Sights & Sounds of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi


I convinced my classmates to make a morning trip to Chandni Chowk for a food walk of sorts.

Now, who wakes up in hostels at 8 in the morning on a weekend? So, the trip obviously got delayed and we were rushing through things because everyone had other commitments too.


Yes, that’s an excuse why I couldn’t click enough but a valid one at that. Here’s whatever I could manage.

Can I please begin by saying that I lovvvvvvvvvveeee (yes, I had to write it like this) Chandni Chowk for the old world charm that it exudes?




The famous Chaat shop ‘Natraj’


Parathas getting made. This is a phone photo.

I am totally in awe of the tiny old style shops where the owner (or manager) still sits on a gaddi (cushioned seater) and the shops are stocked with all sorts of bling, as this market is known for wedding-related things.


The beautiful doors



The area I visited for the famous parathas (Indian flat bread, Google for details :)) is famously known as Kinari Bazaar or the market of borders. Borders, the bling-y, glitter-y and all other kinds that women buy to design their clothes and put these across their saris, dupattas, suits and so on. This market is thronged by women from all across Delhi (and beyond) going crazy for the beautiful, beautiful borders. How I wish I could click some of them! Also the even more beautiful shops they were housed in! Apart from the reason mentioned in the post’s beginning, I could also not click because shopkeepers at such rugged places generally get offended when you click. However, I am definitely going to take chances next time.




5 thoughts on “Sights & Sounds of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

  1. You are currently in Delhi right? I mean whatever you are doing right now is in Delhi itself? Then why do you live in a hostel? Anyways .. 🙂

    I find the food at this place both lip smacking and awkward. I mean somethings you like instantly right .. (like chats and stuff) but then when you go to the ‘paranthay wali gali’ you see weird stuff like chicken paranthas. Eh!

    The place does have that old school cultural charm though. I’ll give you that. 🙂

  2. Wow! Old cities have their own charm. It’s been 7 years since I visited Delhi, and totally miss the street food, wish I could eat from your pictures 😀

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