Places To Visit In Delhi...

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During your holidays in Delhi you have innumerable places to visit in Delhi. These places ranging from great historical monuments to architectural wonders are the must visit places of Delhi. Try to explore maximum of these destinations during your tour of Delhi. The most beautiful attractions of Delhi are

The Red Fort
The Red Fort is also known as Lal Quila. It was built in 1639 A.D. and just like most impressive things you will probably visit; it was built by the Mughals. Situated in the old part of Delhi, it used to oversee the Yamuna River but during the centuries after it was built the river changed its course to a degree where it cannot be seen anymore from the fort. The Red Fort is an attraction that offers diversity to its visitors. One gets to witness history but you can also indulge in some jewellery shopping on the bazaar street called Chatta Chowk. You can also visit the light and sound show in the evening. It is not too impressive visually but it tells you the history of the fort in an intriguing manner. Just don’t forget to bring a mosquito repellent.

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is just in walking distance from the Red Fort. Due to its position on top of a hill, it overlooks Old Delhi. It was built during the times of the Mughals and is one of the biggest mosques in India. The courtyard could fit as many as 25,000 people. It is open every day for tourists apart from prayer times.

Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple is the newest attraction on this list in terms of when it was built. It was completed in 1986 and since then has won numerous architectural awards and recognitions for its innovative design. One thing is for sure, it will definitely stand out with its lotus-shaped exterior compared to all the things you will see in Delhi and perhaps in India in general.

Iskcon Temple is in walking distance from the Lotus Temple. It is among the most beautiful Hindu temples with a nice garden and art gallery to boost. It is very similar to the Lakshmi Narayan Temple in that it is very traditional and full of colour.

Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar is an innovative attraction for more reasons than one. It is among the first achievements of the Indo-Islamic architecture. Also, its minaret, which stands at 72.5 meters is the tallest in the world and is covered with engraved verses from the Quran. Another piece of interest is the Iron Pillar, which was believed to make true the wish of anyone that can embrace it with their back towards it. However, it is fenced now due to the fact that the intensive ‘hugging’ accelerates its corrosion. It is made of corrosion-resistant iron and this serves as proof that it was the Indians that came up with this metal.

Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb is also built by the Mughal rulers of India. The design of the tomb and the gates leading to the Persian-styled gardens proved to be so unique and inspiring for its time that later on it was copied for the architecture of the Taj Mahal. It is like a smaller version of the Taj Mahal, except the marble.

Akshardham Temple
Akshardham Temple was only built in 2006 but it is the one breathtaking place that can compete with the Taj Mahal. You will have to go through lengthy security checks and leave all your personal belongings in a safe and not even be allowed to bring in your beloved camera (which is a shame because all you want to do while walking around is take pictures!!!). However, all the hassle is totally worth it. All one needs to do is walk around the gardens and take in the beauty. Brilliant and detailed work with marble. You should plan for at least half a day because it is pretty vast.

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is a complex of astronomical instruments built around 3 centuries ago and is situated in the heart of Delhi. There is a similar structure in Jaipur as well. Each of the abstract structures is accompanied with information on how it was used in former times Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum.

This museum was once the residence of the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. It is same place where her own bodyguards assassinated her on 31st October 1984. After her assassination, it was later converted into a museum. This museum preserves her personal belongings, right from the sari she was wearing when she was assassinated to a collection of rare photographs of her family and the Nationalist movement. You will have a great time touring this museum.

This is the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. It is one of the most visited sites in Delhi. It comprises a simple square, black-marble platform that stands on the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. The entire area of Rajghat is surrounded by trees and you can see some of the most exotic shrubs of the country. This place is very green and peaceful. You can also visit the nearby cremation sites of popular politicians of India, such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Garden of Five Senses
The five senses park is an interesting place to visit and the whole ambience leaves a deep feeling of satisfaction. This garden is located at Said-ul-Aizab village, close to Mehrauli heritage area in New Delhi. The garden of five senses stimulates all the five senses that awakens the mind to the beauty of life and invokes a gift of touch, sight, sound, smell and taste. You must visit this garden for an unforgettable and pleasant sight.

Mughal Gardens
This garden is spread across six hectares of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Complex. Mughal Gardens were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Lady Harding. These gardens are planned according to formal Mughal style along with the British garden designs. It has more than 250 varieties of roses at one place, 60 kinds of bougainvillea, and the best and largest collection of Indian marigold and dahlias of 13 different colours. The Bonsai collection is one of the finest in the country. You can visit these gardens only during the months of February and March, except on Mondays.