The seat of UNESCO World Heritage site - the Red Fort and the magnificent Jama Masjid (a mosque), “Old Delhi” is the “original” Delhi that has always been there. The city is a haven for travelers who relish history over modernity.


Introducing Delhi

Heritage Places / Sightseeing in Delhi

  • Take a tour of the old laneways of Chandni Chowk (the moonlit square) and witness the historical riches of Delhi unfold in the most unpretentious manner there can be. Although not ditto the same as earlier, the old walled city to this day retains just about everything old and archaic within its margins that reminisces the long and impactful rule of the Mughal Emperors and the subsequent siege of the British regime post revolt of 1857. A leisurely stroll past the vicinity may give a traveler goose bumps, as he is bound to come face to face with several instances verifying the severely old age of the province.
  • Called as Purani Dilli in the local parlance, the city is proud home to the sprawling royal Jama Masjid (Jama mosque) made up of red sandstone and white marble. The largest mosque in India stands imposing since 1656 AD and can hold about 25,000 devotees in its enclosure at any given point in time.
  • Another grand building around the corner is the Red Fort made up of red sandstone. The fort is considered second only to the mesmerizing Taj Mahal in terms of Shahjahan’s outstanding buildings. The fort stands upright since 1648 AD and is a sight to behold from the galleries of the similarly ancient and highly venerated places of worship of Jains, Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians.
  • St. James Church near Kashmiri Gate that was built in 1836 AD
  • Begum Samru's Palace of 1806 now popular as Bhagirath Palace,
  • Asia's biggest spice market - Khari Baoli that opened in 1850 AD
  • Ghalib's residence (the famous Urdu and Persian poet) in Ballimaran, 
  • Mahatma Gandhi's cremation site memorial Raj Ghat,
  • The oldest Jain temple in Delhi built in 1656 - Lal Mandir (Digambar Jain Temple)
  • The 800 year old Gauri Shankar Hindu temple adjacent to the Lal Mandir
  • The Sikh Gurudwara Sis Ganj located on the same main road
  • The wholesale market for hardware set up in 1840 - Chawri Bazaar and many more.
  • Popular Markets in Old Delhi

    The city is literally a picture of chaos with visuals of extremely old-fashioned poorly maintained buildings and jam-packed main road dotted with several narrow streets. Chandni Chowk is, in fact, the oldest and the busiest marketplace in Delhi, connecting the traveler to several other popular and opulent markets, such as, Dariba Kalan, Kinari Bazaar, Chawri Bazaar, Nai Sadak and Khari Baoli. An intricate network of gastronomically significant lanes also lead the traveler from one legendary market to another – all famous “bazaars” (i.e. markets) huddled back-to-back, plush with a mélange of items of the widest varieties that one can wildly imagine. From highly fashionable invitation cards, extremely expensive bridal wear, bangles, clothing, gold jewelry, silver items, semi-precious stones, electronic gear, camera gear, bicycles to day-to-day grocery, hosiery wear and regular stationery items – practically everything under the sun is sold here at fraction of cost one will find elsewhere.

How to reach Delhi

Being the capital city of the country, Old Delhi is well-connected with the rest of the India through Old Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi Railway Station, interstate ISBT bus terminal and Indira Gandhi domestic and international airport.

Besides, the city has an excellent provision of public transport, including low-floor air-conditioned buses and metro railways.

Weather and the best time to visit Delhi?

The weather in Delhi fluctuates from extreme hot to extremely cold in a year. The city experiences scalding hot summers from April to June and freezing cold winters from December through January. The temperature of the city remains in the range between 25 degrees to 45 degree Celsius.

The weather of the city is usually at its best between October-November and February-March, when the temperature of the city stays on the milder side, well below 35 degree Celsius.