Chandni Chowk as Shopaholic's Paradise Shopping is fun! Shopping is a time-pass!! Whatever might be the reason, Shopping is an ongoing activity that is more or less a hobby for some. Every city has numerous shopping places so as there in Delhi too. The Chandni Chowk is the major attraction for habitual shoppers. After shifting his capital from Agra to Delhi emperor Shahjahan established Chandni Chowk in 1650. It soon became the heart and soul of the commercial activities of Mughal Empire and the legend continues till today.
Chandni Chowk is located opposite to the Red fort. The market is far from the conventional airconditioned malls or gorgeous shops with plush interiors in posh markets yet its importance can be boasted of about among wholesale traders. In Mughal era Chandni chowk was famous for the Fountains and the shops.
Gradually the fountains of the Chowk disappeared but the shops still remained and the flock continued to grow. These small shops in the by lanes magnetize an ardent shopper. Chandni Chowk can rightly be called the "shoppers paradise" in Delhi. Hordes of shoppers throng the cheek-by-jowl shops in the narrow lanes of years old market.
Shopping at Chandni Chowk is fun as the market divided in several bylanes is flooded with vivid varieties of clothes, perfumes, electronic item, jewelries like Kundan, Meenakari, candles, idols of deities, furnishings and silverware.
The market offers everything that shoppers might think to buy for embellishing oneself and home as well. One great thing about this market is that you will get all goodies at highly subsidised rates.
If you have the time and energy to look around and bargain, this is the place you should visit. The place is a paradise for retailers too.
They buy items from here in bulk and then sell it at whopping almost double the price in other parts of the city.
It is the best place to buy any item in bulk so companies look up to Chandni Chowk every year to buy gifts for clients at the festival time of the year. Though it is tough to go there and shop but at the end of the day, it is worth an effort because there is myriad variety, you get discounts on bulk purchase and at the same time you find some amazing foodstuff along the road side.
Besides the yummy street food the best eateries of Chandni Chowk have quench the bon appetite and won millions of hearts as well with their tangy flavors.Some of the famous eateries there are:
* Bikaner Sweet Shop
* The Ghantewala Halwai
* Natraj's Dahi Bhalle
* Gianiji ka Falooda
Tips for enjoying shopping
1. While going around Chandni Chowk pay special attention on your pockets.
2. Beware of touts and the duplicate products.
3. Shopping here will fetch you great bargains. Don't forget to bargain! You will get best deal on your choice of product. If other markets are offering you something at a price of Rs. 400/- then you will easily get the same stuff here at flat fifty percent rate.