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You Aren't A True Delhiite If You Don't Know About These 5 Places

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Delhi is a huge city and just when you think you know all about, you’ll turn a corner only to discover that there’s a whole new world within the city waiting to be discovered. We’ve got a list of five things in Delhi that even a pakka Delhiite would have no idea about. How many of these did you know about?

A Part Of Chandni Chowk You Had No Idea About

Chandni Chowk is an inexhaustible treasure trove of secrets and Naugraha is a gem we recently discovered. Surprisingly, it’s just off Kinari Bazaar, but a world away from its chaotic neighbour. If you’re a junk jewellery enthusiast, you’ll find a lot of stash here at prices way lower than the malls or standalone designers. We picked a big silver earrings {fashionably oxidised and with a motif in the middle} for INR 2,800 and think it was quite a steal when pitted against prices we’re used to expecting.

Sharma Farms For Classy But Affordable Furniture

With one of the largest collections of antiques, furniture and antique furniture, bookmark Sharma Farms for the next time you have the urge to redecorate your house. Behind a nondescript white gate on Chattarpur Main Road, within a massive plot of land {The Pavilion} and past a group of open spaces and gardens lies the eight-acre Sharma Farms.

Huge beds and headboards, towering ornate wooden doors, a sea of chairs, sofas, tables, swings, old clocks and trinkets are everywhere. Sharma Farms sells antiques, collectable furniture and décor items starting at just INR 500. You can find everything from marble and stone statues and fountains for your garden, funky mirrors for your house, to striking paintings for your bedroom, and lavish grandfather clocks for your hallway; or just pick up one of the many Tibetan-style painted wooden panels to do with what you will.

Miracly Fried Chicken At Karol Bagh

Ganesh Restaurant in Karol Bagh is a takeaway joint that churns out meaty snacks like pakoras, tikkas and fries {not the French variety} for hungry passers-by. The place got famous because of the owner who could dip his hand in hot, boiling oil to take out the meat being fried. Their fastest selling dishes are fish fry, egg pakora and fried chicken.

Delhi's Only Thrift Shop

Run by Sisters of the People, this is a gift and thrift shop at least 20-years-old. It’s loosely based on a charity sale model {just more intimate and feel-good} and stocks clothes, home decor, shoes, jewellery and artifacts that are either factory seconds or donated by people. With stuff for as low as INR 30 and clothes beginning at just INR 100, you’ve gotta check this place out. Go on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday {they open from 10am – 1pm}.

Donate, Sell, Exchange Or Buy A Pre-Loved Book At INR 50

Located right next to the iconic PVR Plaza, Anil Book Store is mostly left unseen by people because of how tiny it is. But once you discover it, you’ll know the kind of treasure it is given that it houses books from different languages, various authors and multiple genres, all of it starting at just INR 50. Don’t be shy to take help from the nice man who owns the shop to find what you want. He will gladly take donations from you. In fact, he’s always up for exchanging books as well. You can also sell books to him!