DURATION: 3 Hours
- A walk along the streets of old Delhi.
- Rickshaw ride in Chandini Chowk.
LOCATION: Chandini chowk, Delhi
In the 17th century, the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, made his capital in Shahjahanabad, the area that broadly covers present-day Old Delhi, also called the walled city. Ten gates connected the city with the surrounding region. Some of the gates and parts of the wall still stand. The romance of the bazaars of Delhi can be experienced at its best in and around Chandni Chowk and it’s by lanes. Today, the walled city is one of the metropolis’ most crowded, chaotic and captivating areas, with a bamboozling orchestra of sights, and sounds.
The walk starts from monuments of the pre-Shahjahan period like Kmentalan Masjid and tomb of Turkman Shah. Walking through the narrow lanes and by-lanes one comes across different havelis (old mansions) of rich and famous people of that time and colourful bazaars (markets). Religious shrines of all faiths including the famous Jama Masjid of Muslims and the Sis Ganj Gurudwara of Sikhs can be seen during this walk. Following walk enjoy rickshaw (pedi-cab) ride in the by lanes of Chandni Chowk.