Delhi, the capital of India, has a rich history. The city is dotted with spellbinding mosques, forts, and monuments left over from the Mughal rulers that once occupied the city. The contrast between rambling Old Delhi and well planned New Delhi is immense, and it's interesting to spend time exploring both.
PLACES TO VISIT
The Red Fort is Delhi’s most famous monument and it stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who rules India. A one hour sound and light show take your imagination back to the fort’s history held each evening.
Is the largest mosque in India and another treasure of the Old City. Climb to the top of the southern tower and you will be rewarded with a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi.
This massive temple complex was opened in 2005 and is a dedication to the Indian culture. The astonishing architecture of the pink stone and white marble shrine, the complex includes sprawling garden, sculptures, and a boat ride.
The tomb was built in 1570 and is part of a greater garden complex that’s set among beautiful gardens. The tomb houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun.
5.GANDHI SMRITI AND RAJ GHAT
It is here Ghandi Smriti was assassinated on January 30, 1948. He lived in the house for 144 day up until the time of his death. His room and the ground where he held a mass congregation every evening is open to the public. On display is photos, sculptures, painting and inscriptions.
The India Gate was build in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I.
7.BAHAI (LOTUS) TEMPLE
The temple is made out of white marble and belongs to the Bahai Faith, which proclaims the unity of all people and religions. The surrounding gardens and ponds are a great place for a relaxing picnic.
It is the 2nd tallest minar in India and has been declared as a UNESCO Heritage Site. The mosque at the food of the tower was the first mosque built in India.
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT
The best way to get around in New Delhi is by the metro system, buses, taxis and cycle or auto rickshaws.
The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March when the weather is at its best. During this period flowers are at their blooming best, the weather is pleasent and enjoyable.