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Chandni Chowk

Delhi is the city for shoppers. People from all over the world come to Delhi, seeking for some good or the other. Chandni Chowk is one of the most famous markets of Delhi. Chandni Chowk is also known for its historical connections. This area has witnessed a lot of historical events and mishaps. The old lanes of Chandni Chowk, seems to tell a lot of tales right from its inception.


Chandni Chowk was born:

Chandni Chowk market is as old as hundred years or rather more than that. This market was conceived in the Mughal period. It was during Shah Jahan’s rule that his favorite daughter Jahanara took the responsibility to design this beautiful market. It was as per her likes that Chandni Chowk came up as a major market. The Chandni Chowk market today symbolizes growth through the three decades. This famous market place has witnessed several changes in its make and has grown with the advancements.


What is Chandni Chowk market like?

If you love shopping or window shopping, this is where you should come to. The Chandni Chowk market offers all sorts of goods in its various shops. This ancient market has shops which are about 100 years old. There are by lanes within the Chandni Chowk market which are differentiated by names and the specialized goods which are sold here. These by lanes are connected with each other and known for special goods that they sell.


Location of Chandni Chowk market:

The Chandni Chowk market is centrally located in Old Delhi. It was mainly known as the Shah Jahanabad. After the renovation which took place under Princess Jahanar’s guidance, this Mughal area acquired the name of Chandni Chowk or the moonlit place.

The Chandni Chowk Street begins from the Lahori Darwaza of Red Fort and runs till the Fatehpuri Masjid. This ancient market continues to hold its ancient look and is flooded with resident people as well as tourists from all over the world.


All about the Chandni Chowk Market:

Chandni Chowk market is a hub of several goods. This market is mainly famous for its gold, silver, and stone jewellery, Indian handicrafts, and ethnic wears. Some of the by lanes and the main areas of Chandni Chowk with their specialties are:

  • Dariba Kalan:

    This is a by lane, which specializes in silver goods and silver jewellery. Initially, this area had both gold and silver jewellery shops. But now, this area is just known for its silver goods.

  • Katra Neel:

    If you are fond of good dresses and different cloth materials, this is the place for you. Katra Nel lane specializes in all sorts of dress materials. You can get varieties of materials such as, Indian Silk, cotton, muslin, crepe and so on.

  • Chhatta Chowk Bazar:

    This market exists since the 17th century. The area specializes in various goods such as, embroidered bags, fashion items, artificial jewellery pieces, wall hangings, wall paintings, artificial antiques ands so on. This is an ideal place for both shoppers and window shoppers.

  • Bhagirath

    Palace: The Bhagirath Palace is known for its huge collection of electric goods. If you want to be showered with choices of electrical goods, this is the market for you. Apart from the electrical goods, this market also specializes in medical equipments and medicines.

  • Ballimaran:

    Ballimaran area is the area which offers great range of eye-catching designer shoes and sandals. This by lane also has optical shops.

  • Cycle Market: As the name suggests, this market has cycle shops and photograph shops.

Other nearby attractions of Chandni Chowk market:

Chandni Chowk area has some other by lanes and markets which include,

  • Moti Bazar

  • Flea Market

  • Tilak Bazar

  • Chawri Bazar

Chandni Chowk is more like a shopper’s paradise. It is one of the most famous locations of Delhi, which attracts people with its various shops and also eateries. So, visit this lovely market and allow Chandni Chowk to give you a memorable shopping experience.