Chandni Chowk

A Great City of India

Chandni Chowk by Vivian Ainomugisha

History

The Chandi Chowk (or Moonlight Garden) is a market place established and designed in 1650 A.D. by Princess Jahanara the favorite daughter of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. It runs through the middle of the city of Delhi, India and originally started as a canal that ran through the middle of the street supplying water. It was made to accompany the Red Fort that was built to help in battle.

What was it Chandni Chowk Used for ?

The Chandni Chowk is used as a market place. It contains some of India's finest restaurants and clothing stores. It is a place where tourists have gone to get a feel of India through the food, clothing, religion, history, tradition, and modernness that can all be found at the Chandni Chowk. These various things are shown through the different stores and things that the Chandni Chowk has to offer.

Chandni Chowk Today...

Chandni Chowk is still known as one of India's greatest market places although it is now described as congested and disorderly. Most of the stores in Chandni Chowk are family owned that are passed down from father to son through many generations. It is still very similar to how it was when it first started out, but has just become more modern. It is open to tourists and is great for people of all ages. Enjoyed by people in India and all over the world,

Did you know ?

1. Chandni means Moonlight and Chowk means Square the moon reflected light on its canal that is how it got its name.



Did you know ?

2. Chandni Chowk appeared in the movie "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham"