A minute and a half from Connaught Place is Baba Khaak Singh Marg – a road whose claim to fame is the number of state-emporia that line it. The ‘emporia’ are state government-run boutiques – one for each state of India – selling the traditional offerings of the state. Furnishings are linen are common to all – but of course, there are specialities of the state. So you can get tie-and-dye fabrics at the Rajasthan emporium, sandalwood objects at the Tamil Nadu emporium, kanth silk at the Wet Bengal emporium and so on. Good prices and good quality.
State Emporia Complex is on Baba Kharak Singh Marg near Cannaught Place area. Its series of State-Emporia lined up one after another and they are representing various states of India. Shivaji Stadium is nearby Metro Station of this complex. Also New Delhi station is not too far from this complex. This complex is closed on Sundays.
Here each and every emporium has its own name, which signifies respective States with its aura and impression. Here you will find some aesthetic appeal from mystifying and mesmerizing collection ethnic products and art works. Each emporium also promotes tourism on behalf its respective state states indirectly.
Some states have its independent showroom & outlet.
|State||Name of Emporium||Items Available|
|West Bengal||Manjusha||Silk & Cotton Sarees, Darjeeling Tea, Brass items|
|Bihar||Amrapali||Madhubani paintings & gems|
|Tripura||Purbasha||Bamboo & Cane made items|
|Kashmir||Zoon||Shawls, Carpets etc|
|Tamil Nadu||Poompuhar||Bronze made stuffs, Tanjore Arts, Silk|
|Orissa||Utkalika||Handicrafts, sculptures etc|
|Gujarat||Gurjari||Printed cottons, miniature paintings & jewellery|
|Karnataka||Cauvery||Bronze items, Teracotta arts, Sandal wood crafts|
|Rajasthan||Rajasthali||Brassware, Marble ware, paintings|
|Kerala||Kairali||Wood & Metal Crafts, Screw pine mats|
|Madhya Pradesh||Mrignayani||Crepe Silk, Chanderi Sarees, Handicrafts|
|Maharastha||Trimourti||Pottery, Glass & Lac made items, Gems|
|Assam||Pragjyotika||Wooden items, Handloom Sarees|
|Himachal Pradesh||Himachal||Woolen Products, Shawls, Handlooms|
|Uttar Pradesh||Gangotri||Metal & Wood Crafts, Chikankari, Zardozi|
On the other hand, there are States like Delhi (Emporia Name – Bharti), Goa ( Emporia Name – Aparant), Meghalaya ( Emporia Name – Purbashree ) etc which have gallery in side Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan situated next to State Emporia Complex. Here also, you will find a good showcasing of handicrafts items, handloom etc.