Hanuman Mandir Bangles Market
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Delhi's costume jewellery headquarters
Noteworthy for: As the name suggests, this market sells all kinds of glass, metallic, wooden and plastic bangles.
Word to the wise: Avoid Tuesdays and Saturdays when the adjoining temple attracts thousands of devotees.
This 300-year-old market, close to the temple of Lord Hanuman, attracts shoppers from all over Delhi. It's hardly surprising the market is especially popular with both brides-to-be and and tourists, for bangles are ideal, light-weight affordable gifts. The shop owners and bangle-sellers (known as 'chudiwalas') are masters of their trade - some will engrave names onto the bangles, whilst others sell highly decorated versions replete with dazzling crystals.
Arm candy aside, you'll find mehndi (henna) artists, and stalls selling marigold garlands and heady incense sticks to patrons of the nearby temple.