Historic Sites in Chandni Chowk

5 Historic Sites in Chandni Chowk (New Delhi)

Historic Sites in Chandni Chowk

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  • Kitty B
    Morley, UK292 contributions
    Stunning place to visit, and clearly seen around the local area, lot of walking.

    Around the fort you can see where the British used to govern. There are many ornate carvings in the stone and the areas inside have so much detail and style.

    *Note the price is usually more expensive for foreigners

    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India1,578 contributions
    Diwan I Aam as the name suggested is the meeting place of Mughal Emperor with the common people to sort out their grievances. It is a hall, open in three sides and backed by set of rooms. The chair of Emperor or the Singhasana is still there in a glass room. There are some grass fields also there on which you can sit.
    Written 9 May 2020
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India3,692 contributions
    Razia Sultan (CE 1205-1240) was the only woman to sit on the throne of Delhi, having been named successor by her father, Iltutmish. Razia’s reign was a short one, since she had to battle a powerful clique of nobility at the court in Delhi, as well as external enemies. She was eventually defeated in battle and forced to flee, eventually dying in Kaithal, near Karnal.

    One would have expected Razia’s tomb, given that she was a Sultan, to be more impressive—and more close to where she had ruled (which would have been around the Mehrauli area). However, possibly because of the proximity of the tomb of the Sufi mystic Turkman Bayabani (the graves of holy people being believed to confer blessings on the area around them), she was buried here, fairly far to the north of where she ruled from.

    The tomb itself is unimpressive: instead of a domed roof (or any sort of roof), there is just a small walled enclosure with two cenotaphs, both made of random rubble masonry—no ornamentation, nothing to indicate that this is the last resting place of a Sultan. One grave is Razia’s, the other is unidentified but local legend has it that this is the grave of Razia’s sister Sazia. Beside the cenotaphs, to one side, is a small mosque which has been built fairly recently. If you’re entering the mosque area, make sure you remove your footwear.

    Getting to Razia’s Tomb is a little convoluted, but the locals are well aware of where it is, and how to get there: remember to ask for Bulbulikhana, which is the exact name of the neighbourhood where the tomb stands.
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India3,692 contributions
    St Stephen’s Church is part of the Church of North India (CNI) and is one of its oldest churches in Delhi, having been constructed in 1862. This is a really beautiful little church, painted a deep red and built in an Italian Gothic style, on Church Mission Road. To get to the church, turn right from Fatehpuri Masjid, go past Khari Baoli, and continue down the road until you reach the church, on your left. You can’t miss it.

    Visitors are allowed to visit the church, even on weekdays. A guard-cum-caretaker is to be found in the little cabin just inside the main gate, and he unlocked the church for us when we visited here on a weekday morning at about 10 AM.

    Inside, the church is as beautiful and well-maintained as it is on the outside. The pulpit and the baptismal font are old, marble; the plaques commemorating important church dignitaries and members of the congregation are gleaming, brightly polished brass; and the exquisite stained glass ‘rose window’ is one of its kind in Delhi.

    You can leave a donation in the poor box if you wish. Please note that photography is not allowed without the permission, at least, of the caretaker. Also, all footwear must be removed before entering the church.
    Written 1 May 2022
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