A Day in Chandni Chowk

To a first time visitor Chandni Chowk metro station would not give much indication about whats in store when they would step out. The bustle of Chandni Chowk can be intimidating  for most visitors, but for the seasoned. Sales pitch from hawkers is the first thing you hear as the metro station escalator  steadily  takes you closer to the exit. Then comes the delight for the visual and olfactory senses; sight and smell of food in conjuction with the incense from the Hanuman Temple nearby combined with the noise of the temple bell, hawkers, honking cars and buses can overwhelm any one.

If you are ready to look beyond the chaos the order emerges. Chandni chowk continues to be the biggest trading hub in this part of india it also houses some of the best known historical monuments - Red fort and countless other tourist attractions like  Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (the 'World-reflecting Mosque'), commonly known as the    Jama Masjid, Sis Ganj Sahib Gurudwara, Digambar Jain Mandir etc

The charm of Chandni chowk emerges in the most common things though. Look beyond the historical monument and focus on people going about their life; Chandni chowk offers the most amazing portraits and shots that are  reminiscent  of the way of living before internet era.

Posted on December 14, 2013 .