Town Hall

Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Built in 1864, Delhi's Town Hall originally housed a library, the European Club and the Lawrence Institute. There was once a statue of Queen Victoria in the front garden, but after Independence this was replaced with that of Swami Shraddhanand, founder of the Arya Samaj Hindu religious movement.

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Nearby Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) attractions

1. Delhi Public Library

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Established in 1951, Delhi's library is open to all those with proof of residency, and has 1.6 million books in various languages.

2. Fatehpuri Masjid

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Built by Fatehpuri Begum, one of Shah Jahan’s wives, this 17th-century mosque is a haven of tranquillity after the frantic streets outside. The central…

3. Sisganj Gurdwara

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The icing-sugar-white 18th-century Sisganj Gurdwara marks the martrydom site of the ninth Sikh guru, Tegh Bahadur, executed by Aurangzeb in 1675 for…

4. Chandni Chowk

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Old Delhi’s main drag is lined by Jain, Hindu and Sikh temples, plus a church, with the Fatehpuri Masjid at one end. Tree-lined and elegant in Mughal…

5. Digambara Jain Temple

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Opposite the Red Fort is the red sandstone Digambara Jain Temple, built in 1658. Interestingly, it houses a bird hospital established in 1956 to further…

6. Jama Masjid

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A beautiful pocket of calm at the heart of Old Delhi's mayhem, the capital's largest mosque is built on a 10m elevation. It can hold a mind-blowing 25,000…

7. Bird Hospital

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The Digambara Jain Temple complex houses an unusual example of the Jain devotion to preserving all life in the form of this unique bird hospital, with…