Delhi and its tourist attractionsVisit Delhi with its tourist attractions such as the Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb and the Qutub Minar. Delhi is usually the first travel experience in India and one of the strongest and most exciting.
Delhi is the largest urban areas or city in India and one of the largest in the world by population.
The city of Delhi has seen numerous upheavals and has been destroyed and rebuilt on numerous occasions. Like every major Indian city, Delhi also splits into two completely different cities: the old city is constantly trying to meet New Delhi.
Old Delhi, once the capital of India Mughal, is a maze of narrow alleyways lined with uneven havelis and formidable mosques.
In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi built by the British was enriched with wide tree-lined avenues and impressive government buildings.
The importance of the city is not only in its past glory as the seat of magnificent empires and monuments, but also in rich and diverse cultures. In Delhi you will discover a city full of fascinating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries that contribute to a thriving cultural scene. The city's tourist offer ends with fabulous restaurants and crowded markets for unique experiences for tourists.
Tourist attractions of Delhi:
Temple of Akshardham
The temple of Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and is the largest Hindu temple in the world.
This temple brilliantly shows the essence of ancient Indian architecture, its timeless traditions and spiritual messages. Together with the Garden of India and the Lotus Garden, Akshardham's visit is an enlightening experience and journey through the glorious art of India, values and contributions to the progress, happiness and harmony of humanity.
The Red Fort complex was built as a fort in Shahjahanabad's palace - the new capital of the fifth Indian Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan.
Named for its massive red sandstone walls, it is adjacent to an old fort, the Salimgarh, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546, with which it forms the Red Fort Complex.
The private apartments consist of a row of pavilions connected by a continuous water channel known as Nahr-i-Behisht (Stream of Paradise).
The Red Fort is considered the pinnacle of Mughal creativity that, under Shah Jahan, has been brought to a new level of refinement.
One of the main attractions of Delhi, India Gate was built as an ode to the Indian soldiers who fell during the First World War. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the monument was completed in 1931.
Another memorial, Amar Jawan Jyoti was added under the arch long afterwards. The eternal flame burns day and night under the arch to remind the nation of the soldiers who have lost their lives for their country.
This tomb, built in 1570, has a special cultural significance as it was the first tomb-garden in the Indian subcontinent. He inspired several important architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.
World Heritage Site, the tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun is known for its architectural splendor and magnificence.
Precursor of the Taj Mahal in Agra, this magnificent garden mausoleum of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, was built by the emperor's wife, Haji Begum.
Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (charbagh) with water channels paths, well proportioned mausoleum centrally located surmounted by double dome.
In the park, it is also possible to find other monuments including the tomb of Isa Khan.
The tallest minaret in India, Qutub Minar is among the iconic monuments of Delhi.
Kingdom of Dreams
The Kingdom of Dreams is India's first live entertainment, leisure and theatre destination. It offers a taste of contemporary and modern India with the mix of a technological masterpiece.
This iconic attraction showcases Indian arts, crafts, heritage, culture, cuisine and performing arts with the promise of an unparalleled experience.
The Jama Masjid also known as Masjid-i Jahān-Numā is the main mosque in the old city of Delhi.
It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan during 1650-1656. Like on a hill near the Red fort, this biggest mosque of India.
The cleverly decorated mosque has three large gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets with red sandstone strips and white marble.
The Lodi Garden is a popular park in Delhi with a very well kept and green space that covers 90 acres.
Open from 6 am to 8 pm, its green areas are frequented during the morning or evening hours for jogging or relaxing walks through the lush vegetation.
Inside, the garden houses the ruined tombs of the rulers Sayyd and Lodi and a tomb, the Bara Gumbad, dating back to the fifteenth century.
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
One of the most famous pilgrimage destinations of the Sikh religion, the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is venerated by devotees who make a trip to this holy place in the capital of India. Located in the heart of New Delhi's Connaught Place area, the shrine was constructed at the site where Harkrishan Dev, the eighth Sikh guru, spent several months. An architectural beauty, the shrine has beautifully carved marble pillars, decorated floors and onion domes adorned with gold.
Bajai Lotus Temple
Shaped like the sacred lotus flower, this extraordinary temple is a major highlight of Delhi. Designed by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariburz Sahba in 1986, it is situated in Kalkaji and has 27 immaculate white-marble petals. Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It is open to the adherents of all faiths who come here to pray or meditate silently according to their own religion. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit. The temple remains closed on Mondays.
The shopping district of Chandni Chowk has been in existence for hundreds of years and an exploration of its winding, narrow alleyways is certainly an adventure. The lanes of Chandni Chowk are divided into bazaars with different areas of specialization. For fabrics, head to Katra Neel. In the Bhagirath Palace area, you'll find a huge range of electronics. Dariba Kalan is Old Delhi's ancient silver market full of silver jewelry. Kinari bazaar sells everything you need for a wedding, including saris. Khari Baoli Road has Asia's largest spice market. Food vendors in Chandni Chowk also serve up a delicious assortment of Delhi street food.
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