Chandni Chowk in Delhi

One of Delhi's most famous markets welcome you!

One of Delhi's most famous markets welcome you! | Photo credit: Varun Shiv Kapur / Flickr

Chandni Chowk Overview

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Chandni Chowk is one of Delhi’s oldest and most famous markets. Located in Old Delhi and built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Chandni Chowk is still steeped in history and is home to many iconic historic monuments such as the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Lal Jain Mandir and the Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

Situated in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk begins at the Lahori Darwaza and runs through the Red Fort all the way through to the Fatehpuri Masjid. Today, apart from its historic importance, Chandni Chowk remains famous for being one of Delhi’s largest wholesale markets and attracts numerous shoppers on a daily basis.

Some particularly famous shops in Chandni Chowk are Suneja Sons for paper items and Mehr Chand and for dry fruits near Khari Baoli. The market is also a foodie’s dream come true as Chandni Chowk is famous for its street food such as chaat, paranths and dahi bhallas.

  • Opening Closing Time Opening and closing times vary according to individual stores. Chandini Chowk is open all days of the week, except Sundays.

  • Entrance Fee Entry to the market is free

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