Gadodia Market, which lies south of Khari Baoli, is a spice wholesaler's storage area. The entrance is through a covered arcade that directly takes visitors into a small courtyard lined with storerooms with giant-sized old-fashioned weighing scales. Built by Seth Lakshmi Narayan Gadodia in the early 20th century, the place is so busy during the peak market hours that it is nearly impossible to reach the open square area. Here you can see laborers with their long barrows struggle with loading and unloading the sacks of spices. However, one must make it a point to visit it to see various types and qualities of items like turmeric, reetha nuts, ginger, saffron, lotus seeds, pickles, chutneys and edible leaves of silver paper used to coat sweets and cakes.
Chandni chowk is the means of living for middle-class people and it has been one of the most commercialized areas since ages. Today, the city tries to accommodate both money and politics while intrinsic cultures, classes, people and religion find their place comfortably. Chandni chowk is the ultimate proof of life through ages. If you want to experience India you would need to try the Chandni chowk flavors for sure.
This time, I decided to also focus on by-lanes of Chandni Chowk by by discussing various wholesale markets one can visit to on weekdays including for bicycles, electronics, spectacles, camera, saris etc. The upcoming food walk by Delhi Heritage walks also motivated me to further talk about the variety of foodstuffs one can savour in old Delhi. It is interesting to know that some of these sweet shops present( Ghantewala shahi halwai) had also served in the royal Mughal kitchens.