WONDERFUL DELHI CAPITAL OF INDIA
DELHI CAPITAL OF INDIA
This famous tourist circuit is also popular as India’s Golden triangle. It connects our capital city Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is called Golden Triangle because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi Of India, Agra and Jaipur on a map. The circuit is about 720 km by road. Each destination is about 4 to 6 hours of drive from another. Let’s start the Blog.
On day-1, reach the national Capital New Delhi either by train or air from any part of the country. Upon reaching New Delhi check into your hotel.
PLACES TO VISIT IN DELHI
On 2nd day of your tour go for Delhi sight seeing. A local cab will charge around Rs 2000 for whole day tour. First go to Lotus Temple.
Lotus Temple is a building dedicated to the Baha’i faith. This magnificent structure is look alike of a stunning white petal lotus. The Lotus temple is one of the seven Baha’i Houses of Worship present around the world. Currently, it is one of the most visited tourist spots in New Delhi. Beautiful park covered by this temple. You can enjoy a walk around this calm and quiet park. During peak hours, you can see many people walking around this park and taking selfies.
- In the year of 1986 completed the temple.
Your next destination will be
Qutub Minar is an UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Mehrauli and its construction was started in 1192 by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, the then Sultanof Delhi. It is the tallest individual towerin the world and second tallest monument of Delhi. The first Muslim ruler of Delhi, Qutab-ud-dinAibak, started the construction of the QutabMinar in 1200 AD, but could only finish thebasement. His successor, Iltutmush, added the next three stories. In 1368, Firoz ShahTughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey.
Even though in ruins, the Quwwat Ui Islam(Light of Islam) Mosque in the Qutab complex is one of the most magnificent structuresin the world. It was the first mosque builtin Delhi after the Islamic conquest of India.In front of the Mosque, there is the famousiron pillar of Qutub Complex. The iron pillar is one of the world’s foremost metallurgical curiosities. At the back of the complex you can see anL-shaped construction. It consists of Alauddin Khilji’s tomb and a madrasa built by him.Currently, it is one of the most visited touristattractions of Delhi. Most of the time, youcan see a large crowd roaming around thisplace and taking pictures.
- Entry fee here is Rs 40 per person for Indian Tourist and Rs 200 per person for foreigners.
- Camera charge is Rs 30
From Qutub Minar go to
The area famous for India’s most important government buildings, including Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India and the Secretariat building housing the Prime Minister’s Office and several other important ministries. There are two block share. The building on the left hand side is the defence Ministry. The building on the right hand side is theSecretariat building housing the Prime Minister’s Office. Behind this you can see Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India.
Next go to Ugrasen ki Baoli .
Ugrasen ki Baoli is an ancient water reservoir which rises from the depths of the earth to stand atop 103 stone steps. This is a quiet place located in the middle of busy Connaught place. The place is popular for serene experience and an ideal sight for photography lovers.
From Agrasen ki Baoli go to visit famous Red Fort.
This is probably the most popular and commonly known place of New Delhi. The Red Fort isa historical fortification located in the center of the city. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. The fort was constructed by Shah Jahan as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. It became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007. The main entrance of the fort is Lahori Gate. It is named so because of its orientation towards the city of Lahore. After entering through Lahori Gate, there is a small market named chhatta chowk which sells local hand made products. You may enjoy some shopping here.
This market leads to an open outer court. In the east wall of the court stands the now-isolated Naubat khanaor the drum house. On the far side of the inner court is the Diwan-i-Aam, the Public Audience Hall. The courtyard behind it leads to the imperial apartments. The building at the far right is Rang mahal or the residence of emperor’swives. Beside it was the Khas Mahal or emperor’sapartment. On the left side of Khas Mahal stood Diwan-i-khas. Beside it, you can see hamam or Royal bath. West of the hammam is the Moti Masjid, the Pearl Mosque.
- Entry fee here is Rs 50 per person for Indian Tourist and Rs 200 per person for foreigners.
- Audio guided tour charge is Rs 200.
Next go to visit Chittaranjan Park Kali Bari.
Chittaranjan Park Kali Bari
This serene temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is an auspicious place for all Hindu devotees. Our next destination is India Gate.
The All India War Memorial, popularly known as the India Gate is located along the Rajpath in New Delhi. The grand structure of India Gate is an awe-inspiring sight. This 42-meter tall historical structure is one of the largest war memorials in the country. It is also a treat for architecture lovers. Dedicated to 82,000 Indian and British soldiers who died during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War, this monument has the names of 13,300 servicemen inscribed on its surface.
The premises of India Gate also house the Amar Jawan Jyoti, which is a kindled structure right underneath the archway. Built in 1971post the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Amar Jawan Jyoti symbolises the eternal, immortal soldiers of India. Currently this is the most crowded tourist attraction of the city. Every time you will see people roaming around the complex and taking pictures.
Behind India Gate, take a tour of National War memorial which is also a beautiful place to visit.
The National War Memorial
Government of India constructed The National War Memorial vicinity of the India Gate to honor its Armed Forces. On 25th February,2019 established War Memorial . Names of martyrs killed in wars are inscribed on the memorial walls. A War Museum will be also constructed in the adjoining of Princess Park area. Try to visit here at the time of sunset. At sunset you can enjoy the retreat ceremony here.
This are the most attraction places in Delhi. Apart from that may places are there like
- JAMA MASJID
- PURANA QILA
- NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM
- AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE
- JANTAR MANTAR
- NEHERU PLANETARIUM
- DELHI HAAT
- NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
- SPLASH WATER PARK
At this place finish your Delhi tour and on next day move towards Agra.
Agra is a place famous for stunning architecture. The city was once the capital of Mughal rulers and is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World Taj Mahal.
Where to Stay at Delhi :
You will find numerous hotels and resorts of different budget range for night stay. All of these properties have online booking facilities.
How to Reach in Delhi :
Delhi airport is well connected to cities of India and the world. Delhi Transport Services buses and many Privet buses are available from many major city like Jaipur, Simla, Manali,Amritsar, Dehradun etc. Through online booking apps book your tickets.
Delhi Map :
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