"Old Town Hall" Chandni Chowk Tip by MM212

Chandni Chowk, Delhi: 36 reviews and 91 photos

  Old Town Hall - Mar 09
by MM212
 
 

Built in 1866 by the British, the Delhi Town Hall could have easily been in central London. Its Victorian architectural style stands out in the heart of Old Delhi, near Chandni Chowk. When it was built, the Town Hall was probably in pale sandstone, but at some point since then it was painted over in yellow and white. Note that when it was constructed, the city of New Delhi had not been conceived yet (the capital of the British Raj was Calcutta), which is why the Town Hall seems so far away from the administrative heart of the city in New Delhi. In recent years, the building housed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), but there have been plans to turn it into a heritage museum.

Address: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
Phone: 9311807071
Website: http://www.nomadicfoot.com/india/top-places-to-visit-in-old-delhi-india

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