From The Red Fort To The Chandni Chowk Market

September 5, 2008 by Anil Polat  

Upon Taylor Davidson’s suggestion, I made my way across the street from the Red Fort to one of Delhi’s oldest markets, Chandni Chowk. Below are some of my pictures from the market and a video to give you a better description of the area.

chandni chowk rickshaw

The entire area is crowded, although the merchants were tamer than I expected, except for two overzealous sari shop owners. You can find clothing, jewelery, food, and spices along the main strip and tight side alleys of Chandni Chowk.

These samosas were good.

samosa chandni chowk

A not-so-busy flower shop.

flower shop chandni chowk

A cart with some hazelnuts, tubers, and (I think) corn for sale.

food chandni chowk

A few shirts for sale. Intense bargaining was going on when I snapped this picture.

chandni chowk pictures

This was the first McDonald’s I ran across, but after my first day I found that they were littered throughout New Delhi as well as rural India also.

mcdonalds delhi

Two of the thousands of bikes (motorized and not) in Chandni Chowk.

bikes chandni chowk

The Red Fort across the street.

red fort across chandni chowk

Geobeats has a great short video that gives a nice summary of what you can find among the shops of Chandni Chowk.

You can see the rest of my pictures from Chandni Chowk here.

Comments - One Response   (Need a pic to show with your comment? Go get a gravatar!)

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

Sorted by rating: (Click arrows up or down to to vote anonymously.)

  1. That mcdonalds is out of place…..which I think gives the photo a unique dynamic