Places to Visit in Delhi
TRAVELLING DELHI, the city of Nawabs, the political and cultural capital of India, the crown of Mughal Empire and the witness for rich history of the country is one amongst the darling destinations for cruise. The spectacular architecture of Delhi, its antique monuments, the blend of diverse cultures make it an apple of eye for tourists. A lot has been placed as tourist spots in the center, so tie your belts for an absurd hike to Dilwalo ki Delhi.
PLACES TO VISIT IN DELHI
1. THE LOTUS TEMPLE
The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, a Bahá'í House of Worship is an architectural masterpiece that will make you speechless right from the first step. The building is designed of 27 free-standing marble-clad petals like structure organised in clusters of three to form nine sides.The nine doors opens to a main hall in center having a height over 40 metres and can accommodate around 2500 people. This temple was accomplished in 1986 and after that it turned out to be one of the most visited places worldwide.By late 2001, it succeeded in drawing the attention of over 70 million visitors and according to report of government of India, it has attracted over 100 million visitors by April 2014.
2. INDIA GATE
It is a devil of a job for anyone to locate a person who went Delhi and forgot to admire the fortitude of 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. India Gate which stands astride the Kingsway is basically a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives during the First World War.In 1971, following the Bangladesh Liberation war between the two neighbours, a remarkable structure, consisting of a black marble plinth, called Amar Jawan Jyoti, or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier, was built in the memory of brave soldiers of the war. Through the metro station of Pragati Maidan or by private means you can visit the place morning to night without any entry fee.
3. THE RED FORT
Every Independence day you can hear the salutation of Prime Minister of India from the walls of Red Fort located in New Delhi. It was built by Shah Jahan, the mughal emperor around 1638 and 1648 when Shahjahanabad replaced Agra as the capital of his empire. There were separately assigned halls and spaces for the public and the designated authorities i.e. Diwan-i-aam for common peoples and Diwan-i-khaas for the aristocracy respectively. You can also witness Rang Mahal which is another of the phenomenal luster to the Red Fort, noted for its beautifully Lotus-shaped fountain.Several Light and sound shows to attract tourists are organised at the fort that is sure to transport you to the medieval era of the Mughals. Tickets for such shows can be arranged from the Fort itself.
4. AGRASEN KI BAOLI
Along with beauty, history and several landmarks, Delhi is also famous for a haunted place named Agrasen ki Baoli. You can catch its way from Rajiv chowk Metro station to Hailey road where you will find a popular hangout of teenagers, collage students and young bruisers. According to the story it was built by Maharaja Agrasen around 600 years ago but after it lost its amplitude, it was filled with black dark water that was supposed to hypnotised people to come and sacrifice their lives here. It also brings respite to many especially during summers for swimming.The adventure loving people should visit this place atleast once in lifetime.
5. GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES
Despite amplifying pollution and dust contents in the air of Delhi, there are still some places which could provide you the lap of nature. Garden of five senses is amongst those charming natural creations.You can catch its route from saket Metro Station to spend some time in this garden following conversations with natural beauties.It has around 25 sculptures and murals on display having path enveloped by flowering, fruitful and fragrant trees. You can also cheer with food corners and shopping centers as perks during your visit.
Written by PALASH R DESHMUKH