Amitabh Bachchan mentioned it in the film song Kajra re. One elderly man said the word dariba means “glittering water” in Persian. Another said it means a betel leaf stall. Wikipedia translates it to the “street of the incomparable pearl”. Many of the jewellers and goldsmiths—all are Hindus—have been here since the creation of Shahjahanabad, while a significant number arrived as Partition refugees.
Kinari Bazaar is another famous market to shop for anything required for a wedding. The Bazaar winds through a crowded and dimly lit alley with openings at Dariba Kalan and Parathe Wali Gali famous for its shops making parathas since the time of Shahjahan. The shops in Kinari Bazaar sell large stocks of sehras (groom’s turban),garlands made beautifully from gold and silver tinsel and crisp currency notes, bridal jewelery and other accessories required during a wedding ceremony. The shops cater to the needs of people belonging to mostly all religions. Even wedding clothes can also be hired from these shops like bridal veil, attractively designed lehengas, gold brocade Sherwanis and anything or everything that one requires in a marriage ceremony.
Sites: Dariba , local prefumery shop (Attar), Kinari Bazar, Nai Sarak