Home

E mail Us

Site Map

 
 
IndiaAccommodation
IndiaStates of India
IndiaAmazing India
India Holiday Tour Packages
IndiaReservation / Booking
 
SIGHTSEEING IN DELHI
Red Fort
Chandni Chowk
Rajghat
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate
Jantar Mantar
Lodi Tomb
Qutub Minar
Safdarjung's Tomb
Tughlaqabad
Lotus Temple
Rashtrapati Bhavan
Zoological Park
Hauz Khas
Feroz shah Kotla
Purana Qila
Places of Worships
Laxminarayan Temple
ISKCON Temple
Akshardham Temple
Jama Masjid

 GENERAL INFORMATION

 History of Delhi
 Distance Guide
 Art and Architecture
 Sound & Light Show - Red Fort
 Events and Festivals
 Museums in Delhi
 Art and Architecture
 Museum of Natural History
 Crafts Museum
 Rail Museum
 Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
 International Dolls Museum
 Nehru Museum
 Tibet House
 National Gallery Of Modern Art
 HOTELS IN NEW DELHI
Five Star Deluxe Hotels
Five Star Hotels
Four Star Hotels
Three Star Hotels
Budget Hotels
Airport Hotels
 
  >> Delhi Travel    >>   Sightseeing in New Delhi ( India )
CHANDNI CHOCK
 

A typically congested scene along Chawri Bazar in the Chandni Chowk area, March 2006.Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in central north Delhi, India. The area is the historically important Shahjahanabad between the Laal Quila (The Red Fort) and Fateh Puri Masjid. With the most famous mosque of Delhi Jama Masjid (Delhi) in the vicinity, along with Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Jain Mandir and a lot of small temples, the place witnesses a genuine cultural harmony.



Chandni Chowk's speciality is the variety of its markets and their Indian-ness. From authentic Indian food, delicacies and sweets of more than 1000 kinds, to sarees with chikan, zaree work. There are lots of narrow lanes with many shops selling books, clothing, shoes and leather goods, electronic and consumer goods and what not. The area, even more so than the rest of the city, is congested. This is also a good area for window shopping. It is the location of the original Haldiram's. A particular local delicacy are the jalebis, which are fried in pure ghee (clarified butter).
 


About Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk, the commercial area of the Mughal’s entirely designed with great love and care by Jahanara Begum, Shahjahan’s favorite daughter, has now transformed itself into a colorful shopping area, which is one of the country’s best known wholesale markets. Chandni Chowk or Silver Square is the main street of Old Delhi, congested but colourful shopping bazaar. At its eastern end (towards the Red Fort) is a Digambara (sky-clad) Jain Temple, a Birds hospital, a Shiva temple and the Gurudwara Sis Ganj dedicated to the 9th Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur who was beheaded here by Emperor Aurangzeb. Fatehpuri Masjid, built by one of Shahjahan’s wives, marks the western end. The bazaar is one of the largest and busiest wholesale and retail markets where one can find almost every thing - clothes, fabrics, watches, shoes, books, gems and jewellery so on and so forth.

Beach Tours
- Andaman Beaches
- Exotic Beaches
- Honeymoon Tour
- Golden Beaches
- Orissa Beaches
- Mumbai Beaches

               ... more Beaches

North India Tours
- Rajasthan Travel
- Himachal Pradesh Travel
- Punjab Travel
- Delhi Travel
- Uttar Pradesh Travel
- Uttaranchal Travel

                     
         .. more state guide
   
    
Hotels in India

- Rajasthan Hotels
- Delhi Hotels
- Himachal Hotels
- Kerala Hotels
- Goa Hotels
- Mumbai Hotels

         .. more state guide 

Religious Tours
- Amarnath Yatra Tour
- Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
- Buddhist India Tour
- Chardham Yatra Tour
- Golden Temple Tour
- Hemkund Sahib Yatra

        .. more Religious Tours
Wildlife India Tours
- Corbett National Park
- Ranthambore National Park
- Kanha National Park
- Periyar National Park
- Kaziranga National Park
- Bandhavgarh National Park

            ... more wildlife India