Clothing, Bridal Lehenga, Handicrafts
Bridal Lehenga, Salwar Suits, Sarees
Gifts and Handicrafts, Fabrics, Handicrafts
Jewellery, Silver Jewellery
Gold & Diamond
Gifts and Handicrafts, Jewellery, Silver Jewellery, Handicrafts
Chandni Chowk is quite a lively market area buzzing with vibrant shoppers and enthusiastic shopkeepers. Some may also like to call this popular market a medley of vehicles, pull-carts, horses, street vendors and tourists. It is a potent mixture of old havelis (private mansions) that are heritage buildings, new constructions which are concrete monstrosities and finally new extensions to centuries-old architectural marvels. Further, there is an onslaught on your senses by a cocktail of automobile fumes, aromas of Indian spices and perfumes, cooking oils and masalas; a cacophony of car horns, cycle rickshaw bells, hawkers’ vocal cords and blaring music and a mish-mash of electrical cables, sign boards and decorations.
Whatever it is, Chandni Chowk is a one-of-its-kind market. No other Delhi shopping Market compares to the Chandni Chowk Market.
Chandni Chowk means Moonlit Square. It is one of the oldest Delhi markets in the walled city of Old Delhi, which was called Shahjahanabad in the 17th century. The walled city including the Lal Qila or the Red Fort was established in 1650 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.The market itself was designed by his daughter Jahanara Begum Sahib.
Further, Chandni Chowk is the main street that runs from the Lahore Gate of Red Fort to the Fatehpuri Masjid. Earlier a canal ran through its length and served as a waterway. The moonlight reflected in the canal waters lent an ethereal feel to the place. The canal no longer exists. However, the historical significance of the place is certainly present.
What has survived though is the theme-wise character of the markets listed below. They are all mostly whole-sale markets, but do retail business as well. Therefore, it is a very popular market even today.
If you are a tourist, the Delhi shopping experience is incomplete without visiting Chandni Chowk market. Hence, take a cycle rickshaw & go around the Chandni Chowk Shopping Market.
Chandni Chowk is a fairly cheap place to go shopping in Delhi. The experience will certainly be an amazing one.
Finally, stop to enjoy samosas, jalebi & kulfi in Chandni Chowk shopping market.