Delhi is a place where not only India’s different population lives in a cordial harmony but also the land where Indian culture is quite variant. Taking a trip to this ‘Mini India’ won’t be too bad to contemplate; especially when you will have a lot of history to entertain you.
So, for your next visit, here is the list of the best places to visit in Delhi, which will definitely give you a vivid imagery about the metropolitan city of India.
Shah Jahan built Jama Masjid and till now, it is considered to be one of the holy places in the Islamic doctrine. Its name is actually Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa or the ‘mosque commanding the world’s view’. Four mighty pillars flank the top of the architecture, highlighting its name. Red sandstone was used to build this mesmerizing mosque. Over 5000 workers were employed in the process.
With more than thirteen thousand martyr’s name inscribed on the walls, this incredible architecture reflects the feelings of courage and bravery which was displayed by the Indian and the British soldiers during the First World War. The arch is said to symbolize the Arch of Constantine which means triumph.
Being one of the regal attractions in Delhi, Hauz Khas means the Water Tank of the Royals. In fact, there is a water tank which was built none other than Allauddin Khilji. Rest assured, the place is a conglomeration of the urban lifestyle and the rural one. Numerous restaurants, pubs, cafes, markets, and other attractions are there within the colony.
The red fort was the seat of the Mughal dynasty for more than two centuries and now, this is considered to be the oldest and yet the most precious architecture in India. The colossal citadel is built with red sandstone that shines when the sun rays illuminate its high, forted walls. Presently, an Indian flag is hoisted at the top of the fort, symbolizing it to be India’s crown.
Being a UNESCO protected heritage site, the monument is considered to be India’s pride. The architecture dates back to the Sultanate dynasty during the reigns of Qutub-Ud-Din Aibek. It is made of red sandstone and the humongous height gives it a tower-like structure, overshadowing the nearby areas.
Located in Old Delhi, it is perhaps one of the busiest markets in the entire city. Not only this, it is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Delhi as it a place where the crowd thrives with enthusiasm and vibrancy. Founded during the establishment of Shahjahanabad, the market spans the area from the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort to the Fatehpur Masjid.
Also known as Maqbera-e-Humayun, this is considered to be one of the crucial historical sites in India. Bega Begum, the chief consort of Mughal emperor, Humayun, built this artistic architecture. You can find a charismatic blend between the Persian and the Mughal architecture with so much intricacy that differentiating between both of them is perhaps impossible.
Located at the Southernmost part of Delhi, this is one of the holiest shrines present in NCT. It is mainly popular for the Hindu Lord Krishna with the colossal templar structure resembling the mythological grandeur of Hinduism.
THE NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK
Located near the Old Fort, the vibrant place cherishes a central citadel area, which dates back to the 16th century. For a day out, you can definitely visit this zoological garden where more than 1350 species are protected.
Built by Ghiyas-Ud-Din Tughlaq during the Sultanate period in India, this is one of the many historic remnants of the Tughlaq dynasty. Out of the fifty-two gates, at present, only thirteen are left. The entire fort has three major sections- the city area with the houses, the citadel with the Bijai Tower, and the ruins of the underground passageway.