India is full of diversity and its capital Delhi is the best place to experience the shades of contrast in abundance. Delhi is divided in two parts- New Delhi & Old Delhi. New Delhi is more of a modern city, with modern buildings, Shopping Malls, Multiplexes, Traffic of Modern Cars. And whereas Old Delhi is more of old architectures, Havelis, Old style Bazars, busy streets with conveyance like Rickshaws and auto-rickshaw. If you guys are connected with me through Instagram & Facebook, you all must know through my stories that I have recently visited Chawri Bazar, which is situated in Old Delhi.
Old Delhi is one place which always fascinates me and I love travelling here again and again. And today in this post I will be talking about my recent visit to Chawri Bazar and what is it famous for?
First let’s talk about How to reach Chawri Bazar
Old Delhi is a crowded place with narrow lanes, bazars on the streets which results in heavy traffic most of the time. And it’s not preferable to go by your own conveyance. Hence I would recommend you guys to avoid going there by cars. Instead use metro to communicate to Chawri Bazar, which is not only economical it’s even more convenient too.
Catch the yellow line metro and de-board on “Chawri Bazar” metro station. Metro has a special compartment for Ladies especially, which helps in making the journey more convenient.
The moment I came out from the metro station, loads of rickshaw-walas were waiting outside for swari (customers for ride), but I preferred walking as I wanted to explore the market. The market was filled with hawkers, rickshaws, carts, cars, scooters, horses and walkers (loads of people) along with electricity cables hanging above your head.
Chawri Bazar is Majorly Famous for-
- Delicious Street Food Joints
- Copper, Brass Ware, Hardware and
- Paper products/Stationery (People even call Chawri Bazar cards market of Delhi too)
(You can get anything from beautiful wedding cards to wallpaper to greetings everything is available here).
Chawri Bazar is located at the West side of Jama Masjid.
I have tried to jot down some of the Famous Street Food Joints at Chawri Bazar:
- Lotan Chole Kulche Wala
I am sure most of you must have heard about “Lotan Chole Kulche Wala”?
The cholas of Lotan Chole Kulche Wala at Chawri Bazar are worth trying. You’ll definitely crave the taste of those cholas afterwards. Lotan Chole Wala has been on the streets since 1977. They serve cholas with potatos in red hot curry, try it once and you’ll never forget its taste.
You’ll always find the Lotan Chole Kulche Wala surrounded with crowd around it. Go to Barsha Bullah Chowk and from there you may ask anyone about Lotan Chole Wala, people would definitely know about him. But yes! Don’t forget the timings; it is available from 7:30 am to 10:30 am only.
- Shyam Sweets
Almost everyone knows about Shyam Sweets, one of the popular breakfast points in Old Delhi.
They serve delicious Moong Daal Halva and Gaajar Halwa. You must visit Shyam sweets in order to calm your cravings for the best halwa in the town.
Situated at : Chawri Bazar, Nai Sarak, Delhi.
- Hira Laal Chaat Corner
Hira Laal Chaat Corner is another attraction of Chawri Bazar serves some amazing Kuliya Chaat. Kulla is the outer flesh of fruits and vegetables and the flavoured chaat is filled in this flesh. Undoubtedly delicious in taste, this chaat corner in chawri bazar is a must try.
Situated at: 3636, Gali Lohe Wali, Chawri Bazar, New Delhi
- Standard Sweets
Famous for its Poori Choley, Suji Halwa, chana chhole and Badam Milk, the Standard Sweets is a must visit in Chawri Bazar. . Visit them for variety of Indian sweets.
Situated at: 3510, Chawri Bazar, New Delhi
- Jain Coffee House
Sounds like a royal coffee cafe. Right? But this Jain Coffee House is famous for its sandwich. Visit the place to grab the tastiest healthy fruit sandwich, filled with seasonal fruits and paneer.
Situated at: 4013, Raghuganj, Near PNB ATM, Chawri Bazar
So these were some amazing food joints I explored in my recent visit to Chawri Bazar.
Visit the place, and explore the beauty and taste of old Delhi.
Also don’t forget to read:- Lakhori Haveli- Dharumpura (A Hidden Gem of Delhi6)