There’s no need to travel the whole country to bring back the best souvenirs from India: the lanes and markets in New Delhi offer eclectic souvenirs that represent the essence of the country. Here’s your guide to what to buy in India’s capital city.
Beautiful pieces of intricate art, Madhubani paintings are an ideal way to adorn your home with Indian patterns and colours. These pictorial representations of various Hindu themes – from Lord Krishna dancing to village landscapes – make unique souvenirs and are available at Dastkar in Anuvrat Marg.
Crafted during hours of intensive labour and featuring intricate handiwork, silk saris are a unique piece of Indian culture and a luxurious souvenir to take back home with you. These woven mementoes can be found in Nalli at South Extension II and Connaught Place.
Various tea blends, brewed to perfection, with herbs and spices such as cardamom and cloves, represent the essence of India in a fine range of unique flavours. Try different varieties during your stay, and take the ones you like home with you as souvenirs. The best place to source a vast range of tea is the Aap Ki Pasand tea shop.
A unique blend of spices and flavours, a jar of āchār (pickle) is a tasty Indian souvenir and a treat for your palate. Rich in flavours, pickle is eaten in small quantities as a side with Indian flatbread and curries. This particular memento can be found easily in any food shop in New Delhi.
An Indian spice box captures the pure essence of India and is one of the best souvenirs to bring back home. A sectioned box with a huge range of spices can be prepared at Mehar Chand & Sons.
The small streets of Dariba in Chandni Chowk are filled with silver jewellery in an extensive range of intricate patterns, finishes and designs. With styles varying from hip to conservative, traditional silver jewellery from Dariba is a unique souvenir to bring home.
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