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Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk, New Delhi 110001, India
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As featured in New Delhi for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #27 of 259 attractions in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The bustling wholesale market here is an excellent place to shop, explore, eat and soak up life in New Delhi.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Created for a Mughal princess to satisfy her desire to see everything that was worth shopping, the narrow lanes are a charming reminder of what Delhi was once. Many great eating places, bargain shops, crowds and cattles- Chandni Chowk has it all. The Metro provides an easy access to the place now and has made it worth the while to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Chandni Chowk- the name itself suggests that this place has been hogging the limelight since time immemorial. It dates back to the Mughal Era n then the Britishers came and made this place known for its commercial activities. It has all the old time made havelis dating back to the 18th century n people still live in it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to experience the real Delhi, there is no place better then Old Delhi. You walk through narrow lanes and winding gullies sampling the street food of Delhi. Every corner of Old Delhi will throw pleasant surprises and you wish to return back to explore it more. Walking is best way to explore the area. Don't skip spice... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

not very good for shopping, if you don't know what you want. The constant dragging movement of the cluster of humans, rickshaws, small to big to huge vehicles, vendors, beggars, luring agents and dogs hardly allows proper breathing. Chandni Chowk is rather an event than a place. Here one can feel the age of India from its beginning through architecture,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Chandni chowk is known as one of the oldest part of Delhi.This place is having true essence of India in Food as well as in shopping.I personnaly love that place.If someone wants to decorate his or her wardrobe with indian ethenic outfits,one must go there.Dont forget to hit ''Parathon wali Gali''.There you can have awesome parathas with Lassi.It is the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

police must be informed If ......if you plan to visit this place. NOT FOR FOREIGNERS ./GIRLS. Don't visit alone . Always accompany a guide ,before visiting this place .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you really want the flavour of Indian Street action-this is the PLACE. Don't get discouraged by the crowds/noise, instead plunge head on-action zone. Seriousally, if you are looking for only chat and sweets, then sunday is the best option, when the Bazaar is closed, so less crowds and less noise but the eating places are all open, from chat... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Its the oldest area in Delhi , so you could imagine traffic congestion , small streets , little dirty atmosphere. Its very crowed so dont take taxi or own car.. Prefer taking delhi metro , you will get (human cycle) rikhsaw. Shops open around 11.30am. Beware of pickpocket , Hawkers , agents .. don't go too much inside the streets... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

HEY ALL . U Really wanna see delhi than u should visit the place once with lots of stuff from clothes to electronics to food n all .u can get 1000+ varieties as u should always take someone along with u as people can make fool of u . so beware fake electronic stuff best place for shopping of clothes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great Connectivity by Delhi MEtro, makes it possible to reach Chandni Chowk from anywhere in delhi. Listed as "Chandni Chowk" on the "YELLOW LINE" of delhi Metro, this place has it all.. Delhi's biggest market, in terms of size, range and versatility. you can find almost anything here and at the best price in the entire Northern India. Delhis bigggest... More

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