Chandni Chowk’s name is written in gold as one of the most famous places to visit in Delhi. Dolled up in the ethnic colours of India, Chandni Chowk is the ultimate paradise for shopper for anyone with an enormous cultural appetite.
It is probably the first thing you will hear about on any Golden Triangle trip to India. And, why not? The market has the most promising choice and price range enabling you to buy anything and everything (from hairpins to even birds ☺). So, if you are a sucker for Indian traditional outfits, jewelries, and probably anything that screams India then let Chandni Chowk be your muse.
Here, in the cluttered streets and narrow alleyways, you will find the India’s best keeps ranging from as low as 200 INR to as high as 1,00,000 INR.
Be it original designer pieces or knock off celebrity outfits, finding something that matches your vibe isn’t much of a task here.
Pro Tip: Chandni Chowk is crowded, so take care of your valuables. In addition to that, in Chandni Chowk, brokers will pitch to show you around. If you are new to the market and aren’t traveling with any guide, you can take their services. But we personally suggest you to explore the market on your own as the brokers will take you to shops where they earn a good profit.
Secondly, make sure your phone is on optimum charging with a working data pack as Google maps always come in handy in case you are stuck in these maze like lanes.
Location: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
Timings: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, except Sunday
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk (Yellow line) and Red Fort Metro Station (Violet Line)
Nearest Bus Stop: Direct buses to the market can be caught from Daryaganj bus stop.
Other attractions: Street food and mechanical rickshaw ride