The structure will give you a glimpse of the iconic Taj as it was here that the Persian Charbagh style was put to test by the Mughal architects and was later perfected in the construction of Taj Mahal in Agra.
|Humayun's Tomb: A UNESCO World Heritage Site|
Dilli HaatDilli Haat is an open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar located in Delhi near INA (AIIMS), run by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC).
There are over 62 craft shops inside this plaza where artisans from every corner of this vast country gather to sell and showcase their handicraft. Then there are food stall offering savory cuisines for the platter of guests. Eat here to get an authentic taste of the pan-Indian cuisines in an enchanting ethnic setting.
The significance of this structure is evident in the fact that it was here that the flag of India was hoisted when she gained independence from British Raj, a tradition which is still observed on each anniversary of Indian Independence Day. The Red Fort was declared a ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ in 2007.
|View of the front facade of Red Fort|
The popularity of this temple is evident in the fact that 7 out of 10 people who visit Delhi pay their visit to Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple.The son-et-lumiere (musical fountain) show in the complex is the most popular attraction and most recommended too.
|Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple|
Khan MarketA haven of overseas travelers throughout the year, Khan Market is all drenched in the hues of Christmas this time of the year.This high-end shoppers and foodies paradise is located at a short distance from Connaught Place and also well connected to Delhi Metro.
Khan Market shopping complex houses an array of gourmet food joints and plush restaurants serving cuisines domestic and international cuisines.Then there are gift shops, bookshops, boutiques and fast food joints to keep the shoppers on their toes.
|A view of the floodlit India Gate after sunset|
It was build to commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who lost their life during Second World War. Evening is perhaps the best time to visit this resplendent structure when it is floodlit while the fountains nearby make mesmerizing display of varied hues.
Rajghat (Gandhi Memorial)
Mahatma Gandhi is best known for his philosophy of Non Violence or Amimsa. A visit to this serene memorial of Gandhi who inspired leaders like Martin Luther and Nelson Mandela is definitely recommended as one of the things to do in Delhi.
The choice of Lotus was a conscious decision of the architect Furiburz Sabha as lotus is an important symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Believers of any faith could visit this temple to pray and meditate.
|Lotus Temple or the Baha'i House of Worship|
Lodi GardenOnce known as the old Lady Wellington Park, Lodi Garden is a verdant refuge located indelhi renowned for monuments belonging to the Sultanate period in Delhi. The Tomb of Muhammad Shah and Sikander Lodi are the prime attraction in the park.
The garden is well manicured and also offers ample opportunity to photographers. There’s a eponymous restaurant too located at the edge of park offering succulent cuisines in nonchalant ambience.
|Asia's Largest Mosque, Jama Masjid in New Delhi|
It is also considered to be the final architectural wonder built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, a great patron of art who is also credited with building Red Fort and Taj Mahal.
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Last updated on 17th September 2014 by Nikhil Chandra