What if in just a day you could go through the lap of a city home to peaceful mosques and temples, historical forts, and monuments from the Mughal era, Shopping markets for the shopper you, and Swanky party clubs. Yeah, you guessed it right I am talking about Delhi or should I say Dilli-6.
Delhi is the capital of the country but the city has more to it than the honorary constitutional tag of “Capital”. The city boasts a rich history and is full of beautiful narratives.
The city by many is categorized into two parts, Purani-Dilli and Nayi- Dilli. Without a doubt, It’s worthful to explore both the Old and New Delhi. The difference between the rambling Old Delhi and well structured New Delhi is not only immense but a satisfying one.
So ready for a quick run through the city?
I bet you are!
1. Jama Masjid
So we are at Jama Masjid, Do you know this beautiful mosque is also known as Masjid-e-Jahan Numa and was constructed by the renowned Mughal emperor Shah Jahan himself.
The construction of the mosque which spanned from 1650 to 1656, cost 1 million rupees at that time and was inaugurated by Imam Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Close to 25,000 pilgrims can offer their prayers in the courtyard at once.
The mosque is also commonly known as “Jama” which means Friday. Lets together offer our obeisances at this great place of worship.
2. Red Fort
Tie your laces quick we are off to the Red Fort, Red Fort which is one of the most monuments of Delhi was also built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
Shah Jahan built this fort when he thought of shifting his capital to Dilli from Agra the then capital of the Mughal regime.
You can visit this beautiful establishment again for a one-hour sound and light show to know more about the historical facts of the place.
3. Chandni Chowk
I know your taste buds are craving for a quick snack and your mind is urging you to start shopping. Don’t worry we have arrived at the Chandni Chowk.
Chandni Chowk is the main street Old Dilli and is full of pedestrians, cars, hand-pulled carts, cycle rickshaws, and animals.
Hey, Don’t run away I know the place is chaos but is also captivating. You can buy pretty much everything here from inexpensive artificial jewelry to fabrics, to chinese electronics.
The renowned chowk is also home to Natraj’s Dahi Bhalle, Karim’s, Babu Ram Paranthe Wala, Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale, Haji Tea Point, and Old Famous Jalebi Wala. Burp! ( Sorry) I am full, are you?
4. Lodhi Garden
Let’s go for a quick walk to the Lodhi Garden, to digest the high-calorie diet we have taken. Don’t worry you won’t get lost we are just between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb.
Lodhi garden is spread across 90 acres and is home to Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad. Interestingly British named the garden as Lady Wellington Park on its opening, the park only was bestowed with the name, Lodi Garden only after independence.
5. Kitty Su
The sun is setting, ready to move your feet? We now just have reached one of the posh and the most go-to clubs of Delhi.
Kitty Su can be your go-to destination to dance on the latest EDM beats. The club is opened on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays of the week for the party seekers of the city.
The club boasts a mini nightclub inside the nightclub itself and a luxurious champagne lounge.
Tired, No worries let’s head towards home.
By the way did you had fun? I can hear your, Yes!
Pleasure is all mine, You were a great company too, Let’s meet next Saturday for another detour. Where? That’s a surprise. See ya