Khari Baoli Spice Market
- Address: Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi (state), India
- Nearest Metro: Chandni Chowk, nearest Metro
- Opening timing: 10 AM to 9 PM
- Suggested visiting duration: 1 hour
- Busiest days: Wednesday and Thursday
- Suggested visiting route: Red Fort→Khari Baoli And Spice Market→Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- Recommended Tour:10 Days Golden Triangle to Udaipur Tour
When coming to India, what special local product will you come up with? Most travelers will come up with its famous spice. Then Khari Baoli Spice Market is a place that you can't miss. Khari Baoli Spice Market is the largest wholesale spice market in Asia. Situated close to the Red Fort, Khari Baoli Spice Market is not only a local market for local Indian people to buy cooking ingredients but also is a special tourist destination for foreign tourists to explore Indian spice culture.
History of Khari Baoli Spice Market
Khari Baoli Spice Market dates back to the 17th century. It's constructed by Fatehpuri Masjid, who is one of the wives of Shah Jahan, a great Mughal emperor. The market was prosperous during his reign. Today, it has already developed into the largest wholesale spice market and an important commercial hub of North India.
Khari Baoli was a salty-water step well before (Khari means salty, and Baoli means step well), but there is no trace of water that can be found today. Many shops inside the market are still run by the ninth or tenth generation of the founders. So, when you walk around here, you may find a trace of history.
What to buy in Khari Baoli Spice Market
Khari Baoli Spice Market is Asia's largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, dry fruits, herbs and food products like grains, rice. Once you enter Khari Baoli Spice Market, you will surprisingly find there are a different variety of spices. A delightful sensory experience full of smell and color of the spices and the sound of multilingual chatter makes you enjoy the Indian style local market and leave you an unforgettable memory.
Tips to Khari Baoli Spice Market
♦ You need to avoid the tourist traps that prices are much higher. It's interesting to bargain with the merchants.
♦ Watch for the monkeys in this area, and don't attempt to touch them.
♦ If you have allergies or are sensitive to scents, you need to wear a mask when you tour Khari Baoli Spice Market, as all of the spices can make you sneeze and cough.
♦ You have to go upstairs to see the view from the top, and then you can see the panoramic view of this bustling street.
Khari Baoli Spice Market is also a paradise for foodies. If you are a tourist with a little spirit of adventure, Khari Baoli Spice Market is a good place for exploring street snacks and local Indian food.