Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

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The inhabitants of Delhi call this district, which corresponds to the town founded in the 17C by Emperor Shah Jahan, "Old Delhi" (Purani Dilli), despite the fact that many other districts in the capital are actually older than this one. The town was once surrounded by walls, large sections of which have survived (to the east), and was the last of the successive Delhis to be built before the construction of "New Delhi" by the British. The district is now the only one of these towns that is sufficiently uniform to give the impression of being a town within a town.

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Delhi Government Palaces
Delhi Government Palaces
Raisina Hill is crowned by the palace of
30 minutes
Safdar Jang Tomb
Safdar Jang Tomb
Often described as the last masterpiece
30 minutes
Lodi Garden
Lodi Garden
Escape the noise of the city in this
90 minutes
Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)
Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)
Completed in 1986 and resembling a giant
30 minutes
Dargah de Hazrat Nizam ud-Din
Dargah de Hazrat Nizam ud-Din
To get to the tomb of Hazrat Nizam ud
30 minutes
Hauz Khas Village
Hauz Khas Village
Until the end of the 1980s, Hauz Khas
60 minutes
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Delhi Government Palaces
Delhi Government Palaces
Raisina Hill is crowned by the palace of
30 minutes
Safdar Jang Tomb
Safdar Jang Tomb
Often described as the last masterpiece
30 minutes
Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)
Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)
Completed in 1986 and resembling a giant
30 minutes
See all