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Lodhi colony is like a treasure trove filled with toys, antiques, rich fabrics, magnificent jewels, lovely crafts and books filled with magic. This ancient limb of this old city reminds you the spectacular history we came from traces of which is still evident on the crumbling pink walls of dusty tombs. Lodhi colony is where history and passion walks hand in hand. In the shadows of glorious tombs is a piece of paradise in form of Lodhi Garden which is a mecca for culture and activity. The colony is also home to a stylish and swanky market which can compete with renowned Khan Market any day. Meherchand Market as the locals fondly calls it is an old but sprawling market housing some of the best apparel and culinary brands. The market is named after an Independence era Indian politician Meher Chand Khanna who was responsible for rehabilitation of displaced persons from Pakistan to India. Originally this market was the hub for the basic utility shops like barber, grocery, dairy, tailor etc. but slowly as the property shot up the small entrepreneurs moved away to pave way to high-end shops and showrooms.
As the Lodhi Colony became hotbed of politicians, bureaucrats, diplomats, artists and bigwigs of business world the face of Meherchand Market changed too and became more glamourous. The market is situated at the back side of Indian Habitat Centre and has a nice walkway to window shop. Many affluent luxury brands have opened their showrooms here, such is the popularity of this market. Some of the most yummy dessert shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bistros have also found appreciative audience here. To indulge your sweet tooth visit Elma?s Brasserie who not only makes sensational desserts but dabbles into lovely sandwiches and wraps too. For a soul-satisfying kick-start to the day it?s the ideal pick.
Another place to get your dose of sugar rush is a charming bakery ?Sugar Blossoms?. This place is Meherchand Market?s dessert destination from anything to cupcakes to cake pops to customised luxury cakes. Kunafa is your shot to exotic lands with a sensational range of middle eastern delicacies be it baklava, dates with orange rinds and desserts made with crisp phyllo pastry. Meherchand Market is your Khan Market substitute with its own personal charm and style. Loaded with scenic pathways and enchanting shops this market is a hidden gem in this ancient city.