The world’s largest administrative and political centre, Delhi is the seat of power for many empires and rulers from a millennium now. The capital city of India was built, demolished and again rebuilt. However, the interesting part is that several rulers of Delhi played dual role as they first ruled as destructive force and then act as the creator of the city. With ultimate blend of modern and ancient beauty, Delhi is the capital and largest city of India. The city is known as the bucket of rich heritage & culture, mass diversity, ancient monuments and much more. Being a complete hub for tourism, Delhi enlightens the heart of each tourist with every passing market, forts, and monuments and of course colorful people all around.
Delhi actually bridges two diverse worlds, the Old Delhi which is the Islamic capital of India, comprising tangle lanes lined with ancient formidable mosque and crumbling Havelis and the majestic city of New Delhi which was created by British Rulers, comprising of tree-lined & spacious avenues, and all grand government centers. Nestled between the Yamuna River and Aravalli Hills, Delhi has encounter sacking, invasion and political emergency so as to materialize as the enthralling blend of modern and ancient. Today’s metropolis is dotted with captivating ancient monuments, dazzling gems, vivacious performing art scene, architectural wonders, art galleries, enthralling museums, mesmerizing eateries and of course the bustling markets.
Red Fort: The impressive Red Fort was named after the color of its sandstone walls, which is also known as Lal Qila and standing just reverse to the busiest market of Delhi, Chandni Chowk, which was once reckoned as the central avenue of bazaar and still an crucial commercial centre. Horned with UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, Red Fort is one of the striking monuments built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan.
Raj Path: Raj Path in Delhi is not only the political hub of the city, but also for the entire nation. This innovative concept of Lutyens’s grand design was planned with an aim to expose the full pomp and strength of the British Raj in India. Beside this political hub all important government offices are located along with national collections of art and archaeology.
Humayun’s Tomb: Situated right on the eastern end of Lodi Road, Humayun Tomb is the set of elegant gardens which is designed with red sandstone, considering it the finest creation by Mughal rulers. It is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 19893 which is just an archetype of Taj Mahal in Agra.
Qutub Minar: Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, Qutub Minar along with other buildings surrounding the tower is marked as the first centre of Delhi Sultanates. This World Heritage Site is the first important Islamic construction in India. The Turkish General, Qutub-ud-din-Aibak created this tower.
How to Reach
Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport is the main and important international airport of the city which is located in the west of the city. It is important arrival point of many visitors into the city.
Bus: Well appointed bus services are also available and buses from Chitwan and Kathmandu in Nepal arrives into the city. Besides, the city is also well connected with all nearby states through bus services.
Train: There are four main stations namely, New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar and Hazrat Nizamuddin and trains from almost all major cities arrive at these stations.
Where to Stay
India’s most busiest entry point, Delhi has a wide variety of accommodation facility ranging from deluxe five star hotels, to superior class guest houses, rental apartments, hostels and much more. Some of the popular and luxurious hotels across Delhi are, Mayas Nest, Hotel Delhi Aerocity, Hotel Taj Continental, The Imperial, The Ashok, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Radisson, Sheraton Delhi, ITC Maurya and much more.