Delhi – Capital Of India

Plan to visit Delhi during your holidays and enjoy the history, monuments, and foot of the state. So, let us look at the background and also the best Places to See in DELHI.

 

History

 

Delhi – the national capital territory of India consists of two components: Old Delhi, and New Delhi. Delhi is of major historical significance as an important center of trade, transportation, and culture as well as a political center of India. According to legend, the city was named after Raja Dhilu, the king who ruled the region in the 1st century BC. The city also is known as Delhi, Dehli, Dilli, and Dhilli.

 

Places to Visit

  1. Red Fort

red fort

The Red Fort symbolizes the era of the Mughal rule in India. Built in 1638, the Fort is a magnificent monument that attracts your attention and exhibits the Mughals Architectural Magnificence Show. It is famous for History, Architecture, and Photography.

 

Tickets: The entry fee is Rs. 35 for Indians and Rs. 500 for foreigners. 

Opening Timings: Open Tuesday to Sunday from sunrise to sunset.

Things to Do: Light and sound show (6 pm every day), take a tour around the fort.

 

  1. Humayun’s Tomb

humayun tomb

Humayun’s Tomb is a monument built in 1570 by queen Haji Begum, Humayun’s widow. The monument shows the inspiration of Persian architecture. The world-famous Taj Mahal is reminiscent of a monument built in India during the early reign of Mughal. It is famous for History, Architecture, Photography, and Gardens.

 

Tickets: Rs. 30 for adults and Rs. 500 for foreigners.

Opening Timings: Open every day and the whole day.

Things to Do: Explore the gardens and visit Nizam al-Din Auliya dargah.

 

  1. Qutab Minar

qutub minar

Qutab Minar, India’s tallest tower, is believed to commemorate India’s victory and the beginning of the Mughal era. The 73-meter-high tower has 5 floors. The first three floors were built with red sandstone, the last two floors were built with marble and sandstone. India’s first mosque, Quwwat-ul-Islam, is located at the foot of Qutab Minar. It is famous for History, Architecture, and Photography.

 

Tickets: Rs. 30 for Indians and Rs. 500 for foreigners.

Opening Timings: Open from sunrise till sunset.

Things to Do: Visit Mehrauli Archaeological Park and the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque.

 

  1. Bahai (Lotus) Temple

Bahai (Lotus) Temple

The Bahai Temple is famously known as the Lotus Temple because of its similarity to the lotus flower. Of the seven largest Bahai temples built around the world, the last one was built in Delhi. The place is peaceful and open to prayers and meditation by people of all faiths. It is famous for Religion and Architecture.

 

Tickets: Free. 

Opening Timings: Open Tue to Sun (9 am to 5:30 pm).

Things to Do: Meditation, praying, visit the Baha’i World Centre Library and explore the nine surrounding ponds and the gardens.

 

  1. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is the world’s largest Hindu temple. In addition to using concrete to make the foundation, granite and marble from around the world were used throughout the construction. The design is evidence of architectural excellence. It is famous for Gardens, Architecture, Religion, Peace, and Harmony.

 

Tickets:  For Adults Rs. 170, senior citizens Rs. 125, children between 4 to 11years Rs. 100, and free for children below 4years.

Opening Timings: Open Tue to Sun (9:30 am to 6:30 pm).

Things to Do: Pray at Akshardham Mandir, view the many exhibitions, attend the Musical fountain show, participate in Nilkanth Varni Abhishek, and relax in the gardens.

 

  1. India Gate

India Gate

The India Gate was built in 1931 as a war memorial to more than 70,000 soldiers killed during World War I and the Afghan War. The names of the soldiers are written on the walls of the Indian gate. It was previously known as the “All India War Memorial”. The India gate at Rajpath looks stunning in the evening. It is famous for War memorial, Architecture, and the Indian Army.

 

Tickets: Free.

Opening Timings: Open every day and the whole day.

Things to Do: Pay your respects at Amar Jawan Jyoti and relax in the surrounding gardens.

  1. Chandani Chowk

Chandani Chowk

In the heart of the state capital, a visit to Delhi is incomplete without visiting Chandan Chowki. One of India’s busiest and oldest markets, Chandani Chowk is a perfect amalgamation of history, cuisine, Old monuments, and Shopping.

Chandani Chowk

Tickets: No entry fee

Opening Timings: Open every day and the whole day.

Things to Do: Shopping, sample mouth-watering cuisines, visit the old Havelis, and the religious buildings and monuments.

 

Delectable Dishes of Delhi

dishes recommended by rajshree upadhyaya

  • Paranthas
  • Chaat
  • Butter Chicken
  • Kebabs
  • Chole Bhature
  • Biryani
  • Nihari
  • Rolls
  • Momos
  • Desserts

 

Famous Restaurants

restaurant recommended by rajshree upadhyaya

  • Bukhara
  • Karim’s
  • Indian Accent
  • Sagar Ratna
  • Wasabi by Morimoto
  • Olive Bar & Kitchen
  • Andhra Bhavan
  • Town Hall
  • Rajinder De Dhaba
  • Greenr

 

HOTELS 

hotels recommended by rajshree upadhyaya

  1. Cheap

 

  • Hotel Ashoka Inn
  • Lets Bunk Poshtel
  • The Country Roads
  • Ethnic Facilities

 

  1. Average

 

  • FabHotel Marble Arch
  • City Park Resort
  • Grand Venizia
  • Palm Springs

 

  1. Luxury

 

  • Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini 
  • The LaLiT New Delhi
  • The Lodhi
  • The Roseate

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