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.
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.
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.
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.