Top 5 Places To See on a One Day Delhi Tour
Most of us at some or the other point plan out a trip to find out about the time gone by, to explore about a place and to satisfy our inquisitiveness. Delhi is a city which is known for its rich past and this is the reason why a lot of tourists flock the city. They come here to know more about the India that was and that is…
There are some places which describe Delhi the best and we would like to list them down so that you could plan out an elaborate one day Delhi exploration which would be a worthwhile experience:
1. Red Fort
Located in Old Delhi, Red Fort stands as a hallmark of Mughal India. This grand fortress stands as a testimony to the power of the Mughals and tells us why the Mughals were among one of the most influential dynasties of the world. The museum inside the Red Fort is something that you should not miss upon as there you can find the royal outfits, artillery, artefacts of the Mughal era etc. Also a sound and light show is hosted in the evenings that is one of the major attractions for tourists.
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2. Rajpath and The Vicinal Buildings
Starting from the India Gate, all the vicinal buildings on Rajpath are a treat to watch. India Gate was the memorial built by the Britishers to commemorate the sacrifice of lives done by Indian soldiers in World War I and since then it stands as a memorial to every immortal soul of the brave Indian soldier. There are grand ministerial buildings such as the Parliament house mirroring the present of India. Driving further will take you to the palatial President’s house or the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the erstwhile Viceroy’s house during the British rule.
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3. Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar is the second tallest minaret in India and is a remnant of rule of Turk sultans. This Minar was constructed by Qutab Ud Din Aibak (the first Turk sultan of India) as the symbol of victory over the Hindus. It was completed by Qutab UD Din Aibak’s successors as he could only complete the construction of one storey in his lifetime. Noting the historical importance of this monument, UNESCO has included it in the list of the World Heritage Sites.
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4. Lotus Temple
The Lotus Temple is a Baha’i faith temple located in South Delhi. This temple offers a peaceful atmosphere to the people longing for a serene and tranquil environment away from the hustle and bustle of typical Delhi. The temple is called so because it has been constructed in the shape of a Lotus and it has thus been considered an architectural marvel. The temple is open to people belonging to all religions and faith.
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5. Raj Ghat
Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to the father of our nation; Mahatma Gandhi who has been considered one of the greatest leaders of the world. A black marble marks the place of his cremation here which bears a lasting flame on it. Also one can go to the nearby memorials which have been dedicated to other great personalities of India such as Indira Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, etc.