About Darya Ganj, Delhi
An active locality, European-styled buildings, Sunday book market, old world monuments-Daryaganj in its totality is full of life, a mix of old and new with many nice things to do and feel. It includes the walled city of Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) and is one of the three subdivisions of Central Delhi District. Its name was derived from the fact that river Yamuna used to flow near it. One can see the influence of British architecture in its houses which are large and spacious with fireplaces. The distinctive style of architecture with circular columns and semi-circular arches designed both for winter and summer is noteworthy. The place is also famous for the second hand book outlets- the old book bazaar where books are sold at throw away prices every Sunday. Many well-known distributors, publication houses and organizations of the country have housed their offices here. It is also home to many popular eateries including Peshawari restaurant, Moti Mahal, Nandlal Ka Dhaba, Mithas fast food joint, Karim Hotel near Jama Masjid, Ghantewala sweet shop, Paranthewali gali, Natraj hotel, Chor Bizarre at Broadway Hotel etc. Nearby tourist attractions include Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Salimgarh Fort, Kashmeri Gate, St James Church, Dara Shikoh Library, Lothian Cemetery, and Rajghat.