Specialized wholesale market of brass, copper and paper products, popularly known as Chawri Bazaar, from beautiful wedding cards to attractive wallpapers to nice greetings to any types of papers required for any use, everything is available here in retail as well as in wholesale. Another claimed it to be Asia's biggest mandi of paper and wedding cards. As it is also a wholesale market but you will be allowed to purchase a brass or copper idol of Lord Vishnu, Buddha and others. Chawri Bazaar is a very busy road as laborers with their laden backs, cars, rickshaws, scooters and walkers almost battle for the passage during the peak market hours. The shops also keep many useful items like jewelry boxes, vases, pots and oil lamps. However, at present Chawri Bazar is more known as the wholesale market of paper products than copper or brass. Though the whole process is very exhausting but it will be a day to remember for visitors as they will definitely enjoy it.
Presently Chawri Bazaar is a very busy marketplace with toiling laborers, crowds of people, a large number of scooters, cars and rickshaws. During the peak market hours Chawri Bazar surges with people, there is hardly any space left. Currently paper products have become more popular in this market and you will definitely find a wide range of paper products are available, from attractive wallpapers to wedding cards.
One specialty of this market is that this market, a part of which is dedicated exclusively to wedding cards, has an easy access. You will see that the bazaar has more than 500 card shops. The card business started here during the 70s. The business quickly took root as all people needed to make a card--designers, printers, and labourers--were already in the area. The trade flourished and today you will get all sorts of cards starts from Rs. 2 to Rs. 80 to more, in colours ranging from garish maroons and purples to conservative whites, printed in quite a few official languages Hindi, Bengali, Gurumukhi, Urdu, etc. and catering to everybody, from Hindus to Sikhs to Muslims.
Location: The Chawri Bazar is situated to the west of Jama Masjid.
Famous for: Being a specialized wholesale market of brass, copper and paper products.
Timing: From 11.30am to 6pm open on all days and is closed only on Sunday.
How to Reach: Visitors 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.
Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station.
Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar.