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Forget about shopping in huge air-conditioned malls, generic supermarket chains and snobby department stores, the best markets in Delhi are where the action is at. A history, art, architecture, culinary, culture, fashion, language and etiquette lesson all rolled into one experience, a day spent traversing Delhi’s markets requires endurance, patience, open-mindedness and supreme negotiation skills. In return, you’ll leave with new friends, a full belly (but if you've worked up an appetite, here are the best restaurants in town) and a huge stash of tea, spices, jewellery and soft furnishings. Exploring the market scene might actually be the very best thing to do in Delhi.