Pasar Chandni Chowk
Pasar Chandni Chowk
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10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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The bustling wholesale market here is an excellent place to shop, explore, eat and soak up life in New Delhi.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • thesizzlingdiary
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1,718 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for wedding shopping
    Chandni Chowk is a good market to buy items in bulk. They have a good variety of wedding lehengas for different budgets. Most of them are semi-stitched. You can also buy unstitched ethni suits at cheaper rates here. Gifting items such as comforter sets are available at reduced cost in the market. It can be crowded during the weekends and the lanes are really tiny. Do try the famous fried parathas here at the parathe wali gali. You can find a lot of wedding related things here such as a wedding cards, clothes, gifting items etc.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Andythebaggie
    Birmingham, United Kingdom3,103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant and enthralling market
    We toured this market via rickshaw and it was a fun and unforgettable experience! Full of life and the vibrancy, colours and aromas that you read about in Indian markets. Very busy and bustling with a wide range of shops (haggling required of course!). Plenty of monkeys on the rooftops too!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • ranjeet K
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dense market for everything
    This is an amazing huge market, especially for wholesalers but also for people like me. Sachan Tours had arranged a special walk for us through the masala market, Fatehpuri mosque, and in several gullies where things are sold pretty cheap. One can not walk in the spice market without a mask because of the strong smell of spices, but it's worth seeing. We even bought some spices a bit of dry fruits. If you are in Delhi, it must be visited.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • satwantpool
    Singapore, Singapore365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to place
    Good but very crowded place for you to obtain your daily or household needs or festival items. A go to place for locals. Nothing much for tourist. Several historical places along the way.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India7,990 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not Forget to Taste the Delhi 6 Flavour
    When we go there we have multiple choices to eat along with the work we want go there to do. This time we visited Favwara Chowk and have Fruit Cream just outside the Gurudwara. Delicious sweet taste that you will always remember for years to come. You can drive your car after 9pm in Chandni Chowk. Chandni Chowk is redeveloped few years back.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 December 2023
  • Laura V
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    So many stalls but for goodness sake don't go alone if you're a woman.
    I have never felt so unsafe. As a white woman (dressed modestly) I was followed and stared at (I expected the staring), people tried to grab my bag, people kept trying to touch me or rub against me, the men offering the bike tours just kept riding next to me even when I both politely and firmly said I wanted to walk. My husband was with me and speaks Hindi and said they were making comments about me also. At one point when people wouldn't stop following me through alleys of shops I went inside a temple just to be able to breathe and relax for a minute. It's a shame, because in terms of the stalls I could have spent all day there and I don't want to go to a country and watch the culture from the sidelines, but to be honest I couldn't wait to leave and never go back.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 December 2023
  • Sonya B
    Pompano Beach, Florida76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New Delhi is not enough
    New Delhi, in my view is an elitist city, home to Prime Minister Modi & government buildings. The best of New Delhi aside from the historical sites & monuments, is the home & gardens where Ghandi spent his last days which is definitely worth a couple of hours. It is a truly spiritual place. However, most impactful part will be venturing into the central part of Delhi. You must experience the traffic, the throngs of people, the food stalls, the colors. Foremost, I will never forget our visit to the beautiful Sikh Temple & community kitchen where anyone can volunteer to help cook. They feed approximatley 40,000 people per day. We were warmly welcomed & invited to help prepare roti. Whoever is sitting next to you will guide you. You can come just to eat dal & roti with thousands of others. No questions are asked. Hopefully you will learn about Sikhism. If you have more than a few days, travel, travel, travel. India & its people are a remarkable melting pot of cultural diversity. A smile & "namaste" is always graciously returned.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't go alone. Very busy. Cool atmosphere. Carry as little as possible.
    All I say is 'This is India'. Do not go alone. I was a female solo traveller. I had a guide with me. It is beyond busy, people are tightly packed together. I didn't even take a bag. Just carry small change in a pocket. Much safer. I got a little nervous in some parts as people were pushing and it was really busy. I enjoyed the atmosphere and browsing the many shops from clothing to spices, electronics, food and more. Vendors can be pushy. We went on a Saturday afternoon, early evening. It was lovely as the area became dark and the lights came on. Cool atmosphere. There is a metro station nearby but we took an uber. Just take into account, if you book an uber, you can wait up to forty minutes with the traffic! Try and walk down some of the small alleys. You will find beautiful old buildings and 'traditional life'.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Renan
    226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure you go to the spice market
    You have to love chaos and people to appreciate this place. This is where they organise street food tours so a lot of places serve safe food for non-Indians bellies. There is a section called the spice market (you'll have to make your way inside a building called Gadodia Market), the air is full of spice smell. Although not odorant, it's very agressive and makes you cough / sneeze after only 3 min. Very unique and something you surely won't find in many places.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 January 2024
  • Melkai
    Roswell, Georgia345 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy crowded place
    Very very crazy place. Get a guide and hire a driver for the easiest visit. If you’re looking for something figure out where it is as everything has its own blocks. Bargain for deals and wear close toed durable shoes. Hire a rickshaw driver to get around. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 February 2024
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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore1,327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Visited this site as it was a good place to feel the pulse of the people living in Delhi . Worth to visit for a couple of hours to observe how commerce is done in the city as well as to try masala chaai, buy snacks and spices . Taking g a tuk tuk into the site as well as walking through the site is a good way to see how the locals live .
Written 13 June 2024
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Traveveller00849
Raipur, India70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Chandni Chowk is one most busiest place in Delhi. There so many shops with reasonable price. My wife had wonderful experience as she got to shop so many things at affordable price.
Written 7 June 2024
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Freedom33701024899
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Guys I am sharing something very amazing, we just finished our brother and sister wedding, and we decorate our home beautiful more than decorator's, so go and buy decoration item from there and don’t forget to visit paranthe wali Gali🥰
Written 31 May 2024
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Alvares George
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I wanted to explore the local street food so my tuk-tuk friend suggested me the Chandani chowk, I tried some chaat's & chole kulcha it was yummy but very spicy and oily. Then wandered around to take local things to take to my country.
Written 24 May 2024
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
If you can't stand lots of people, then this is not the place for you. However, if you don't mind crowds of humanity then you must seek out the market area of Chadni Chowk. India is all there; the noise of tooting horns, the shouts of rickshaw drivers and the cries of the sellers, the aroma of street food and exhaust fumes. It is an experience to be savoured.
Written 20 May 2024
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Kunal Yadav
India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
My recent trip to Chandni Chowk was an unforgettable adventure. This market area is great, the narrow, winding streets were filled with a mix of rickshaws, bicycles, and pedestrians, all moving in a seemingly chaotic yet harmonious flow. The air was thick with the aroma of street food and the sounds of merchants calling out their wares.
Written 19 May 2024
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Dinesh Srivastava
Meerut District, India27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Famous Chandni Chowk Delhi was fun & exciting place to visit. there was a chaos all around the E-rickshaw' were driving like anything . Though I was here for my official work for placing bulk order of aluminum & steel utensils for shop in Meerut. At same time I asked my family to enjoy the street food here. it took me 4-5 hours get my order clear and packaging. Then I joined my family but it was too late We had some kachori's and left for hotel
Written 15 May 2024
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Mr. Wiegert
Germany5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Please be ready for excitement and crowd. The place is filled with everything that one could think of. The old houses standing tall in between few lanes are mind blowing and exotic. If you are not a crowd person, this place is not for you.
Written 20 April 2024
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Harvey4455
Coventry, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This bustling area of very narrow streets with tiny shops selling street food, clothes, jewellery and many tourist knicknaks is a must for anyone visiting Dehli. I particularly liked the wild monkeys that have found a home amongst the crumbling building, the whole place is really a sight to see. Yes, if you are a Western tourist you may get a little 'encouragement' from the vendors but it's all part of the experience. On the larger roads surrounding the market there are other things to see including busy temples and the street vendors who have set up to provide worshippers with the items they need. I thought that many of the shops did seem to sell similar goods, but I didn't go there to buy stuff but to soak up the atmosphere. Most shops don't seem to open until about 10am.
Written 18 April 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
As part of my tour, my bike driver briefly drove me here after visiting the Mosque. There are many things one can buy here: spices, clothings, fruits and vegetables, jewelries, etc. Did not buy a thing, just looking at stuffs.

Note that it is always very crowded here! Be careful with your personal belongings.
Written 5 April 2024
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