Enchanting Delhi Sightseeing

Posted by on April 26, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

Broken and rebuilt seven times, Delhi is the capital city of India and has a history that goes back 1000 of years. It has seen the rise and fall of many emperors and empires during its growth. Delhi is a city which contains many historical monuments like the Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Homerun’s Tomb and many more. All these monuments depict the interests of the rulers who had once ruled the country. These historical monuments and its grandeur make Delhi sightseeing worthwhile.

Delhi sightseeing is ideal during the period of October and March as the place gets too hot in summer and too cold in winter. Delhi sightseeing mainly includes the following places. Red Fort: The monument built in red sandstone is an architectural excellence of Emperor Shah Jahan and is accounted among one of the must-to-visit sites while being to Delhi.

Homerun’s Tomb: The tomb marked the starting of architectural legacy. One of the seven wonders—the Taj Mahal was inspired from this great monument.

Jama Masjid: Another historical and religious monument was commissioned by Shah Jahan and is said to have taken 6 years for 5,000 laborers to complete it. It is counted upon as one of the largest mosques in Asia with a capacity to hold more than 25,000 worshippers at a time.

Qutub Minar: It is sought after by tourists mainly because of its height of 72.5 meters. To reach the top, one has to climb 379 steps and once at the top we get a bird’s eye view of the whole of Delhi.

Lotus Temple in Delhi has surprisingly surpassed the Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal to become the most visited building in the world, in the last two years. It is shaped like a Lotus and is regarded as a House of Worship for all people from all religious backgrounds.

Another colorful and must-watch destination in Delhi is Dilli Haat. In a nutshell, it showcases whole of India. Famous for Indian crafts and food bazaar, it is a heaven for the shoppers. Dilli Haat has around 60 sizzling stalls of Indian crafts and food. Some of the popular handicrafts found here are handloom items, woolen cloths, silk stuff, ornaments, footwear, metal crafts and a lot more.

Delhi Tour is said to be incomplete without a visit to the Botanical Gardens. The National Rose Gardens, Lodhi Gardens, Mughal Gardens spread a greenery across Delhi and also attract visitors from far and wide. The Museums in Delhi are another important part of Delhi sightseeing. The popular ones include National Rail Museum, National Mu

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