3 Sights of Old Delhi You Can't Miss

Lal Qila

Open daily except Monday from sunrise to sunset. There is show sound and light show every evening at schedules fluctuating function of the seasons. Pay representation to book at the entrance to the Red Fort.
Lal Qila located between the bazaar of Chandni Chowk and the Yamuna River, the Red Fort is needed at the outset by its high walls of red sandstone. In 1638 and 1648 at the request of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who wanted to move away from Agra to make the current Delhi The location of its new capital, Shahjahanabad, this fortress was the theater of the last splendour of the Mughal empire.

 In 1857, the English destroyed a part of the Palais that it housed to install the battalions of their army. The buildings that still remain in the interior of the fort are therefore stripped of their wealth.

Once past the door of Lahore, he must go to his pace of the room of Public Hearing (Diwan-i-AM) to the hearing room private (Diwan-i-Khas), all in marble, until the Moti Masjid, the private mosque of the emperor Aurangzeb, the son of Shah Jahan. The former flag of the Princesses, the Mumtaz Mahal, houses a Museum that presents paintings moguls’ miniature very interesting.

In the evening, the sound and light show, which retraces the salient episodes in the history of Delhi and the Red Fort is instructive on the condition to understand the English.

Jama Masjid

Open to non-Muslims in the hours outside of prayers. Free entry paying for fit to the minaret. Shoulders and knees should be covered.

At the top of a flight of stairs, Jama Masjid impresses by the symmetry of its three huge domes in red sandstone and white marble which oversee its room of prayers and which are flanked by two minarets of 40 m.

It is necessary to visit the largest mosque in the whole of India outside the hottest hours of the day: there is the going-and-incessant coming of the faithful who come to collect after having made their ablutions in the small central basin.

Its inner court to open sky offers a breathtaking view over the Red Fort, built at the same time. Leaves out the custodian of its NAP, it must insist that it opens the door which leads to the minaret south, accessible to the public. At the summit, the gaze embraces the bazaar of Chandni Chowk. The privilege to live the hustle and bustle of its narrow streets above the fray is rare thing in Delhi.

Chandni Chowk

To the west of the Red Fort and near of Jama Masjid. Open all day except Sunday from sunrise to sunset, the most extensive shopping artery of the Old Delhi ramifies in alleys, which lead to a tangle of bazaars, each with its specialty. Garlands and held red and gold for the marriage of the shops of the Kinar Bazaar, brass and bronzes of Chawri Bazaar, jewelry from Dariba Kalan, spices of the street of Khari Baoli, booksellers of NAI Sarak… occur in the greatest disorder for the pleasure of the eyes.

Chandni Chowk also have some monuments worthy of interest to discover to the wire from the promenade: At the end of the avenue, Fathepuri Masjid, a mosque built in 1650, the Sikh temple Gurudwara, the most venerable of the city, and the small temple Jain of Digambara Jain Mandir, which houses a hospital for birds, testimony of the extreme respect of this religion for any animal life
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