Chandni Chowk OverviewRanked 13 of 1270 sightseeing in New Delhi
Chandni Chowk is considered as one of the oldest and busiest markets in North Delhi. It is situated in the Shahjahanabad area between Red Fort and Fatehpuri Masjid. On both sides of the wide Chandni Chowk streets are historical residential areas flanked by narrow lanes (galis).
It houses many temples like Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir and Hindu Gauri Shankar Temple. Apart from these temples, it also has a Gurudwara namely Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. There exist 2 mosques in this place, namely Muslim Sunehri Masjid and Muslim Fatehpuri Masjid.
It is counted among the biggest wholesale and retail markets of India. It was built in 1650 when Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan shifted his capital to Delhi and is around 300 years old. It is believed that the Emperor's daughter Jahanara, designed this market, where an array of shops were established in a half-moon shape.
Chandni Chowk is famous all over in India for its eating joints and some of these are very old. Tourists can reach this place as the by travelling by bus to the Inter State Bus Terminal that is located very close to it.
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- Length of visit: More than 3hrs
- Best Time: During Day
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