Delhi, the city of eight empires and now capital of India, is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in the world. Delhi is the most famous and important historical cities of India and houses some of the best monuments and other historic landmarks of India. Delhi is also the India's political and commercial hub. Besides, Delhi has emerged as one of the finest and most developed cosmopolitans of the world with its modern and flamboyant restaurants and nightclubs, discotheques, shopping malls, museums, imperial gardens, and much more to be described here. In short, Delhi promises to offer you almost all you can desire as a discerning tourist. Travel to Delhi to explore this fascinating city for a lifetime experience.
The lush and beautiful city of Delhi can be divided into two parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, contrasting yet harmonious in nature. Old Delhi was developed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan and represents the rich historical and cultural heritage of Delhi, clearly visible in its wonderful architectural masterpieces like the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Again, New Delhi was designed and developed by the British during their rule in India. It's famous for its modern architectural masterpieces of the British period that include the Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Connaught Place, India Gate among many others. Travel to Delhi to explore all this and much more on your Delhi Travel with ChariotindiaTravel.
Tourist Attraction in Delhi
Qutab Minar : A 72.5 m tall tower, Qutub Minar was built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, one of the most famous kings of the Delhi Sultanate, towards the end of 12th century. Also a World Heritage Site, Qutub Minar represents the great architectural skills of medieval India. Quwatul Islam Mosque, India's first mosque, and an ancient iron pillar of the 4th century AD are also located in the complex of Qutub Minar. The iron pillar is unique in its character, as it has never been rusted since it was made.
Red Fort : The Red Fort, popularly known as Lal Qila in India, was built by the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jehan who also constructed the great Taj Mahal. The magnificent and spectacular Red Fort, built of red sandstone, represents one of the finest examples of the Indo-Islamic Architecture.
Jama Masjid : Another architectural masterpiece creation of the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan, Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Standing majestically just opposite the Red Fort, Jama Masjid is built in red sandstone with 4 towering minarets.
Humayun's Tomb : A World Heritage Site, Humayun's Tomb was built by Humayun's wife in the mid 16th century. The Tomb represents one of the finest examples of the Indo-Islamic architecture.
Parliament House : The beautiful and magnificent circular structure (as the Parliament House appears to you) represents the finest examples of the British architectural genius. The building is located in the heart of New Delhi, on the left of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Rashtrapati Bhavan : Another architectural masterpiece of the British, the Rashtrapati Bhawan is the official residence of the President of India. The marvelous cream and red sandstone building is situated in the heart of New Delhi, Just right to the Parliament House of India. The lovely Mughal Gardens with a variety of colorful flowers is the major attraction of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
India Gate : A 42 meters high gateway in the heart of New Delhi, the India Gate was built in the memory of the thousands of Indian soldiers who died in World War I. There is also an eternal flame Amar Jawan Jyoti at the gate, which is always lighted.
Lotus Temple : The beautiful lotus shaped temple is one of the greatest landmarks of Delhi. Built in 1980-81, this white marbled masterpiece belongs to the people of Bahai faith but is open to all.
Other major attractions of Delhi include the Raj Ghat, Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar, Purana Qila, Chandni Chowk, Lodi Gardens, Delhi Zoo, Janpath, Dilli Haat, Botanical Gardens, National Museum, Nehru Planetarium to name a few.
How to get there
Air : Delhi is the capital of India and so is well connected with all the major cities of India and the world. The city boasts 2 domestic and one international airport.
Rail : Delhi has 2 major and 4 small Railway stations and is well connected with all the major cities and small towns of India by Rail.
Road : Delhi has a good network of roads that connect it to all the major cities and towns of the country.