No visit to Delhi will be completed without visiting Old Delhi ‘The Living Walled City of  Delhi’ 

This is one of the busiest and oldest areas of the world. The tangle of ancient streets filled with all kinds of colorful shops, and markets jam-packed with people, and this is the place to go for different kinds of walking tours; Old Delhi the former walled capital of the Mughal Empire

Before getting started take note of some unique highlights of this heritage city of Old Delhi. It has been the center of a succession of mighty empires and powerful kingdoms, making this place one of the longest-serving capitals and one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, considered to be a city built, destroyed, and rebuilt several times

These tours have been designed by people with a deep understanding of the ‘Real’ Delhi. The theme of these tours is the pre-Shahjahanabad period and we will introduce you to the culture, food, and people, as well as allow you a look at and feel some valuable ancient traditions

Old Delhi remained the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal dynasty and was later rechristened by the British. Old Delhi architecture is a spectacular example of the architectural work of that time with plenty of charisma and nostalgia. While walking the lanes of old Delhi you realize every wall has a story to tell

Old Delhi is a walled city shaped roughly like a quarter circle with the Red Fort as a focal point. The old city was surrounded by a wall enclosing about 1500 acres with 14 gates. The surrounding walls, 12 feet (3.7 m) wide and 26 feet (7.9 m) tall, originally it was of mud replaced by red stone in 1657. In the Mughal period the gates were kept locked at night. Some are still standing upright around the city – Kashmiri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Turkman Gate, Delhi Gate, and Feroz Shah Kotla. Old Delhi houses of several forts, palaces, heritage buildings, monuments, havelis (mansions) and mosques, temples, although the walls have largely disappeared but, most of the gates are still present. The construction of the city was completed in 1648 and it remained the capital of the Mughal Empire until its fall 

It dates back to 1638 when Mughal Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi

Covered with many historical monuments; The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque of Delhi) the principal mosque of Old Delhi, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is one the largest Mosques in the world construction began in 1650 and completed in 1656. The Jama Masjid Old Delhi draws visitors for its beauty and spectacular views of the heritage city

Another landmark in Old Delhi is Red Fort (Lal Qila) UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan represents the grandeur of the Mughal court, which was constructed during the 17th century. The unique massive monument was once the residential area of the Imperial Family of India

One busy market that was established centuries ago, popular as the Moonlight Square or Chandini Chowk; when Mughal Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi his daughter Jahan Ara constructed a square, around which a busy market grew. It is, without doubt, one of the busiest areas in the world, lies in the heart of Shahjahanabad  

Walked down the area of Chandni Chowk, the main thoroughfare through Old Delhi runs from the Red Fort to the historical Fatehpuri Mosque. Originally a canal ran through the middle of the street. North of the street, there is the mansion of Begum Samru. South of the street is Dariba Kalan, a dense residential area beyond Jama Masjid. Daryaganj is a section that used to border the river at Rajghat and Zeenat-ul-Masjid. This place has culture, beautiful mansions, colorful markets and everything else you could imagine this place has it…

Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli or Ghalib’s Mansion is located in Old Delhi and the heritage site managed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). It offers an insight into the Mirza Ghalib’s lifestyle. Mirza Ghalib one of the of most popular Urdu poets of the 19th century, it is located in the Qasim Jan Street in Ballimaran area of Old Delhi. Now the haveli made into a permanent memorial museum housing objects related to the great poet 

Flanked with sidewalks on both sides of the streets. On the way through the narrow lanes of old Delhi, passed by shops selling jewelry, saris,  clothing, shoes, toys and many more. Fascinating walking through these crowded lanes. During this walk, you will explore not just the bazaar (market), but also the cultural landscape of this area, from Chandini Chowk to Kinari Bazaar (wedding market) see the real picture of Indian wedding dresses and jewelry. The colorful and interesting street food in this market caters to the preferences of this community

Walk through the lanes of Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi); you will see how life is different here. It seems like another world where time is somehow standstill and almost cut or unknown from the rest of the globe. You will find a unique culture, where you can feel the past era and the people of this place still standing as they were centuries ago

A barber chair on a street corner right on the busy road, what better place to get your hair cut, on one of its craziest street corners, people passing and moving on and the barber doing very nice job, a big surprise! For the visitors, the walk continued through what you will see school had just let out and kids were taking cycle rickshaws home instead of school cabs or buses.  Traffic in the streets was almost at a stand still…

The Urdu language emerged from the Urdu Bazaar section of Old Delhi. Many magazines and various other Urdu publications the reasons this sweet language staying alive

The narrow lanes of old Delhi have an overwhelming variety of cuisines to offer. The heavenly aroma of foody liberates the taste buds here. Acclaimed by national and international food guides, the food will never fail to tempt you…

The famous Paranthe Wali Gali, a narrow street located at the by-side at Chandni Chowk and has a series of shops offering parathas stuffed with fillings and served with mint chutney, tamarind chutney, pickles, and curries. Over 30 varieties of parathas are available here. Famous sohan halwa and Karachi halwa along with badam barfi, rabri faluda and  jalebi of this place…you never forget the taste and charm of ‘Real Delhi’  


If you are a real foodie, this is the place where you get authentic Mughlai dishes, and other street foods soaked up in the atmosphere of timeless Old Delhi, authentic flavors for its age taret is getting better wthe time. It offers long lof ist varieties of food, and a living, breathing piece of history…

The magic lies in the charm of Old Delhi’s people, the vibrancy of its heri,tage and the unique wayslifestyletyle that exist today…

Delhi’s streets were not alleys the but parchment of a painting, Every face that appeared seemed like a masterpiece

“Dilli ke na the kuchey nahin, auraaq-e-musawwqr the Jo shakl nazar aayi, tasveer nazar aayi”

~ Mir Taqi Mir


One day I asked my soul: what is Delhi ?

She replied: The world is the body and Delhi is its soul.

“Ik roz apni rooh se poocha, ke dilli kya hai, toh yun jawab me keh gayi, yeh duniya maano jism hai aur dilli uski jaan”

~ Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (Mirza Ghalib)

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