Delhi, the capital of India; is a big city filled with culture, history, good food, monuments, temples, and everything else you could think of. The majority of Delhi’s attractions are the monuments that are present in and around the city, that leave you in awe and wanting more! Delhi is more, much more! Experience what Delhi has to offer and what your must do in Delhi.
One of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi aka ‘PuraniDilli’. Built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after it was designed by his daughter. Chandni Chowk’s specialty is its abundance variety and authentic things from food delicacies to sweets, from sarees with chikan and zari to leather goods. Old books, electronics, shoes, name it and it’s available here. Make sure when you’re here you try the jalebis, they are orgasmic! When you do go here, make sure you go with an empty tummy and leave with a full belly!
Light & Sound Show at Old Fort
Experience history with a difference! If you are someone who likes history then this is one place you must not miss! The sound and light show conducted here is by people’s choice a better one than the one at Red Fort. The show here is held one a daily basis in the evenings.
An iconic Mughal Empire mosque that you must see! It’s the largest mosque in India. The massive mosque is directly opposite Red Fort and was built in the year between 1644 and 1658. Again this is the architectural work of Emperor Shah Jahan. Jama Masjid is made up of five distinctive stories 3 of which are made of red sandstone, 1 made of marble and the other made of sandstone.
The market is known for its copper, brass, and paper products! This is a wholesale market, where shops stock things like jewelry boxes, vases, pots, and lamps made of copper brass and even paper! You even get beautiful wedding cards to attractive wallpapers. When you go here, make sure you’re well rested because you will need to walk a lot.
If you’re in Delhi and you decide not to visit this monument, it is a big mistake! The minar looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and stands at 72.5 m in height and is a 1000 years old. The minar is loaded with detailed carvings and inscriptions all over the tower. In the compound, there are many crumbling constructions and the Iron Pillar as well. Make sure you don’t miss this out!
This 42-meter tall monument was built in 1931, to commemorate the Indian soldiers. The gate has a lamp that is always lit in their honor! When you head over here, you will see many tourists both local and foreign as well.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
The dargah is a famous Sufi Muslim dargah. Visited by many Muslims every week, and even people of different faiths like to visit this religious place. You must experience a Qawwali night here! The session for qawwali will definitely be available on Thursdays.
If you don’t know what this is. Try it! You’ll love it! Kulle is fruit chaat that’s invented in Delhi. On a hot summer’s day, there’s nothing better than fresh fruit and vegetables is there? The inside of a veggie or fruit and then scoops out the center and fills it with a spicy concoction of boiled chickpeas, chopped onions, fruits, and chat masala into the cavity.
Parante wali Gali
Not eating street food here is a crime! This is a street foodies paradise, a narrow street in the Chandni Chowk. Strictly, vegetarian and even has no onion and garlic so that it can cater to their Brahmins and Jains. The balls of dough which are flattened and then stuffed with cashews, peas, cottage cheese, cauliflowers, etc. Generally served with a pickle, sweet tamarind chutney, and mint chutney.
With the aid of technique of ultramodern audio-animatronics, this multimedia water shows takes people back to an event that took place 200 years back & is a must-see.
A part of an affluent neighborhood in South Delhi is a perfect combination of rural and urban environments. The complex has a water tank, a mosque, and tombs. Now, the relatively expensive tourist cum commercial shops. In the complex which is home to many art galleries, boutiques, and even restaurants. The lake has many swans and ducks swimming about making them a tourist attraction as well.
Garden of 5 Senses
The Garden of 5 senses, is built on a twenty-acre site close to the Mehrauli heritage area of New Delhi. Zoom to this beautiful park to socialize and unwind and let your senses come to life with nature surrounding you. Get your senses of sight, sound, touch, smell and taste to work in full power.
Well, that’s Delhi for ya, the list does go more than this. But you are planning to zoom to these places and then some anyway aren’t you?