What Makes Streets of Chandani Chowk so Popular?

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Chandani Chowk in Delhi is known for so many different things. Few of them are its famous food outlets, wedding & wholesale shopping, and photo walks. It is one of the oldest heritages of capital city Delhi in India.  People come from all over the world to visit this place. It’s a delight for both shoppers as well as shopkeepers. You get the best apparel at an unbelievable price. People prefer to do their wedding purchases from here.  It’s shopper’s hub for designer replica traditional attire at an unbelievable price.  At times Chandani Chowk is visited just to enjoy some mind-blowing delicacies.

You can add charm to trivial celebrations by visiting here. Special days and festivals can be celebrated in the best way in the streets of Chandani Chowk.  The best example that can be quoted here is of X-Mas. To celebrate it differently you can plan a food walk in Chandani Chowk. One thing you should keep in mind before taking food walk is to plan it on your cheat day. Undoubtedly the most delicious food is available at a dirt cheap price here but only at the cost of high calories.

Few Delicacies that you Must Try 

Daulat ki Chaat

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Unlike other chaats, it is one of its kinds. If you think that it’s sweet in nature then you are sadly mistaken. It’s a whipped cream and a product between cream and butter. The taste is really authentic that can only be found in the streets of Chandni Chowk.  It will melt in your mouth within seconds. All you need to do is just spend Rs. 50 to get a sufficient quantity of small bowl of this dessert.

Paranthe Wali Gali

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The most popular destination in Chandani Chowk is Paranthe Wali Gali. They practically have all kinds of paranthas on the earth.  Be it Gud (jaggery), Kela (banana), Karela (bitter gourd), Bhindi (ladies finger), you name it and it will be served on your plate. Forget about calories and stay careful about hygiene and just relish the taste.

Non-Veg Delicacies

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Chandani Chowk is the hub of non-veg cuisines. Lots of famous outlets have emerged out from this street. Non-Veg is not only juicy but very fresh as well.  Taste can give competition to any good 5-star hotel. You can enter the lane emerging just after Jama Masjid and take a walk to try all styles of non-vegetarian cuisines.

Shahi Tukda

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You can get one of the most original tastes of Shahi Tukda in the Chandani Chowk.  Trust me this pudding can make anyone feel out of the world.

Kake de Naan

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These nanas’ are so damn mouth-watering and fresh that you will not only relish but remember the taste for days. You must try them with the preferred add-ons of your choice.

There are many more cuisines that you can enjoy here. Above are just selected few, each one can be described in the separate post. Best way to witness the taste is by visiting this place. 

How to reach Chandani Chowk?

Chandani Chowk is part of old Delhi, it’s recommended not to take your own vehicle due to its congested lanes.  Best way to reach this part of Delhi is through metro as you don’t have to go through the hassle of parking issues.  If you are coming from Gurgaon then you can take a direct yellow line metro to Chandani Chowk. If you are coming from any other part then you can change from Rajiv Chowk.

Is it possible to Taste Everything in One Day?

Chandani Chowk is the hub of street foot eateries.  It is the hub of all north Indian cuisines. From snacks like Kachauri, Chaats to the main course like naan, khamiri roti, chicken tikka, butter chicken to desserts they got it all.  You practically can’t have it all in one day, even if you plan to have all three meals there.  To try all the items you may need to visit this place many times.

What is the Cost of Food?

The beauty of this old street in Delhi is getting the best things at the cheapest price. If we talk about the price of the food it may surprise many. You can try some of the best taste at an unbelievable price.  Within a budget of just Rs. 100 to Rs. 200 you can eat more than your capacity. Not only that you can try many variations too.  In this growing inflation and GST, you can still afford to get something that can satisfy you without a hole in your pocket.

What Else You Can Do in Chandani Chowk?

As mention in the introduction, Chandani Chowk is not only good for food but many other things as well. Someone planning to visit Delhi must visit this place to get the essence of the city.  Some of the things that you can exclusively plan in Chandani Chowk are as follows.

  • Shopping, from Wholesale to Wedding

You can always pick the best stuff from Chandani Chowk in a dirt cheap price. It is a paradise for apparel wholesalers. Planning to take your stuff in bulk?  than Chandani Chowk is the go-to place.  On the other side if you plan to take exclusive Indian traditional attire for your special occasions like engagement or marriage then Chandani Chowk is the best. You can get some designer like attire at the best price here.

  • Photography – From Street to Food

Nowadays many photo walks are arranged in the Chandani Chowk. Idea is to make your hands perfect on street shots with specialized DSLR. You can get some of the candid shots on the street of Chandani Chowk. It will also give you a glimpse of other parts of India where people are struggling with food in the hub of food paradise.  Out of the world food taste and presentation also attracts photographers. In fact, Chandani Chowk is one of the favorite places for all the passionate and budding photographers.

  • Visit Jama Masjid

Last but not the least you can visit the famous Jama Masjid which is often too crowded in the evening or at the time of the festival of Id. People from all over the world come and visit this famous monument. You may be able to view entire Chandani Chowk while standing on the stairs of Jama Masjid.

If you are a Delhite then you can’t afford to miss this ancient street. Those who have recently shifted to Delhi must visit here at least once. Lastly, people who plan to travel to Delhi must add Chandani Chowk in their itinerary to cherish some of the best delicacies, shopping, and some memorable shots.

How to Have a Destination New Year Eve?

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Last month of 2018 is already clocked, this is the month to sit, relax and welcome coming year.  December is indeed a month full of celebration. From thanking all the people who made it rocking to X-Mas  and last but not the least the New Year eve.  As they say all well that ends well, same goes for the New Year eve as well. You must have a gala celebration to make it even rocking.  What best way to celebrate New Year then traveling to another city. Not only will you be able to tick a new city from your bucket list but will be refreshed enough to onboard New Year enthusiastically. Well begin is half done, make a plan for the New Year if haven’t thought through still. Some places you can plan to visit to make it rocking this year are.


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Goa is all time favorite destinations. At the time of New Year it rocks even more. There is huge rush during this time in the city. People from all over globe visit here for New Year celebration. If you haven’t booked your flights tickets yet then expect the price to be exorbitant during this time. If you are party animal and love to be among people of same wavelength around then plan to celebrate your new year in this city. What many people don’t know is Goa also offers some adventure sports like parasailing. You can club it with your New Year celebration.


Another beautiful city to have some fun during New Year in down south in Pondicherry. The famous French city surrounded by the Bay of Bengal. It serves some of the best delicacies which can add further charm to your New Year celebrations.


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Kasol is a small party hill station in Manali in the North.  If you like winters and a trek during the day then plan your New Year eve in this city.  You can join the group through Meet Up or plan a solo trip nothing will disappoint you in this small yet beautiful place.


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Beautiful adventurous religious city in the north Known for rafting and famous Aarti can be the perfect place for New Year celebration. It has got some popular café that can add more charm to your New Year celebration. You can also plan to camp in the city and make your New Year celebration most rememberable.


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If you want to spend your new year at some serene place then Jodhpur in Rajasthan is a perfect place to join. The city has got some beautiful monuments to visit during the day. Evening you can book some luxurious pocket-friendly farmhouse and have a gala time during the New Year time.


This city never sleeps how it can on the eve of the New Year.  Mumbai can be one of the most rocking city to celebrate your new year.  You can take a bundle of fresh air near the beaches and in the evening can do pub hoping to rock during New Year time. Don’t miss to go on the marine drive as well and visit a couple of other places that can complete your visit to the city.


Jaipur is anytime city, you can visit it for all purpose. During the time of New Year as well for sure it will not disappoint you. There are some good places that can make your new year traditional yet glamorous.  Jaipur offers some of the beautiful places to visit. Some of the must visit places are like Birla Mandir, Amber Fort, Nahargarh, Bapu Market.


If planning to go international than Bangkok can be one of the most preferred options. You will get lots of options to make your New- year eve even more happening. You can try some adventure sports in the daytime, evening hunt for some cool party place and just welcome 2019 with great energy. You can try there underwater sport and share it will your friends on social media while New Year party is all set to begin.


Dubai will not disappoint you either at the time of New Year. Just book your flight and choose your stay and you are all set to rock for New Year eve. To know the city better have a tour of the architectural landscape. Some of the world famous and tallest tower you must visit is Burj Khalifa. There are many other attractions as well which for sure can make your new year eve mind-blowing.

Hope you welcome 2019 with great pomp and show. Wishing you a fabulous New Year.