Location: South of Khari Baoli, Asia's largest wholesale spice market
Famous as: Spice wholesaler's storing area
Time to visit: On all days, except on Sunday
Preferred Timings: 11.30 am to 6.00 pm
Admission Fee: Free and open to all.
Photography charges: nil
How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this market, or they can hire auto-rickshaws, taxis and metro rail.
Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Main
Functional Metro Station:Delhi Main
Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time required for sightseeing: 30 minutes
Gadodia Market, which lies south of Khari Baoli, is a spice wholesaler's storage area. The entrance is through a covered arcade that directly takes visitors into a small courtyard lined with storerooms with giant-sized old-fashioned weighing scales. Built by Seth Lakshmi Narayan Gadodia in the early 20th century, the place is so busy during the peak market hours that it is nearly impossible to reach the open square area.
Here you can see laborers with their long barrows struggle with loading and unloading the sacks of spices. However, one must make it a point to visit it to see various types and qualities of items like turmeric, reetha nuts, ginger, saffron, lotus seeds, pickles, chutneys and edible leaves of silver paper used to coat sweets and cakes.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/01