India Heritage walk in Old Delhi
Old Delhi or Purani Dilli was founded as a walled city of Delhi, India, founded as Shahjahanabad in 1639, when Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor at the time, decided to shift the Mughal capital from Agra.
Delhi has Sights, Sounds, Smells, Hustle, Crowds, Experience that make you keep your wits about you & the most amazing people, not knowing where to look with so much happening that is just amazing!!
Delhi Red Fort
New Delhi also known as Lutyens' Delhi
Delhi, the capital of India, is a modern vibrant metropolis where historical events are captured in its majestic ancient ruins.The 5000yr old history of Delhi began with the creation of Indraprastha,the kingdom of the Pandavas,and then successively LalKot, Quila Rai Pithora,Siri,Tuglaqabad,Ferozabad, Dinpanah, Delhi Sher Shahi, Shahjahanabad and finally New Delhi(all different names of various empires but the same city).The city comprises two distinct parts viz. the more crowded historical Old Delhi and the spacious contemporary New Delhi.
It also serves as a major travel hub forming an excellent base for visiting various destinations in India Some of the places to see are The Qutub Minar, The Humayuns tomb,The India Gate,The Jama Masjid, and The Red fort .The India Gate is a 42m arch shaped structure on which are inscribed the names of 85000 Indian Army soldiers who died during World War 1.The Red Fort or Lal Quila was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 .In front of the Red Fort is the Jama Masjid built also by him and serving till this day as a prayer place for Muslims in Delhi.Tourists enjoy taking a walk around Kinari Bazaar at Chandini Chowk.
The Humayuns tomb was built by Humayun’s wife, Haji Begum in mid 16th century. Its architecture is a close reflection of the Taj Mahal built much later.
There are some beautiful temples to be seen like the Lakshmi Narayan temple,Akshardham Temple,Bahai Temple and the ISKCON temple.
Shopping centres include the Dilli Haat, Connaught Place and Janpath.