Delhi offers its visitors a plethora of sites which have that intrigue to bowl you over. This blog brings to surface the significant highlights of tour in Delhi which deserve to be visited at least once in a lifetime.
Tour to Delhi
Often we think of visiting a place capable of intriguing us with its impeccable charm. Delhi is one such tourist destination in India that carries its own individuality yet maintaining a beautiful relationship with various cultures. It has that charisma that makes travelers come back here again and again.
Besides being the capital of the country, this impressive city is one of the four metropolitans. A point worth mentioning here is that its horizons as a travel destination are much wider as its strings are still connected to its past. It portrays true image of India by putting forward modern advancement along with old heritage. But there is a lot more to get indulge into during tour to Delhi. This blog will make you aware of minutest of things which have contributed in making this city truly a visitors delight!
Previous blog on Delhi info has already imparted general knowledge about the history, geography, climate, transport etc. Now we will talk about the popular highlights of this capital city. Let’s start with visual treat this place has in store for you:
Delhi Tour Guide
Forts and Monuments
According to Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi brags off a huge number of 174 historical monuments. Few of them have also been included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Most popular forts and Delhi monuments which you can visit during your tour in Delhi are:
Red Fort - also known as Lal Quila, this fort stands testimony to the great Mughal emperors who ruled this city in past. It was constructed by Shah Jahan in 17th century to serve as residence of the Imperial Family of India.
Architectural layout of this fort reflects the peak of Mughal creativity which existed during the sovereignty of Shah Jahan. In 2007, it was designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the must see place while on tour to Delhi.
Qutub Minar - It is the tallest stone monument in India. Considered to be the tallest bricked minaret in the world, it is prominent for being one of the most primitive and famous examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. Located amid well maintained gardens, it is also a declared UNESCO world heritage site.
Humayun’s Tomb - This world heritage site is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi. It is a marvelous monument which was commissioned by the wife of Mughal emperor Humayun and was designed by a Persian architect – Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. It depicts the Indo-Persian architecture which was the first of its kind in India. Surrounded by exquisite Persian gardens called char bagh gardens, Humayun’s tomb is a delight for its onlookers.
India Gate – Situated in the heart of New Delhi, it is the national monument of India. A prominent landmark, it was originally called as All India War Memorial. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, this red sand stone and granite monument commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who sacrificed their lives during World War I while fighting for the British Indian Empire. Soon after India’s independence, it became location of the Indian Army’s Tomb of the unidentified soldier, known as Amar Jawan Jyoti.
Other important buildings here are Rashtrapati Bhavan, Purana Quila (Old Fort), Ferozshah Kotla, Nizam-ud-din’s Tomb, Safdarjang’s Tomb etc.
City offers to its visitor’s an unparalleled spiritual experience as it holds some of the most beautiful and serene temples, mosques and gurudwara’s in its vicinity.
Temples: Devoted to various Hindu deities, temples in Delhi reflect myth, legacy and religious belief of its people. Top five temples in Delhi are ISKON temple, Birla mandir, Akshardham, Lotus temple, and Chattarpur Mandir. Delhi’s Lotus temple is the only Bahai temple in whole of Asia.
Mosques: Mosques are the places where followers of Muslim religion offer prayers to almighty. In Delhi there are several mosques Jama Masjid, being the most famous one are Moth Ki Masjid, Bada Imambada, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, Qutub Mosque etc.
Gurudwaras: Highly revered by followers of Sikh community and people of other religions as well, there are several beautifully designed and maintained Gurudwaras in the capital. Bangla Sahib, Rakab Ganj, Sis Ganj and Majnu Ka Tila are the most famous ones.
Churches: Famous churches in Delhi are Cathedral Church of Redemption, Church of the Sacred Heart and St. James Church. These religious places are of great architectural importance and carry out huge celebrations on the eve of Christmas and Good Friday.
City is filled with amazing shopping places. From rusted lanes of Chandni chowk to the ultra modern malls, visitors get to shop for exclusive things.
Mesmerizing stock in the markets of Connaught Place, Janpath, Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi Haat, Karol Bagh, and high class malls insist the diehard shopping fans to fill their bags!
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