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Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

About Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is quite a lively market area buzzing with vibrant shoppers and...Read More

Best Shops In Chandni Chowk

Kinari Bazar- Fancy Borders

Bridal lehengas -Kinari Bazar Firstly, if there is a wedding in the family, Kinari Bazar in delhi is the place to go for shopping. There are shops and more shops that stock bridal lehengas and wedding wear sarees. The bridal lehengas start from Rs15000/piece and can go up to more than Rs1,00,000/piece. Walk around in Kinari Bazar and Nai Sadak. There are lanes and alleys that will lead you to small shopping markets in Chandni Chowk. The lanes are stocked with shops selling bridal lehengas . Many of them are wholesalers. They are hence able to share a reasonable price for the bridal lehengas. As the lehenga is to be worn just once, many brides do not wish to spend exorbitant sums of money on them. Bridal lehengas – Kinari Bazar have some of the best collection. All the wedding essentials-Bridal trousseau The market is known for all types of wedding finery – sehra or grooms turbans, ornate lehengas, bridal veils, gold brocade sherwanis, in fact the entire bridal trousseau is available both on hire and for sale. There are countless little shops selling garlands made of gold and silver tinsel, crisp currency notes, colourful beads, colourful gleaming sequins and so on. Ornate borders in Kinari Bazar In embroidery, kinari means edging or borders – so the small market is replete with ribbons and borders for saris and salwars. The collection is huge – plain, silver and gold textured patterns, gold strings, mirror-work, kundan, sequin, lace, embroidery, embellishments galore! The borders come in lots of colours and varying widths, from thin ribbon strings to four-inch borders for lehengas. Borders are normally sold as nine-meter pieces and cost anything between Rs. 400 and Rs. 3000 each ,depending on the work. This market also has some shops which sell gift boxes, tissue cloth bags, ribbons and gold- plated trays for weddings or special occasions. Also available at Kinari Bazar are aesthetic gift wraps and envelopes for gift cheques and cash as well. For more such shop reviews, search on Shopkhoj

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About Chandni Chowk

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.

Historical Delhi 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.

Bazars in Chandni Chowk

  • Kinari Bazaar: Glitzy zardozi fabrics,  saree borders, latticed lacework, embellishments and an entire range of products for an Indian bridal trousseau catering to all religious traditions and beliefs. (Kinari means borders ). In addition, they stock gifting bags, potlis, paper garlands & trays.
  • Katra Neel: All kinds of fabric.
  • Nai Sarak: Books—fiction, academic, school, medical, stationary items and musical instruments.  Further,  several small bridal lehengas shops are in Nad Sarak.
  • Dariba Kalan: Silver jewellery & silver artefacts. The famous Jalebi wala of Chandni Chowk also inhabits this street.
  • Chhatta Chowk Bazaar: Also called Meena Bazaar, it is inside  the Red Fort. It is a covered bazaar for souvenirs, ranging from artificial jewellery, fake antiques, handicrafts and embroidered bags to hand-painted wall-hangings.

Paper products & Lights in Chandni Chowk Market

  • Begum Samru Palace: Also known as Bhagirath Palace, is full of shops for electrical goods, medical equipment and allopathic medicines.
  • Chawri Bazaar: It is linked to Chandni Chowk through Nai Sarak. It used to be a market for brass, bronze and copper products and there are some shops that still sell them. However paper products like greetings, wallpaper and wedding invitations dominate. I
  • Ballimaran Market: It is renowned for shoes of every kind, including Indian ethnic footwear. Shops selling glasses and shades can be found here. You can get fake Ray Ban, Fastrack, Adidas and Versace –they don’t pass it off as originals. A Ray Ban will cost you just Rs. 150!
  • Khari Bhaoli: Adjacent to Fatehpuri Masjid, it has Gadodia Market on one end which is a wholesale market for Indian spices, nuts, dry fruits and herbs; Naya Bazaar is a wholesale market for food grains; and at the other end is Sadar Bazaar which sells non-branded consumer goods and toys. The Sadar Bazar Market is  probably  crowded always.
  • Flea Market near Jama Masjid and behind Red Fort is on Sundays. Likewise, it is always crowded.

Cycle Rickshaws in Chandni Chowk Market

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.


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Days Closed :- Sunday

Timing :- 11.00 am to 7.00pm

Bus/Metro :- Chandni Chowk Bus Stop/Metro Station on the Yellow line

Other Markets

Dilli Haat

  • Dilli Haat is an open-air food and handicraft bazaar with a rustic ambience in the heart of South Delhi. Dilli Haat run by Delhi Tourism has small shops with thatched roofs reminiscent of a village market. Take a leisurely stroll in this Delhi Shopping Market. Every time you visit this market you can see new vendors with new products . It will be a unique experience . Craftsmen from various Indian states display their products – with mobile artisans arriving by rotation. You can find traditional Indian wear for the entire family, with ethnic designs and in vibrant colours. Women can shop for salwar-kameez, skirts, sarees, dupattas, shawls and stoles. The Indian ethnic embroidered closed-toe sandals, jhootis – also called mojaris – for men, women and children are a good buy. Made of raw leathers – often-camel leather, this traditional footwear with a pointed front were worn by the royals, studded with real gold and gems. They turn comfortable only after use. Modern variations now sport sequins, paints and beads and are shaped like shoes, thumb-ring chappals and criss-cross sandals. Kolhapuris and jute/bamboo shoes are also available. Shops that sell home linen, accessories and handicrafts offer variety in colour, design and range and prices are reasonable. Pashmina shalws & stoles from Kashmir, Kulu caps & woolen caps from Himachal Pradesh, silver filigree work from Odisha, wood carvings & cotton durries from South India and chiken work kurtas from Lucknow are all available here . You can walk around, check the prices & bargain. Look out for traditional bangles, beaded necklaces , bracelets & belts . Street food at Dilli Haat There is a variety of street food that is available. Hot paratas,chana baturas, idly,doasa & chinese noodles & momos are some of them . You can also buy pickles, pappads, tea & and an assortment of digestives made from raw mango and tamarind. The INA shopping Market, which is famous for fresh food, imported cheese , breakfast cereals, meat & fresh food is just across Dilli Haat. Dilli haat is value for money and the best Delhi shopping market in Delhi for tourists. Entry is by ticket.
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