17 things to see in Delhi

Delhi, India’s capital territory is surrounded by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the most expensive city in India, a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. The Old Delhi, a neighborhood dates back to1600 AD. The iconic Mughal-era Red Fort is a symbol of India, the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from this place on the Independence Day every year. The sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people is surrounded by the colourful and buzzing bylanes of Chandni Chowk . Its a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops, spice stalls and houses ancient Haveiles from yester years. Delhi full of vitality, with many things to see and do, very well connected thanks to its clean and fast metro, and that no doubt, whenever you visit youlike it more.  Now have a look on Triponary featured places in Delhi.

1. Qutab Minar

The Qutab Minar is the world’s tallest minaret, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, with more than 72 m., And the most impressive monument of the Qutb Complex , which is the only one preserved of Dilhika , one of the 7 Ancient cities that united forming Delhi.

Qutb Minaret in Delhi, IndiaThe Ala-I-Darwaza entrance gate, with precious inlaid marble and engraved stone, will give you an idea of ​​the architectural beauty that is inside, with the ruins of the country’s first mosque, Quwwat-ul- Islam , built after the Mughal conquest, allegedly using parts of 27 Hindu and Jain temples destroyed, another incomplete minaret known as Alai Minar , and the fascinating 1,600-year-old iron pillar considered an incredible metallurgical advance of the time, It is still preserved without any corrosion.

2. India Gate

The world-famous India Gate was built to commemorate all Indian soldiers who did not survive in World War I and in the Afghan wars of 1919. An everlasting flame honors the unknown soldier fallen in the clashes between India and Pakistan in 1971.It is located on the Rajpath or way of kings, and besides the historical value it has, it is a very pleasant place surrounded by grass, and if your visit is nocturnal, the illuminated door charges a special charm. In this elegant area, you can also visit Raisina Hill , where the offices of the Prime Minister in the Secretariat Building , the official residence of the President, called Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Parliament , are all set up in 1911 , when Delhi became the capital Of British India.

3. Humayun’s Tomb

The tomb of Emperor Humayun, along with the rest of funerary architectures and the mosques that are in the place perfectly preserved, were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.There are writings dating from the construction works in 1579, becoming the first garden tomb, which would serve as inspiration for the impressive Taj Mahal. The resort is worth a visit.

4. Lodi Gardens

Nearby you can take a break in the Lodi Garden , where you can also see architectural examples from the 15th and 16th century, such as the tombs of Sultans Bara Gumbad and Sikander’s Lodi and Mohammed Sah.

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5. Delhi Red Fort

A huge red wall will catch your attention every time you pass by, and what is hidden is the Red Fort or Lal Qila , an ancient Mughal city that stretched along the banks of the Yamuna River , built by Emperor Shah Jahan to move the Capital from Agra in 1648.

6. Lal Qila, fort of Delhi, India

In my opinion, it is not as impressive as the Red Fort in Agra or far away, but no less interesting. The main entrance is called Naqqar Khana or Drum House and owes its name to the upper galleries intended for musicians; Once crossed, you will arrive at Diwan-i-Am , with a throne from which the king presided over his public hearings, and which we can imagine originally filled with precious stones and Diwan-i-Khas for private audiences, then follow the Water channels Nahr-i-Behist or Streams of Paradise to discover the rest of the buildings of the UNESCO World Heritage site since 2007, such as the private offices of Emperor Shah Burj,

7. Jama Masjid Mosque

Jama Masjid - In the Noon.jpgJust in front of the fort, we found one of the largest mosques in India, Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque, and the one that claimed to be a replica of Agra when it began to be designed in 1644. The most beautiful of the same from my point of view, are the 3 domes of black and white marble bordered of gold of the Hall of Prayer .

8. Raj Ghat

Following in the footsteps of Mahatman Ghandhi, I highly recommend a visit to the Raj Ghat or Ghandhi Memorial , a haven of peace and tranquility in the midst of the bustling city.Surrounded by gardens and barefoot for respect according to tradition, we proceeded to a simple marble stone with a flame always burning, where some of the ashes of Ghandhi rest, since the rest were scattered in the river Ganges as praza The Hindu religion.

9. Birla House

You can also visit the Gandhi Smriti or Birla House, the residence of Mahatma during the 144 days before his death, which has been converted into a museum and where we can see some of his personal objects, in addition to the column indicating the place Where he was assassinated.

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In this vibrant city there are a multitude of temples that you will find tremendously interesting, but I would recommend two of them. First, the Temple of Laskmi Narayan created by Ghandhi, to welcome the prayers of people of all castes.

 

11. Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

Secondly, and as an approach to Sikh religion , a visit to the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib with its large purifying lake will especially enchant you if you are not scheduled to travel to the state of Punjab.

12. Swaminarayan Akshardham

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi, IndiaThe Akshardham Temple for me is an essential visit, although one must go prepared to practically spend all day there, since in addition to the temple proper there are vegetarian restaurants and many other things to see, such as a cinema where they usually teach A very educational film about the history of the temple, a boat trip type of amusement park where you explain the authorship of Indian theories or inventions attributed to Westerners, which I found very interesting and as a final climax, a light and sound show In a great source very well prepared. It was opened to the public at the end of 2005, but this does not detract from its spectacularity, as you can see that it is built like any other temple in India with many years of antiquity.

13. Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple I like for very different reasons, the first of them because I believe it is a sign of tolerance in India, since it was created as a place of prayer for all religions, and secondly for the very special energy Which is concentrated in its interior, which will fill you with harmony and tranquility.

Lotus Temple in Delhi, India

14. Purana Qila

Another of the ancient cities that formed Delhi was Purana Qila, surrounded by a large moat full of water that still can be visited today.

Ruins of the ancient Purana Qila in Delhi

It is the oldest structure that is preserved today in the city, and besides being a pleasant place of recreation, where you can usually attend a concert and light show, it also houses the Archaeological Museum , the Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque And the Sehr Mandal tower that was used by Humayun as an observatory and personal library.

15. Tughluqabad

It was the third great city that ended up being part of Delhi, and in which you can visit the ruins of what was a great defensive fort in the Mughal Empire, with courtrooms, palaces and mosques, and where you can still see The Mausoleum of Ghiyas ud-Din Tughluq .

16. Astronomical Observatory Jantar Mantar

Astronomy lovers will enjoy the Jantar Mantar, founded in 1724 by the Maharaja Jai ​​Singh II , who was a great fan, and had 5 centers built in different cities. Surely you will be amazed with its 13 large architectural instruments to observe the sky.

17. Delhi Metro Trains

The capital of India offers a lot of interesting places, and as there are great distances between one and another, it takes practically 6 or 7 days to know it well, although my advice is that if you enter and leave the country from here, leave most days to The end, when you will be much more relaxed.

To help you not miss anything, and organize the best possible according to your tastes, we have left the best places in the city:

Anyway, the best advice I can give you is to immerse yourself in the bustling city life, through the fun neighborhood of Pahar Gang with its neuralgic Chandni Chowk or the aromatic Spice Market , while still strolling the elegant Connaught Place where once a month free concerts are organized, you will surely enjoy it!

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