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Chandni Chowk

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The vibes of the people of Delhi can be seen in its Bazars. One such Bazar is the Chandni Chowk Bazar. Made by the beloved Daughter of Shahjahan, Jahanara, Chandni Chowk was famed for the beauty of the Moonlight light which lightened the Market in the night. Many of the untold love stories unfolded in the light of the Chandni Chowk.

Delhi, the Capital of India has many markets, each unique for its own trademarks. Chandni Chowk is famous for its fashion clothes and accessories, jewellery, souveniers and the ever fonded street food.. Though Chandni Chowk has lost its charm and inspiration as a Mughal Market, still there are reminences of the past which make their place like anything. Chandni Chowk is also famous for its Hand Driven Rickshaws and Rickshaw Rides. Somewhat different from a Horse Ride, the Rickshaws are a major attraction of the Chandni Chowk.

Chandni Chowk is also the only place in the town which has all religious place of all the major four religions of India. With the GuruDwara Sahib of Sikhs, Gauri Shankar Temple of Hindus, Jama Masjid of Muslims, the Church of Christians and Shri Digambar Jain Lal Temple of Jainism; Chandni Chowk becomes the highest place of the relevance to all.

Location : Chandni Chowk is located near Dariyaganj of the Old Delhi. As you reach this part of the Old Delhi, you can move to the Chandni Chowk Market area by taking a Rickshaw. As you move on the thin roads of Chandni Chowk, don't forget to take the flavous of Chaat ( Indian Dish) along with you.

Fast Facts
  • City Name - Old Delhi (Delhi)
  • Market Name - Chandni Chowk
  • Famed For - Traditional Indian Dresses and Jewellery
  • Language Spoken - Hindi, English
  • Best Time to Visit - November to February

Red Fort
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Unlike the Red Fort of Agra, the unique Taj Mahal cannot be seen from here. But, the Red Fort of Old Delhi has a lot to tell within its high edged walls. The beautiful combination of red stone and the White Marble too exists here.

Sunheri Masjid
Sunheri Masjid
This Golden Mosque is a part of the Indian History. It was from here that the Persian Emperor Nadir Shah watched the plunder of Delhi in 1739. More than 30, 000 people were killed at this time.

Chandni ChowkShopping Spree in Chandni Chowk :

» Gauri Shankar Temple - It is the most revered place of Hindus in the Town - the Temple of Lord Shiva and his wife Maa Gauri. Every Hindu come s here. From other point of view, its the beauty of the temple which attracts people from all over.

» Moti Mahal Deluxe - The oldest and the most famous of Mughal Indian Restaurants in the town. This branch of Moti Mahal Deluxe in Chandni Chowk, is the oldest of all the Deluxes in the town. It used to serve the likes of Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi and serves the best of the Mughlai food. If you are in Chandni Chowk, don't miss it out.

» Parantha Wali Gali - India is famous for its Paranthas ( Indian Vegetarian roles); especially the North India. Any North Indian Breakfast is incomplete without the Paranthas. There are numerous Paranthas which are served with the Indian Sauces and Chutnies like the Aloo Ke Paranthe, Mooli Ke Paranthe, Palak ke Paranthe, Paneer ke Paranthe and Pyazz ke Paranthe. In this famous Paranthe Ki Gali of Chandni Chowk you will find 100 varities of Paranthas - all their to pamper your taste buds.

The sounds of Rickshaws bells, hoardings of bollywood actors and actresses, cows lined up in the road, shops with the colorful dresses, sweet shops, juice shops, the bycycles - all tell that you are now in the famous Old Delhi Market Chandni Chowk. Its always better to walk and talk then taking a Rickshaw in the roads of Chandni Chowk. With a few kilometers, its not difficult to take a walk round the Chandni Chowk.

Walking in any of the Cloth shops of the Chandni Chowk, will take you in a range of colorful chaniya cholis or ghaghra chunris. Embroided, glazed in colorful brades, these are bound to attract anyone. Starting with a range of Rs 5000/- per piece, these are the nominal price for a Ghaghra Chunri Dress. For the sarees to there is a wide range - silk and cottons, chiffon and jorget all can be found here. Apart from these, there are the Silver Jewellery, semi precious stones which are on a dispaly here to be sold.

Not to be Missed

Jama Masjid- One of the most beautiful Mosques in India, its a must see for all those who visit Chandni Chowk. There are very less chances that you will be able to see it in the Id Ul Fitur time, but in the rest of the time, you will be able to visit it.

Our Suggestions
  • Bargaining is the best thing in Chandni Chowk to do. The best of the Indian Dresses are made and sold here.
  • Its best to buy the Traditional Indian things from here, as whatever is made here goes to the Big Showrooms in South Extension and Connaught Place Market and is sold at exhorbiant price. So its better to buy from here as you also get a full variety and range of things here.
  • Its better to walk or to take a rickshaw in Chandni Chowk. As the roads are lean here, the cabs are of no use.
  • Festive time like Deepawali and New Year are the best time to shop. A lot of discounts and offers come in this time of the year.
  • Chandni Chowk is also famous for its street food. Foods like Chaat ( a mix of potatoes, deep fried with lots of Indian Spices and Sauces), Sharbats ( Indian Juices) and Kebabas are the popular ones.
  • The Traditional Dress of India - Ghaghra and Choli are best found in Chandni Chowk.
  • Money Converters can be easliy found in Delhi City. However, its difficult to find them in Chandni Chowk and Old Delhi. However, you may find one or two Brances of Western Union in the corners or else you can go to Bamk of India and State Bank of India for Money Conversion.
  • While you are going for a ride to Chandni Chowk, don't bring along your expensive or important things. There is lot of husle and bustle in the Chandni Chowk, so its better to keep the valueables in the Hotels Locker. Beware of Thugs !
  • Make a chioce of your own as far as food is considered. Mostly the food is good in most of the restaurants; still having food in your hotel is the best as the prices are reasonable there. All sorts of food - Indian, Chinese, Mexican can be found in the Good Hotels of the city.
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