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Streets of Old Delhi

Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor from 1628 to 1658 responsible for building the Jama Masjid in my previous post, was also the ruler responsible for founding the great city of Shahjahanabad, now known as Old Delhi.

The labyrinthine narrow streets and alleyways of Old Delhi are chaotic, crowded, colourful and claustrophobic…….it is an experience not to be missed.

We took the opportunity of trying some of India’s famous street food – paratha (a deep-fried bread with potato, lime and spices) and jalebis (spiral-shaped dough fried in ghee and soaked in sugar-syrup). Both were absolutely delicious and we didn’t have any unwelcome after-effects….;0).

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

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