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is a land of many cultures and traditions. On travelling from
north to south and east to west, you will be amazed to see a plethora
of different landscapes & people speaking different languages.
As you move from one city to another, you will see a beautiful culmination
of the old and new. India is perhaps the only country in the world
that still portrays an awe-inspiring mix of the rural and the urban.
Though many people still hold a lot of misconceptions about this
beautiful country, the people of India are and will continue to
have a lasting impression on the world at large.
are some of the major metropolitan cities of India, each having
its own specialty and presence
PLACES OF INTEREST IN INDIA
Delhi: is the capital of India
and is situated in the North of the country with an approx
population of over 10 million. Known as the National Capital
Territory, Delhi is a city that still holds traces of India's
rich history, culture and tradition. The city is home to a number
of monuments that are of great historical significance.
Of the well known Monuments for sightseeing and other places of
by Qutubuddin Aibak in 1193 AD, the Qutub Minar is an awe-inspiring
5 storey Minar in New Delhi. A visit to this World Heritage
Monument is an absolute must to appreciate this architectural
beauty of the Muslim dynasty in India. Most schools organize
trips for their students - a most enjoyable and memorable experience
for students who thoroughly enjoy looking up at this tall wonder.
Fort - The Red Fort is a beautiful Mughal citadel in Red
Sandstone that can be seen as one approaches Old Delhi - the
historical part of Delhi. This architectural masterpiece is
home to the Diwan-e-Aam and the Diwan-e-Khas, the Rang Mahal
and the Royal Baths. Make sure to take time out and witness
the sound and light show that takes place in the evenings after
Ghat - People can pay their respects to Mahatma Gandhi,
the Father of the Nation at Raj Ghat which is a memorial on
the banks of the Yamuna River.
Mantar - If you happen to visit CP, you must take time out
to walk across the Jantar Mantar which is an unusual park consisting
of interesting red sandstone structures, built in 1724 as an
astronomical observatory for Raja Jai Singh.
Gate - The India Gate is definitely one of the most
popular monuments in New Delhi. Situated on the Raj Path,
India Gate was earlier known as All India War Memorial
monument and was built by Edwin Lutyens to commemorate
those Indian soldiers who died in the Afghan Wars and
World War I. Besides the beautiful architecture, you can
also admire and appreciate the fine detailing with which
the names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed
on the walls. The Amar Jawan Jyoti is a flame that burns
to mark the immortal soldier.
Tomb - is
a beautiful Mughal Garden Tomb made of sandstone - a grand
mausoleum built by his Queen and counted as a World Heritage
Religious Sites in Delhi -
(International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Situated in
East of Kailash on a hill top, the ISKCON Temple is made of
red stone and is a must-visit for all of Lord Krishna's devotees.
The daily chants, Bhajans and Aarti are not to be missed. The
atmosphere inside the temple is one of calmness and serenity.
There is a Temple shop and restaurant as well.
known as one of Asia's largest Mosques, the Jama Masjid was
built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1656. Built close to the Red
Fort, the Jama Masjid is visited by devout Muslims in large
numbers. The beautiful architecture of the Jama Masjid is bound
to fascinate you.
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara - is one of the most prominent
and frequently visited Sikh gurdwara in New Delhi. Its tall
golden dome will catch your eye from afar. The Gurudwara's Langar
is open to all persons irrespective of their caste or religion.
Bahai Lotus Temple -
A visit to this modern
architectural marvel is a must while you are in New Delhi. Shaped
in the form of a half-open lotus flower, the Bahai Temple is
made of white marble with beautiful greenery all around. People
visit the Lotus temple to gain a sense of spiritual upliftment
and peace. Here you will not find any idols or pictures and
the temple is open to people of all castes and religions.
Gurudwara Sis Ganj - This building in white marble commemorates
the martydom of the Sikh Religious leader Guru Tegh Bahadur
who was beheaded by a Mughal Emperor and this Gurudwara is built
on the site where the Guru was martyred.
- Also known as the Lakshmi Narain Mandir - Lord
Vishnu was built
by the Birla family of industrialists. The Mandir has a beautiful
architecture and is frequently visited by many devotees and
Peter's Church - St. Peter's Cathedral is situated in New
Delhi and is considered to be the the spiritual center of Syrian
Museums & Galleries
in New Delhi -
- Rail Museum -
If you enjoy watching locomotives, you must visit the Rail Museum
that displays the development of Indian Railways.
an upcoming Sub city of Delhi has great promise for the future.
The National Capital Region (NCR) Delhi include Noida, Faridabad
& Ghaziabad regions.
Delhi attracts plenty of students from various parts of the
country who take admissions in some of the most prestigious Universities
and Colleges here, including a variety of private institutions.
These include the Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University
(JNU), Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jamia Milia Islamia,
Prospects: Multi National Companies have set up their
offices in New Delhi and its adjoining regions such as Gurgaon,
Noida etc. Job opportunities are plenty here.
always tops the list of must-dos for travellers and visitors
to New Delhi, India. Here you can find a mix of sophisticated multi
storied malls like Shopper's Stop etc as well as crowded street
markets where you can pick out some of the best deals possible.
Some of the favourite
must-visits include -
Delhi Haat - Dilli Haat
- Greater Kailash Market
M & N Block (GK)
- Chandni Chowk
- Karol Bagh Market
- Rajouri Garden Market
- Connaught Place
- Hauz Khas Village
- boutiques, restaurants, and shopping galleries.
- Sarojini Nagar Market,
Festivals are celebrated with a lot of zeal and excitement here
- whether it is holi or diwali, etc. Punjabi food is extremely popular
love to be in Delhi as there are so many mouth watering choices
for everyone. Here you can find multi cuisine 5 star restaurants
as well as desi dhabas serving some of the irresistible delicacies
such as Gol Gappas, Chat, Samosas, Rabri, Kulfis etc. Some favorite
snack places include - Haldirams, Evergreen, Bengali Sweets, Wengers;
Food courts like Dilli Haat and Eatopia. Popular restaurants include
Sagar, Minar, Moti Mahal Deluxe, Aka Saka, etc. There's plenty of
choice for those who like Continental & fast food - Nirulas,
Pizza Hut, Big Chill, Geoffreys, Flavours etc.
Delhi experiences extreme temperatures - summers are usually very
hot and humid while winters are usually very cold. Best time to
visit Delhi is during Oct - Nov and March - April. Whether
you are visiting New Delhi for the first time or just want to spend
a complete day exploring the myriad shades of Delhi - you will definitely
not be disappointed what with its several sight seeing options
- a mix of new and old!
Author: Team of travel writers @ contentwriter.in