most likely it has been presented to Indian Accent: Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide. 50 Best Restaurants in Asia. Best Restaurant in India. Best Fine Dining in Delhi. Best New Indian Restaurant. Best North Indian Restaurant. And...
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Business Tower, 315, Suncity, Sector 54, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India
Grilled food in India is special, and this restaurant serves in style. The Indian Grill Room uses local grilling methods like the tawa, charcoal grill, pathar and tandoor varieties. The restaurant follows a ‘set menu’ concept wherein 12 Indian...
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Buland Gate, Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India
As I was making my way out of Fatehpur Sikri, I locked eyes with this man. Something about the look on his face drew me towards him. I noticed the basket at his feet. I didn’t know what he had in the small bags so I leaned down to take a closer...
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Narlai, Rajasthan 306703, India
At the foot of a great mystical rock where gurus have meditated, in the heart of a colorful Rajasthan village, sits Rawla Narlai, the 17th century villa used as a hunting lodge by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. It's now a charming boutique hotel, with...