Old Delhi Experiences
Sometimes we miss our old friends and we can't wait to meet them and revisit the cherished memories. Old Delhi is that friend. The spirit of this quarter is missed by all travellers.
Capital of the world’s largest democracy, this bustling neighbourhood is a hidden gem. It was founded by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as Shahjahanabad in 1639, and the city served as the Mughal capital till the last Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, was deposed and exiled by the British in 1858.
Here is, where you will experience the real charm of Delhi. The lanes of Old Delhi are like a sensory explosion of sights, sounds and smell.
Admire the grandiose of Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. This monument sits royally alongside a Gurudwara as you hear the enchanting hymns in the morning. An intricately carved Jain temple will take your breath away. Old Delhi streets are a beautiful introduction to how all religions coexist with ease, as temples, gurudwaras and mosques flourish next to each other. This unison is hard to miss.
Temple, Old Delhi
Gurudwara, Old Delhi
Mosque, Old Delhi
One thing that is synonymous with Old Delhi is its food. It is a gastronomic delight and your taste buds will be on a joy ride here. There is Daulat ki Chaat for those who enjoy tangy flavours, Jung Bahadur Kachoriwala if diet is not on your list, the creamy Butter Chicken from Moti Mahal who gave birth to this gorgeous dish and lip smacking jalebis for the dessert lovers. You will always have something to savour here!
Heritage architecture and history takes centre stage here. Some stores are more than 100 years old and the monuments stand tall with pride in all their beauty. Lost in the chaos of Chandni Chowk is famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib’s 300-year-old haveli which is a forgotten treasure. And as you traverse through the many lanes you will discover stories that will take you back to the bygone era.
We highly recommend the Old Delhi heritage to know what lies inside the soul of this precinct. A better way to do it, is to take a tour in a rickshaw as you soak up the essence with the gentle pace of the vehicle.
The spirit of Old Delhi is unmatched. It will leave you craving for more as you get lost in its culture, architecture and people.