- Khan Market
Khan Market is the most upscale place to shop in
New Delhi[ [http://www.icsc.org/srch/sct/sct0207/india.php Hazlett C., 'Glitter and Grit - Shopping Centers Today', February 2007] ] . It was recently ranked as the costliest retail location in India and 24th globally. It is located almost at the heart of the city, close to India Gate. Surrounded by residential complexes - both government owned and private, its environs are home to a significant number of bureaucrats from the central government, and famous people like the satiric author Khushwant Singh. It is one of the greenest pockets of the city, very close to the famed Lodhi Gardens. Also in proximity are the India International Centre, the India Habitat Centre, offices of the World Wide Fund for Nature, and other organizations.
Originally allocated as seed land to immigrants from Pakistan and the north west frontier provinces after the partitioning of India, it has today grown to become one of the most expensive commercial real estate locations in the city. It has a wide variety of stores, including modern showrooms of most of well known brands like Nike,
Reebok, Benetton, Goodearth and others. Delicatessens, bookstores, electronics, kitchenware, and fabric stores mingle with some of the better restaurants in the city. Some of the stores and eating joints include FabIndia, Anokhi, Cooptex,Market Cafe, Cafe Turtle, Big Chill, Cafe Zaffiro, Subway, Kriti Creations, and Khadi Gramudyog. It is also famous for street food including kebabsfrom Salim's Kebabs, Khan Chacha's Kebab's and momos opposite Lok Nayak Bhavan, which houses several government offices.
The market gets its name from Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan.
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