Places To Visit In Old Delhi

2 out of 6 Areas To Visit In Delhi

Here are the top 11 places to visit in Old Delhi

1. Red Fort

4.4 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

The Red Fort was the official seat of Mughal rule and authority from 1648 onwards, when the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, decided to move the capital of the empire from Agra to Delhi. Constructed using red sandstone, it remains one of the architectural marvels of the Mughal era. In 2007, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2. Jama Masjid Delhi

4.4 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

Mughal emperor Shah Jahan got the Jama Masjid built between 1644 and 1656 on a massive budget. The mosque still has three huge entry gates standing since 1656, when it was completed. The structure is made up of red sandstone and white marble. With a capacity of 25,000 people at one time, the courtyard was built with a great vision. The floor has 899 black markings for worshippers.

3. Chandni Chowk

4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

One of the oldest markets in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is still an important historical site renowned for the availability of every kind of goods as well as food. It was Constructed in the 17th century by mughal ruler of India Shah Jahan. It is situated opposite the Red Fort and provides a view of the Fatehpuri Mosque.

4. Rajghat

3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
4 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

Rajghat is a place where Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation was cremated followed by his assassination in year 1948. Visitors from all around the world come here to pay their homage.

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5. Fatehpuri Masjid

1 km
from city center
5 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

Situated at the western end of Chandni Chowk in Delhi, Fatehpuri Masjid is a 17th century mosque named after the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan?s wife- Fatehpuri Begum. Built in 1650, the mosque is constructed entirely of red stone and boasts of a fluted dome and towering minarets.

6. Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

2 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is the best-known and the most ancient Jain temple in Delhi. Located in the Chandni Chowk area, in the vicinity of Red Fort, the striking building is made entirely out of red sandstone. Originally built in 1658, the temple underwent major modifications and alterations in the later years.

7. Nicholson Cemetery

1 km
from city center
7 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

Situated in the heart of the city in Kashmere Gate area of New Delhi, Nicholson Cemetery (also known as Lothian Cemetery) is an ancient Christian cemetery named after the Brigadier-General John Nicholson, a Victorian era military officer who played a crucial role during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

8. Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

2 km
from city center
8 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

Situated in the Chandi Chowk area of Old Delhi, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one among the nine historical gurudwaras in Delhi. Built in 1783 by Baghel Singh (military general in the Punjab cantonment), the gurdwara is the martyrdom site of the ninth Sikh Guru- Guru Tegh Bahadur.

9. Indian War Memorial Museum

3 km
from city center
9 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

Located in the Naubat Khana within the premises of the historic Red Fort in Delhi, Indian War Memorial Museum was built with an objection to pay tribute and respect to the Indian soldiers who fought in the war on behalf of the country. Spread over two floors, the galleries are accessorized to depict the military history of India with arms, weapons, variety of daggers, chest armours and other objects of war.

10. Urdu Park

3 km
from city center
10 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

Located adjacent to the Meena Bazaar near Jama Masjid in New Delhi, Urdu Park is an enormous park constructed in the heart of the very crowded Chandni Chowk. The lush green park has people of various local professions practicing their art in the park including champi walas, body masseuses, ear cleaners etc. The highlight of the park is the cricket match held there every Sunday.

11. Roshanara Bagh

2 km
from city center
11 out of 11
places to visit in Old Delhi

Built by Roshanara Begum, Shah Jahan's second daughter, the verdant green Roshanara Bagh is situated in the Kamla Nagar area of North Campus in New Delhi. Replete with numerous varieties of trees, plants and medicinal herbs (some of which have been imported from Japan), the park also has a lake which hosts migratory birds in winters.

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