New Delhi is the capital of India. It is both vibrant and ancient. Here, you will find culture oozing from every corner. It is renowned for its architecture, fashion, and commerce.
It has been standing mighty since the mythical times of Mahabharata. Through both the chaos and trials, it has risen and become a booming capital of an incredible country.
Delhi Travel Guide
The North stretches from Kamala Nagar to Sadar Bazar. In the southwest, you’ll see the Green Park, Malviya Nagar, and the very popular Vasant Kunj. The Western region boasts greenery in both Punjabi Bagh and Rajouri Garden. Vivek Vihar, Gandhi Nagar, and Preet Vihar are all east.
Standing 240 feet tall, this tower was established in the year 1192, by the very first ruler of Delhi – Qutb-ud-din Aibak. This minaret is named after its creator and is a must visit for anybody who comes to Delhi.
This five storey tower is built purely from marble and red sandstone and has a spiral staircase which takes you to the top in 379 steps. However, this has been closed to public since 1974.
Dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in the Afghan war you must visit this 42 m high iconic and historic landmark of Delhi.
Located in the central area near the Rashtrapati Bhavan, this place is best visited in the evenings when the monument is brilliantly lit up and the beautiful fountains around it give the place a truly magical look.
The official residence of the President of India, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, is a splendid palatial building having more than 400 rooms. The palace doors are thrown open to visitors on weekends by a registration process which can be accessed online.
Made from Marble the universal symbol of peace, a lotus flower gives the temple not only its name but shape as well.
Photography is restricted in the inner sanctum. Open to all castes and creeds, the temple is an ideal place for anyone who wishes to meditate and pray. The temple is also known as the place of Baha’i faith.
This monument was originally built as a tomb for the Mughal emperor Humayun in the sixteenth century. Depicting elaborate Persian design, the vast area today houses marble tombs of quite a few other Mughal rulers.
Red Fort/ Lal Kila
The Lal Kila (Red Fort) is a bright hue of red reflecting the Mughal culture. It is also a huge display of brilliant architecture from sheer red sandstone.
Crowds fill the heart of Delhi at Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, and Khan Market. Its long history is felt at the cultural hub of the country, the Old Delhi. Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazaar, Lal Quila and Jama Masjid are an integral part of Old Delhi.
The Jantar Mantar, or Maze Puzzle, is a complex in the heart of Central Delhi. The area comprises an open-air observatory, having thirteen different instruments, which involves the use of the different structures to observe the astronomic cycles.
Lush gardens and ancient buildings will take you back to a time when India was a sovereign nation.
Lodhi Gardens, in Central Delhi, is a public garden on a very grand and impressive scale. Amidst the sprawling greens you will come across ancient 500 year’s old structures and tombs of the Mughal era.
The park is huge and one can easily spend the better part of the day exploring the ruins and wandering around. The garden is also a haven for birdwatchers, with almost 60 different species of birds being sighted here.
Garden of Five Senses
Located in South Delhi’s Saidulajab village, the Garden of Five Senses gets its name from the five theme parks present here. These are namely Mughal Garden, Herb Garden, Solar energy Garden and Pools of Water lilies etc.
The entire area is beautifully landscaped in scenic natural surroundings. The Garden hosts various events all the year round, some of the more famous being Tourism Festival, Food Festival and much more.
Located in the backdrop of India Gate, the Children’s Park is a huge playground set in the sprawling lawns of Central Delhi. he park and its environs, light up during the evening hours, enhancing the beauty of the place by giving an enchanting look
Humayun’s Tomb is another Mughal enigma and is also a World Heritage site. The Iron Pillar is 1600 years old. It was built in the Gupta period.
Once the tallest building on earth, Qutub Minar was an architectural masterpiece in its day. You’ll feel the surging patriotic energy at India Gate. Here, you can also pay homage to martyrs. Jantar Mantar is a quirky destination for travelers who are into both astronomy and stargazing.
Enrich your knowledge in its many museums. Tibet House gives you information on Tibet. Shop the many bazaars in Delhi. Even the most selective shopper will find a market to cater to their whims. Dilli Haat boasts a wealth of handcrafted products. Karol Bagh hosts chic clothing shops. Sarojini Market is a hub for all the young fashionistas, where you can buy stylish outfits at low prices.
New Delhi is an evolution of an ancient capital to a country’s capital. You can see luxury in contrast to poverty. You’ll discover diverse culture along with urban development.
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