Explore New Delhi
New Delhi is India's capital. A city with a very rich history and culture. There are several places in and near New Delhi, which would make anyone fall in love with the place. This post is about the different must visit places in and near New Delhi, which will make you plan a visit to the city.
THE ALL INDIA WAR MEMORIAL
The India Gate is a war memorial located in the heart of New Delhi. It is dedicated to the soldiers of the Indian army who died during the first world war. The construction of this gate was finished in 1921, and was built as a token of gratitude to the British soldiers who had helped during the war.
It is one of the most popular monuments in New Delhi and a national monument of India. It attracts lakhs of visitors from across the country and from abroad. It was designed by an Englishman named Lutyens. The original structure was built in 1931 and was the scene of several important events during India's freedom struggle. It is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in India's capital city.
THE TOWER OF VICTORY
Qutub Minar, a tower of victory is a towering minaret in Delhi, India. Today, It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Delhi. The Qutub Minar in Delhi is a part of the Qutub Complex. It is the highest brick minaret in the world. It is 73m high. The shorter brick minaret is adjacent to the south of the main tower. This shorter minaret is called the Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra. It was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, a commander in the army of the first Muslim ruler of India, Qutb-ud-din Aibak, contains many architectural similarities to the Iron pillar of Delhi, also built in the 12th century.
THE BAHAI HOUSE OF WORSHIP
The Lotus Temple
The Lotus Temple , New Delhi is a Bahai House of Worship, also known as Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, opened to the public in December 1986. The Lotus Temple is situated in Delhi, India, and is unique in that it is entirely covered with marble from floor to ceiling. The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides. The structure is based on the geometrical pattern of a flower, and is meant to symbolize the unfolding of the petals of a lotus. The temple has won numerous architectural awards, including the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
CROWN OF PALACES
Taj Mahal is a famous Indian landmark and tourist magnet, attracting more than a million tourists every year. The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, in the 17th century. It is one of the wonders of the world. The Taj is composed of marble, interspersed with semi-precious stones, and is the most expensive funerary monument ever built in the history.
The Red Fort
The Red Fort, sometimes called the Lal Qila (Hindi: लाल क़िला, Urdu: لال قلعہ) is a historical fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the Mughal Emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was designed by the Persian architect, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, and built under the supervision of a Turkish engineer, Ali Mardan Khan, and took 17 years to complete. The Red Fort is a major attraction in Delhi and a very popular tourist destination.
It was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 and served as the seat of Mughal power until 1857. It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of monuments and museums. The Red fort is open daily from sunrise to sunset, but the main gate is locked at night. Visitors must pass through security checkpoints before entering the monument.
SRI SRI RADHA PARTHASARATHI MANDIR
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is an international, non-profit, Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu organization, founded in 1966 by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. ISKCON today has over 650 temples, centers and farm communities, in almost 100 countries, teaching the ancient Vedic values in a modern way. ISKCON runs a number of schools around the world, and many of these schools are temples on their own. ISKCON has a diverse membership drawn from many different cultures, countries, and ages. ISKCON is a worldwide movement for social change focused on the spiritual development of people.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi is a gurudwara (Sikh place of worship) situated in the national capital city of New Delhi in India. It is located near the Parliament House and the President's Estate. It is a prominent monument along the historic Rajpath. A significant landmark of the Gurudwara is that it houses a relic of the Sikh guru, Guru Nanak. The Gurudwara was constructed in the year 1661 by Raja Jai Singh II, an Hindu Rajput ruler and the Prime Minister of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. He was a great builder who had built several gardens, palaces, and temples in his lifetime. The gurudwara was built in the memory of his son, Madho Singh I, who died in the year 1659 at the age of 30. The gurudwara was built on the site of a pre-existing temple named as Jaisinghpura.
THE PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE
The Rashtrapati Bhavan (English: President's House) is the official residence of the President of India, located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. It consists of a large mansion formerly known as 'Virupaksha Khashaba Bagh' in the Lutyens' Delhi, constructed around 1911. The British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens, a major member of the city-planning process, was given the primary architectural responsibility. The completed Governor-General's palace turned out rather differently from what he expected. Lutyens' original design is more grandiose and differs considerably in style from the heavy, block-like buildings on either side, built by local engineers under his supervision. The palace was designed with two main buildings, separated by a gallery from the offices of the Viceroy and Vicereine. To the south lies the impressive Durbar Court, built to host formal events. The palace lies behind the Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly known as Viceroy's House) and the Vijay Chowk, which is the heart of New Delhi. It is used by the President for ceremonial and official purposes as well as to host foreign dignitaries.
Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu temple, and spiritual-cultural campus in Delhi, India. The temple is close to the border with Noida. Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu temple, and spiritual-cultural campus in Delhi, India. The temple is close to the border with Noida. Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu temple, and spiritual-cultural campus in Delhi, India. The temple is close to the border with Noida. Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu temple, and spiritual-cultural campus in Delhi, India. The temple is close to the border with Noida.
With a history of almost 400 years, Chandni Chowk is the most famous market in Old Delhi, India. It is a place that has remained vibrant and active despite being targeted by terrorists. Chandni Chowk, meaning “moonlight square” in Persian, is a major historical market place for shopping in Old Delhi, India. It is also known as the “heart” of Old Delhi. It is located in the Old city of Delhi, spreading east from the Red Fort to the Daryaganj intersection, and covers an area of about 1 km². The market is named after the moonlight that fell on the square in the 18th century. It is a center for wholesale dealers of shawls, perfumes, silk, sandalwood and handicrafts. The retail shops here are mostly jewellery. Apart from the famous historic market in Delhi, there is also a popular market in Chandni Chowk called “The Bengali Market”. This is also known as the “China Bazar”. It is the biggest market for shopping in Chandni Chowk. The small shops here have a great collection of local handicrafts, including shawls, carpets, wood carvings, brass and copper ware, bangles, and silverware.
THE GATEWAY TO THE GANGES
Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. Haridwar is also known as "the Gateway to the Ganges." The city is situated on the banks of the Ganges River, where it exits from the Himalayas and enters the Gangetic Plain.
THE CONTAINER STREET
Karol Bagh is a blend of commercial of residential complex that homes the Constituency of Lok Sabha. It is also one of the three main administrative sub districts of Central Delhi. Located in Delhi, India, the area is mostly famous for its wholesale and retail market. The main markets in Karol Bagh include the Daryaganj, Kinari Bazaar, Raja Market, Chawri Bazaar and the Nai Sarak.
LEGISLATURE OF THE UNION
Indian Parliament House
The Parliament House in New Delhi is the seat of the Parliament of India. At a distance of 750 meters from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, it is located on Sansad Marg, in the national capital territory of Delhi. The construction of the Parliament House, which began in the year 1886, was completed in the year 1912. It was designed by the British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens. The construction of the Parliament House began in the year 1886 and was completed in the year 1912. It was designed by the British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens.
MARKET IN CONNAUGHT PLACE
Palika Bazaar is an underground market located between the inner and outer circle of Connaught Place, Delhi, India. It is a popular shopping area that sells a variety of items, including clothing, jewelry, electronics and food items. Palika Bazaar is named after the daughter-in-law of Lala Lajpat Rai, the founder of the city of Lahore in Pakistan. The market has a labyrinth of narrow lanes and alleys, which are collectively known as Palika Bazaar. It was opened in the 1930s in front of the Central Telegraph Office (CTO) and the Parliament House. The market is housed in two buildings, one, the Delhi Public Library, which was opened in 1927 and the other, the Jor Bagh Market, which was opened in 1933.
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BERLIN WALL OF ASIA
Wagah Border (also known as the Attari–Wagah border) is a road border crossing between India and Pakistan near the town of Wagah, in the state of Punjab, lying 50 km from Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan. It is one of the busiest border crossings in the world and the only one between India and Pakistan. It is open from 10:00 hours to 16:00 hours. The gates are operated by the Border Security Force (India) and Pakistan Rangers, who take turns in 2 hour shifts. It is one of the three main crossings between India and Pakistan, the other two being the land crossings at Atari, India-Sialkot, Pakistan and Hussainiwala, India-Faisalabad, Pakistan. The Wagah border is the only road crossing between India and Pakistan.
The Golden Temple, also called Harmandir Sahib, is the holiest shrine of the Sikhs. Built in the 15th century, the temple is located in the city of Amritsar, in the Indian state of Punjab. The temple is surrounded by a garden known as the Ram Bagh. The temple itself is a square building with a dome-shaped roof. The sanctum sanctorum is covered by gold-plated copper sheets. There are three doors — the main one in the center, known as the Tribhuj-Deorhi, and two smaller doorways at the side known as the Shahi-Deorhi. The main doorway and the internal dome are covered in gold. The walls and the floors of the temple are decorated with marble and stones. The temple has been rebuilt several times — the last time it was renovated in 1984.
Visit these places once because they're sure to enchant you.
India is a country that welcomes its visitors and this is seen in its varied landscape. A guy can never grow tired of walking along the streets of new Delhi, as there is always something to take your breath away given how lovely the buildings are (and all with a modern touch). The above-mentioned tourist destinations range from being full of cultural values, to offering you an opportunity for some shopping, or even some clubbing, depending on what kind of atmosphere would suit you best within one weekend getaway.