Katra Neel Shopping Market Delhi

Katra Neel Shopping Market

"Katra Neel a Historical Marketplace in Old Delhi"

The charm of Chandni Chowk needs no introduction, does it? Be it shopping spirit poking you quite often, a monumental touring desire or a craving to savour some delicious street food, kudos to this moon-shaped marketplace of Mughal Era that never fails to quench every thirst!

Amid the ear-splitting noise of the on-going crowd and the hustle of this famous Old Delhi's hot-spot, is located Katra Neel Gate that guides you to the wholesale cloth bazaar.

Historical Overview of Katra Neel

The time Shahjahan decided to erect his majestic city similar to Agra model, many craftsmen, and business owners guided him to Chandni Chowk. This particular place in Chandni Chowk is home to Baniya community, who give this place the name “Neel Katra” after their God Neel Kanth Mahadev's name.

At that time, it was popular for indigo manufacturers as well as traders. Neel in Hindi stands for 'blue' and still it represents the same essence.

Katara Neel Market

At present Katra Neel is famous as Chandni Chowk's wholesale market offering varieties of fabrics as well as clothes. The lanes , small roundabout, arches erected in Mughal Era and a rainbow of colours adds a vibrant charm to the market.

Famous for menswear retailers, it's the place where the first franchise of Raymond in Old Delhi was set up.

Not just menswear, but the market is also famous for offering Chunni, Lehnga, Salwar Suit and more.

Close to the market, you'll find a beautiful shrine of Maa Kaali.

Nearby Places in Katara Neel

Katara Nizam-ul-Mulk: Alongside the fish and chicken bazaar, adjacent to Jama Masjid, there is a mosque popularly called by the name “Machhli Walon ki Masjid”.

Behind the mosque, you'll find Katara Nizam-ul-Mulk named after a family of Nizams of Hyderabad. Earlier, the place as famous as 'Qomi Press' of Munshi Zahur-ul-Hasan, where stone printing technique was used for religious book printing. Now, the building serves as a guest house and the press has been moved to Urdu Bazaar.

Katra Mallah: In English 'Mallah' is referred to as boatman, hence, Katra Mallah is a residential colony of such boatmen. Te boatmen of Shahjahanabad live here (nearby Red Fort). The place is owned by Mia Saab.

Katra Lachu Singh: With proximity to Bhagirath Palace is situated Katra Lachu Singh- the historical mansion of Begum Samru. At present, the place is known as one of the India's largest electronics markets.

Katra Gauri Shankar: This place got its name after a temple built Apapan- a Maratha soldier. According to a belief, the soldier dreamt of a young girl asking him to build a temple for her showing him a Shiva Linga. Hence, this temple was erected and dedicated to Gauri Shankar.
The Linga installed inside this shrine is said to be over 800 years old.

Naaton ka Katra: The roadside gymnasts are referred to as Naaton. The place is located behind the Shree Wallan in Chandni Chowk which was colonized by gymnastics during Mughal Era.

According to a popular belief, the place was haunted by the ghost of naaton.

Katra Choban: It was colonized by the chobas of Chandi Chowk. Here the term 'choba' refers to ironsmiths and iron traders.

Location: Katra Neel, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi-06
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Metro Station



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Katra Neel Shopping Market
Katra Neel, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Near by Metro
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