Modern air-conditioned stores and traditional shops fill Karol Bagh’s narrow alleys. Often, the artisan himself presents his work and explains the intricacies of his craftsmanship. Using fabrics that vary from cotton to silks, woolens to synthetics, the market’s tailors create everything from western-style suits to traditional Indian saris.
Shops sell furniture and furnishings, carpets and dhurries, spices and tea. However, the area is best known for its thousands of jewelry shops, selling everything from intricately set necklaces in an array of precious stones to inlaid gold anklets to simple silver bangles.