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Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi

·  Summer: March-June (25°C - 47°C)
·  Winter: December-February (1°C - 25°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  July - February

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 10:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday:  Sunday

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Once literally basking in the glory of moonlight, Chandni Chowk (moonlight square) is the inseparable part of Delhi’s elaborated history. A princess conceived the dream of a moonlit square back in the 17th century and the moon actually glittering in the area’s canals earned it the designation. Today, it is home to one of India’s grandest old world markets, royal mansions, religious buildings and eateries serving scrumptious Delhi street food.

Lal Jain Temple, Central Baptist Church, Sis Ganj Sahib Gurudwara and Fatehpuri Mosque glorify India’s unity in diversity at Chandni Chowk. The place is world-famous for its snacks and sweets like dahi bhalle, chaat, rabri falooda, rasmalai, jalebi and parantha. There is no way to resist the tangy flavours, delicious desserts and wonderful aromas.

Chandni Chowk has numerous shops selling fabrics, jewellery, electronics, clothes, handicrafts and tradition curio. Exciting items in each of these categories can be purchased at the best prices. Spend time wandering in the old streets and enjoying the rustic old world charm of the buildings.  

Road: Chandni Chowk is accessible from all parts of Delhi through public transport buses, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws and taxis. This part of Delhi is usually overcrowded and experiences huge traffic jams.

Railway: Old Delhi Railway Station is only about 2 km. from the Chowk. You may also get down at Delhi Main Metro Station which is about 4 km. from this place. Cycle-rickshaws are recommended to avoid getting trapped in jams.

Airway: Indira Gandhi International Airport is about 18 km. away. Hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw to access the Chowk. Regularly plying buses can also be boarded.