New Delhi is the heart of India, not only as the capital city of the country but also as a gem in the crown of incredible India. It has always been the hotbed of Indian politics; as the mythological Indraprastha of Mahabharata, as the ruling city of the Mughal Empire or as the capital of the British Empire. The New Delhi streets are historic.
Afghans have left a mark on the Indian architecture; the 72.5 meters high Qutub Minar stands proudly as one of the tallest towers of the country. It is a world heritage site which also houses the unique Iron pillar, a 23 feet high rust resistant tower; this tower is an epitome of the skill and talent of the Indian blacksmiths.
Red Fort, the famous citadel is another major sightseeing of New Delhi. Made of marble and red sandstone, this monument consists of ornamented halls, intricately designed with colored stones.
The Humanyun’s Tomb, often considered as the prototype of Taj mahal, is the first Mughal construction. It is a luxurious palace which reflects the lifestyle of the Mughals. A blend of Persian and Indian architectural designs, this graceful building is located amidst a beautiful garden of Chaharbagh Garden.
New Delhi is known for its alluring shrines. While the 10,000 years old Akshardham temple is known for its grandeur, a visit to the white marble Lotus temple is a blissful experience. The graceful Birla Mandir reflects Orissa style of architecture and is open to people of all religion.
Among modern architectural masterpieces, the Parliament House and Gandhi Smriti Memorial are must visits.
You will enjoy shopping during Delhi tour at the modern plazas of Delhi Haat and other multiplexes. To get a feel of traditional shopping visit ChadniChowk. Carpets, silverware, leather and silk goods are popular at Delhi.
Enjoy hot parathas at the old streets of Chadni Chowk . Delhi is famous for its lip smacking biriyani, spicy chaats, golgappas and sweet deserts.
Tradition and modernism co-exists at New Delhi. While the historical structures are live examples of the ups and downs of India, the glittering malls and high-rise buildings represent flourishing India.