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Fun Fact Friday: Flower Market

three boys at flower market wm

Fun Fact Friday (one day late)–oops! Missed this yesterday. Did you know that most of the hotels, restaurants, stores and markets in Delhi, India get their flowers from the wholesale flower market on the outskirts of the city? Each morning it opens up really early to supply fresh flowers to retailers and service provides all over the city. Soon you see cycle rickshaws and other vehicles loaded up with flowers pedaling off to their destinations. These boys were helping their families sell flowers and were eager for a photo.

In Delhi? Want to visit? It is near the Akshardham Temple on the Noida side of the river. It is called the Ghazipur Flower Market or Ghazipur Flower Mandi or Phool Mandi depending on how much English the person knows.  Here is an article about it. Great for photo ops and for getting really cheap flowers–bring small bills and bargain hard!

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