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“Part of Old Delhi -A contrast to New Delhi in every way”
Review of Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk
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US$ 34.00*
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Private Tour: Captivating Walk through Old...
Ranked #51 of 451 things to do in New Delhi
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The bustling wholesale market here is an excellent place to shop, explore, eat and soak up life in New Delhi.
Reviewed 19 March 2013

After having visited the Rajpath, Rashtrapati bhavan and Lotus temple area in new delhi, it was a stark contrast I had felt When I entered the Chandni chowk in Old delhi in every possible aspect.
First of all, the density of the people(crowd) moving around. It is difficult to walk with out touching any one even for a few meters. The crowded shops of all kind. Starting from the Redfort frontage, down through a big Sikh Gurdhwara, The shops are endless on both sides of the broad road with ethnic buildings. There are small lanes every 50 meters, with rows of shops selling every thing from dress materials of all kind, electronic goods,sweet shops and you can get any thing from this market. Most important thing is that this is the cheapest market in delhi if you have art of bargaining technique. Finally,We enjoyed riding in a cycle riksha from there to new delhi ( Pahar ganj near railway station area)paying little money ( Rs.40/-only) and enjoying the slow movement in the inching crowd, all the time wondering how the Riksha wala was able to move in such a pedastrian populated location. It was a great experience which you can not have in new delhi.

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

A ride on a bicycle rickshaw through the Chowk and adjoining alleyways is an experience you will never forget. The rickshaw man knows how to avoid collisions with an uncanny ability and will also take you into some of the shops in the bazaar where you can see (and buy) lovely things. Everything is sold here: there is even a street of bookshops. A visit to Delhi without coming here is unthinkable! Bargain in advance for the price and be prepared to give a generous tip if you are looked after as well as most are.

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Took the metro here and wandered around for hours, its got side alleys which reveal more stores then you expect. This is an working area so expect the auto/rickshaw drivers to want to take you on tours. Recommend walking down here to the Red Fort. Its an eyeopener for all senses!

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

It is very chaotic and busy and if I'd stayed there too long I might have freaked out, but it is a great way to experience the daily lives of India in Delhi and an unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

I like going to the places like chandni chowk. i have always been fascinated by Big Old markets like Chandni chowk. you are going to see a typical Indian market for a common Indian lower middle class family. Rickshaw is the convenient medium to travel in these kind of overcrowded markets. chandni chowk is delhi's one of the oldest street having many kind of markets in it. Electronics, Plastics, Food, Cloths, Jewelry etc. I Like It's Paranthe wali gali for food. Go there if you really want to see Real Indian market.
Note: The market may have thieves, Pickpockets and tauts so Take care of your belongings.

Thank akashvedi
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