Chandni Chowk, or Moonlight Square, is one of the largest and oldest bazaars in India, designed over 400 years ago by Jahan Ara, the daughter of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The market originally featured canals filled with water to reflect the moonlight. Shops were originally built in a half-moon arrangement.

On the 13 Day Deluxe India, a tricycle rickshaw takes us on a ride through the endlessly fascinating streets of Old Delhi to the lively bazaar. With its endless rows of stalls and pungent aromas, you can find anything here from spices to local handicrafts to hand-loomed silk saris.The massive Red Fort, recalling the splendor and magnificence of Mughal Delhi, is located within the market. Its dazzling treasures highlight thousands of years of Indian history.

Chandni Chowk is bursting with authentic and specialty delicacies, spices and sweets. Try local favorite jalebi, a pretzel-shaped sweet fried in clarified butter and soaked in fruit-infused syrup.

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