The Chunnamal haveli is one of the attractions in Chandni Chowk. The structure takes you to large courtyards, Belgium mirrors and detailed artwork.
Located at the heart of Chandni Chowk in Delhi, the haveli is being preserved in its original form by Anil Pershad who is a descendant of the Chunnamal family. After the battle of 1857, Lala Chunnamal emerged as the wealthiest person of the whole of Delhi, and since then the haveli stands tall in the Katra Nil section, which is the heart of Chandni Chowk.
The huge building is built in three floors across an area of over an acre. It has 128 rooms and the present generation of the Chunnamal family still lives there. The whole of Chandni Chowk can be viewed from the terrace of the haveli. In fact, this is the only haveli that is well-preserved in the walled city of Old Delhi. An inscription on the wall of the drawing room in the haveli, states that the structure was built in 1848. However, a portion of the haveli was also built in 1864.
The nearby attractions to the Chunnamal haveli are the Haus Khas Monuments, The Mehrauli Archaeological Park and the malls of Saket.
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