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Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk, New Delhi 110001, India
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Ranked #23 of 260 attractions in New Delhi
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

hop on a manual rickshaw, pay him a couple hundred for an hour, and tell him to shoe you the true alleys on the Chowk. you will not be disappointed. so a great way to experience the many different alleys of shop vendors selling almost anything, and at fantastic prices.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Chandni Chowk is an area full of vendors shops and anything you can think of. It's chaotic, congested, N a very interesting place to walk about. As one of the oldest and busiest markets in India, you can find just about anything. The streets are busy with rickshaws, hand-pulled carts, people and working carts pulled by bulls. While walking the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Crowded with people, rickshaw and foreigners, this place is worth to visit once. From different types of clothes, jewellery, electronics, books to jalabies, cholaywalas and many other things, one finds market in full swing. Whatever you need you will get it there with price reasonable. This place has got old Delhi 's cultural imprint. Majority of people who dwell there... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Chandni Chock is heart of Delhi,India.It's my best Place in Delhi.I always go there for Shopping and eating Biryani and it's also famous for Sarees.

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Denver, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

the place can be a little intimidating with its crowd and narrow alleys but then this is the real essence of the culture so i would say it is an experience in itself. if you are a foodie like me then you will rewarded with much to try around at the place from the famous masala tea to samosas to... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Chandni chowk or as claimed as the heart of Delhi is an always bustling place. You get down of the metro and the old world welcomes you, it hosts not only the Jama Masjid but also many small and medium size restaurants with authentic Mughlai food and Kareems is undoubtedly the best of the lot. its an unique place which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Many people might not like this place as it is toooo crowdy,noisy and dirty as well but this place is the "Heart of Delhi"... You can purchase any type of things in cheap rates (if you know - how to bargain). Things can be of different quality but you will never regret purchasing it.. In Chandni Chowk, we do have... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You ask anything and you get in Chandni Chowk of Delhi. Reasonable rate ,but you have to ensure quality. The place is equivalent of DADAR in Mumbai. Most of he goods ,like flee market are available on pavements and abundant hawkers. The crowd is also reminiscent of ever vibrant Dadar streets with small lanes, bylines, and main road full with... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First my tuk tuk driver took me somewhere else (where he gets a 1% commission on my purchases) trying to tell me it was CC then when he did take me to the right place, I was accosted by my first "I just want to help, there is nothing in it for me" shoppng recommendation within 90 seconds. I actually... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Braved the narrow lanes on a rickshaw. The sights and sounds are what you'd expect of India. My driver helped me in getting a guide for a reasonable price near the red fort and he did a great job explaining what was going on in the bazaar. It can be quite overwhelming due to the crowd and safety could be... More

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