Chandni Chowk is the most popular and one of the oldest
markets in the capital city. The market has been a wonderful street bazaar in
Old Delhi for over three centuries. Constructed by Shah Jahan and adorned by
the Mughal Emperor’s daughter Jahanara. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi. Chandni Chowk happens to be the busiest
street market in the city. The shopaholics enjoy a wonderful bazaar experience
while exploring the narrow lanes located on both sides of the market. Visitors
get a clear view of the Fatehpur Mosque from Chandni Chowk.
Built in the 17th century, Chandni Chowk is an
impressive historical place located opposite Red Fort. The beauty of this
street is its incredible variety and authenticity. The site has over 1,000
varieties of sweets, sarees embellished with Zari and Chikan work, delicious
north-Indian food, and delicacies. The narrow lanes packed with a large number
of shops and vendors offer books, apparel, accessories, sweets, consumer goods,
food, electronics, and leather goods. The street’s specialty is the
mouth-watering Jalebis that are prepared in original Ghee. Located at a short
distance from Chandni Chowk is the Bhagirath Palace that’s famous for its
strong history. Ever since Chandni Chowk was constructed, the palace was called
as the shopper’s paradise.
The market gets its name from the fact that it was built in
the half-moon shaped square with three-lined passage reflecting the moon.
Delhiites and people visiting the old Delhi love to explore the Chandni Chowk
and its beautiful narrow lanes filled with amazing shops. Shoppers can find a
wide variety of goods including perfumes, women’s and men’s accessories,
clothes, food, electronics, books, and more. Bazaar Guliyan, famous for its
100+ shops packed with handicrafts, statues, and sculptures, is situated on the
southern side of the Chandni Chowk. Overall, this historical site has
everything a shopper expects from a shopping center.