In the midst of all the modern buildings, shopping malls and skyscrapers of Delhi, there are a few corners of the city which are still adorned by age-old havelis — a reminiscence of what Delhi once was!! Havelis or the palatial residence of Delhi gives an insight into history and culture of Old Delhi. The history of havelis dates back to the days when the city was known as Shahjahanbad during the rule of Shahjahan, from 1638 to 1649. Though most of the havelis of Shahjahanbad were destroyed during the Sepoy mutiny of 1857, yet many of the havelis are still present in some parts of Old Delhi. A few famous ones which still standing strong against time are Ghalib’s Haveli (where he spent last years of his life), Zeenat Mahal’s haveli, Namak Haram Ki Haveli , Begum Samru’s Kothi, and Neharwali Haveli (the ancestral home of General Perwez Musharraf).