Nobody can describe Delhi in one word. Delhi, the capital city of India has countless treasures. In point of fact, Delhi has a long and wealthy history. This prosperous city is speckled with mesmerizing forts, sculptures, architectures, monuments and mosques that were originally built by the “Mughal” emperors who ruled Delhi in the olden times. The actual difference between the skillfully designed New Delhi and ‘long-winded’ Old Delhi is truly massive. On the other hand, it is quite fascinating to explore and roam around both the cities. If you are an ‘adventure-loving’ person, pack your bags to travel around Delhi.
Get ready to explore the “top” 10 tourist spots and attractions in Delhi:
The “Astounding” Red Fort : Needless to say, the Red Fort is one of the most celebrated monuments in Delhi. This magnificent fort stands as a traditional cue of the royal Mughal kings who ruled India in the past. This amazing fort was built in the year 1638 originally to outlaw the entry of other foreign invaders. Nevertheless, Mughal emperors were unsuccessful in preventing the attack of the British people who took the Red fort into their custody later. Actually, the walls of the red fort extend about 2 kilometers. With the intention of taking the visitors “mind's eye” back to the prehistoric epoch, almost an hour of light and sound show is conducted every evening in front of the Red fort. This dazzling show is to demonstrate the history of the “Astounding” Red fort.
The ‘Spectacular’ Jama Masjid : One more stunning attraction that you should never miss in Old Delhi is the Jama Masjid. It took almost thirteen years to construct this fine-looking mosque. This is considered to be the largest mosque in India. An exhausting climb to the pinnacle of the mosque’s southern tower will definitely endow you with an eye-catching sight of the entire Delhi city. This giant mosque’s courtyard can provide accommodation for twenty five thousand people. You should dress suitably when you plan your visit to Jama Masjid as visitors who dress inappropriately are not permitted inside this sacred mosque. Make sure to wear a dress that covers your head, shoulders and legs.
The “Gigantic” Humayun’s Tomb : This colossal tomb was built in the year 1570. Actually, people often say that Humayun's Tomb gives the same impression of the famous ‘Taj Mahal’ that is located in Agra. This is because Humayun's Tomb was the original inspiration for constructing the world famous Taj Mahal. Humayun's Tomb was the first, original ‘Mughal style’ building that was built in India. Later on, Mughal emperors constructed countless beautiful Mughal architectures in various parts of the country. This startling tomb dwells the cadaver of Humayun, the 2nd Mughal ruler.
The ‘Eventful’ Chandni Chowk : Chandni Chowk is the one of the most important streets in Old Delhi. Cycle rickshaws, cars, walkers, hand-pulled carts all combat for some breathing space. Often, tourists feel that Chandni Chowk is an inexcusable contrast to the broad, systematic streets of New Delhi. Even though this street is chaotic, muddled and jam-packed, people think that it is absolutely enthralling to take a stroll around the street. Since Chandni Chowk is one of the lively and oldest markets of India, the street’s tapered zigzag pathways are occupied with cost-effective clothing, electronics and jewelry. If you want to be more exploratory, try to taste some of the Delhi’s ‘lip-smacking’ street foods at Chandni Chowk. Also, you will come across Delhi’s ‘well-known’ dining tradition – the “Karim Hotel” in this street.
The ‘Renowned’ Qutab Minar : Qutab Minar was built in the year 1206. It is considered to be the tallest brick architecture in the globe. This lofty tomb is roofed with obscure carvings and some poems from the holy ‘Quran’. You can also find myriad ‘noteworthy’ monuments in the legendary Qutab Minar. The Qutab Minar is an implausible illustration of ancient “Indo–Islamic” structural design. However, the actual motive for building this astounding architecture still remains a great mystery. Some people believe that Qutab Minar was built to denote the success and establishment of Muslim kingdom in India. On the other hand, few others believe that it was built to invite the truthful to prayer. On the whole, Qutab Minar has 5 different tales.
The ‘Tranquil’ Lodi Garden : The lovely Lodi Garden bestows a calm and peaceful ‘run away’ from the hectic city life. This huge garden was constructed by the British government in 1936. This is built around the burial places of fifteenth and sixteenth century emperors. It would be the best place to visit if, you feel weary and exhausted.
The Garden of Five Senses: This is one more quiet and serene attraction to visit in Delhi. This ‘long-winded’ twenty acre garden has a lively display of vibrant plants, flowers, rocks, cascades, idiosyncratic statues, wall paintings, corkscrew pathways and ceramic bells. You can visit this garden to run away from the commotion of the city. On the other hand, this is a unique garden. In essence, the Garden of Five Senses has been exclusively planned to wake up all the 5 senses in humans. Often, the fabulous amphitheater in this Garden has a live music band. You can also come across some bars and restaurants to unwind.
The ‘Eminent’ India Gate : The most famous India Gate is located at the heart of New Delhi. Essentially, the soaring arcade of India Gate is a warfare monument. India Gate is built in reminiscence of the brave Indian warriors who lost their precious lives while battling against the British military during the World War I. In the night time, this monument shines vividly beneath the beautiful gardens that line up its avenue. For the most part, this well-liked place is perfect to enjoy a humid summer evening.
The ‘Sacred’ Bahai (or Lotus) Temple : Generally, people call this temple as the “Lotus Temple” as this temple resemble a lotus flower. The temple is constructed with white marble. Principally, Bahai temple is the property of the ‘Bahai faith’ which declares the harmony of all religions and people in the globe. People who belong to different religions are permitted to pray at Lotus temple. The quiet ponds and gardens nearby the temple are excellent places for a comforting picnic. Bahai temple is very beautiful in the night times as it illuminates brightly.
The “Inspiring”Gandhi Smiriti : Don’t forget to visit Gandhi Smriti when you visit Delhi. In this place, one can see the precise spot where the “Father of the Nation”- Mahatma Gandhi was shot to death. Mahatma Gandhi lived in this place (Gandhi Smriti) for one hundred and forty four days until the time of his decease. Myriad photographs, statues, art works, and writings are also displayed for the tourists who visit Gandhi Smirti. The room that Mahatma Gandhi used for sleeping is still maintained in the same way how he left it before he died. This room is open to the public. Also, the prayer hall that Mahatma Gandhi used to conduct a group worship every evening is also open to the tourists and visitors.