Old Delhi or the much loved Purani Dilli is a contrasting image from the well planned New Delhi; however it has some attractive destinations which would refresh ones’ memory of the historical instances that would have taken place. We help you figure out what places you can visit, with this list:
6. Chandni Chowk
One of the most popular destinations for a tourist is Chandni Chowk. On you visit there you can do some quick shopping of jewelry, fabrics, Indian wear and electronics. Apart from shopping don’t forget to grab some delicious food from the famous Karim Hotel and Paranthe Wali Gali.
5. Ghalib Ki Haveli
The residence of the popular poet Mirza Ghalib can be visited any day except Monday. It is a heritage site which offers insight on the lifestyle of the poet and commemorates the architecture of the Mughal era. The haveli, now a museum, houses the poems of the poet along with his books.
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4. St. James Church
Also know as Skinner’s Church, it is one of the oldest churches in the city. St. James Church was built by British Colonel James Skinner at his own expense. It took about 10 years to construct this Anglican Church.
3. Raj Ghat
The Father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial, Raj Ghat will bring memories of the great legend alive, on your visit there. A black marble marks the spot of his cremation with an eternal flame that burns unendingly. Raj Ghat has samadhis of many other politicians including Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.
2. Jama Masjid
The largest mosque of India, Jama Masjid is situated near the Red Fort. Its courtyard is said to accommodate 25,000 worshippers. Another destination popular for its grandeur, can be visited any time except during the daily prayers.
1. Red Fort
Located in the center of Delhi, don’t miss visiting Red Fort which was the abode of Mughal Emperors for years. You can see history repeat itself with the sound and light show which narrates the Mughal history. One of the largest monuments of Delhi, Red Fort is praised for its remarkable architecture, mosque and museums. Closed on Monday, entry to Red Fort is chargeable.