India is a country with a vast heritage. From the Mughals to the British, their imprints are still clearly visible in the historical monuments, grand building and planned roads. Delhi as the capital city has its share of heritage. From the well-laid out wide roads to the numerous forts and monuments that dotted the landscape, Delhi has a magnificent heritage.
Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi is one area that is steeped up in its heritage. From the numerous havelis to the majestic Red Fort and of course the Mughal era markets that derived its name from the moon. Chandni Chowk which is a collection of markets is one of the biggest and oldest markets in the area. Omaxe Chowk, the next-generation commercial development in Chandni Chowk, is inspired by Mughal, British and Indian architecture.
The market is created by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s daughter. The canals which once flowed through the markets are now gone but Chandni Chowk remains a bustling market place. The inspiration behind the market is what inspired Omaxe Chowk to recreate the magic of the centuries old marketplace.
The market today is famous for being not only the largest wholesale and retail market in Asia, it is equally famous for the many eateries that dotted the Paranthewali Gali and the many lanes and by-lanes that crisscross the market. Some eating joints have also made quite a name for themselves, so much so that they command a dedicated following and are a must visit for food bloggers, connoisseur and foodies not only from India but from all over the world. Omaxe Chowk will bring together the world-famous street food of Chandni Chowk under one roof and create an ambience of the ancient times where not only shopping but also eating out will be an experience in itself.
With the market being over 3 centuries old and in essence retaining as much of the old world charm it can, infrastructure and facilities available in the market are today woefully inadequate to accommodate the rising footfall. Perennial traffic jams, overcrowded lanes, lack of parking and other facilities currently plague the market. Omaxe Chowk fills in the gap with provisions for ample parking space, washroom facilities and a convenience to shoppers and businesses.
While the hustle bustle of the market are a charm, they can dissuade casual shoppers, mainly HNI shoppers and many tourist from visiting the market as not all will be willing to brave the traffic and congestion. Omaxe Chowk will create an ambience and atmosphere where not just casual shoppers but also HNI shoppers can visit and rejoice.