Delhi, the capital of India is known for its fast and hectic lifestyle. The city is full of life and is a perfect place for survival owing to its innumerable job opportunities, well-developed economy, hospitality, and excellent educational facilities. Thousands of tourists, both from India as well as abroad, visit the city throughout the year due to its strong historical values.
Top things to do in Delhi
- India Gate: This war-memorial stands tall at the Delhi Rajpath. This monument is built in the memory and to pay respect to the humongous number of British Indian soldiers that lost their lives in World War I.
- The Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum: The house which belonged to Indira Gandhi has been transformed into a museum where all the belongings of the late Prime Minister can be found. The place is open to all spectators and the house of the Gandhis has been kept intact like before. The bedroom, dining room, prayer room, library, living room, etc. of Mrs. Gandhi can be seen and also important aspects of her political journey and personal life can also be witnesses. The family photographs of all the members of the Gandhi family are present in abundance. The place of assassination and even the dresses she wore at the time she was assassinated have been maintained in their pristine state. The museum has a separate section for Rajiv Gandhi too, where just like his mother, his family photographs, important aspects of his political career are restored. The remnants of the dress he wore during his assassination are also restored.
- Lotus Temple: Considered to be one of the most visited temples of the world, this beautifully-designed temple preaches the Bahai religion. One unique feature of this religion is that members of all religion, caste, creed, community, social status, etc. can gather in the prayer hall of the temple and pray irrespective of all their social inequalities. The temple resembles a lotus flower with all its petals, hence the name. Being in the temple, one can experience peace and tolerance among all religions which makes this place unique and beautiful.
- Akshardham Temple: This is one of the largest temples in the world made to pay respect to Swaminarayan. The most unique feature of the temple is the beautifully crafted designs and architecture which mesmerize every spectator. There are several exhibition halls, prayer halls, food-joints inside the temple premise and it will take a long time to see the entire temple elaborately.
- Qutub Minar: This renowned tower is a part of the Delhi Sultanate. The length of the tower is about 240 feet and it comprises of five storeys. The construction was started by Qutb-ud-din-aibak, and the tower is named after him. Later, the construction was taken forward by other Mughal rulers. This is an important UNESCO world heritage site and is witnessed by several spectators throughout the world.
- Red Fort: This renowned historical monument is the place where the Mughal dynasty existed and resided for almost two centuries. The place is now home to numerous museums which showcase the various aspects of the Mughal reign. The importance of the place lies in the fact that the main flag hoisting ceremony that occurs on independence day every year by the Prime Minister of the country occurs at the doorway of the red fort. Red Fort, thus, is an important UNESCO world heritage site.
- Chandni Chowk: This renowned market is the place where the Red Fort is present. You will get everything here. You name it and it is available. Designed by Jahanara, the daughter of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Chandni Chowk was built to witness the reflection of the moonlight at night due to the presence of innumerable canals in it.
- Humayun’s Tomb: As the name suggests, this mammoth garden tomb belonged to the Mughal emperor, Humayun. The tomb is elaborately constructed with red- colored sandstone and its construction was monitored by Bega Begam, Humayun’s first wife. Due to its extraordinary architecture, this tomb is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
Apart from the above-mentioned places, there are various places to visit in Delhi. Delhi is also the best weekend getaway to a number of destinations such as Shimla, Manali, Chandigarh, DehraDun, Agra, etc. to name a few. Delhi is easily accessible by trains and flights from all over India. There are several flights from all the metropolitan cities traveling to and from Delhi. Delhi to Mumbai flights run in abundance as the latter is the financial capital of the country. So, if you are looking for a thrilling stay at Delhi or planning to visit any of the hill stations in North India, you need to come to this beautiful destination. Whether you stay for a week or just for a few days, Delhi will not fail to mesmerize you in any way.