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A Walk Through Bargain Shopping in Delhi's Pahaganj District

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Mehendi (Henna) Artists in Paharganj Main Bazaar New Delhi
A Walk Through Bargain Shopping in Delhi's Pahaganj District

Mehendi-walla, opposite the Shelton Hotel, 5043 Main Bazaar, Paharganj.

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The area around the Shelton Hotel, at 5043 Main Bazaar, is home to a number of mehendiwalas (artists that apply henna to women's hands and feet).

What You'll Find

The mehendiwala in the picture above is a softly spoken and polite gentleman, who has a small shop just opposite the Shelton Hotel. He'll apply mehendi (henna) to your hands and arms, or feet, in an intricate design of your choosing from one of his books.

In India, women traditionally apply mehendi to their hands before weddings and other festivals. Most of the time they get it done by a professional mehendiwala, or if time is short, they'll do it themselves.

How Much it Costs

Only 50 rupees ($1.20). So cheap!

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