Delhi is the capital of the biggest democratic country in the world, India. This place is once ruled by Mughal emperors and is dotted with many monuments, forts and mosques. There is a large variation between old Delhi and New Delhi. It is the oldest city among all the existing cities in the world. It is an interesting thing to explore and spend time in Delhi.
Here is the list of top 5 places you must not miss in Delhi:
Red Fort had a rich history and is one of the famous monuments in Delhi. It was built by Mughal Emperor in 1638 when he decided to move the capital to Delhi. It is not only the symbol of Mughal’s architecture but is known for the struggle for freedom. Sound and Light show will be held in the evening time to know about the ancient era. Indian Railways runs Palace on Wheels luxury train which starts and ends their journey from Delhi.
Timings: 9:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M
Ticket Cost: 35 rs/- Indians
500 rs/- Foreigners
Location: Opposite Chandini Chowk, Old Delhi
If you are tired and sick of the city life, then Lodhi Garden is the best place for you. This place will make you feel pleasant. It was built in 1936 by Britishers. This was built around the tombs of 15th and 16th-century rulers. This place is best for yoga practitioners, meditators, joggers and young couples. It is spread over an area of 90 acres. This Garden contains the tombs of famous emperors like Shisha Gumbad, Mohammed Shah’s Tomb and Sikandar Lodi tomb.
Timings: Sunrise to evening 8 P.M
Ticket Cost: Free
Location: Lodhi Road, near to Humayun’s Tomb
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. This is a marvellous architecture located in Old City. It can accommodate up to 25,000 devotees at a time. It took nearly 12 years to build the mosque and the construction was completed in 1656. You will be allowed inside the mosque only if you wear appropriate clothing. You must make sure to cover your legs, head and shoulder. An intense climb to the top of the south tower will reward you with stunning views on the roofs of Delhi.
Location: Old Delhi, near Red Fort, opposite to Chandini chowk
Chandni Chowk is the must visit place in Delhi and is the main street of the city. The roads are narrows in which pedestrians, cycle rickshaws, cars and hand-pulled carts all will compete for the road space. This is the busiest and oldest markets filled with fabrics, inexpensive jewellery and electronics. If you want to taste the best street food in Delhi then this is the best place to taste. Karim Hotel which is a renowned hotel in Delhi is located in Chandni Chowk.
Location: Near Jama Masjid and Red Fort, Old Delhi
Qutub Minar is the best example of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is one of the tallest brick minarets in the world and was built in the year 1193. The reason for building this Qutub Minar is still unknown. Some believe it was done to victory and Signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Holy Quran. Many historical monuments are also located here.
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Ticket cost: 30 rs/- Indians
500 rs/- Foreigners
Free for children under 15 years
Location: South Delhi, Mehrauli
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