A premier collocation of ancient history paired alongside the modern embellishment, Delhi endows itself to the seekers with ambiance. Ranking in as the state-of-the-art modern metropolitan, Delhi in its heart holds a close affinity to the historical enigma.
With a plethora of heavenly sights on offer in Delhi, one cannot really assimilate it within a single trip, can they? There’s so much more to see for, aka the Mughal customary, British-era architecture laden within the ancient Hindu confines.
We here thought of lining up the eminent places that should be on the top of the list for everyone. We’ll go through each of them and offer you insights about the realms on offer in Delhi. In fact, there were quite a few places en route and thus we planned for a two-series entry of our course.
So join in on our trip as we traverse around the city of Delhi and look into Delhi & Its Top Picks- I.
1) Red Fort
Always rendering in at the top place, Red Fort remains our first pick when exploring around Delhi. The place is also synonymous as the Lal Qila adherent to its Hindi-translated name.
The place was built by the Shah Jahan of Mughal Empire. Red Fort is reminiscent of red sandstone and has a luscious garden that offers greenery all around. It further holds multiple sites and buildings like Mumtaz Mahal, Chatta Chowk, Dawat Khana and more in its courtyard.
For those ogling eyes of your on reading the name Qutub Complex, this one is actually a site that is home to Qutub Minar, Iron Pillar and Queeat-ul-Islam Mosque in the same courtyard. The place is also rendered as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For the records Qutub Minar at the time when it was built was the tallest building in the world. While the Iron Pillar has stood the test of time as a rust free pillar since the last 1600 years.
3) Humayun’s Tomb
If you want a glimpse of the past regime, then Humayun’s Tomb would be the perfect anatomy for you. Stationed at the outskirt of South Delhi, this one is the tomb of the second Mughal emperor of India, i.e. Humayun.The tomb is further courted by octagonal designed tomb of Iza Khan, a nobleman of the yesteryear’s era.
4) Jama Masjid
One of the largest mosques in India, Jama Masjid is what bestows the city of Delhi since long. The mosque offers breathtaking experience around and offers free entry to people. You can proceed all alone or seek the services of a guide for the trip around Jama Masjid.
The place that rhetorically describes Delhi in its full glory, India Gate is the one you should partake on your trip around Delhi. The place is built as part of the commemoration for the soldiers who partook in the battle of World War I. The place holds an eternal flame that burns without stopping ever for the tribute to the soldiers.
6) Lotus Temple
Lotus temple, designed on the paradigm of 27 petal lotus, is one of the majestic places that you’d visit on a trip to Delhi. The temple is housed by luscious green parks all around adding allure to the beauty. The place is free to enter upon.
7) Chandni Chowk
Nothing reminiscent of Old Delhi as much as Chandni Chowk. The place is a nostalgic tune of the previous era. Chandni Chowk has an enlarge clothing and food hub that cannot be beaten for.
The food hub on offer around Chandni Chowk offers a lot to the food enthusiastic. We’ll cover more of the foods on offer in our entry ‘A Breakfast Walk through Old Delhi’.
8) Akshardham Temple
A marvelous piece of architectural beauty that stands tall on the lands of this city, Akshardham Temple offers an experience of a lifetime. The temple dedicated to Hindu culture has aesthetical features in form of carved pillars, dimes, attractions and more that add galore to the area.
9) Connaught Place
The hub of Delhi, Connaught Place is not to be missed out if you want a taste of the modern life in the city. The area is laden with the modern allure that offers a great time around. One can indulge in various shopping inducement along with devouring on great foodie paradise on offer.
10) Hauz Khas Village
One of the most happening places of the city, Hauz Khas Village often feels like a place picked out of the book. The place has greatly synced offerings for lingering around. It’s home to some of the most exquisite restaurants in the town. A glimpse of it, and you wouldn’t want to return back. That’s the beauty of it.
Well, that’s all for us on this first part of our series. We’ll be back with another one the next time around. Stay Tuned. Adios.