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Chandni Chowk-Food Center of Delhi

Chandni Chowk, which translates to 'Moonlight Square', is one of the busiest markets in Delhi. It is also one of the oldest as it was laid down by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor. The market was once divided by water canals, which reflected the moonlight at night, hence the name. This market also contains the Red Fort inside its area.

The Chandni Chowk remains one of the largest wholesale markets in India, and merchants from foreign lands used to ply their trade here in the medieval times. The market is famous for its wide variety of fashionable clothes, ranging from traditional Indian wear to modern patterns. And all of this is priced reasonably and the quality is very fine. One of the original commodities of the market, numerous spices are on sale in large quantities. It plays a major part in driving the economy of this market. Various textiles and embroideries are available. Tourists should definitely pay Chandni Chowk a visit and take home memorable souvenirs.

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Delhi, India
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Time people usually spend here:
4 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
28.6505530°N, 77.2318930°E
Distance from Delhi city center to Chandni Chowk
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