A worker pushes sacks of spices through the narrow, winding alleys that lead to Khari Baoli. The bazaar is located in the western corner of Old Delhi, not far from the district’s famous Red Fort.
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A dog rests in the heat next to dried chili peppers in Khari Baoli. Touted as Asia’s largest spice market, Khari Baoli is centered around wholesale trade and bulk goods, rather than smaller sales from casual visitors.
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A worker carries merchandise into a small family spice shop in Khari Baoli.
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Sudha Vajpai (left) buys nuts from Avneet Kaur at her family business near the entrance to Khari Baoli Street. Brightly colored shops with jewelry and saris are found in the Chandi Chowk, a larger shopping area surrounding the spice market.
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A buyer examines cardamom pods. Most products are sold in bulk at this wholesale spice market.
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Monkeys walk on the roof of the spice market complex known as Khari Baoli. The facades hint at the market’s history, which dates to the Mughal Empire.
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A man sifts nuts from shells outside a nut and spice stall in Khari Baoli.
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A shop lists spices and oils for sale.
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Workers carry sacks of spices on their backs and on carts through narrow alleys.