Old Delhi was founded as Shahjahanabad by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1639. It remained the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal dynasty. Many people tend to get confused between Delhi and New Delhi. To be precise, New Delhi is the later development done to Delhi or Old Delhi. The Old Delhi was the place that the Mughal kings ruled for centuries. This part has most of the old monuments, palaces and buildings. New Delhi comes under the same government and started becoming popular much after independence in spite of being a creation of the British Raj. This part is made up of the best restaurants, clubs, cafes, contemporary and modern museums, offices and other extensions. Malls are also an important feature of New Delhi which makes it different from the old markets of Old Delhi.
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
The name was so given as the original fort was built by Feroze Shah Tughlaq and it is presently the home to the IPL Team Delhi Daredevils. It is the second oldest stadium of the country. The first match that was a test match held over here was in 1948 between India and West Indies. The most interesting records made here were by Anil Kumble against Pakistan when he took all 10 wickets for 74 runs in a single innings. The record created by Sunil Gavaskar to beat that of Sir Bradman was also made here. the biggest record was created by the Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar against Sri Lanka here.
National Gallery of Modern Art
This is the most important museum of the city and also one of the best within the country. If you want to enjoy the best contemporary art, this is no doubt the best you can get. The building that has been transformed into the lovely museum was once the residence of famous kings of Jaipur. The grandeur is still maintained till a certain extent. The maintenance part is worth mentioning and the collection is the best you can find anywhere. Art pieces housed here have a large range of variety. There are pieces that are almost 2 centuries old. There are also art works by English painters and National ones too. The location of the museum is just adjacent to the India Gate, thus making it almost a part of another attraction of National importance. The gardens circling the museums form an ideal place for summer afternoons.