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DELHI THE WALLED CITY

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No visit to Delhi will be completed without visiting “Old Delhi” this is one the busiest and oldest areas of the world. Tangle of ancient streets and filled with all kinds of colorful shops, markets jam packed with people, and this is the place to go for different kind of tour walking and car tours in old Delhi, the former walled capital of the Mughal Empire

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 of some valuable ancient traditions

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Before get to start take note some unique highlights of this heritage city of old Delhi, has been the centre 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

It remained the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal dynasty and was later rechristened old Delhi by the British. Old Delhi architecture is a spectacular example of 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 of mud, were 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, Turukman Gate, Delhi Gate, and Feroz Shah Kotla. House of number of fort, palace, heritage buildings, monuments, havelis (mansions) and mosques, temples, although the walls have largely disappeared, 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 in 1857

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

Covered with many unique and massive historical monuments like The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque of Delhi) the principal mosque of Old Delhi, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India; construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. The later name, Jama Masjid, refers to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done in a mosque, the “congregational mosque” or “Jāma Masjid” locally as the grand Mosque of old Delhi, Jama Masjid draws visitors for its beauty and spectacular views of unique heritage city.  another landmark is Red Fort (Lal Qila) built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. The world heritage site, this monument represents the grandeur of the Mughal court, which was constructed during the 17th century. Lal Qila was once the residential area of the Imperial Family of India

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One busy market that was established centuries ago, the most known and popular as Moonlight Square Market OR Chandni Chowk, when 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 and established in the 17th century

Walked down Chandni Chowk, the main thoroughfare through old Delhi, runs from the Red Fort to historical Fatehpuri mosque. Originally a canal ran through the middle of the street. North of the street, there is the mansion of Begum Samru, now called Bhagirath Palace. South of the street is Dariba Kalan, a dense residential area, beyond which is Jama Masjid. Daryaganj is a section that used to border the river at Rajghat and Zeenat-ul-Masjid. Culture, temples, and everything else you could possibly imagine, this place has it

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

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, cell phones, food, paper, books, clothing, shoes, toys, you name it with fascinating walking through these tight, crowded areas, but what you will find here the unique culture of its kind, you will realize the past and people of this unique place still standing as they were more than 100 years ago. 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 style and jewellery style having long past continue till date then proceed to learn about the ingredients and essentials of Indian cooking. The colorful and interesting street food in this market caters to the preferences of this community

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What one will say how the life is different here and time is somehow standstill and almost cut or unknown from the rest of the globe

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 move on, the barber doing very nice job, a big surprise! For the visitor, 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 standstill

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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 that is getting better with the time. It offers long list varieties of food, and a living, breathing piece of history

The narrow lanes of old Delhi have an overwhelming variety of cuisines to offer. The heavenly aroma of food literally liberates the taste buds here. Acclaimed by national and international food guides, the food will never fail to tempt you. The cuisine is generally dominated by meat, and also offers delicious hot parathas, chats, and sweets. The famous Paranthe Wali Gali is a narrow street located in Chandni Chowk and has a series of shops offering parathas, a fried Indian bread which is stuffed with fillings and served with mint chutney, tamarind chutney, pickles, and curries. Over 30 varieties of parathas are available. The Ghantewala Halwai is one of the oldest sweet shops in India, founded in the year 1790. It is famous for its sohan halwa and karachi halwa along with badaam barfi, kalakand, pista samosa and mootichoor ladoo – India is one of the best destinations for halal tourism

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HALAL FOOD

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We ensure travelers for the best of hospitality whilst on trips and holidays in India. During this process we have restructured the models of travel and hospitality by applying halal friendly features and amenities. Delving into local cultures and traditions, history, cuisine and lifestyles anything that contributes to the unique identity of the places, visits at Islamic related sites included in tour itineraries, hotels and resorts as per the taste and needs of halal friendly travelers, providing an environment of comfort with the assurance of seamless services, creating the right themes, ambiances, architecture and interiors that would make travelers feel at ease during the trip, and most importantly employing people who can cater the efficient services for the convenience of halal friendly travelers  – Destination India is one of the best destinations for halal tourism

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