Top 8 reasons to visit Chandni Chowk Shopping Market ,Delhi
The Red Fort is one of the most popular tourist spots in old Delhi.
So off we went and soaked in all the grandeur and history of the Mughals and the Mughal architecture. The guide at the Red Fort spoke about Chandni Chowk ,the moonlit path in front of the Red Fort. While we made enquiries , we were warned about the crowds and the chaotic traffic . We however decided to brave the traffic and make our way
We hired a hand rickshaw right at the beginning of Chandni Chowk.
#1 . Our first stop was the ShishGanj gurudwara.
This gurudwara was buil in 1783 in honour of Guru Tegh Bahadur , who was the 9th guru of the Sikhs .
It is a large and spacious gurudwara with great religious & historical significance.
#2 . Jalebi & Samosas
The crowds and smells drew us to the hot samosas and the mouth watering jalebis. Not to be missed at the entrance of Dariba Kalan.
#3. Silver jewellery and imitation jewellery.
Dariba Kalan is the original lane for silver articles and silver jewellery. Take your time and walk into as many shops as time permits . Silver bracelets, silver earrings and silver rings are all available by the dozens
There are several shops for imitation jewellery/costume jewellery as well.
#4. Ittr- Ittr or Attar is a fragrance and perfume made from flowers, plants and other similar natural ingredeints. Lavendar, rose , jasmine and sandalwood are some of the popular oils and fragrances.
#5. Zari borders and laces from Kinari Bazar-From Dariba Kalan , turn into Kinari Bazar. Beautiful Zari borders and laces are showcased in several shops. They can be added as an embellishment to dresses, salwar kameez and saris.
#6. Choodas & kaliras
Boxes , trays and colourful pouches for gifting, turbans for the groom, choodas & kaliras ( Bridal bangles) and garlands for welcoming the groom’s party( Baraat) are available in plenty.
#7. Wedding Invitations-
Step into Chawri Bazar for selecting the wedding invitation of your choice . There is a great deal of variety from which to choose .
#8. Bridal lehengas-
There are a dozen shops in Chandni Chowk Market to shop for that special bridal lehenga.
O,P Jawaharlal has made a name for itself and so have others.