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Places and attractions to see in Delhi

Discussion in 'North India' started by ChaiNashta, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. ChaiNashta

    ChaiNashta Active Member

    Gurudwara Bangla Sahib


    It is located near Cannaught Place, next to Grand Post Office and is not quite far if you walk down the road. One of the most disciplined, neat and clean and peaceful place. The distinctions between caste, groups, ethnicity, rich and poor vanishes. It is one of the most prominent Gurudwara associated to the eighth guru of Sikhs, Guru Har Krishan. There is a pool inside the shrine called Sarovar. Once you make it to Bangla Sahib, never miss a chance to see the kitchen. The langhar prasad and kada prasad that is available 24 hours with outstretched hands. The serenity and calmness touches your soul.


    Swaminarayan Akshardham


    It received the Traveler's Choice Award in 2015 and is one of the most sought locations for tourists. You need like 3 hours to take a complete tour of this place. It is on NH 24, close to Noida Mor. The site is amazing and feels cut off from the entire city into the nature's lap during March to October. You get to see great fountains, incredible historic artwork and the most famous “water show”. It is completely modern and awesome, but you have to wait till evening 7:45 PM. There are three special shows, that is, Events, Movies and Excursions and all of them are worth watching. In a few words, it is the Panorama Of Indian Culture.

    Old Delhi Bazaar & Haveli Street

    The magnanimity of street food, shops, fashion, retail and every aspect of life in some form or the other is bound to catch your eyes on this tour. It gives you a tour of real India and the common man and their life. A relaxed and serene walk down the narrow streets of Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk on a Sunday morning is strongly recommended. A guide is always desired because you can get easily lost in the maze, especially if you are a foreigner. The Spice Market and the fun Rickshaw Ride are truly memorable for outsiders and even for many urban and elite Indians.


    Qutub Minar

    It was built by by various kings over decades like Qutab-ud-din Aibak and Iltutmish. It is built to commemorate the victory over the last of the Hindu kings in around 1106. It is entirely made of brick and stands till today. The Ashoka Pillar is a marvel of excellence that is made of extremely pure iron, which never rusts, and even scientists till today haven't been able to manufacture it on an industrial scale. It is located near Mehrauli and is a bit out of the city. It is a must place for visit with kids and takes around 2 hours. It was also awarded Traveler's Choice Award in 2015. It is the second tallest minar in India after the Fatehpur Burj.

    Humayun's Tomb

    Graves are not tourist sites unless they encompass a marvel of beauty, incredible architecture of the Mughal Dynasty and is a historical monument of pristine quality. It was built by Hamida Banu, the begum of Humayun, who was killed by Hemu, a Hindu king. It is close to Nizamuddin and is directly opposite to the Nizamuddin Mosque. The Char Bagh is wonderful too, and the tomb of Isa Khan is also a walkable distance that is worth spending some time. It is also listed in Traveler's Choice Award for 2015.


    Lodi Gardens

    This is another landmark of the Lodi Dynasty, which is built around the tomb of Mohammad Shah and spread across 90 acres. It is also one of the cleanest places with many beautiful monuments and green foliage. It has a small lake and a few forts inside it that are the remnants of tombs of other Lodi Kings all built around the 15th century.

    Rashtrapati Bhawan

    The name simply means that it is the President's Residence and it is the place where The President of India stays. It was designed by and is the epitome of British Architecture. The vastness and stretch is magnificent. It will take just 15 minutes to try to grasp everything into your memory. You are not allowed to go towards the Parliament, but you can watch it from a distance. It feels as if you were in a completely different part of India with completely paved and clean stretching roads. It was designed by Sir Edward Lutyen and consists of 340 rooms. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of any Head Of State in the world.

    Chattrapur Temple

    This temple received the Certificate Of Excellence in 2015. It is one of the Hindu religious sites located in South Delhi at just 1 km from the Chattrapur Metro Railway Station. It is very clean and tidy and has a very big statue of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god of Hindus. The entire complex consists of many other temples of gods and goddesses. It was built by Maharaja Naglpal and Mata Durga Devi. There are a lot of awesome buildings like the Katyani Mata Temple, Bhundar Temple and is spread across a vast area. It can take almost 4 to 5 hours to cover all of them.

    ISKCON Temple

    This is another expanse of Hindu culture that is devoted to Lord Krishna who narrated Mahabharata, the greatest Indian war epic. It is located near Hari Krishna Hill in Sant Nagar on the East of Kailash. The recommended length of visit is between 1 to 2 hours and it does not charge any fee. It is really a beautiful temple and a true mark of excellence. The size is huge and breathtaking. It is very peaceful in the praying room.

    Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

    This is another prominent and peaceful place for Sikhs situated near Chandni Chowk, close to Red Fort. You can always take a walk from these major sites.

    Gandhi Smriti

    The resting place of the world's most legendary pacifist who brought freedom to India. It is located in 5 Tees, January (30th January) Marg, named after the unfortunate date when he was brutally murdered. It is a memorable and nostalgic site for all Indians. A tribute to a famous freedom fighter and father of the nation.
     

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