Delhi is the capital city of India situated in northern India stands on the west bank of the Yamuna River. It is popular for the marvelous architecture of historical monuments, Mughal gardens, and memorials. It is the perfect blend of glorious past and modern era that reflects from its architectures and progress in technology. It is sometimes also referred as the city of the dreams as many youngsters migrate to Delhi to make their career and to transform their dreams into reality. Delhi has a lot of heritage sites that are registered as the World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Street food of Delhi is very popular and influenced by various dynasties that ruled it. The nightlife of Delhi is also very popular. It is one corner of Golden Triangle of India that is a popular destination for Indians as well as the foreigners.
The city importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. There are many historical buildings in both Old Delhi and New Delhi listed here:
Red Fort is the historic fort and the main residence of Mughal dynasty till 1857. It was commissioned by Shahjahan and built of red sandstone. Every year on independence day prime minister of India hoists the tricolor flag at the main gate of the fort and delivers his speech from its ramparts.
Qutub Minar is the tall wedged tower of five stories built by Qutub-ud-din-aibak. First three floors are made of red sandstone and other two are of marble and sandstone. The style of Minaret is Iranian but built by Hindu artisans. Qutub Minar's architecture reveals the story of its construction. It is registered as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is second tallest Minaret in India and 73-m high.
Jama Masjid is one of the most crowd-pleasing mosques in India. It has the capacity to hold about 25,000 devotees in the courtyard. It is eminently decorative mosque having three gates for the entrance, four tall towers and two 40m minarets striped with white marble and red sandstone.
Humayun's Tomb commissioned by the senior widow, Bega Bgam, of Humayun after his death. The most eminent architecture is the square garden channeled with water pathways having the double dome in the center.
India Gate is war memorial that memorializes the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the world war I fighting for the British army. This arch-shaped structure is on the one end of Rajpath and looks great in the colorful lights at night.
Chandini Chowk is the ancient and busiest market located in the heart of old Delhi. Narrow lanes of the market are the best place for shopping of clothes, perfumes, jewelry items, candles, idols of deities and lifestyle stuff. It served for more then three centuries and once visited by the merchants of Turkey, China and Holland.
With above attractions, many other sites to visit include Lodhi Gardens, Akshardham Temples, Lotus Temples, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Presidential Buildings.
Travel By Air - The Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the best Airport in India which has flights on regular to other cities and countries.
Travel By Train: New Delhi railway station, Old Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar, Sarai Rohilla and Shahdra junction are the major railway stations of Delhi.
Travel By Road: - As Delhi is the capital of India, it is well connected by road to almost every city in India. Cars on rent and taxi is a nice option to explore the city.
October to March is the best time to explore Delhi. Summer (June to August) is very hot. Winter (December – February) is quite cool.