The seventeenth century city of Shahjahanabad built for the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan is known as the Old Delhi and located near to this historic city, is The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi (formerly known as Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi)
Delhi, the capital of India has a strong historical background. It was ruled by some of the most powerful emperors in Indian history. The early Mughal emperors favoured Agra as their capital, and Delhi became their permanent seat only after Shah Jahan built the walls of Old Delhi in the year 1638.
The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures which has inspired great writers and poets - from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present day writers to pen down the glory of this city in their music and literature.
While in Delhi, you have an opportunity to explore the contrasts of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Besides Varanasi and Jerusalem, Old Delhi is one of the oldest cities in the world. The magnificent monuments, sprawling beautifully landscaped gardens bear testimony to its rich cultural and historical past.