Photo feature: India's Iconic Ghazipur Flower Market

Waking up early to visit the Ghazipur flower market is an experience in itself.

Photo feature: India's Iconic Ghazipur Flower Market
A vendor displaying a large garland of marigold at Ghazipur flower wholesale market at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

The wholesale market in Ghazipur, Delhi, which supplies a variety of flowers and is India's largest flower market, is a delightfully fragrant and visual treat. One can't take their gaze away from the lovely blooms that adorn the streets of the market.

A vendor selling orchids imported from Thailand at Ghazipur flower wholesale market at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

In this market, there are around 420 floral businesses that make a daily sale of over 50,000 kilos of flowers. According to Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board data, the annual earnings from the market come up to around INR 250 Crore.

Ghazipur flower market. Video: Rajeev Bhatt