Chandni Chowk is the major street in the walled city of old Delhi, which was originally called Shah Jahanabad. The walled city which includes the Lal Qilla Red Fort of Delhi was established in 1650 AD, by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahanara Begum Sahib, who also made significant contributions in the landscaping of her father s new capital of Shahjahanabad. Chandni Chowk is home to several famous restaurants/confectioners Halwais . Chandni Chowk was featured in the 2001 Bollywood film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham where the leading lady Anjali Kajol and her sister Pooja Kareena Kapoor lived. Though portrayed as a neighborhood populated by a lower-class population, Chandni Chowk is shown to be a rich, cultural hub.
Posted On : 03/16/09 10:19:53 PM
Roop Chatterjee Reward Points : 21400 Member Since : Wednesday, February 11, 2009
he famous street of Chandni Chowk is just opposite the Lahore Gate of Red Fort. It is the oldest and one of the historical streets of the Capital. Chandni Chowk, or Moonlight Square is the most famous and historic street of Delhi, built around 300 years ago when the walled city of Shahjahanabad was established in the 17th century. The Trafalgar Square of Delhi, Chandni Chowk is widely known for its century old heritage and meeting point of different cultures and traditions over the centuries. The nearby shopping centers from Chandni Chawk are Chatta Chowk traditional and contemporary jewelry and handicrafts , Kinari Bazaar curios, souvenirs, silver and glass bead jewelry , Dariba Kalan Jeweler s street , Nai Sarak books , Chor bazaar electronic goods and Daryaganj book market only on Sunday .
Posted On : 03/17/09 10:58:34 PM
Riya Sen Reward Points : 93800 Member Since : Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Hi, Just to add to the above information, I want to cite the famous Gurudwara and Jama Masjid in Chandni Chowk. Anyone visiting these old part of the city cannot miss these two important places. There is also a Hanuman Mandir beside them.