Shahjahanabad VI: Ballimaran & Chawri Bazaar

This post covers a portion of the area of Old Delhi just south of Chandni Chowk road, enclosed by Chandni Chowk and Katra Bariyan roads to the north, Nai Sadak to the east, Chawri Bazaar road to the south and Lal Kuan road to the west, with Ballimaran lane running through it. Ballimaran lane is one of several streets running north-south from Chandni Chowk road to Chawri Bazaar road.

General location of Ballimaran area

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General sequence of areas photographed

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Along Ballimaran Lane

The photographs are taken generally from south to north along Ballimaran lane. The southern part of this area, close to Chawri Bazaar road, is known as Charkhe Walan.

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Around Ballimaran Area

The first few photos below have been taken in the northern part of the area, which is accessed from Chandni Chowk road instead of Ballimaran lane. There are still some haveli entrances, facades and courtyards intact in this area.

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These photos below are of areas accessed from Ballimaran lane

19th c (?) mosque with deco touches on the (20th c) columns06 04 ballimaran

Shivalay (temple)06 05 ballimaran 06 06 ballimaran

Photos from further south in the area

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Jogiwara

Photos from a lane in the Jogiwara area which connects Ballimaran lane to Nai Sarak.

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Nai Sadak

Nai Sadak (literally “new road”) was laid out by the British after 1857, connecting Chandni Chowk woth Chawri Bazaar road. Photos from along Nai Sadak.

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Along Chawri Bazaar road

Chawri Bazaar road is another busy commercial street (with frequent cycle-ricksha traffic jams!) that connects Jami Masjid to Hauz Qazi Chowk. Photos taken in a general east-to-west sequence, starting from Jami Masjid.

Chawri Bazaar road and Jami Masjid

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Along Chawri Bazaar road10 03 chawri bazaar 10 04 chawri bazaar

A Desi Deco commercial complex on Chawri Bazaar road11 01 chawri bazaar 11 02 chawri bazaar

Inner courtyard of commercial complex11 03 chawri bazaar 11 04 chawri bazaar 11 05 chawri bazaar 11 06 chawri bazaar

Along Chawri Bazaar road, near Hauz Qazi Chowk12 01 chawri bazaar 12 02 chawri bazaar 12 03 chawri bazaar

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