Among the eye-catching and eye-opening sights in Delhi is the spice bazaar along Khari Baoli road. Spices, fruits and foods from India and around the region are piled in heaps all about you. The scents are alluring, and of course eye-watering, at the same time. The noise and traffic are overwhelming for the first-time visitor to India, but the chaos is part of the fun. Go against convention and the doctor’s orders and order a fresh-squeezed juice (I did when Delhi belly hit me, figuring it was a lost cause anyway. With a history dating back to the 17th century, the spice bazaar is a “can’t miss” if you travel to India with a few days in Delhi.

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Henna, ubiquitious in India, Central Asia and the Middle East

 

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Cardamom, essential in tea and baked goods

 

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Chili peppers tease the eyes as they water at the thought of the local food

 

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Snacks and crackers

 

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Tumeric, the venerable cancer fighter

 

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Gooseberries, a favorite fruit on the subcontinent

 

 

 

 

 

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