6 Reasons That Definitely Prove That Old Delhi Is The Heart & Soul Of Saadi Dilli
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All true Dilliwalas (count us in) swear by Old Delhi for their #foodgasms and it is defo our ultimate shopping destination too. And to prove just this, we’ve curated a list of things that prove that Delhi 6 is the actual heart of saadi Dilli. Read on!
1. An Endless Variety Of Unique Street Food Dishes
If Old Delhi is synonymous with something, it has to be FOOD. From the insanely delish paranthas at Paranthe Wali Gali and Jamun Falsa Kulfi at Kuremal Kulfi Wale to the scrummy butter naan with makhani daal at Kake Di Hatti and the beloved ice cream falooda at Giani’s Di Hatti, the list is endless!
2. From Books To Silver Jewellery & Pretty Lace, There’s A Plethora Of Options Here
Talk about street shopping and Old Delhi is your one-stop destination. Be it college books, bestseller novels, office stationery from Nai Sarak, beautiful night lamps from Bhagirath Palace, pretty lace for your lehengas, funky jewellery to match your dresses from Dariba Kalan and literally everything that has ever crossed your mind, you’ll get anything and everything here - and at super affordable prices too!
3. Got A Wedding To Plan? You Can Fill Your Bags With Everything You Need Here!
The best place for all your wedding shopping, Old Delhi has got you covered. Buy the best lehengas and borders from Kinari Bazar, order elegant wedding invites from Chawri Bazar, high quality albeit cheap dry fruits from Khari Baoli and tons more. You’ll be done with your wedding shopping in a jiffy once you land up in Purani Dilli!
4. You’ll See A Temple, Mosque, Gurudwara & Church Standing Tall Together Here
We talk about India being a secular country and there’s no place that exemplifies it better than Old Delhi because it has got Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir and St. Mary's Church, all within a stone’s throw from one another. Great, isn’t it?
5. Just A Walk Through The Lanes Here Will Take You Back In Time
And if you love your city, just like we do, then just saunter through the rustic lanes of Old Delhi to witness the magnificence of the Red Fort, the picturesque Ghalib Memorial Museum, Jama Masjid, Lahori Gate and more places will fill you with pride. We say, explore this area on foot for the streets here are usually jam-packed and you won’t be able to experience the real essence of the place in your cars!
6. Dilli 6 Has A Camera Bazar That’s A Haven For Photography Enthusiasts
A lesser known but super HUGE market on the Esplanade Road, the Photo Market (or Kucha Chaudhary) is nothing less than a paradise for photography enthusiasts. Enter the market and you’ll see a number of vendors selling camera bags, tripods, battery chargers, lenses, filters, albums and loads more at dirt cheap prices!
So, whatcha waiting for, call your buddies and spend this weekend traversing through the beautiful alleys of our pride and joy, the walled city!