Paharganj, located in Central Delhi, has seen a lot since the time it was a bustling grain market during Shahjahan's reign. In present times, it continues to be a bustling place filled with tourists, backpackers and college students looking for affordable accommodation and restaurants.
The Hippie movement came to India in the 70's and Paharganj became an important landmark in the hippie trail. It saw a mushrooming of hotels and numerous restaurants serving global cuisines. From Korean restaurants to open air rooftop restaurants offering a breath-taking view of the market down below, to one of the most popular Chole bhature places in Delhi and a German bakery offering some delicious breads with an evening cuppa, Paharganj has it all. It sees a huge influx of tourists because of its close proximity to the Metro Stations.
On a walk to this bustling place, you can try out Chole Bhature a delectable combination of chick pea and fried bread made of maida; Geeli Kulcha and Moth Kachori; Chur Chur Naan, Paneer and Chicken Tikkas; and end your walk with a dose of the lip-smacking dessert - Gulab Jamun!
If all the eating has left you lazy and feeling bulky, try roaming the narrow lanes, shopping at the various stores serving everything imaginable from books, old records, old gramophones, to various boho-chic garments popular among college students.