FROM THE NARROW LANES TO THE BIG MONUMENTS

Tripoto
7th Aug 2016

Have you ever wandered lost amidst the busy and bustling streets of an area that is new to you every time you go? Have you crossed those narrow lanes sitting at the back of a rickshaw carrying three people at the same time? Did you come across the bridal saree shops and the book shops that leaves a pungent smell of books in the air? If no, Delhiites you are yet to explore Old Delhi else known as Chandni Chowk and tourists you are not suppose to miss a place of this kind. .Being a Delhiite(for the moment!) I take a metro ride and drop down myself in the Chandni Chowk metro station and take a rickshaw. This place has its narrow lanes opening up its mouth to some gigantic buildings like the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid.This place forms a unique religious place as it caters to all the religions together. Closer to one another stands one Jain temple, one Hindu temple, one Baptist Church, the Sis Ganj Sahib Gurdwara and the Fatehpuri Masjid. Being a visitor for the first time to this place one must make up it’s mind to visit Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. What majestic architectures! If one is a great foodie then one must definitely try the mouth tempting paranthes from ‘Paranthe Wale Gali’. This lane with its delicious paranthes are famous all over Delhi and I bet you it is unbeatable. And yes, for the non-veg delights this is the best place you will find in the whole of Delhi where the Mughlai melts to your throat. Shopping along the streets of Chandni Chowk is a flavor that adds taste to travelling. One can find small hand crafted items along the way. Jewellery shops especially for silver and pearl jewellery are a paradise for women. The Sunday market in Chandni Chowk is famous for clothes, shoes and electronic gadgets. Though never tried, you must be careful purchasing gadgets from the Chandni Chowk market since you will get very high priced goodies for a fairly low price and that should make sense that such goodies do not have any gurantee of working properly. In Delhi this is the most destined place for book lovers. The Daryagunj Market in Chandni Chowk is a place where a reader can find all the books of its interest and that too in a very low price. Some shops even sell books in kilograms. If one has to mark the market of Daryagunj the best way to tell a rickshaw puller that you want to go to the book market near the Delhi Gate. This Delhi Gate standing bold in the middle of the road was once built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Chandni Chowk no doubt is a busy place with a crowd unimaginable but that is what it makes Old Delhi different from New Delhi. This place is a delight in itself with all religious and historical architectures to the Mughlai cuisines and road side markets.

Photo of Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India by DARSANA DUTTA
Photo of Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India by DARSANA DUTTA
Photo of Delhi Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, India by DARSANA DUTTA
Photo of Daryaganj, New Delhi, Delhi, India by DARSANA DUTTA
Photo of Daryaganj, New Delhi, Delhi, India by DARSANA DUTTA
Photo of Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India by DARSANA DUTTA
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