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About Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is one of the most popular and oldest markets of Delhi. Although crowded, Chandni Chowk is where one can buy anything and everything. This market is now three centuries old and is known to have visited by merchants from Turkey, China, and Holland, once upon a time. The Chandni Chowk marketplace is divided into many different markets namely, Katra Neel, Bhagirath Palace, Khari Baoli, Moti Bazaar, Tilak Bazaar, Nai Sarak, Lal Kuan, Dariba, Chor Bazaar, Chatta Chowk, Daryaganj and Paranthe Wali Gali. Katra Neel market is the cloth market that deals with almost all kinds of fabric. Bhagirath Palace and Chor Bazaar sells electrical goods, and Lal Kuan is known for dealing with hardware and kitchen equipment. Khari Baoli is the spice market; Moti Bazaar offers pearls and shawls, and Tilak Bazaar is popular for chemicals. Nai Sarak and Daryaganj Book Market are popular book-shopping destinations of which Daryaganj is open only on Sundays. The Chatta Chowk market has shops that sell artificial and semi-precious jewelry, embroidered bags, wall hangings, curios, and souvenirs. The famous Paranthe Wali Gali is extremely popular for its wide variety of Paranthas. Chandni Chowk, although is a part of Old Delhi, is an important and historical shopping destination in the heart of Delhi, with Jama Masjid and Red Fort, standing tall as tourist destinations.

Historical Context: The history of Chandni Chowk dates back to the 17th century, when Mughal emperor Shah Jahan found the capital city of Shahjahanabad. Princess Jahanara, the favourite daughter of Shah Jahan had designed and established the Chandni Chowk bazaar in 1650 CE. The bazaar was square in shape with a pool in the centre that shimmered in the moonlight. The shops were built in the pattern of a half-moon but they don’t exist in the same pattern anymore. Also, the pool has been replaced with a clock tower (Ghantaghar). Once upon a time, Chandni Chowk was the grandest Indian market and through this place, Mughal imperial processions passed.
Pro Tip: Try to finish your shopping spree before 8 PM since most of the shops close around this time. Daryaganj Book Market. Also remain open on Sundays.

Highlights

  • How costly it is Economy
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Speciality Clothes, Foot wears, Jewelry
  • Closed On Sundays

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