What’s in a Name! Kinari Bazaar, Old Delhi

Do you know how Kinari Bazaar got its name?

Kinari Bazaar, Old Delhi
Kinari Bazaar, Old Delhi

You would think this Bazaar gets its name from the “kinara” or edge of some landmark, but you couldn’t be farther from the truth! It is said this busy marketplace for wedding finery actually derives its name from all the ‘zari’ and ‘gota’ (laces) sold here, the beautiful shiny stuff that adorns the borders or “kinara” of kurtis and dupattas (Indian garments).

Bet that makes you want to do some window shopping in Old Delhi!

How to get there: See map here. Walking distance from the Chandni Chowk metro station on the yellow line.

Photo courtesy: Varun Shiv


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