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Holidays in Chandni Chowk

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Chandni Chowk which includes street scenes and cycling as well as a large group of people

Navigate this bustling market district and bargain for curious antiques, intricate jewels and aromatic spices in a distinctly New Delhi atmosphere.

Chandni Chowk (“Moonlit Market”) is a hive of bazaars, stalls and historic shrines that forms an integral part of the region’s lifestyle. Try a street food dinner, bargain for local wares or just experience the chaotic and fascinating scenes of this district.

Find Chandni Chowk at the heart of New Delhi’s Old City, where it has thrived since Mughal emperor Shah Jahan established it in the 17th century. Begin your tour at Chor Bazaar (“Thieves’ Market”), which hosts stalls for electronic goods, vintage clothes and antique furniture amongst other curiosities. Find an interesting ware and test out your bargaining skills.

Amongst the bustle, visit the 16th-century Digambara Jain Temple. The nearby Gauri Shankar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, spot the Lingam (phallus stone), which dates back 800 years. Enjoy the devotional chants from the Sikh temple (Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib) as you pass. Temples may require a suitable dress code for entry.

After some history, visit a candy stall and try jalebi, a delicious treat cooked in bubbling oil. Wander the streets to Dariba Kalan Road and pass stalls selling intricate silver and gold jewelry. The adjacent Kinari Bazaar is visited often by prospective couples looking for wedding garments and bridal accessories.

When you get hungry, navigate to Paratha Wali Gali and find a number of small restaurants lining the lane. Try paratha, a traditional Indian-style flatbread, which is served stuffed with potatos, topped with crushed almonds or accompanied by tangy pickles. Follow this avenue back into Chandni Chowk and continue to the Fatehpuri Masjid. This red sandstone mosque was designed by one of Shah Jahan’s wives. Around the temple, bargain for nuts, herbs and teas at Khari Baoli, the district’s spice market.

Get to Chandi Chowk by metro, cab or rickshaw from downtown New Delhi. The markets are open every day except Sunday. After visiting the markets, explore some nearby attractions like the imposing Red Fort or Jama Masjid.

2607 Cheap Hotels Near Chandni Chowk

Hotel Tara Palace, Chandni Chowk
Hotel Tara Palace, Chandni Chowk
3 out of 5
419, Esplanade Road, Opposite Red Fort, Old Cycle Market, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
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The price is AU$47 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Located in Old Delhi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lajpat Rai Market, Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid. Red Fort and Jantar Mantar are also within 3 ...
3.7/5Good! (255 reviews)
Wonderful stay
"Although approach to hotel is little cozy and crowded but at the end the day it worths staying in this hotel as the staff as well the food is very good with a reasonable price. Service is good"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Hotel Tara Palace, Chandni Chowk
Haveli Dharampura
Haveli Dharampura
5 out of 5
2293, Gali Guliyan, Dharampura, Delhi-6, Near Jama Masjid Gate No. 3, New Delhi
The price is AU$142 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Old Delhi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Temple, Chandni Chowk, and Jama Masjid. Red Fort and Gurudwara Bangla ...
4.4/5Excellent! (104 reviews)
"The property is a hidden gem. It retains the authenticity of a haveli. I felt like I went back in time. Amazing views of old Delhi from the roof top. Straight out of Delhi 6 movie. The have cultural programs and other activities which adds to your experience. The staff was also extremely friendly ..."

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2021

Haveli Dharampura
Hotel Aiwan-e-Shahi
Hotel Aiwan-e-Shahi
3 out of 5
1061 - Paiwalan Dariba Side, Near Gate No.3 Jama Masjid, New Delhi, Delhi
Located in Old Delhi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Red Fort. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Jantar Mantar are also within ...
3.3/5 (6 reviews)
Not great.
"OK, the location first. The hotel is right in the heart of Old Delhi, opposite the Jama Masjid. The whole area is completely congested and noisy, probably more than I thought it would be . That said, we had no problems getting around. The tuk tuks were very useful here. On to the hotel. The pictures ..."

Reviewed on 28 Oct. 2019

Hotel Aiwan-e-Shahi
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Hotel De Romana
Hotel De Romana
3 out of 5
De Romana Street, New Delhi
The price is AU$18 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
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Haveli Dharampura
Haveli Dharampura
5 out of 5
2293, Gali Guliyan, Dharampura, Delhi-6, Near Jama Masjid Gate No. 3, New Delhi
The price is AU$142 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
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Hotel Tara Palace, Chandni Chowk
Hotel Tara Palace, Chandni Chowk
3 out of 5
419, Esplanade Road, Opposite Red Fort, Old Cycle Market, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is AU$47 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
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Hotel Aiwan-e-Shahi
Hotel Aiwan-e-Shahi
3 out of 5
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Ashu Villa Guest House
Ashu Villa Guest House
2.5 out of 5
149 Kilokri Main Ring Road, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
The price is AU$24 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
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Hotel Le Mem
Hotel Le Mem
3 out of 5
741, Church Mission Road, opp. Old Delhi Railway station, New Delhi, Delhi
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