Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Time to Start: 09:00 Hrs
Delhi- The heart of India
The capital city of India, Delhi is a treasure-trove of attractions. This lively city boasts of glorious history, rich culture, fabulous architectural marvels, interesting galleries and museums, wonderful gardens, a wide variety of culinary delights, exotic shows, colourful markets, malls and much more. One can experience a perfect blend of traditions and modernity in this city.
Although there are innumerable attractions to be covered during Delhi visit but some of its must-see tourist attractions of are:
Reflecting the mesmerizing Mughal architecture, Red Fort is a magnificent monument built in 1638. Its red sandstone towering walls (33 m high) were constructed for safety against invaders. There are many beautiful structures inside the fort. On the Independence Day (August 15) Indian Flag is hoisted by the prime minister on this fort. The light and sound show organised here every evening is a treat to the eyes.
This historical and the last abode of the Mughal emperor Humanyu is a great example of Mughal architecture mixed with some Persian elements. Built in 1565, it boasts of beautiful garden squares, double dome, arched corridors and alcoves. It is said that Humayun’s Tomb inspired the construction of the world famous Taj Mahal.
Commemorating the beginning and victory of the Mughal era in the country, Qutub Minar is the tallest tower in India. Built in red sandstone and marble in the year 1193, it is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex of the tower also house several ancient and medieval structures and ruins.
Resembling a lotus flower symbolizing four religions namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Jainism, Lotus Temple is an extremely beautiful structure built in white marble. The nine pools of water around the petals is a sight to behold in the evening.
This magnificent structure was built in the memory of around 70,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives during First World War and Afghan War. Surrounded by gardens it looks arresting during evenings.
Presently the abode of the President of India, Rashtrapati Bhawan was once the palace of the then Viceroy of India. This charming building was designed by Edwin Lutyens. It also boasts of a beautiful Mughal Garden which opens to public during spring.
A must-visit place in Delhi, Raj Ghat is the resting place of Mahatama Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. It houses the memorial stone of Mahatama Gandhi at a simple square platform made of black stone, inscribed with the words ‘Hey Ram’. An eternal flame keeps on burning here as a homage to the Mahatma. And every Friday a remembrance ceremony takes place. The memorial is surrounded by a wonderful park with labelled trees planted by famous personalities like Queen Elizabeth II, USA President Eisenhower and many others. There are also two museums dedicated to the Mahatama.
It is the largest mosque in India boasting of a courtyard with a capacity of accommodating around 25,000 devotees. Built in 1644 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the mosque has arresting architecture.
Plan a day tour to Delhi to explore its enchanting tourist attractions!