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Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

Acclaimed for being the busiest and oldest marketplace, Chandni Chowk in Delhi is a favourite hangout for Shopaholics. This market positions itself in Old Delhi area. It is a prime attraction of tour itineraries of tourists who visit Delhi from all across the world.


It is also referred as the 'Moonlit Square'. The bazaar has several lanes or galis that weave through the entire market area. These lanes mark a specialty of this market, for instance the paratha wali gali is famous for its parathas.


Likewise, there is the jewellery lane, called Dariba Kalan. It houses a collection of ethnic jewellery on showcase with bangles and earrings coming in a plethora of designs. There is another lane, the textile lane that adds to the shopping exposure. Tourists can pick and choose a variety of shopping articles at bargained prices here. It is among the oldest markets of Old Delhi.


Chandni Chowk distinguishes itself of being the only trade market that has an equally wonderful places of worship of major Indian religions like Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Jainism and Islam.


The food points in Chandi Chowk are quite in a few numbers that serve as an absolute delight for foodie. Offering the mouth-watering chaat, golgappas and bhelpuri, these eating joints serve the delicious eatables.


Stroll around Churi Bazaar and you will come across the largest trading centre in North India. Chandni Chowk has also got fame due to housing the old-established restaurants and confectioners. Each of them comes up with its own specialty.


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The famous eateries include:

  • Paranthe wali Gali with paratha shops from 1875-1886
  • The Ghantewala Halwai-established in 1790
  • Natraj’s Dahi Bhalle-established in 1940
  • Chaatwallah-established in 1923, famous for fruit chaat
  • Bikaner Sweet Shop famous for rasmalai
  • Kanwarji Bhagirathmal Dalbijiwallah-established in mid-19th century
  • Gianiji ka Falooda famous for Rabri Falooda, established around 1947
  • Chainaram established in 1948
  • Meghraj and Sons, since 1950s

Visit Chandni Chowk, a traditional yet bustling shopping square of Old Delhi!

 

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