Chandni Chowk is the main bazaar of old Delhi. It is one of the busiest markets of the city. It is lined with beautifully decorated shops on both-sides. These shops deal in all shorts of goods. Near the fountain is Gurudwara Sis Ganj, the holy shrine of the Sikhs. The bazaar has a few bank buildings and cinema halls. The town hall, the police station and Fatehpuri Mosque are the other places of importance.
There is a great hustle and bustle everywhere. The multicolored electric lights add to the beauty of the bazaar. Crowds of customers, men, women and children are seen standing in front of soaps, buying articles. The verandas are full of visitors and vendors and it is difficult to get an easy passage.
There is a rush of traffic. All sorts of vehicles are seen playing about on the road. The shrill sound of horns and hooters jars upon the car. At some places traffic is held up and it is difficult to cross the road. The restaurants have a busy time.
Shops begin closing by 7 p.m. Sunday is close day. Chandni Chowk is the biggest centre of trade in Old Delhi. A visit to it in the evening is very enjoyable.