A trip to India is a unique experience in itself, and a trip to its capital Delhi will prove to be an immense memoir. Delhi, one of the largest cities in India, is the perfect combination of antiquity and modernity, which has today become the magical world of industrial shells. Officially National Capital Territory (NCT) Delhi is called Delhi in Hindi. The capital of India, New Delhi is part of NCT, which is the second most populous city after Mumbai. In this mesmerizing mix of New and Old Delhi, you will find a compilation of India’s history, culture and amazement. It is not only the capital of the country but also the capital of political activities, which make it a delightful place and attracts the tourist connoisseurs.
Major Attractions in Delhi
Qutub Minar, one of the historic buildings of Delhi, was constructed about 1,000 years ago. The 73-meter-high tower resembles the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Qutub Minar built in red sandstone is also the tallest tower in India. However, it is no longer allowed inside.
To get here, one has to get down the Qutub Minar metro station. It is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. For this, Indians have to take a ticket of Rs 30 and foreigners Rs 500.
Hauz Khas is originally known as Hauz-e-Alai. This historic complex is an ancient community of ruins that includes mosques, various tombs and important water tanks built in earlier times. Around its entrance is Hauz Khas Village, an advanced outdoor shopping area filled with boutique stores, high-end restaurants and cafes. The easiest way to reach Hauz Khas Complex is Delhi Metro Green Park Station, from where you can reach here by spending 20-30 rupees
Safdarjung’ s Tomb
Safdarjung’s tomb was built in memory of Safdarjung, the powerful and efficient Prime Minister of the last Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah. Here the tomb of Safdarjung and his wife remains. It is still called an outstanding specimen of Mughal architectural art. You can reach here from Asani by coming out of Gate Number 2 of Safdarjung Metro Station. This tomb is open for seven days from sunrise to sunset. There is a ticket of 5 rupees for Indians and 100 rupees for foreign tourists.
This temple, built in the shape of a lotus flower, is dedicated to the Bahá’í Faith. It is also a place of worship for people of all religions. Followers of any religion can come here and meditate. Before going to the temple you will be given a 2-minute briefing by a volunteer. Kalkaji Mandir metro station is a good option to reach here, from where the entrance is only about 10 minutes walk. You can go here from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm, on Monday this temple is closed.