The iconic Paranthewali gali is a street located deep in the heart of Chandni Chowk. It has many small shops that sell the deep-fried stuffed Indian breads which attract foodies from across the world. While simpler parathas are a common breakfast-food in North Indian households, the variety of stuffing, from vegetable and lentils to more exotic fillings like dry fruits, that you can taste in the eateries here is incomparable to any other food experience.
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This foodie’s paradise started taking shape in the historical market place of Chandni Chowk in the 1870’s, and slowly the number grew to almost 20 parantha shops in a row. Today, there are 3 famous shops which exist here, often with the sixth generation of the same family running the shop. The shops proudly display photos of famous guests who have visited them over the years.
How to get there?
The closest airport is Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, which connects to Chandni Chowk via the metro-train service.
Delhi is well-connected to all the other Indian states via flights, trains, and buses. Trains connect from the Old Delhi, New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway stations, amongst many others. The main bus stand for the city is the Inter-State Bus Terminal at Kashmiri Gate, which is 4km away from Chandni Chowk.
Within Delhi city, the closest bus stand is the Lal Quila bus stand at a distance of 800m from the eateries. The closest metro station is the Chandni Chowk Metro Station on the Yellow Line, 950m away.
Plenty more to HopOn Near the Parathewali Gali…
A visit to the Parathewali Gali in Chandi Chowk can be followed by nearby experiences like the ancient Jain Temple (100m away), the Jama Masjid (950m away) for the breathtaking views it offers from the upper level, and a visit to the famous Karim’s Restaurant (1 km away) if you are a meat-lover. The Red Fort (also 1 km away) is one of Delhi’s iconic monuments that you can visit very close to the Parathewali Gali.
Where to stay near the Parathewali Gali?
“Connaught Royale Delhi” is a 4-star hotel in one of the best locations in New Delhi which is at a distance of 4.5 km.
“bloomrooms @ Janpath” is a 3-star hotel in Central Delhi, at a distance of 5.4 km from the Parathewali Gali.
“Living by the Greens” is an AirBnB stay which is located in at the heart of all the activity, overlooking the city wall.
“goStops” is a backpacker’s paradise at a walking distance of 2.3 km from the Parathewali Gali through the Old Delhi lanes.
“Nina Kochhar’s Homestay” is a quaint, pet-friendly homestay located in Civil Lines at a distance of only 3.5 km.
Places you shouldn’t miss…
The Purana Quila (Old Fort) is a 16th century fort which today greets visitors with its green landscape with ancient architecture set within. The Sound and Light show every evening is energizing and an ode to the city of Delhi.
Café Lota, the museum café of the National Crafts Museum, is a must-visit for anyone looking to discover pan-Indian cuisine in a contemporary avatar.
The Lotus Temple is a house of worship open to all religions and a must-visit for its architecture and the magical spaces created inside.
Dilli Haat is an open air food court and craft bazaar hosting artists, performers and food stalls from every state of India.
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