Chandni Chowk


Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and attracting markets of Delhi, the capital of India. It was built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan during the Mughal period. This tourist destination was designed by his daughter Jahanara. It is a famous market for wholesale sellers. Here you will find a mixture of many beautiful and enchanting things in addition to many spices, dry fruits, silver jewelery and sarees. If you wish to visit Delhi’s Chandni Chowk Market or go about it, read this article in full.

It is a crowded place as well as known for wholesale market. But apart from this, there are many tourist places around it. Where you can go for a walk and include beautiful palo in your journey.

Chandni Chowk
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This beautiful market located right in front of the Red Fort in Old Delhi attracts tourists. It seems as if Delhi’s Chandni Chowk Bazaar is a haven for shopping. Here you will get to buy every kind of item. Everything can be found, from the spices put in the vegetable to the clothes to be worn at weddings.

Food and drink can be enjoyed here with great ease. The parathas of the Paratha street here are famous. Those who are fond of Dahi-bhalle, chaat-Pakodi, Jalebi, Faluda ice cream can come here and fulfill their hobbies.

Chandni Chowk
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Basic Information About Chandni Chowk
LocationOld Delhi Railway station, New Delhi
Nearest Metro StationChandni Chowk Metro Station
OpenAll Days
TimingAny Time
Entry FeesFree

Chandni Chowk’s market is called Asia’s largest market. People from many states of India especially come here to do their wedding shopping. Foreign people also shop a lot from this market.

Some names are really famous like Ghantewala Halwai (Since 1790), Natraj’s Dahi Bhalle( since 1940), Jalebi Wala, Kanwarji Bhagirathmal Dalbijiwallah (since 19th century), Chattwalla (1923)Gianiji Ka Falooda (since 1947), Paranthewali Gali (since 1875) and Annapurna Bhandar.

Many of the Bollywood movies have been here. The names include Black and White (2008), Chandni Chowk to China (2009), Delhi – 6 (2009) and Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gum (2001).

There are 4 markets for which Chandni Chowk is famous today. The Cloth Market which is for all the needs of home fabrics.Then there is the Nai Sarak which is known for stationery, decorative materials and books sold at wholesale prices.The next section called Lal Kuan is famous for hardware stuff as well as Kitchen equipments.After this comes the Dariba lane which is known for Silver and Gold Jewellery, again sold at wholesale prices.

Chandni Chowk Delhi
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Nearby Attractions

Best time to visit In Chandni Chowk

Best time to visit Chandni Chowk : 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

How to Reach In Chandni Chowk

The best way to reach Chandni Chowk is Delhi Metro. The nearest Chandni Chowk is the metro station. You can either get off on Road or go to the end of Old Delhi Railway Station. You can hire either an auto rickshaw or an e-rickshaw to reach the market. You can also go walking.