Shahpur Jat Village


in South Delhi

Located within the boundaries of the ruined walls of Siri Fort (the second of Delhi's seven historic cities), this urban village contains an artsy collection of high-end clothing boutiques, health-conscious cafes and no-frills eateries, many of which are hidden amongst a network of graffiti-splattered alleyways. It's one of Delhi's more intriguing places to shop.

Standout shops include Aum, for fabulously colourful contemporary Indian women's clothing, and NeedleDust, for exquisite embroidered jooti (leather slippers). For food, try the excellent Bihari restaurant Potbelly, or hip Cafe Red.