Chandni Chowk is the oldest market in New Delhi, India. This place is not only famous for marketing but also several historical records can be seen here. It is situated between Red Fort and Fatehpuri Masjid. This is most lovable place for the shopping lovers as well as historical lovers. Chandni Chowk means Moonlit Market. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan during 17th century. His daughter Jahan Ara designed this market.
What to see at Chandni Chowk:
Dariba Kalan: Earlier merchants from Holland, China and Turkey come to this place. It is well known for natural perfumes, gold & silver jewellery and Pearls.
Bhagirath Palace: For electrical goods this is Asia’s largest market. This place also offers allopathic medicines and medical equipments.
Katra Neel Cloth Bazaar: At this place visitors can have all kinds of fabrics such as muslin, cotton, crepe, satin, silk.
Kinari Bazaar: This is the best place for zardoji and Zari trimmings and tinsel.
Khari Baoli: This is the right place for spice lovers.
Other market places: Other market places are Lal Kuan, Nai Sarak.
Religious Buildings: At Chandni Chowk several religious building are situated. They are Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Hindu Gauri Shankar Temple, Central Baptist Church, Sikh Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Sunehri Masjid, Fatehpuri Masjid.
Haveli: At Chandni Chowk along with market places and religious buildings some of the Havelis can also be seen. Few Havelis are Begum Samru’s Palace, Naughara Mansion, Khazanchi Haveli, Mirza Ghalib Haveli, Chunnamal Haveli, Zeenat Mahal Haveli, Haksar Haveli ( Jawarharlal Nehru got married to Kamla Nehru), Naharwali Haveli.
What to see around Chandni Chowk:
Humayun Tomb: After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 9kms away from the chowk.
Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars. Marble and red sand stone was used in the construction of this minar. It is the Qutub complex. It is located 16kms away from the chowk Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the first seeing but it is just an observatory. It is located 4kms away from the chowk
Rashtrapati Bhawan: Earlier this was used as Viceregal Lodge. In this palace there are 340 rooms. Expenditure for the construction of this palace is 12, 53,000 pound sterling’s. It is located 7kms away from the chowk .
Lodi Gardens: This is the best place for natural lovers. Lodi Gardens Attractions are Sheesh Gumbad, Bara Gumbad and Masjid, Sikandar Lodi’s Tomb, Mohammad Shah’s Tomb. It is located 8kms away from the chowk.
Akshardham Temple: It is a Hindu temple complex. Akshardham Attractions are Musical Fountain, Theatre, Sahajanand Pradarshan, Boat Ride, Gardens of India, Narayan Sarovar, Neelakanth Abhishek, Premvati Ahargruh, AARSH Centre. It is located 9kms away from the chowk.
Getting to Chandni Chowk: This place is well connected with Road ways. Before visiting hits place visitors have to visit Delhi. Delhi is well connected with road ways. Both Government and private buses are available to reach this place. Delhi is connected with best railways and airways. There are 3 main bus stands in Delhi. They are Anand Vihar Bus terminus, Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminus and Interstate Bus Terminus. 3 important railway stations are Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, Old Delhi Railway station, New Delhi Railways station.
Getting around Chandni Chowk: Taxis and buses are available to visit the places around Chandni Chowk.
Best time to visit Chandni Chowk: This place welcome the visitors throughout the year.
Where to stay in Chandni Chowk: Plenty of accommodations are available at Chandni Chowk and at Delhi.
Where to eat in Chandni Chowk: Plenty of eateries and restaurants are available here.