Chandni Chowk

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Chandni Chowk in Delhi brings to life everything you've imagined about India being chaotic and humming with activity. One of the busiest places in India is this well-known thoroughfare and the neighbourhood market area. THINGS TO DO AT CHANDNI CHOWK:

• SHOP TO YOUR HEART'S CONSENT: The Dariba Kalan perfume and jewellery market, the Katra Neel fabric and sari market, the Moti Bazaar shawl and peal market, the Ballimaran Market sunglasses and shoes market, the Gali Guliyan brass and copper antique market, and the Khari Baoli spice market will all be of particular interest to tourists. Kinari Bazaar, where you can find all the accessories for an Indian wedding; Nai Sarak, where you can find books and stationery; Bhagirath Palace, where you can find electronics; Kucha Choudhary Market, where you can buy cameras, Tilak Bazaar, where you can buy chemicals, Chawri Bazaar, where you can buy hardware and paper goods, and so on, are other places to shop. • THE BEST STREET FOOD WILL TANTALIZE YOUR TASTE BUDS. This is an obvious choice! Visiting Chandni Chowk would be pointless if you didn't try some delicious street food available. Whether you go there just once or several times, the following places ought to be on your list: For Aloo Puri, use Shiv Misthan Bhandar (Address: 375, Kucha Ghasi Ram) Chaat Gaya Prasad's Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner Shiv Charan OR Pt. Babu Ram Devi Dayal (address: Parathe Wali Gali) for parathas For a variety of delicious non-vegetarian foods, visit Karim's Heat Point Old Famous Jalebi Wala for Jalebis Shahi Tukda for a traditional Mughal dessert with the same name (Address: 1795, Dariba Corner) • BUY DESIGNER CLOTHES AT THROW-AWAY PRICES: Chandni Chowk is unquestionably a one-stop shop for those who are getting married soon. Many shops sell elaborately embellished traditional wedding attire at a fraction of the cost of the originals. Even if you don't purchase anything from any of the stores, it's worthwhile to stop by to check out the trends and browse the selection before settling on one outfit. At Kinari Bazaar, you can also purchase additional wedding-related accessories. Everything you need, from invitation cards to gift boxes and mithai, is available in a single market. • AFFORDABLE JEWELRY IS A GREAT INVESTMENT: The primary location for Delhi residents to purchase gold and silver jewellery is Dariba Kalan, the original jeweller's market. Most people have their preferred family jewellers in Chandni Chowk, who they call home for customized visits. If you don't have the money to spend astronomical sums on real jewellery, you can also choose from various costume jewellery. These are offered in both traditional and modern Indian styles. • ASSESS DRY FRUITS AND EXOTIC SPICES TO COLLECT AND STOCK AT HOME: Dry fruits, nuts, and exotic spices can be purchased bulk at Khari Baoli. Most companies that use these items buy them from this market. Even restaurants frequent this location to choose the top additions to their cocktail and food menus! Purchasing dry fruits and nuts in bulk for wedding gifts or business gifts from here is also a great idea. • SAVE MONEY ON LUXURY TEA AND COFFEE: Dry fruit and spices have been sold in Khari Baoli for many years by Mehar Chand and Sons. Premium tea can be purchased in bags or leaves from all over India. If you're feeling frivolous, you could spend a few thousand rupees on the 'Maharaja Tea'! • RESPECT IS DUE AT MULTIRELIGIOUS SITES: Chandni Chowk is the best example of the harmonious coexistence of all religions, even though it was initially the capital of a Muslim empire. You can pay your respects and take part in Karah parshad at the revered Sikh temple Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, visit the breathtakingly beautiful Jama Masjid, which serves as Delhi's centre for Muslim worship, stop by the well-known Gauri Shankar temple to experience Hindu devotion, or explore the history of the venerable Jain temple Shri Digambar Jain Meru Mandir. You will be mesmerized by the history and beauty of each one. • TRAVEL THROUGH ANCIENT HAVELIS TO DISCOVER INDIA'S RICH HERITAGE: Chandni Chowk was the residence of the wealthiest merchants and nobility in previous centuries because it was the centre of commercial and governmental power. Its narrow lanes show Delhi's rich past through these lovely old houses. To get a sense of Chandni Chowk's former splendour, you can visit some of the other old Havelis dispersed throughout the region. The 19th-century Haveli Dharampura on Gali Guliyan was exquisitely restored in 2016. To see breathtaking views and a glimpse of regional activities like pigeon-flight games and kite-flying, climb the stairs to the roof of Gadodia Palace. • FROM ONE OF DELHI'S HIGHEST TOWERS, ENJOY BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE CITY: In the main mosque at Jama Masjid, go inside the building's grounds and surrounding towers. Making the few hundred steep ascents to the tower is worthwhile so you can take in unrestricted views of Delhi's lovely cityscape. But beware—the climb is difficult! • MARVEL AT THE SITE OF THE INSTITUTION OF DELHI'S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM: Midway through the 19th century, St. Stephens opened its doors in Chandni Chowk's lanes, and in the early 20th century, it relocated to its current site in North Campus. A small plaque indicates this significant location, but it's worth visiting to remember an important turning point in Delhi's history.

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Address of Chandni Chowk

Near Red Fort, New Delhi, Delhi, India

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