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Central Cottage Industries Emporium

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Address: | Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi 110001, India
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Although this was a large emporium with a wide range of local crafts and goods and we know it's good to support local industries, it was still rather expensive compaired to prices... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place you want to go if you want to avoid uncertain bargaining and have an assurance of authenticity and quality. This is a Government enterprise. Fixed price for all goods and large selection of handicrafts from all of India. Beware of drivers who try to steer you to other places where they likely get commissions. Insist on... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this was a large emporium with a wide range of local crafts and goods and we know it's good to support local industries, it was still rather expensive compaired to prices in the bazaars so it felt awkward bartering knowing that they would have overheads. Despit that, some of the goods were fabulous.

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Thank lynda m
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large mall with Indian handicrafts close to metro, hotels, and Connaught Place - Fixed prices - High quality - Better organized than the State Emporia - Helpful staff who aren't yelling at you to come to their shop

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best place I found for easy shopping for any types of souvenirs, crafts, and teas from India. They have fixed prices! There are no hawkers, and there is no pressure. Simply find what you want, note the price, take it to a nearby counter where it will be held, and taken to a pick up location. When... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Good place to buy some souvenirs on your way out of the country. Pick only the normal items and not go for stuffs like Sandalwood, cashmere etc. I doubt it's even a quality one. Does not smell like it or felt like it and you end up with a 40% premium. Do the normal stuff and keep your feet on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Everything is fixed price here (with a few exceptions) - and fairly reasonable in price - although you could almost certainly get many things for a cheaper price elsewhere - but in many cases it could be the difference between paying $6 instead of $4.50... Lots to see here as well - so getting so much in one place is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

There are several outdoor markers in this area where the quality of the goods is very questionable, the prices must be negotiated, and many people might not feel comfortable. Central Cottage Industries Emporium is an indoor market and is just the opposite - there is a wide range of quality Indian items ranging from jewelry to prints, fabrics, art, home... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

No one in Delhi will tell you this exists. If you insist they will tell you it is closed, or burned down, or a myth! Why? Because they have a huge range of original Indian produce, everything is PRICED and there are no shop assistants following your every move. In fact it is often hard to find someone to help... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

After somewhat stressful shopping experiences in my three weeks in India, Central Cottage Industries Emporium provided a great opportunity to buy quality Indian goods at reasonable prices without any hassle. I was able to buy Agra marble, pottery from local artists and brass/copper items. Highly recommended

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My Indian colleagues took two of us here to do our gift shopping. We spent nearly 4 hours browsing the most beautiful Indian art, fabrics and goods - all under one roof. Toughest part was choosing which things to buy from among the incredible pieces! No negotiating, thank goodness. You do have to navigate stall after stall of street vendors... More 

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