Town Planning Concept of Shahjahanabad
Shahjahanabad – Old City Delhi
Fortunately, the resilient and enduring culture and heritage has withstood the test of time and the city continues to live.
The site of Shahjahanabad is north of earlier settlements of Delhi. Its southern part overlaps some of the area that was settled by the Tughlaqs in the 14th century when it was the seat of Delhi Sultanate. The sultanates ruled from Delhi between 1206 and 1526, when the last was replaced by the Mughal dynasty.
The heart of Delhi can be found in Old Delhi, 350 yrs old, yet strong and beating. Its many-branched arteries are narrow with age, its veins jostle for space, and its lifeblood is bound to get clotted at some places at any time. No city reflects the endless drama of change better.