Visit the capital city of a population of over a billion, a cultural capital of a nation, and a city of an interesting blend of ancient and modern cultures all at the same time. Like a gem in the crown, Delhi is one of the most visited destinations, of spectacular architecture evident through its antique monuments, buzzing markets, busy streets and spicy street food.
The imperial city has been at the heart of many a ruling maharajas, sultans, mughals it happens to now hold a rich picture of a graceful antithesis of ancient history and modern infrastructure. Dotted all over with countless tourist destinations and points of interest like beautiful freckles on the face of the city, exciting excursions and tours are an inevitable experience here.
LAL QILA (RED FORT)- At the heart of the city lies a citadel that houses a number of museums. What once used to be a residential palace of the most powerful dynasty of emperors, the mughals is now a world heritage site. Occupying the well known Diwan-i-Khass, Diwan-i-Aam, Rang-Mahal and Nahr-i-Bihisht the place is a heaven in itself.
QUTUB MINAR- Also known as the Minar of Delhi, is the world's tallest brick pillar that stands alone in the midst of a lush green garden
INDIA GATE- In the middle of the city every evening one finds a dramatically illuminated "Arc-de-Triomphe" known as the India Gate. A 42m high archway, this monument commemorates 70,000 soldiers who laid their lives to rest in the first world war.
JANTAR MANTAR- An observatory that consists of 13 instruments used for astronomical observation, built by Maharaja Jai Singh 2 in the 18th century in the instructions of mughal emperor Muhammad Shah to revise astronomical dates and calendars.
PURANA QILA (OLD FORT)- one the oldest forts in Delhi, it was built by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. It is rumoured to be located on the original site of the Indraprastha (the legendary magical palace of the Pandavas mentioned of in the Mahabharata). Irrelevant, it has not interfered with the naming of this place as 'The oldest fort of Delhi'
RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN- This is the Presidential Palace or the official residence of the President of India. The estate includes of the Mughal Gardens at the back which incorporates Mughal and Colonial styles of architecture and design into itself.
GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES- An open space that invites people to take off some time from their busy weary schedules of daily life to relax, refresh and unwind. Designed of the former pattern of the Mughal Gardens the place offers a variety of recreational activities to choose from.
IRON PILLAR- Somewhere in the midst of the Qutub Complex sits a six metre high pillar made entirely of iron which however just does not seem to rust! Interesting right? The pillar also has evidences of cannonball firing, which only go on to show the excellence of iron blacksmiths of the era.