Delhi is home to the capital of India and is one of the top 10 most populous cities in the world. So what does it have to offer?
Whilst New Delhi is a new and well planned city with british architecture and modern buildings, Old Delhi and other parts of the metropolitan area is spotted with old monuments, symbolic mosques, elegant gardens, medieval bazaars and rambling alleys, illustrating its history.
Despite the intense craziness of this rambling city it is one of the fastest growing cities in the world economically and 5 star hotels in New Delhi are everywhere to accommodate all the business and luxury travellers. With all the intriguing sights and sites whether it's for business or leisure there are a few things one must experience when in this city.
The Red Fort
This is Delhi's most famous monument. It was built during the Mughal empire. Built in 1638 to evade intruders, this fort possesses a long history which is presented on a one hour sound and light show in the evenings, except for Mondays when the fort is closed.
Get lost in the traditional Indian crafts at the Janpath market. Lined with stalls full of cotton clothes and curio, handicrafts, garments, silver, semi-presious stone studded jewellery as well as Indian-style fast food, one can easily adrift into a sea of colour.
The oldest mosque in India is in Old Delhi and took 13 years to build. When visiting, make sure to climb to the top of the southern tower to get a marvellous view of the rooftops of Delhi. The mosque is open daily but closed between 12:15-1:45 for prayers.
Trying out the local cuisine is a must when travelling. The tangy Delhi street food is arguably the best in India.
This home Humayun's body was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. The tomb is surrounded by beautifully symmetric gardens that provide a peaceful place to take a sunset stroll.
Is now a posh neighbourhood with chic fashion boutiques, antique and art but was once part of the second medieval city in India. The remnants of the old city, a water tank, a mosque, and moghul tombs are still there for tourists to discover.
Experience the sound of the devotional songs sung at dargah of Nizamuddin Auliua. Visit the Islam tomb around sunset and you will hear the resounding of their devotion.
A serene atmosphere to retreat from the city life, joggers, young couples, people practicing Yoga all escape to these garden grounds. This is a great place for people watching.
Delhi is a big place and these major attractions are spread throughout, visitors tend to book accommodation in New Delhi location, as it is easily accessible from the international airport, and travel to other parts of this magnificent city from there.
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