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Nai Sarak Delhi

Location:It is the linking road between

Chandni Chowk

and Chawri Bazaar

Famous as: Delhi's largest wholesale and retail market of school and college textbooks

Open: On all days, except on Sunday

Admission: Free and open to all

How to Reach:Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this market, or they can hire auto-rickshaws, taxis and metro rail.

Preferred Timings: 11.30 am to 6.00 pm

Photography charges: nil

Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar

Functional Metro Station:Chawri Bazaar

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: Approx 30 minutes

(All data as of July 2005)

Nai Sarak meaning new street is the linking road, which connects the main Chandni Chowk Road to Chawri Bazaar and has a very big wholesale and retail market of mainly school and college textbooks. The street can be reached by taking a left turn after the Paranthewali Gali and just before the Katra Nawab Gali on the main Chandni Chowk Road. The other way to reach here is by taking a right turn from Chawri Bazaar Road if coming from the Jama Masjid direction.

The street is called so because it is comparatively a new and broad road made by British after the war of 1857. It is lined with double storey buildings mainly dominated by early 20th century architecture. The lower storeys of these buildings have shops, which are specialized in special types of books like children's books or medical textbooks or books in different languages. Some shops specialize in stationery items as well as sell papers mostly used in offices. The market is today a busy thoroughfare and customers of all age can be seen here heading towards the shops that cater to their needs.

The market has also few wholesale shops of saris selling pure cotton, silk and embroidered ones among the many varieties available there. There are also one or two shops in the market that sells old and new musical instruments.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01


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