If you are a tourist, there is no way you can afford to escape the brilliance of our very own charming Delhi. The Delhites may be famous for the wrong reasons, with their loud behaviour and a bit too much slang, but even then, one cannot escape the warmth which this place has to offer to every tourist and even the locals.
Here is wrap up of 7 of the must see places when you are in Delhi. Every one of them is a true delight that will leave you happy and will bring you back again.
- Qutab Minar
Do we even need to say why this is one of the must visit place? You need to pay a nominal entry fee unless you are a foreigner (yes, the rates are different). You can hire a guide if you want to truly explore the cultural heritage of the old Mughal Indian empire. There are both ruins and perfect monuments. The Qutab Minar is a beauty to watch. It stand tall (it is the tallest tower in India), as if signalling the stature of the golden era.
- The Red Fort
A part of the old Delhi, The Red Fort is one of the most iconic buildings. If you travel to Delhi and don’t pay a visit here, people will hail your trip to be incomplete. It is one of the shining icons of the city and your patriotic fervor is sure to run wild, merely glancing at this ancient monument. A treat for the shutterbugs.
- Bahai Lotus Tempel
This deserves a special mention because the grand sight of the temple is sure to let you feel serenity and peace. The lotus is known to symbolize four main religions namely Hinduism, Islam, Jainism and Buddhism and so people from different religion can come and pray. It is a piece of pure architectural brilliance and the beauty is austere.
- India Gate
We’ve seen it during the umpteen marches that are made. It was constructed mainly as a war memorial paying tribute and homage to all those 70,000 soldiers that died during the First World War and even the Afghan War. Standing outside this iconic landmark will make you wonder at the sacrifices the soldiers made!
- Humayun’s Tomb
It is considered by a lot of people to be one of the finest architectural pieces constructed in the Mughal era. It has been declared to be a world heritage site by UNESCO. You can see a little glimpse of the Taj Mahal in it because it is believed that the vision was inspired here. If you love witnessing the aura of the architecture of the by-gone times, this is one place where you can live the feeling.
- Hauz Khas Village
Delhi isn’t just all about old moments. It has its share of modern charm as well. If you want a different taste and touch of Delhi, you should make it a point to head to Hauz Khas village. It is ideal for lovers looking to spend some quiet time and even the shopaholics and beer lovers. It offers a little for everyone.
- Agrasain ki Bauli
In our list of must see places, we want to add that little pinch of horror as well. The place is believed to be haunted as it is rumoured that the Bauli can attract negative thoughts. If you believe the tell tales, there are numerous people who have committed suicide here. Some things need to be seen to believed, don’t they?
These are 7 of the top places you have to visit. There is no way you can miss them out! Did I miss out on some happening places? Add them up in the comments!
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