Everyone knows Delhi is divided into New Delhi and Old Delhi. Most of the tourists have only heared about the Old Delhi but do not know its history and importance. Delhi Travel Company will give information of old Delhi origin till decline. Old Delhi was originally named as Shahajanabad by the Mughal Emperor Shahajahan in the year 1639. It was the capital of the Mughals until the end of their dynasty. It was occupied by beautiful fountains, royal mansions and mosques. Till today, Old Delhi remains to be an important part of Delhi due to its commercial activities.
Old Delhi comprises of wholesale and retail shops. The Phool Bazaar and the market for dry fruits, spices and herbs occupy a special place. Though the area is small it is the most densely populated places in Delhi. It is a quarter shaped circle having Red Fort as its focus. This city was walled with 14 gates which remained locked at night during the era of the Mughals. However, many of these walls have largely disappeared.
The main attractions of Delhi for sight-seeing are the Chandni Chowk and the Red Fort. Apart from these, the Old Delhi also comprises of Ghalib ki Haveli, Razia Sultana’s tomb, Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri Masjid, Khari Baoli, Zinat-ul-Masjid, Rajghat, Saint James Church and many more. Old Delhi is famous for its food and cuisine. This area has Muslim, Jain and Baniya inhabitants. Hence, few areas have more of Non vegetarian food while few have only vegetarian food. Chandani Chowk has the famous Ghantewala Halwai and Paranthe wali Galli. This area is mostly famous for its spicy and tangy chat food available on the streets.
This would be a one in a life time experience and you will want to visit this place again and again on the visit of Old Delhi.