Delhi, the capital of India, is rich in history, architectural splendours, monuments, mosques and remnants from the Mughal era. There is a sharp contrast between old Delhi and New Delhi and to explore the city one need to see both parts of it. If you are planning a trip to Delhi, then here are some sightseeing options for you.
One of the historical landmarks of Delhi is the Red Fort. The monument was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and is a symbol of Mughal architecture. The fort also reminds about India’s struggle for freedom. To go back to history, do watch the light and sound programme which is held every evening.
Head to Chandni Chowk to catch a glimpse of old Delhi. It’s chaotic and congested but captivating as well. It is one of the oldest and busiest market areas; the streets are full of shops selling imitation and silver jewellery, clothes, and electronics. Don’t forget to savour some of the street foods. The famous Karim hotel is located in this area.
Qutub Minar is another wonder of the Ind0o-Islamic architecture. The minar was constructed in 1206. The tower is five-storied and is beautifully decorated with carvings and scripts from the holy Quran.
It is one of the last architectural extravaganzas from Shah Jahan. It is also supposed to be the largest mosque in India. It is known for its large courtyard which can hold up to 25,000 worshippers at a time.
This is one of the landmark monuments of Delhi. The monument was dedicated to all the Indian soldiers of the British army who lost their lives in World War I. A second memorial, Amar Jawan Jyoti, was added later in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.
Built in white marble, the temple has a lotus-shaped structure with 27 massive marble petals. It has no idols or images and visitors are welcomed to come and pray silently. The best time to visit this temple is during sunset.
As the name suggests, Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the Indian President. Spread across 320 acres of land, the complex incorporates staff quarters, stables, offices, and beautiful Mughal gardens.
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