10 Best Things to Do in Delhi, The Capital of India
Sep 18, 2019
New Delhi is not just the national capital but also the cultural capital of India. Though little chaotic, Delhi is fascinating as it teems with architectural wonders, cultural attractions, historical buildings and much more.
The palatial Rashtrapathi Bhavan or the residence of the Indian President is open to the public during weekends. Do watch the 'Changing of the Guards' ceremony that takes place on Saturday mornings.
The 72 meter war memorial is a tribute to the 13,500 soldiers who lost their lives in the Afghan War. The structure with its lights and fountains get a surreal look after sunset.
Built in the shape of a lotus, the white-marbled Lotus Temple is open to people of all religions. Maintaining silence, you can meditate, pray or just relax in the sanctum of the temple belonging to the Baha'i Faith.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Qutub Minar is characterized by the 240 feet tall minaret. Made from red sandstone and marble, the Qutub Minar was built in 1192 by Qutbud-din Aibak.
A stunning temple built in 2005, the Akshardham Temple is revered for its incredible architecture and craftsmanship. The temple complex is home to verdant gardens, fun boat rides, entertaining water shows and several exhibits as well.
An iconic structure built in the 17th century, the Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in Delhi. With the capacity to hold around 25,000 worshippers at a time, the mosque welcomes people of all faiths and nationalities.
Home to the tomb of Emperor Humayun and few other Mughal Emperors, Humayun's Tomb is an epitome to the intricate Persian architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site also houses a museum where you get to know about the history of the place.
A sprawling public park dotted with monuments and ruins from the Mughal era, Lodhi Gardens is the perfect place to spend your day with family and friends. Do not forget to check out the 600 bird species found here.
Complete your Delhi trip with a street food tour to Chawri Bazar and Chandni Chowk. Be it the lip-smacking chaat and papdis or the butter-oozing paranthas, the street food of Delhi would fill your tummy and melt your heart.
Shop Till You Drop
Sarojini Nagar is the shopping haven for those who are on a budget. Right from clothes and accessories to bags and cosmetics, there is nothing you cannot buy here. P.S. Do not forget to bargain.
"I asked my soul: What is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi its life" - Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib