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Kinari Bazaar

Location:On the street just behind the Gurdwara Sisganj and Sunehri Masjid on Chandni Chowk

Famous as: Delhi's largest market dealing in wedding accessories

Open: On all days, except on Sunday

Preferred timings: 11.30 am to 6.00 pm

Admission: Free and open to all.

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.

Photography charges: nil

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: Approx 30 minutes

(Data are as of July 2005)

'Marriage on the mind'! Just visit the famous Kinari Bazaar, which has everything for sale that is needed for a wedding. A wonderful and colorful market, Kinari Bazaar is located on the street just behind the Gurdwara Sisganj and Sunehri Masjid on Chandni Chowk. The bazaar can be reached either by taking the Dariba Kalan Road and turning right in the fourth alley or taking the Paranthewali Gali just after the Ghantewala Sweet Shop.

Kinari Bazaar has the wholesale and retail shops that mainly deals in the wedding ceremony business. They have large stocks of sehra (groom's turban), garlands made beautifully from gold and silver tinsel and crisp currency notes, bridal jewellery and other accessories required during a wedding ceremony. The shops cater to the needs of people belonging to mostly all religions. Whether it is a Hindu wedding or a Christian wedding, the necessary items are all available here. Even wedding clothes can also be hired from these shops like bridal veil, attractively designed lehenga, gold brocade Sherwanis and anything or everything that one requires in a marriage ceremony.

During festivals and especially during Dussehra, the whole bazaar takes a different look and character. The shops sell all kinds of items needed to perform Ram Lila (theatrical performances from the epic Ramayana that are held during Dussehra in different places of the capital) like ten heads of the evil character Ravana, bows and arrows of the epic hero Rama, cardboard swords for the both armies among many things. The bazaar also becomes the center of attraction during the festival of Holi and Rakshabandhan.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01