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Old Delhi

Capital City Of Mughal Empire Till 1857

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Chatta Pratap, Delhi
Sights & Landmarks > Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Purani Dilli started as a walled city in Delhi, and the construction was completed in 1648. This area was once affluent with grand havelis, mansions and other magnificent architectural pieces but has lost a lot along its way. The first wholesale market of Old Delhi opened as the hardware market in Chawri Bazaar in 1840, the next wholesale market was that of dry fruits, spices and herbs at Khari Baoli, opening in 1850. NayaBaans in Old Delhi is the world’s only mandi (market) for betel leaves. O show more

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Formerly known as "Shajahanabad" serves as the symbolic heart of Delhi. Mainly famous for the rich heritage it stores, along with great street-food, Mughal monuments and houses one of the largest wholesale markets of Asia.

Tips from insiders

  • Try to avoid weekends and peak hours due to huge crowd gathering.
  • Be in a comfortable attire and do carry a water bottle.
  • Heat can be very punishing, it is better to have a hat and a sun-glass.
  • Explore and research before making a final purchase.
  • Avoid too much of street food.
  • Never forget to bargain!
  • Beware of pickpockets.