BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DELHI
Delhi the capital of India counts among the top tourist attraction place in India. Delhi is like a gold coin with two faces. One face represents several major civilizations attached to the layers of Mughal, Rajput and Pashtun architecture and another face represents a fast-paced lifestyle with cosmopolitan culture. New Delhi has got a lot of stories to amaze, even a road in Delhi too has a story. The must visit best places to visit in this Historical city are Red Fort, Hauz Khas village, Kutab Minar, Hazrat Nizammudin Dargah along with beautifully constructed architectural marvels such as Lotus temple, India gate. If you are ready for a heritage walk, Delhi has more than the size of a Santa’s bag to offer.
Red Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site since 2007 and built in an area of 254 acres. It is a 14th-century archaeological complex. It was made by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan during 1638 to 1648. This was the time when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi with a new name Shahjahanabad. This architectural masterpiece was built in red sandstone and consist a number of palaces, official buildings such as the Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience), the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), Moti Masjid (pearl mosque), Hammam (bath) and the Rang Mahal (painted palace). There is an entry fee for the fort.
It is advisable to hire a guide who can introduce you to the fort’s history and architecture. You can also enjoy the hour-long Son et Lumiere ( Light and sound show ), which is held every day at the ramparts of the fort in English and Hindi.
India Gate defines the beauty of India. It is situated in the heart of Delhi. It was built in 1931 in the memories of Indian soldiers of British Army who sacrificed their lives in World War 1. The Amar Jawan Jyoti is another memorial which added later and was dedicated to martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. It looks mesmerizing in evening lights. There is no Entry fee and it is open 24/7. Additionally, when you visit here, do not forget to visit the National Gallery of Modern Art.
HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE
Hauz Khas as it is popularly known means Royal water reservoir and was first built by Alauddin Khalji to supply water to Siri fort. It is Just 16 km from T3 Terminal of Indira Gandhi international airport. Here you will find a bit of Islamic architecture touch in the color of urban culture. The complex consists of a Tomb, a Mosque, and a lake. You will be amazed to see a series of monuments which fell to ruins over centuries and is now developed into a tourist hub and a cosmopolitan center. Hauz Khas complex is surrounded by a number of Theme-based Restaurant, Bars, Pubs, and Art Galleries. This is one of the most happening places that you must visit if you want to explore the nightlife of Delhi.
There are a number of nearby attractions of Hauz Khas, which you must visit such as Hauz Khas Enclave, Chirag Dehlii’s Dargah, Kalkaji Temple, Nizamuddin’s Shrine which is located in Nizamuddin village
Qutub Minar is the tallest minaret made up of bricks till date and is given UNESCO world heritage site status. It was built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. This tower is 73-meter high with five storey’s and projecting balconies. The first three storey’s of the Qutub Minar is constructed with red sandstone. The last two are constructed with marble and sandstone. Apart from the tower, you will find a 7-meter high iron pillar, the Quwwat-us-Islam Mosque, the tomb of Iltutmish, Ala’i-Darwaza and the Ala’I Minar in the Qutub Minar complex.
Raj Ghat is the memorial of our father of Nation – Mahatma Gandhi
This beautiful lotus flower shaped building is the most visited building in the world by CNN report. The theme of Lotus Temple is Based on the Bahai Faith. Bahal faith spreads the message of common place of worship for all irrespective of caste, culture, and stature.
A trip to Delhi is incomplete without visiting most happening shopping destinations. So shout out for the shopping lovers!
If you are one of those who loves to explore street food and street shopping, then do not forget to visit Delhi Haat. From crafts, cuisine to cultural activity, you will get delightful experience at this place. You can try out momos from Sikkim, chicken from Nagaland, Gujarati Dhokla everything is worth trying in Delhi Haat.
SAROJINI NAGAR MARKET
If u are a shopaholic and don’t want to spend more then this place is heaven for you. Here you can try export quality latest fashionable clothes and items at throwaway prices. No wonder this place is quite popular among college goers. This market Tests your Bargaining skills, the more u can bargain the best price you get.
Chandni Chowk is the most popular destination for wedding shopping in Delhi. Whether it is Paranthe Wali Gali or shopping street, people love to visit here every single time. This densely populated market will make your trip worth remembering.
Lajpat Nagar is a famous shopping area, where you can buy items related to accessories, footwear, clothes, or bags. It will surely take your heart away.