Chandni Chowk is the main street of the old city of Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Chandni Chowk, literally means moonlight square and derives its name from the fact that originally, a canal ran down the center of the street with pools at major intersections which would reflect moonlight. Today, the stream is gone and Chandni Chowk is an extremely busy road. There are shops, schools, residences, places of worship, old and new along the road.
Time : Best seen early morning between 8.00 a. to 10.00 am. Gets extremely crowded after that
Who can come : All are welcome. Wheelchairs are ok early morning but impossible to negotiate later in the day.
What to wear and carry :
• Walking shoes
• Recommended that you carry some covering for your head, esp. useful when visiting religious sites. Avoid wearing shorts.
• Drinking water