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Next station...Barakhamba

entertainment Updated: Apr 18, 2010 00:47 IST
Namya Sinha

It was the only Delhi landmark that Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto wanted to visit on her recent trip here. Metro has a place of pride in the hearts of Dilliwallahs. In this new series, we take you to hangouts around different Metro stations... in case you wish to explore the Capital on tracks, the next time.

Inside Barakhamba Road station
This Metro station boasts of café-cum-fast food joint, Café Buddy’s and a gift shop towards gate number 5 and 6. Entering from gate number 4, you will find 2 ATMs and a Café Coffee Day stall.

Shankar Market
For Delhi women who never get tired of clothes, this is the place. Shankar Market is Delhi’s garment hub where you can get fabrics at wholesale prices. The tailors in this market are so much in demand that you need an appointment to get your clothes stitched here. While shopping around here, eat at the famous Rajma Chawalwallah, ironically more famous for his piping hot gulab jamuns, which can give competition to any popular mithai shop.
Where: Opposite Blocks L and M, Outer Circle Connaught Place

Cha Bar
Located within the Oxford bookstore in one of the most prominent buildings in the area, the Statesman House outside gate number 6, is the perfect place for tea lovers. The place serves more than 85 varieties of tea. If tea is not your thing, then you can try out the delicious muffins, ham sandwiches, salads served there.
Where: Statesman House, First Floor, 148, Barakhamba Road
Tel: 2376 6083

Municipal Market
The market situated just next to Shankar Market houses popular dhabas such as Kake Da Hotel, Bhape Da Hotel, National amongst others. Hop across to Yamus Panchayat for a paan or chuski after a heavy meal at these. An ice cream shop called the Gianis has also opened its outlet in the market.
Where: Adjacent to Shankar Market (Opposite L Block parking, Connaught Place)

Janpath market
Popular with foreigners and college students, this flea market is where you get stylish and fashionable wear at dirt-cheap prices. Haggle and bargain to get the best deal from here. While shopping here, you can have cold coffee at De Paul’s and momos from the vendor right outside it.