Delhi and Heritage go hand in hand. Due to its ancient past Delhi flaunts many historical monuments , architectural wonders and old neighborhoods which hold many stories. Take a walking tour around the city to go down memory lanes.
Lodhi Garden is dotted with various tombs and architectural work from 15th century by Lodhis, one time rulers of North India, Punjab and some parts of Pakistan. The park contains various species of plants, a rose garden and a green house. It is a perfect place for a morning walk with the fresh air and cool breeze, courtesy of the greenery. It is a historical park in the middle of the modern South Delhi, providing a beautiful beginning or blissful break any time of the day from the bustling city life. The attractiveness of the place is not only the tranquillity it offers but also the beautiful architecture. There is a Bara Gumbad and Sheesh Gumbad in the center of Lodhi Garden which speak of the architectural glory of that era.
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Mehrauli Archaeological Park popularly known as Jamali Kamali, is unique in being dotted with ruins from early medieval times to the 19th century. The vast 200 acre stretch of historic charisma welcomes you at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and is a remarkable getaway for anyone who wants to walk past the milestones of history and get more in touch with nature. The major attractions include the Metcalfe House, tombs of Balban and Khan Shaheed, the Jamali Kamali mosque, the Dargah of Bhaktiyar and Rajon Ki Baoli.
The magnificent Akshardham temple stands proud with its stupendous, breath-taking architecture and is a masterpiece of perfection. Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu mandir, and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi. It is the world’s largest Hindu temple according to the Guinness World Records. The various attractions at the Akshardham include, Sahajanand Darshan, Theatre, Boat Ride, Musical Fountain, Garden of India. The most popular are the Musical Fountain and the 15-minute boat ride. The musical fountain is actually India's largest step well. It is colorful and spellbinding show represents the circle of life.
The imposing and beautiful “Cousin of Taj Mahal” built by the wife of Emperor Humayun, Haji Begum, to commemorate her love and respect for her beloved husband, has always attracted millions to its heart. It was the first structure to use red sandstone at such a large scale and is an architectural excellence surrounded by various smaller monuments.Declared as a World Heritage Site in 1993 by UNESCO, Humayun’s Tomb has lots to offer, whether be history, architecture, beauty or love! Due to its architecture and landscaping view the site is a photographer’s delight
Nizamuddin Dargah has gained more popularity with filming of the movies Rockstar and Bajrangi Bhaijaan on location. Qawwali sessions are held at the Dargah every Thursday after the sunset-namaz, being precursor to jumme ki raat (i.e. Friday eve). It has always been a popular thing to do for people from various religions. If you are looking for a soul stirring musical evening, this is the place to be. Be amazed by the power and aura that the Sufi Music creates.
The heart of Delhi - Old Delhi, is almost a 400-year-old city. Gauri Shankar Mandir, St James Church, Sis Ganj Gurdwara, Sunehri Masjid, & Shri Digamber Jain Laal Mandir are places of worship of varied faiths all in the same locality . Dariba, the jewellery market, Paranthewali Gali and Kinari Bazar are npot to be missed. Town Hall, Ghalib Ki Haveli, the Jama Masjid, and climb up the Minaret to get a 360 degree view of the city! Sample the street fare at local joints that have been around for decades. Mughlai food is at its best here.
Chandni Chowk is one of Delhi’s oldest and busiest markets specializing in variety and authenticity. Narrow-lanes are always alive with activity and lined with shops that sell books, clothing, electronics, consumer goods and leather goods. This is the home of the first Haldiram's. Take a Rickshaw tour where the rickshaw-wala turns tour-guide giving inputs about anything and everything around. Make stops to try the street-food, buy some books or clothes cheap and take in the buzz. The real Delhi resides here and so one must put Chandni Chowk on their list during Delhi visit.