Chandni Chowk Delhi
Chandni Chowk is, also called Moonlight Square, one of the oldest markets in India and located in Old Delhi. The Market was designed by Princess Jahanara Begum, the favourite daughter of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and built in the 17th century AD. The market bazaar is square with a pool in the centre of the market complex. In the olden days, the complex contained 1560 shops and seemed wide and long. In the beginning, the shops were built in a half-moon pattern; in later years, Chandni Chowk lost its shape due to the remaining space being occupied by many conditions. During the Mughal rule, the Market was famous for silver marketing and as a place to buy valuable gems.
Many European merchants visit the Market to buy Silver and valuable Diamonds. In the Hindi language, the silver is called Chandi, so the Market was famous as Chandni Chowk.
Chandni Chowk Market After the Mughals
After Emperor Shah Jahan, other Mughal emperors supported the Market to continue its fame worldwide. In 1863 British India constructed the Delhi Town Hall near Chandni Chowk. In 1950, a clock tower replaced the pool in the centre of the Market. During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Market was partially demolished and went into gloom for a few years. Some buildings are places for various trading. They are
Haveli: This is a mansion with a big courtyard. Each of the four directions has spacious rooms. Here we can see numerous shops with various materials and valuable objects.
Food at Chandni Chowk
The Chandni Chowk is the destination for interested shopping people and the variety of dishes. Here the words are very oldest, and we can see the most famous restaurants. Most of the restaurants were founded hundreds of years ago. Significantly, the variety of sweet items, kebabs near Jama Masjid, and other Mughal time food products are famous here. The pan shops and Tea stalls are located at every corner of the road.
Facts about Chandni Chowk
The Market seems very big. However, there are only three main streets in Chandni Chowk.
The area is famous for its fashion, shopping, and food.
We can see four religious buildings like Jain Mandir, Church, Masjid and Gurudwara.
The famous Delhi Town Hall is also located within Chandni Chowk.
Many moves were shot at the place to show the rich culture of traditional India.
Shopping Destinations in Chandni Chowk
Kucha: we can see here some houses with shops. The owners occupied the places and formed them as their houses and trading centres.
Katra: Here, the skilled artisans made various beautiful objects. The same artisans sell their materials at the place. These craftsmen play the roles of making and trading.
Nai Sadak: This area is interested in the Book reading lovers. This Nai Sadak is the place for stationery and books. Students, book-reading lovers, unemployees, the job aspirants constantly roam around the Market for books.
Indian Women are fond of wearing jewellery, gold and valuable items. Such women visit the Market frequently to choose suitable designs. Dariba Kalan is famous for various jewellery, gold items, valuable gems, and handcrafted jewellery. The ornaments cost is very cheap compared to other markets in India. The perfumes are another pretty thing available at Chandni Chowk.
Chawri Bazar: The Chawri Bazar is famous for various wedding cards. Paper products are another object available here. Here pap, er objects are famous all over India. Many tourists visit the Market to buy Paper products.
Kinari Bazar: The Bazar is the place for wedding items. We can buy here every material for wedding rituals. The prices are bearable for everyone in society. The dress materials, the bride and bridegroom dresses, ornaments, motifs, ribbon laces, and many materials are also available here to buy.
Bhagirath Palace: Bhagirath Palace market is famous for electronic and electrical items. We can buy here any electronic material at cheap rates. The decorative lamps and lighting items are broadly available, and the rates are significantly lower compared with any other Indian market. This Market is the biggest in Asia.
Ballimaran Market: The Balimaran Market is famous for shoes and sandals—hundreds of varieties of shoes are available at cheap rates. Here the shoe varieties are not available in any market in India.