Old Delhi, popularly referred to as Purani Dilli, was founded as Shahjahanabad by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639. The walled city of Delhi was built over a period of ten years on the banks of holy river Yamuna. Enchanting bazaars, mansions, royal gardens, elegant shrines and fountains at every corner are eye catching along with the magnificent palace known as Red Fort. One can take a road route or Delhi metro to reach the place.
Even though now the place has become extremely crowded and disrepair; Old Delhi still serves as symbolic heart of metropolitan Delhi.