Why Everyone Goes to Chandni Chowk for Diwali Shopping?

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Top 7 Reasons to Do Diwali Shopping in Chandni Chowk

1. Diwali fire crackers

Diwali celebrations are incomplete without Diwali shopping in Chandni Chowk for fire crackers.

The pollution in New Delhi gets worse around this time of the year and bursting of fire crackers contributes to the pollution. For the past 10 years, school children have been taught “ Say no to crackers” as it seriously pollutes the environment. The message has been socialized among the urban elite and many households refrain from bursting crackers. The Supreme Court of India has however allowed the bursting of fire crackers for about 2 hours on Diwali Day to honor age old Indian Diwali traditions. Hence fire crackers will be part of Diwali celebrations 2018. They will also be part of Diwali shopping in Chandni Chowk.



Chandni Chowk has some of the best known shops for fire crackers They are located near the Jumma Masjid. If one shop is crowded, you can always hop on to the next one & so on. Fire crackers such as flower pots, chakras, rockets, sky shots and sparklers are available at very reasonable prices . It is certainly one of the best places to buy crackers in Delhi.

2. Dry fruits

Firstly, it is customary to gift dry fruits to friends and neighbours during Diwali.

You can select good quality dry fruits at very good prices in Khari Bhaoli in Chandni Chowk.

Figs, cashewnuts, pine nuts, pistachios, dates, raisins and walnuts are typically distributed to friends during Diwali.

There are ready made gift boxes that are customised in Chandni Chowk. Therefore, it is a good idea to buy dry fruits in Chandni Chowk.

Dry Fruits Gifts- Diwali

3. Packaging Boxes

Diwali is all about packaging. There are garments, chocolates, dry fruits , candles, diyas and candle stands to be packaged. There is no better place than Kinari Bazar in Chandni Chowk Market to buy packaging material. Cardboard trays, woven bamboo baskets, small boxes for packaging and ribbons are all available .

The choice is extensive when compared to other Delhi shopping markets.

Puja Essentials

You can also buy a puja tray and puja essentials such as the deities of Lord Ganesha & Goddess Laxmi. These deities are very important for Diwali, together with the diya and the Puja thali(plate).

4. Sweets

Diwali is the time to indulge in eating sweets and distributing sweets to friends.Sweets should certainly be an essential part of Diwali shopping in Chandni Chowk .

Haldirams Sweet Shop

Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners, Ram Pershad Makhanlal, Megraj & Sons and Rabari Bhandar are some of the famous sweet shops in Chandni Chowk.

Milk sweets, dry fruits burfi, badam rolls and kaju rolls are some of the wonderful Indian sweets that can be purchased from the Chandni Chowk sweet shops .


Packaging is done by the sweet shops .

There is, of course, the famous Jalebi Wala of Chandni Chowk where people flock to eat hot jalebis.

5. Utensils and gold coins

Diwali is preceded by Dhanteras. This day is considered auspicious to buy gold coins and utensils in silver or stainless steel. Established silver jewellery shops in Dariba Kalan stock gold coins and silver utensils .

6. Clothing

Any type of Indian clothing is available in the Chandni Chowk Market.

Bridal lehengas, sarees for festivals, Anarkali salwar suits, shararas, gararas and several other types of Indian ethnic wear is available in in this market.In addition there are several shops selling casual wear  salwar suits and sarees in Chandni Chowk .

OP Jawaharlal, RCKC and Chabbra are some of the branded shops for garments. In fact, there are innumerable shops that sell garments in this market at budget friendly prices too. There are touts and agents who will pull you into the garment shop in the pretext of showing you around, if you are not careful.

7. Diwali Lights– Diwali is all about candles & lights

It is customary for people to decorate their homes & offices with colourful lights. It is similar to Christmas lighting in the West, when all homes and

shopping markets are lit up.

Diwali is all about candles & lights

Sadar Bazar is the best place to buy these lights.

Incandescent or LED mini lights, net lights and icicle lights are all available in many interesting shapes and sizes. The Sadar Bazar Market is a very budget friendly market .

Go on be bold and visit the Chandni Chowk Market today. Enjoy the  Diwali shopping in Chandni Chowk.

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