Pasar Chandni Chowk
Pasar Chandni Chowk
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10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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The bustling wholesale market here is an excellent place to shop, explore, eat and soak up life in New Delhi.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • thesizzlingdiary
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1,719 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for wedding shopping
    Chandni Chowk is a good market to buy items in bulk. They have a good variety of wedding lehengas for different budgets. Most of them are semi-stitched. You can also buy unstitched ethni suits at cheaper rates here. Gifting items such as comforter sets are available at reduced cost in the market. It can be crowded during the weekends and the lanes are really tiny. Do try the famous fried parathas here at the parathe wali gali. You can find a lot of wedding related things here such as a wedding cards, clothes, gifting items etc.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Andythebaggie
    Birmingham, United Kingdom3,103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant and enthralling market
    We toured this market via rickshaw and it was a fun and unforgettable experience! Full of life and the vibrancy, colours and aromas that you read about in Indian markets. Very busy and bustling with a wide range of shops (haggling required of course!). Plenty of monkeys on the rooftops too!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • ranjeet K
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dense market for everything
    This is an amazing huge market, especially for wholesalers but also for people like me. Sachan Tours had arranged a special walk for us through the masala market, Fatehpuri mosque, and in several gullies where things are sold pretty cheap. One can not walk in the spice market without a mask because of the strong smell of spices, but it's worth seeing. We even bought some spices a bit of dry fruits. If you are in Delhi, it must be visited.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • satwantpool
    Singapore, Singapore365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to place
    Good but very crowded place for you to obtain your daily or household needs or festival items. A go to place for locals. Nothing much for tourist. Several historical places along the way.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2023
  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India8,080 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not Forget to Taste the Delhi 6 Flavour
    When we go there we have multiple choices to eat along with the work we want go there to do. This time we visited Favwara Chowk and have Fruit Cream just outside the Gurudwara. Delicious sweet taste that you will always remember for years to come. You can drive your car after 9pm in Chandni Chowk. Chandni Chowk is redeveloped few years back.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 1, 2023
  • Laura V
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    So many stalls but for goodness sake don't go alone if you're a woman.
    I have never felt so unsafe. As a white woman (dressed modestly) I was followed and stared at (I expected the staring), people tried to grab my bag, people kept trying to touch me or rub against me, the men offering the bike tours just kept riding next to me even when I both politely and firmly said I wanted to walk. My husband was with me and speaks Hindi and said they were making comments about me also. At one point when people wouldn't stop following me through alleys of shops I went inside a temple just to be able to breathe and relax for a minute. It's a shame, because in terms of the stalls I could have spent all day there and I don't want to go to a country and watch the culture from the sidelines, but to be honest I couldn't wait to leave and never go back.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Sonya B
    Pompano Beach, Florida77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New Delhi is not enough
    New Delhi, in my view is an elitist city, home to Prime Minister Modi & government buildings. The best of New Delhi aside from the historical sites & monuments, is the home & gardens where Ghandi spent his last days which is definitely worth a couple of hours. It is a truly spiritual place. However, most impactful part will be venturing into the central part of Delhi. You must experience the traffic, the throngs of people, the food stalls, the colors. Foremost, I will never forget our visit to the beautiful Sikh Temple & community kitchen where anyone can volunteer to help cook. They feed approximatley 40,000 people per day. We were warmly welcomed & invited to help prepare roti. Whoever is sitting next to you will guide you. You can come just to eat dal & roti with thousands of others. No questions are asked. Hopefully you will learn about Sikhism. If you have more than a few days, travel, travel, travel. India & its people are a remarkable melting pot of cultural diversity. A smile & "namaste" is always graciously returned.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,078 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't go alone. Very busy. Cool atmosphere. Carry as little as possible.
    All I say is 'This is India'. Do not go alone. I was a female solo traveller. I had a guide with me. It is beyond busy, people are tightly packed together. I didn't even take a bag. Just carry small change in a pocket. Much safer. I got a little nervous in some parts as people were pushing and it was really busy. I enjoyed the atmosphere and browsing the many shops from clothing to spices, electronics, food and more. Vendors can be pushy. We went on a Saturday afternoon, early evening. It was lovely as the area became dark and the lights came on. Cool atmosphere. There is a metro station nearby but we took an uber. Just take into account, if you book an uber, you can wait up to forty minutes with the traffic! Try and walk down some of the small alleys. You will find beautiful old buildings and 'traditional life'.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 6, 2024
  • Renan
    226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure you go to the spice market
    You have to love chaos and people to appreciate this place. This is where they organise street food tours so a lot of places serve safe food for non-Indians bellies. There is a section called the spice market (you'll have to make your way inside a building called Gadodia Market), the air is full of spice smell. Although not odorant, it's very agressive and makes you cough / sneeze after only 3 min. Very unique and something you surely won't find in many places.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 22, 2024
  • Melkai
    Roswell, Georgia345 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy crowded place
    Very very crazy place. Get a guide and hire a driver for the easiest visit. If you’re looking for something figure out where it is as everything has its own blocks. Bargain for deals and wear close toed durable shoes. Hire a rickshaw driver to get around. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 20, 2024
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Mhmudur rahman
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Business
The hustle and bustle of the area and livelyness of the crowd makes it a desirable place for visitors visit first time
or even a repeat visit. Souvenirs that you would like to bring with you as a gift 🎁 to friends and relatives are available at a very reasonable price. The people are friendly.
Written February 23, 2020
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WeDiscover8890
Greater Manchester, UK192 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I was often told multiple times I needed to check out Chandni Chowk but to be honest it just gave me anxiety. The streets are very narrow, it’s extremely busy and hard to navigate around.

My best advice is if you’re going to this area to definitely go with a tour company because venturing out by yourself is overwhelming. Our rickshaw driver was friendly and thankfully helped us get around.
Written March 9, 2020
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Payal G
Mumbai, India1,091 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
One of the most famous markets of India located in the heart of old Delhi, this place hardly retains any of the charm that it was historically supposed to possess. While it may be romantic for foreigners to get a glimpse of the crowd and chaos of India, the truth is that it is super congested and crumbling with roadworks adding to the confusion. The crowd may be too suffocating in the narrow lanes with drooping overhead wires and no clear exit ways in case of emergencies. Even the by-lanes close to the metro stations are poorly lit.

It is next to impossible to enjoy anything with knowledgeable local guides are most of the people working in the area are clueless about the historical places in the area.

Best visited during the daytime for the many historic buildings that are located in the area like Ghalib's haveli, the town hall etc. The closest Metro train station is Chandni Chowk on the Yellow Line and Lal Quila on the Heritage Line.
Written January 1, 2020
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Rish
New Delhi, India4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
If you go in there expecting glamorous old world heritage and charm, you might be disappointed, but if you go in with a list of specific things to do (Parathewali Gali, spice market, etc), you'll have a great time. You can visit the Red Fort and Jama Masjid the same day as well. Would not recommend going there during the summer or monsoon months, winter and spring are the best times as it will always be super crowded (don't expect air conditioning if you're planning to eat at Chandni Chowk)!
Written March 15, 2020
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Tina H
Newton Abbot, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We experienced an amazing rikshaw ride on our recent visit to Delhi. This is something you really must do. Your driver will manoeuvre his rikshaw through tiny lanes crammed full of shops, people, motorbikes and so much more. It’s an experience never to be forgotten. So many items for sale in the many colourful alleys including jewellery, books, stationery, wedding flowers and gifts and so much more. Go and immerse yourself.
Written March 31, 2020
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Ilovemyjollies
417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We came here on a street food tour and it felt like the real Delhi.

Very busy, almost chaotic, we got some really nice food to sample.

Our tour didn't end until 8pm and dark. I would recommend if you're coming here to do so in daylight as it felt quite intimidating at night, especially or tuk tuk ride home with large groups of males, some who were fighting.

If you want to see a real insight into real Delhi, this is the place to go
Written March 1, 2020
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chanfrederick
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
What an adventure! We came to India to experience the chaos of colour, smell, and the crowd that we have heard so much about. Going to Chandni Chowk in the evening is the best place to do that, and it blew our expectations. This food tour is much more than what we have expected.

Anubhav as our guide, and without us knowing, he is like a local celebrity here where we kept encountering people coming up to say hi and took photos with him. We were in good hands, where he brought us all over Chandni Chowk, the spice market, visiting the small food shops and street food stores, local restaurants, going in and out of little alleys while explaining to us every little things that we need to know with knowledge and passion. And he only brought us to places where the food were safe for foreigners like us to consume.

The market is a very chaotic place, and we would not be able to make sense out of it. We join this tour expecting to sample some local street food, but we got a lot more out of it. It is a glimpse into the life of the local people too. Highly recommended.
Written March 19, 2023
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797dennisp
Montrose, UK30,912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
What a fascinating, reckless and bonecrunching white knuckle ride through the narrow streets of this seemingly endless market where apparently you can just about get anything there. The speed that the electric rickshaw driver goes through these narrow streets and always manages to avoid running people down or just missing an equally crazy driver coming from the opposite direction is amazing.

Very colourful and exciting !!
Written February 29, 2020
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Kuntal B
New Delhi, India19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Loved the view of Red Fort, Sheesh gunj gurdwara and old historical havelis around the Chandni Chowk main bazaar area and tasted some delightful and novel dishes like kulle ki chaat,daulat ki chaat, nihari and other meat dishes of old Delhi. Some families still source their monthly spices from the old suppliers here. Fantastic outlets for getting your wedding trouseau shopping completed can be found around Kinari bazaar that suit your budget and desire for designer pieces, as well as one can buy unique silver jewelry and corporate gifts from an abundance of traders. However it is also a very congested area, which is heavily crowded, so much that only a single person can walk sideways in the narrow lanes - so hard to get in your vehicle there. You need to know which shops to go to else, a lot of time will get wasted browsing and bargaining. It is well serviced by erickshaws, metro stations and hand pulled rickshaws. I enjoyed doing a walking food tour there in October 2019 with a local guide, who also shared historical information about local buildings.
Written January 26, 2020
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She_Traveller
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
So if you are a foodie , esp. ethnic/desi North Indian /Mughlai food and do not have Agoraphobia and are ready to rub shoulders with anyone and every one , the place is for you , for sure . You get amazing variety of clothes , toys , books , stationery , spices , dry fruits and even rare stuff like Camera lenses here at relatively cheaper prices . In nutshell , shopping could be really worth it here if you have to buy in bulk . Is a good place for pre wedding shopping . Remember to leave the car out side , somewhere near Red fort and either walk down or take the e Rickshaw . Explore lanes and by lanes , some of which carry remnants of past with relics of old havelis and temples etc.
Written January 28, 2020
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