India Travel Guide

Also known by “GK,” this neighborhood is divided into GK-I and GK-II. GK-II has us hopping over piles of stuff, as shop-owners strategically spill out on the pavements with their wares.

This market is known for its two distinct sides: its collection of bridal wear on one side of the market,  and the cool, new boutique labels on the other (not to mention the fabulous street art.) What used to be an alternative wedding boutique for up-and-coming designers has also became a h

This market is a straight-up hipster’s paradise—and a treasure trove for any shopper who likes to support up-and-coming designers and niche stores that nicely showcase a strong sense of emerging Indian aesthetic.

The shops and stalls  in this market are overflowing with daily Indian wear, heavier occasion wear, fabric, buttons, borders, studs, slippers and everything in between.

The trio of malls in Vasant Kunj cater to different budgets with an ensemble of independent retail stores, high street labels and luxury shopping. You’ll find major Indian and international labels here—anything from Benetton to Bulgari.

Stop in for chic, often whimsical furniture, kitchenware, and china, as well as delicious-smelling bath products.

Best for: Asiatic Lions, leopards, hyenas, pythons, jackals


A treasure trove of affordable silver and Tibetan beads, as well as vintage trunks costing up to $4,000.

After traversing the Tibetan Plateau, the Yarlung Tsangpo River becomes the mighty Siang of northern India.

Works ranging from drawings to video populate this arts space.

Visit this sophisticated textile gallery and wander around in a daze induced by the wealth of crafts traditions (among other things, India invented block printing, calico, chintz, crewel, and tie-and-dye), and also somewhat sticker-shocked by the price tags on saris of embroidered kantha cloth or

Built during the 1560s in honor of India’s second Moghul emperor, this magnificent monument is perhaps Delhi’s most awe-inspiring sight. Its architecture—with red sandstone arches and slender minarets topped by a soaring white marble dome—was, famously, the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

Conveniently located just five minutes from the famed Qutab Minar, the Crescent functions as Delhi’s Rodeo Drive or Madison Avenue: all the top Indian designers have shops here, including Rohit Bal and Ritu Kumar.

Love the jangling bangles you see on the wrists of every sari-clad lady in the capital?