Trip to the heart of Delhi: Chandni Chowk, Red Fort and Connaught Place

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30th Jan 2014

Red Fort

Photo of Trip to the heart of Delhi: Chandni Chowk, Red Fort and Connaught Place by Nikita Gupta
Photo of Trip to the heart of Delhi: Chandni Chowk, Red Fort and Connaught Place by Nikita Gupta

Delhi Fort Museum

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Diwan-i-aam

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Photo of Trip to the heart of Delhi: Chandni Chowk, Red Fort and Connaught Place by Nikita Gupta
Photo of Trip to the heart of Delhi: Chandni Chowk, Red Fort and Connaught Place by Nikita Gupta

inside picture of museum

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Mughal's Weapons

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Kake-Da-Hotel

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Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala

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Dahi bhalle at Natraj

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Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

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Odeon Paan Palace

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Me & my cr@zY Friend$

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Sorry guys for posting it too late.. But I recently joined this site, so I wanted to share my experience of our visit to the Heart of Delhi...

On a warm winter morning, me with my crazy, goofy, stupid, gorgeous, weird friends (Tanya, Akash, Ravi, Jasmeet) went to Chandni Chowk, with no intention of shopping, but just to explore it....

We headed out of the Chandni Chowk Metro Station straight to the busy, bustling and crowded Chandni Chowk- Delhi's most admired place, from what I had experienced...

The place is like a beehive..the market was busy, people always on move.... The crowd was under the layers of wire and dust.. but all around happiness was spread.

After taking some twist and turn in the market of Chandni Chowk, we reached the GURUDWARA SIS GANJ SAHIB JI...

It is a historical shrine as it marks the exact site where in 1675, Guru Tej Bahadur (ninth sikh guru) was mercilessly beheaded on order by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb when he refuses to embrace Islam.

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                                                                View of the front Darbar Sahib

The Gurudwara is also a house relics from the Guru's life, such as the well from where he drank while in prison and the trunk of the tree under which he was martyred...

As we entered the main hall, we heard the holy texts been recited, Bhajan and Kirtans were played in the praise of the Lord, providing a calm and peaceful effect to the mind & soul...

The music calmed our mind taking us away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world...

The Guru Granth Sahib Ji (The Religious Book) is kept under the gold cabinet or we say it Sone Ka Chather...

[NOTE: Do take your shoes off and wash your feet at the entrance and never leave your head uncovered once inside the precincts]

As no one from us has visited Red Fort, although we have been living in Delhi...

We all are from the same category who have visited many other place except from the place we live...

So we decided to visit the famous attraction of Delhi..

The beautiful fort represents the medieval and modern history of Delhi.. It gives us a chance to go back in time and imagine how India was in the past and take a a walk in the footsteps of Mughal Emperors...

The history of this place was still rich inside its walls and the beauty well preserved..

The fort has 2 entrance ( Delhi Gate, Lahori Gate)

As we entered from the Lahori Gate we got a tiny feeling of splendour of the Mughal developing inside us....

We were welcomed by the Royal Bazaar called CHHATTA CHOWK (a little overpriced bazaar) with some 15-20 little shops selling bags, jewellery,toys etc

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As we move along the passage of Chatta Chowk we came across a war museum.. which was once a Naqqar Khana( Drum House) where musicians used to place everyday....

Then came DIWAN-I-AAM( Hall of Public Audience) where I imagined Shah Jahan listening to the problem of the people... Going ahead we found Delhi Fort Museum containing the costumes,weapons and the pictures of the Mughal Era.

I was disappointed to see that all the water channels reservoirs were dry... With water flowing through them, it would have been a splendor.. The walls and pillars which once glowed had lost their glow because of the fellow citizens littering around them..

After spending some 1-2 hours in the fort.. and not able to entry all the places as restoration was in progress..

We walked through the crowded street to reach the famous PARANTHE WALI GALI, but which we felt was over hyped....It left us disappointed. It was not what we expected.

We came to the famous NATRAJ DAHI BHALLE WALA ( opposite paranthe wali gali) still in confusion, but to our astonishment they were too good..The bhalle were so soft and the dahi had a nice sweet flavour that it became one of my favourite..

Then we headed towards the metro station to reach RAJIV CHOWK, to eat at KAKE DA DHABA(as suggested by Akash)... I'd say that the taste is unbeatable.. Their dal makhani is too tasty..that you can keep licking your fingers....

A pocket friendly place and beats many high ended North Indian Food Outlets in terms of food taste...

Outside the popular Odeon Cinema Hall is this place " ODEON PAAN PALACE"which plays with the different flavours.

Most famous paan is " CHUSKI PAAN"  with crushed ice stuffed inside a betel nut leaf.. the paan was stuffed inside our mouths... It was an adventure to eat chuski paan .... As its size was bigger than our mouths..

After exploring the paan heaven we remembered Amitabh Bachchan's famous song, "khaike paan dilliwala, khulijaye band akal ka Tala"

The sun was setting right behind us in the walls of malls and shops..making a beautiful haw around the place.

And that brings us to the end of the one day trip to the hearts of the city...with our bags full of memories...

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