Back in the times of the British, the Havelock circle (what we today call the Gol Dakkhana that lies in shambles) was the main square and the Havelock road was the main area in the DIZ. It was the most prominent area of the imperial Delhi. The road used to be sprinkled with water at 4 am every morning and one could walk barefoot on the stretch while taking in the serene beauty that Delhi exuberated then. Today, it’s all a concrete jungle.
However, Delhi’s charms exist untouched in its older parts, i.e., the good Old Delhi. Mughal’s architectural imprint, in the form of various monuments and gothic structures, is the pride and soul of Delhi. From the Paranthe Wali Gali to the coffee shops, payes served at Jama Masjid, the chat shops, owners of which are families that have been into these businesses for many years now, all leave a person in complete awe of the place. I can safely say that the charm of Old Delhi has not lessened with time or population. In fact, with the metro has made inroads in this old part of Delhi, the region has become all the more accessible for people today.