Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi
Delhi is a fantastic combination of historical sites and modernity. There is always a history buff, thrifty shopping areas, architectural ruins and street food coming out at one point or another.
Let’s have a sneak peak of the historical places to remind you of emperors, and let the exotic places here tingle your spine. Just note down the fascinating places in Delhi and pay a visit to all when you drop by.
The most popular lotus-shaped Bahai Temple in Delhi is open to all. Regardless of any religion this unusual structure is made of pure white marble and stands against a flourishing landscape. This Bahai house of worship will get you fall in love with its beauty. Around the petals of the lotus lies pool of water which brightens the natural light. Interestingly, there are no particular ritual activities practiced; anyone can just sit and pray for their fantasies and dreams.
Akshardham is the most popular tourist attraction in Delhi. The eye-catching structure, an enormous, beautiful garden, a mesmerizing fountain show and an informative boat ride, Akshardham entertains and serves more than any other site. It is one of the modern wonders of architecture that is recorded as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple by Guinness World Record. The temple covers 12 acres of land, and hold space for a massive cultural center, museum, parks, and temple that showcases the light on the customs and ritual followed in India. On a visit to Akshardham, you can’t afford to miss ancient art and eternal spiritual teachings.
If you are a history lover or just like to go awe over the beauty of the ancient Quila’s, then you must pay a visit to Purana Quila. Covering the area of 2kilometers, Purana Quila is one of the oldest grandeurs of Delhi. Purana Quila is surrounded by a wide moat and is directly connected with the Yamuna that flows on the east of the fort. Constructed by Sher Shah and Humayun, old fort gates, are quite massive and are built with red sandstone. Take a walk around this breathtaking place and make sure that you don’t fail to attend the light and sound show, which are the unique attractions of the site.
Garden of Five Senses
Adorn by stone cut elephants, food courts, the pool of water lilies and uniquely styled garden spaces, the garden of five senses is a treat to the eye. The most highlighting feature of the backyard is the artistic combination of the water bodies, flowering beds and art structures that awaken your senses. The garden has scented trees and shrubs exquisitely surround 25 sculptures and walkways. A visit to Garden of Senses is an enamoring experience. The garden is a celebration of appreciation and a sublime creation of nature and human that demands exploration. Very few know that this garden is the replica of the Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. This romantic place is a change from the busy metro life.
A visit to the Iskcon temple will make you believe in God more. You will witness a peaceful and a serene environment with a boundless energy around you. In the center hall, you can always here the tune of Hare Rama Hare Krishna. The temple is all embellished with the striking portraits and idols of Lord Krishna. This makes it one of the most frequently visited places in Delhi. The Russian artists contributed much in decorating the walls of the temples. By the sides, there are several shops and alluring fountains that add the charm and spirituality of this shrine.
If you are a shopaholic and a big foodie, then Dili Haat is the only place that can give you a broad smile. Right from the spicy chaats to the delicious North Indian food, Dili Haat serves you the rich cuisine palate. Overload your bag with ethnic wears, incredible pieces of handicrafts or simply enjoy the chilling climate with a badam kulfi. Dili Haat has been specially set up by the Government and run by Delhi Tourism to provide the opportunity to the artisans to come and sell their pieces. Some of the pieces that you can pick from here are jewelry boxes, bangles, and trays. The ‘Delhi-Curious’ Delhi indirectly bump you into a contemporary exhibition and food junction.
Everyone knows the story and the glory of India gate. Today, India Gate is explored by millions of people every year. This outstanding stone archway is a symbol of pride and bravery. India Gate was built to commemorate the British and Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the war. There are beautiful fountains and lush green lawns to make the place sublime and cozy. Plan your trip to Delhi around October-November period and register for the Airtel Half Marathon. Early morning run at Rajpath would engrave in your memory forever.
Adding to the list of the visiting places in Delhi, Chandni Chowk is the heart of the city. Frantically competing with space, the narrow lanes of the area remains busy with the shopaholics to buy cheap stuff. Chandni Chowk is the main street of the old Delhi. It is a blend of cycle rickshaws, hawkers, cars, shoppers and much more that completes a disorganized picture. Chandni Chowk directly leads to the Red Fort. There’s so much to taste in the area, and it would be better if you go empty stomach to explore Paranthe Wali Gali and other eatery stores.
India’s largest mosque in Delhi is, of course, a site to behold. Jama Masjid is one of the finest examples of the Mughal architecture’s golden era under Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the Masjid can hold 25,000 devotees. This spectacular attraction took 13 years to build and was finally completed in 1650. The Masjid stands 40ft with 4angles and two minarets. Catch the exotic view of New Delhi’s new landmarks – Cannaught Place and Sansad Bhavan in a direct line from the southern minaret of the Jama Masjid. The fantastic combination of red sandstone and pure white marble indicates that the structure is designed by some exceptional artists of that time. If you are a true fan of the religion, monuments and old engineering Jama Masjid is one of the recommended visiting places in Delhi.
President’s home or Parliament House is one place in Delhi you better not skip at any cost. Designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens, the architectural marvel of the Bhawan is combined with dazzling gardens and energetic fountains. Rashtrapati Bhawan opens from Tuesday to Friday for the visitors. Conceived in imperial style, the domed circular hall of the Bhawan and the three semicircular buildings are majorly used for the Lok and Rajya Sabha meetings. Just a walk past the Rashtrapati Bhawan will give you the hint how magnificent the president’s residence is.
The above places rank high than the other cenotaphs and are worth watching. Next time whenever you plan a trip to Delhi, make sure that you add these top 10 sites in your checklist.