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
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
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.
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.
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
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.