All You Need to Know About Delhi’s Famous ‘Churi’ Market
Bright colours, glistening stones, shining metallics, and dainty glass, all stacked up in rows to make this a sight that can turn anyone into a spendthrift; welcome to Delhi’s ‘churi’ paradise. Next to Hanuman Mandir in Central Delhi is a street lined with little shops that sell the most beautiful bangles and bindis in a range and variety you won’t find anywhere else. From sellers who come all the way from Rajasthan to those who make these stunning designs in our very own Dilli, here’s giving youpeekeak into what this market is all about.
Lac, Metal or Glass
What you’ll find here is essentially a dizzying variety of bangles in glass, metal or lac(a bangle native of Jaipur in Rajasthan). From plain sleek metal bangles and colourful matte ones to those adorned with stones, dressed up in meenakari, or in cut glass, you can find just about any style you’re looking for. A dozen of plain bangles can be scored at a price as less as Rs. 35. A set of four heavy kadas can go up to Rs.120.
This market is, of course, a must-visit for brides-to-be to find their wedding churas and other bangles to go with their ensembles. You can also get your chura made-to-order here. And well, as the trend goes, the vendors are also ready to put up their stalls at your wedding functions. Call them over and they’ll also bring along a mehendi expert. Two shops that you absolutely should check out are Dilshad Choori Wala and Babu Choori Wala.
Keep in Mind
Avoid heading there on a Tuesday as it’s the busiest day at the Mandir. Make sure you’re carrying cash as PayTM isn’t everyone’s choice of payment. Do not, and we repeat, DO NOT carry food or water in your hands; this complex is a party place for monkeys!