Things to do in Delhi
High-grade, high-priced yellow gold and vintage textiles.
Come in for brightly colored shawls made of kashgar, a fine sheer cashmere gauze.
This enormously popular nightspot originally set up in South Delhi but has since relocated to the white-gravel-strewn grounds of the Hotel Diplomat, an otherwise unremarkable fixture of Delhi’s (you guessed it) Diplomatic Enclave.
Not so you’d know it to look at the place—like Khan Market, it defines “unassuming”—but this run-down shopping plaza is the insider’s choice for silver, antiques, and jewelry.
One of the world's greatest urban parks, the treetops are aflutter with birds: black drongos, Indian tree pies, mynahs, red-vented bulbuls.
Rural India meets valet parking at this 15th-century settlement, which has since been transformed into a shopping center with a faux-rustic theme.
The stall stocks opulently embroidered dresses from Gaurav Gupta, silk chiffon tops from Gauri & Nainika, and Pashma-brand cashmere stoles.
Up a narrow flight of stairs in Khan Market, this mid-priced home fashion emporium specializes in hand-blocked prints on pillows, throws, and table linens, as well as a bright selection of “kurta” tops and balloon-leg pants for adults and children.
Though it’s a bit out of the way (20 to 30 minutes from Connaught Place by taxi), this tiny shop has one of the city’s truly epic selections of pashminas and wool shawls.
Celiano Godin began selling pianos in Quetta (now part of Pakistan) in 1900 and opened his first Delhi showroom in 1940 near Kashmiri Gate. The shop eventually relocated to Connaught Place, where it’s now a beloved local landmark.
The 2,134-acre reserve in the center of Delhi is populated with jackals and wild boar.
New York–based stylist Gurmeet Pia Fleming caters to women of a certain stature; her store is the perfect place to find a handsomely tailored suit or cocktail dress for a VIP visit to one of the embassies or a ladies’ afternoon tea.
This blink-and-you’ll-miss-it nook hidden off the parking lot of the Imperial hotel has a small but worthy selection of jewelry— as well as attentive but not-at-all-pushy service (the shopkeepers outnumber the pieces).