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Delhi - City of Rallies / Lutyens' Delhi

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About Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of the India and the hub of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches Indian Government. The city consolidates arts, finance, healthcare, education, entertainment, fashion, media, professional services, tourism and transport, all contributing to its prominence. Formerly known as Indraprastha, capital is home to numerous people from all parts of the country. As a result, the city showcases vivid cultures and traditions. The city boasts magnificently designed buildings that explains the architectural efficiency of the Edwin Lutyens the famous British architect. Rashtrapathi Bhavan and Mughal Garden are pieces of brilliance that the city houses. The city is administered by the federal government of India and the local government of Delhi jointly. In modern times, the city is a perfect amalgamate of tradition, culture, power and politics. Visit more details of Delhi hotels and India tour packages

Attractions in Delhi

Raj Ghat Raj Ghat: Raj Ghat is the cenotaph constructed in memory of Mahatma Gandhi located on the banks of Yamuna River. The grave black marble podium marks the place of Mahatma’s cremation on 31st January 1948. The cenatoph houses an abiding flame and an enclosed space has epitaph Hey Ram (the last words said by Gandhiji when he was shot dead).

 

India Gate India Gate :The India Gate was constructed by Edwin Lutyens in honor of the Indian Soldiers who lost their lives in the World War I and Afgan War.

 

 

Jantar Mantar Jantar Mantar :Jantar mantar is one of the five astronomical observatories that were erected in the year 1724, Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. The place is today a famous sight of various protests.

 

 

Teen Murti Bhavan Teen Murti Bhavan :The Teen Murti Bhavan was the housing complex of the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru from 1948 to 1964. The place was the dwelling place of the British Commander-in-Chief and was thus formerly known as the Flagstaff House.

 

 

Qutab Minar Qutab Minar : Counted among the famous monuments in the world, Qutub MInar is 234 feet high beautiful minaret. Built originally by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and later by Shamsu'd-Din- Iitutmish who added three more storeys to the structure, the monuments explain the efficient Mughal architecture of the then times.

 

 

 

The National Museum The National Museum : The national Museum at New Delhi showcases numerous works of art and historic importance whose origin dates back to centuries.

 

 

Red Fort Red Fort : The Red Fort was built under the reign of Shah Jahan, the then Mughal emperor. Popularly known as Lal Quila the fort is a massive piece of the Mughal art.

 

 

Religious places in Delhi

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Bangla Sahib : Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located in Connaught Place and one of famous Sikh worshipping place. The Gurudwara welcomes people irrespective of their caste and creed who are looked upon equally. The premises house a sacred pond which has bathing place for the visitors. The Gurudwara also organizes langar that goes on each day at all times of the year. The langar usually prepared at the Gurudwara’s kitchen where numerous volunteers offer their services. While visiting the sacred place and eating langar one needs to cover their head properly.

 

Hazrat Nizamuddin Hazrat Nizamuddin (Nizamuddin's Shrine) : The Nizamuddin’s shrine was erected in honor of the famous Muslim Sufi saint, Nizamuddin Chishti. The shrine is an epitome of the architectural magnificence that rested in the hands of the artisans of the olden times.

 

 

 

ISKCON Temple ISKCON (Hare Krishna) Temple : The ISKCON Temple was built in honor of Lord Krishna in the year 1998. The temple hat was commissioned the Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna cult, the temple is a marvelous piece of temple architecture.

 

 

 

Jama Masjid Jama Masjid : Jama Masjid is one of the biggest and the most well known mosque of Old Delhi that was built under the reign of the famous Mughal Ruler Shah Jahan. This mosque is visited by numerous devotees at all times of the year.

 

 

 

Lakshmi Narayan Temple Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) : The Lakshmi Narayan Temple is made in honor of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu. The temple houses multiple small shrines in its premises.

 

 

Lotus Temple Lotus Temple : The Lotus temple is one of the most peaceful places where one can be at peace with self. Spectacular architectures of Bahai faith, this temple is situated in the at Kalkaji, New Delhi. The temple has been named Lotus Temple owing to its resemblance to that of a lotus flower.

 

 

 

Swaminarayan Akshardham TempleSwaminarayan Akshardham Temple : Constructed by the Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, the famous Akshardham Temple is dedicated to Swaminarayan. The temple is a masterpiece of architecture and craftsmanship of the artisans.

 

 

 

The National Zoological Park

Wildlife in Delhi

The National Zoological Park: The national zoo is spread across an area of 214 acres. The park houses a rich variety of flora, fauna and avi-fauna. The zoo has a library that provides information animals and birds of the park. The park also houses the rarest of rare snakes in its underground Reptile Home complex.

Events & Festivals in Delhi

Republic Day : Republic Day The national festivals mark the day when the constitution of the Indian nation came into action on 26th January 1950.

 

 

Independence Day Independence Day : Independence Day is the annual celebration that marks the day when the country got freedom from the 500 year old British reign after decade long struggle.

 

 

 

The International Trade Fair The International Trade Fair : The fair is held every year at Pragati Maidan, the exhibition ground of The International Trade Fair that commences from the 14th of November.

 

 

 

The Surajkund Handicraft Mela The Surajkund Handicraft Mela : Situated in Haryana on the outskirts of Delhi, Surajkund is a small pond (kund in Hindi). The sight is host to the annual Handicrafts fair that showcases the cultural, traditional and ancient legacy of the country accompanied with the most applauded artistic work of the craftsmen.

 

 

 

Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan : The festival is celebrated to consolidate the bond that most of the brothers and sisters in every Indian household share.

 

 

 

International Mango Festival International Mango Festival : Held annually at the Talkatora Stadium, the event showcases over five hundred types of mango and lure tourists to bask free tasting and cultural programme.

 

How to Reach Delhi

  • By Air : The Indira Gandhi International Airport is well connected to the domestic and international destinations.
  • By Train :The important railheads in Delhi are New Delhi, Hazrat Nizammudin and Old Delhi. These are well connected to other states of via express, super fast and many A/C trains.
  • By Road: The city of Delhi has an active state transportation network that connects the city to numerous parts within it. Many interstate buses run between Delhi to cities of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and many more.

Best time to Visit Delhi

The best time to visit Delhi is from February – April and August – November.

 

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