If you have visited Delhi but haven’t visited the Old Delhi or Walled Delhi your visit is incomplete. You must have visited modern shopping areas of Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, South Extension, Vasant Vihar, etc. and hi tech malls in Gurgaon, Vasant Kunj but this is not the real Delhi. If you want to see the actual Delhi and want to cherish its real flavor, you must visit the streets of Chandni Chowk and other walled Delhi. If you are a foodie you must have tried one of the best restaurants in Delhi but these also cannot match the flavor of street shops in old Delhi. You can’t get a better taste of Aloo Tikki (Fried potatoes) with Chana Masala and Chutney (Indian spicy sauce) even in the best restaurants in Delhi. Another favourite dish is Dahi Bhalla Papdi which is crispy snacks and fluffy maida balls in curd and of course great taste of sweet and spicy chutney.
Chandni Chowk is also famous for shopping of clothes, jewelry, etc. Most of the people in and around Delhi come here for wedding shopping and specially making dowry for their daughters. After a tiring exercise of shopping they move to these street shops and not best restaurants in Delhi. Parathe Wali Gali is the street where you can find lot of shops serving fried Indian Bread with various stuffings. This street has been named after this Indian bread called ‘Parantha’. A visitor visiting Delhi must visit this world famous street to make his Delhi visit worth. You will find lot of photographs in every shop showing celebrities and politicians having these mouth watering paranthas.
Old Delhi is a favorite tourist place where the most popular visitor attraction is The Red Fort which was built by Mughal Rulers. Now days the Red Fort still has its political importance because on India’s Independence Day the Indian Prime Minister unfurls the National Flag here. The market Chandni Chowk is just very near to the fort and was named after the moon light reflection in the river.
If you are looking for best restaurants in Delhi, you can just move a few kilometers from Chandni Chowk towards Pahar Ganj or Karol Bagh where you will be able to find variety of recipes i.e. Continental food, Chinese, South India, Mughlai, etc.