When the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan decided to relocate the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi, he commissioned a spanking new, well planned city opposite the historic Lal Qila, where his own palace was located. Shahjehanabad the Mughal’s imperial capital was built in 1648, along the lines of elegant Persian city of Isfahan. On 9th March, 1739 Nadir Shah defeated Mohammad Shah at Panipat, entered Delhi, massacred the inhabitants and took over almost the entire wealth of Shahjehanabad, accumulated by the Mughals in India. The booty included the fabulous Peacock Throne and priceless stones such as Koh-i-Nur and Darya-i-Nur. Till the time the British moved the capital of their Indian Empire from Calcutta to Delhi, Shahjehanabadwas a target for many invaders
The tour shows you various facets of the seventh city of Delhi – or the ‘Walled City’ of Shahjehanabad, conventionally known as Old Delhi. It is replete with the fragrance and visuals of an era gone by, which a guided photography tour will enable you to feel and document. The romance of the bazaars of Delhi can be experienced at its best in and around Chandni Chowk, Shahjehanabad’s centrepiece. Oozing with vibrancy, charm and atmosphere Shahjehanabad is a living city which offers you endless vignettes to capture.
Why you will love itA fabulous photo journey of Mughal Delhi’s iconic capitalMarvel at the vignettes of this hectic pace in this historic space in the midst of contemporary DelhiSample the charms of Mughal Emperor Shahjehan’s old capital of Shahajehanabad in its hidden nooks and crannies
What you will experience
The walk will be conducted by established documentary photographers who will assist you in exploring the city with your camera showing and allowing you to preserve the experiences of an alluring city, alive and thriving with its past and present engaged in a dialogue of harmony, despite its apparent disorder, hierarchies and contradictions.