School Tour of Chandini Chowk Market, Delhi

Join us on an exciting tour of the vibrant Chandini Chowk Market and experience an hour of Indian culture.

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 50     Destination : India  

Category : School Events & Workshops     Recommended For : Schools

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The city of Delhi is one that is riddled with history that goes nearly 5000 years back. With a fair share of repeated construction and destruction, like a phoenix, the city seems to rise from its ashes each and every time. On this tour, we’re sure school students will enjoy a walk through one of the oldest and best known markets of the Indian capital city – Chandini Chowk.

Chandini Chowk was built in the 16th century, by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan on the request of his favourite daughter, Jahanara, for a place where the womenfolk could shop for all their needs. Although the shops and streets may have had makeovers over the centuries, most of the original Mughal architecture can be seen in the façade of most of the buildings around. Interestingly, apart from the intricate lattice work typical of the Indo-Islamic style, you’ll also find relatively newer buildings with Victorian columns or corbel arches from the colonial era. As our tour begins at one end of the recently pedestrianised street at Chandini Chowk, we turn our backs to the mighty Red Fort – the icon of the walled city of Shahjahanabad, as the area was known – and begin walking the 1.3 km stretch that leads to the famed Jama Masjid.

You will easily spot a Hindu temple, a Digambara Jain temple, a Baptist Church and a Sikh Gurudwara all on the same road, before arriving at the Islamic Jama Masjid. While this highlights the harmonious co-existence of various religions, the market of Chandini Chowk is experienced in its true sense in many of its meandering bylanes. Pass by the famous ‘Jalebi Wala’ selling piping hot snacks like samosas and jalebis, or through the ‘Parathe wali gully’ as our host gives you a peek into some of Delhi’s popular street foods. As you go further into the labyrinth of narrow lanes, you’ll see a riot of shops selling gold & silver, sarees, dress materials, bridal wear, colourful bangles and jewellery, stationery and the works! If that’s not all, you’ll occasionally find many residences amidst this hustle-bustle. As the tour ends, the grand Jama Masjid appears in our view.

Join us to get a glimpse into the diverse culture that is India’s identity, as we stroll through the bustling alleys of this shopper’s paradise and soak in the sights that it has to offer. Children are bound to be excited to see and learn the culture of Delhi’s exciting colourful market.

Your Presenter

  Charly Jacob

Charly is one of the Executive Producers at Globe from Home and brings more than two decades of experience in Tourism management into creating special travel experiences.

Charly has been involved in campaigns involving the conservation of environment and is an active team member in our Responsible Tourism projects. His other interests include listening to music and driving.

How it works

This tour has been designed specially for school children. This is a group tour that accommodates up to 50 children at a time. Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session. Children and teachers can log in from their individual classes or congregate in one single class/hall and access the tour via the link provided.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session. 

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

Book this experience

From £250 / Per Group (Max 50 Person)