Before you visit Chandni Chowk, if you could see maps (site plan of Delhi a century ago, 2 /3 centuries ago (which you can sure find at Meuseum at Red Fort), you will appreciate Chandni Chowk much more.
Chandni Chwk starts from Red Fort and ends at Maszid Fateh Puri; both historically very important.
Once, we are told, that there use to be a river (Yamuna) flowing in between. The extensions of shops on both sides of the road did not eist; but the area was full of greenery/ Trees.
The area is wothy of its fake for street foods (specially Delhi-6 food). The famous China Halwai Sindhii Halwai, (outside Fatehpuri Maszid) all what ever he prepares is worth mouth watering, full of genuine good quality food ingredients. The Bedwris (satuffed Poori), jalebi and Halwa of Shiv Mishthan Bhandar,
kalmi Bhada, Gol-gappe, kanji wada, chaat; kulfi by any street vendor at Chandni chowk are just out-of the world.
Rabri, gazar Halwa, and othwr swwets by Hazari Lal Jain are superb. Kachori nearby are class-I. Give sufficient time (do not hurry at all) and just see how tasty Paranthe can be, in the paranthe wali gali. A very small restaurant (made in the railway compartment) Annapoorna at Fountain Chowk is not only amazing but also superb Bengali sweets and altogether different samosas. Important historical havelis (like Mirza Galib) are nearby.
If time is not the constraint One can write books about Chandni Chowk; and that is the reason Bollywood made movies in the praise of Delhi-6.
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