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Visit Chandni Chowk

Located at Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest market area of Delhi. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara in the 17th century, Chandni Chowk literally means ‘moonlit square’. In the Mughal era, the market was famous for its silver merchandise and was visited by merchants from China, Turkey and even Holland. Presently, it has become a hotspot shopping destination for buying apparels, books, jewelleries, bridal lehengas/saris, electrical goods etc.

Located at Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest market area of Delhi. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara in the 17th century, Chandni Chowk literally means ‘moonlit square’. In the Mughal era, the market was famous for its silver merchandise and was visited by merchants from China, Turkey and even Holland. Presently, it has become a hotspot shopping destination for buying apparels, books, jewelleries, bridal lehengas/saris, electrical goods etc.

Some of the must visit markets include:

  • Dariba Kalan: pearl, gold and silver jewellery and attar (natural perfumes)
  • Khari Baoli: spices
  • Katra Neel: fabrics
  • Bhagirath Palace: electrical goods
  • Moti Bazaar: shawls and pearls
  • Nai Sarak: books
Visitors will be glad to know that:
  • Apart from the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk has many other tourist attractions within its vicinity including religious buildings like Jama Masjid, Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Central Baptist Church and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.
  • It is lined up with many eating-places like The Ghantewala Halwai, Natraj’s Dahi Bhalle, Chaat Wallah (famous for fruit chaat), Bikaner Sweet Shop (famous for rasmalai), Gianiji ka Falooda (famous for Rabri Falooda ), Paranthe Wali Gali etc.
  • It is well-connected by Chandni Chowk metro station which falls on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro.





 

Timing

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Shopaholics, Experience Seekers

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Heritage
  • Altitude

    239 m
  • STD Code

    011
  • Best Season

    February - April, August – November
  • State/Code

    Delhi/110xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi