Khari baoli market is the Delhi’s biggest ration market located on the road in the midst of Chandni Chowk market and Sadar Bazaar. The reason why it called as a Delhi’s biggest ration market is that one can find all the possible household spices from 10rupees/ kg salt to 1000’s rupees/kg Californian Almond and many other unknown and exotic spices. The market is not limited only to the spices but also a wide range of household commodities such as all type of known and unknown dry fruits and that to soaps, deodorants, detergents, and many other things. The market attracts many renowned chefs as the market is the largest wholesale spice market in Asia. One will find a number of unique spices whether of low or high quality and cheapest priced nuts and herbs under one roof. The market has shops on both sides of the road and the particular areas are divided according to their usage. The market now has become home to many shops dealing in home decors. Khari Baoli market houses many shops that are still known by their serial numbers. The best example of this is “15 No. Chawal Wala and 13 Number ki Dookan”.
The market houses several wholesale and retail shops which have been running from the 17th and 18th Century AD. In the Hindi language, the word KHARI means ‘salty’ and BAOLI means ‘step well’. It is believed that this place had a salty step well where animals used to bath. Today the name is still the same but the well does not exist. Khari Baoli is not only the largest spice market of Asia but also an important commercial area, as it provides input to vast spice markets of North India. It is located on the wide road next to Fatehpuri Masjid.
Known for/Speciality: Spices
Open: Daily except for Sunday
Timings: 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Nearest metro station: Chandni Chowk
- Parking: Just like other Delhi-6 markets there is a grand problem of Parking space. Avoid traveling in the car and you should rely on the Delhi Metro for a convenient journey.
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