New Delhi India – Places, History, Attractions
Being the capital of India, New Delhi has plenty of tourist attractions to explore. From its historical monuments to Mughal gardens to Delhi University campus to crowded shopping malls, the capital of India has its own different, beautiful phases. Its world heritage monuments describe the richest Mughal history via Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, Jama Masjid and more. If you slip over to Old Delhi, then it has ‘Chandni Chowk’ – the busiest, crowded market ever where people across India shop for their weddings. Central Delhi houses country’s political power and showcases the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Rajpath, the India Gate that falls under famous tourist places. If you are a street food lover, then Delhi is a paradise for you that will keep your mouth stuffed with spicy water balls, Paav Bhaji, Jalebis, different forms of Chaats, etc.
I guess a para isn’t enough to enlist the beauty of Delhi. Let’s beautify it step by step.
- Heritage: There are many phrases and words to define ‘Delhi ki Beauty’ like ‘the capital of India’, ‘Dilwalon ki Dilli’, etc. Do you know that Delhi is famous for its richest heritage? Yes, it is the only metropolitan city of India having numerous tourist destinations and world heritage monuments are one of them. These monuments can be categorized into popular monuments, lesser-known monuments and more. While Humayun’s tomb, Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, India Gate fall under the most famous, popular category, Tomb of Mohd. Quli Khan near Qutub Minar and Tomb at Sadhana Enclave are some of the lesser known tombstones. However, it is impossible to explore all of them in a day or two, I bet whichever you pick you will definitely get to know some historical facts or stories behind it.
- Shopping: Shopping is for what Delhi has always been known since the medieval period. I suggest you if you are planning to visit Delhi as a tourist, then do include shopping as a part of your itinerary else you would miss the most amazing and joyful part. From numerous, crowded markets in Chandni Chowk to shopping complexes, you get anything at a different price. The best part is that when you bargain with vendors or shopkeepers, they would easily agree to it. Some of the famous shopping areas are Connaught Place, Sarojini Market, Karol Bagh and Janpath Lane where you can get jewelry, handicrafts, precious stones, dresses of latest trends at a reasonable price range.
- Garden of Five Senses: It is a man-made park with a lot of activities and stuff to inside. This twenty-acre land was transformed into a beautiful site by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation and inaugurated in February 2003. The main reason behind this development is the need to leisure this space for people to socialize and stay away for their daily, busy schedule over a weekend. It is famous for its vibrant flower arrangements, nature, and photography. So, don’t forget your cameras as you might miss capturing its floral beauty. It has a visiting time from 9 o’clock in the morning to 7 o’clock in the evening and takes 3-4 hours to explore the whole of it. Hence, it is advisable to carry your necessary medicines along with you. Plus, carry your ID proof along to avoid any inconvenience.
- Dilli Haat: The beauty of Dilli Haat is available in three places – INA, Pitampura, and Janakpuri. Delhi got its third and latest Haat in Janakpuri in 2004 which is quite spacious and has maximum facilities as compared to the other two Haats. These Haats are famous for art and craft lovers, lip-smacking food, latest fashion, jewelry and more. You can also witness seminars, exhibitions, cultural events to name a few.
These are some of the popular stop-bys I am quite known to and I know I might have missed other attractions as well. In case, leave your suggestions in the comment box below because sharing is caring. The more you share, the more you explore.