A tributary of The Yamuna river used to, once flow through the middle of the Chandni Chowk street and would also reflect the moon. This is why the place is called “Chandni Chowk”, which was essentially just a space outside Begum Bagh, designed by Jahanara Begum. She was the eldest daughter of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
Lehenga shopping at Chandni Chowk for the wedding is necessary as that’s where the tradition and our culture is
Here’s a list of shops where you could possibly find the lehenga of your choice for your big day.
Om Prakash Jawahar Lal
In comparison with the other shops in the same area, this shop has better pieces. Prettier and also in terms of quality, their outfits are streets ahead of the others. Another suggestion – try to buy the ready-made samples that they have on display (if you like it) instead of getting anything stitched.
These new bees in the market are already quite popular as they have all outfits from the latest trends, good quality fabric but its a bit pricey too as compared to the others. Again, avoid getting anything stitched.
Kamal Bhai Saree Sangam
A gem that has been hidden until now as it’s not too popular yet. Its outfits are more like Om Prakash Jawahar Lal, but a shade cheaper. Although the stock is limited. Also, you can try getting your outfits customized from this place as it seems to be doing a much better job in that segment than most of the other shops in that particular area.
Ram Kishan Saree
In a corner near Kamal Bhai Saree Sangam. This shop has a good collection with the latest cuts and styles. Most of the outfits are copies of bigger brands like Sabyasachi. They’ve got pretty full-length anarkalis and gotta patti work fabric too.
Sudhir Bhai Saree Waala
Another gem located close to Om Prakash Jawahar Lal. This shop has lehengas in many different colours other than the traditional red colour. Its rates are cheaper than most of the saree shops in Chandni Chowk, which is why this shop attracts a lot of crowds. If you really like an outfit here, purchase it before anybody else does.
According to the designs and the prices at this shop, the outfits are a steal. Also, this shop is recommended more for trousseau shopping than wedding day shopping.
Oldest and the most famous shop in Chandni Chowk. They’ve got good designs and good cuts. Being one of the oldest shops, the locals are well aware of its existence and you’ll surely be able to find your way there.