A peaceful co-existence of myriad past and energetic present, Delhi is a melting pot of Indian diversity. The capital of India attracts tourists from every nook and corner of the world with its multitude of interesting spots. It sometimes becomes difficult for the tourists to decide from where they will start the exploration. It has got innumerable monuments, forts, temples, parks and shopping malls. The reference to this age-old city can be seen in Mahabharata, it was the city of the great Pandava. Delhi has served to the many eras and the evidence of it can be seen in the majestic existence of past monuments and architecture. The plethora of attractions with which Delhi lures tourists are as follows.
Red Fort – Past glory of the Mughal architecture reside in this famous fort of old Delhi, popularly known as the Lal Quila. This is one of the most favorite haunt of the tourists after Taj Mahal in India. The mind blowing architecture of Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, the Moti Masjid, the Shahi Burj display the supremacy of Mughal architecture.
Qutub Minar – No one can leave Delhi without visiting Qutub Minar, an a72.5 long tallest tower in India. An excellent monument which was built as a tower of victory. Most interesting thing in Qutub Minar is an iron pillar in the country yard. Legends tells that if you can encircle the pillar with your arms your wishes will be fulfilled. It is really interesting to experience such act which never comes in your hand.
Akshardham Temple :- Akshardham Temple in Delhi is yet another extraordinary conception of immensely dedicated 11,000 artisans. It nestles over the shining and pure banks of the Yamuna. The involvedly carved temple walls will mesmerize you. The temple’s exhibition is a must-watch. The temple space is big, so much so, that you will need one complete day to see the whole place. Built within five years, this temple is definitely a superb tribute to the esteemed preparation of Indian temple building.
Jama Masjid :- Located in the older part of the city is Jama Masjid – one of the many wonderful buildings built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. The mosque stands on a sandstone base, assessing about 30 feet in height. The largest Islamic place of worship in India, this impressive mosque can billet over 25000 devotees at a time. It has four high spires, built of red brickworks; and three massive domes of shining white marbles. People can avail a Delhi tour package to explore the enormous courtyard and the intricate carvings in the mosque. Chawri Bazar, from where the site is less than a kilometre away, can be reached via the Yellow Line of the city metro rail system.
Humayun’s Tomb :- The mausoleum of Mughal emperor Humayun, the tomb is visited for its square garden that is divided into four large squares, detached by causeways and channels.
Birla Temple :- The sacred Birla Mandir in the capital Delhi, was constructed in 1938, during the pre-independence period and was installed by Late. Mahatma Gandhi (Bapuji of the Indian Nation). It was built following the Orissan style of manner. The inner portion is overlooked by two-storey verandhas, a garden and fountains. Despite the modern day work of monuments, idol, spires and jalis, the exterior is planned with white marble and red sandstone, reflecting the Mughal architectural splendor.
Museums of Delhi :- Tour to Delhi mesmerized the travelers with all types of travel include museum tour to Delhi. Some of the famous tourist destinations of museum tour of Delhi are National Museum, Air Force Museum, National Rail Museum, Philatelic Museum, Shankar’s Doll Museum, Tibet House Museum, International Dolls Museum, Crafts Museum, Nehru Museum & Planetarium etc.
Delhi is a place for shopper’s delight. It has a quality to lure people. The amazing markets of Delhi, namely, Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, KarolBagh, Hilli Haat, and mushrooming malls display excellent products which the people could not but help buying.
Due to the migration of people from across the country, Delhi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Delhi.
Today Delhi is a major cultural, political, and commercial hub of India.
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