India’s capital- Delhi is one of the bustling international metropolis that attracts people from India and beyond. This city has a historic past, it's sprawling, big and even growing. Many empires have risen and fallen in Delhi, but temples, ruins and tombs dating back centuries are still intact. The end result is a city that is full of enthralling nooks and crannies that compel you to explore this beautiful city again and again. It is considered as a real cosmopolitan city that comprises of people from all ethnic groups and their culture and traditions is reflected in the form of festivals, cuisines, crafts and arts. From a perspective of a tourist, Delhi can be divided into two major parts- Old Delhi (city of the Mughals that reminds 17th century) and New Delhi (the modern city). While exploring Delhi, a tourist can visit many tourist attractions from contemporary architectural marvels to historical monuments, from mega malls to traditional bazaars and from spiritual centers to parks. Hence, Splendid Vacations is offering this Delhi tour and travel guide to help you explore this majestic city
Red Fort One of the largest monuments in Delhi is also known as Lal Qila due to the red sandstone used for constructing it. It was commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and the work started in the year 1638 and took around 9 to 10 years to complete. It is located on the banks of the Yamuna river and gives a glance of the past Mughal grandeur and magnificence. It comes under the category of must visit tourist attraction in Delhi. Please note- Red Fort remains closed on Mondays.
Qutub Minar Also known as "Tower of Victory" was constructed by Qutab-ud-din Aibak and completed in 1200 A.D. It is among the tallest towers in the world. The minaret is 234 feet high and made up of marble and red sandstone. It is also listed under the category of "UNESCO World Heritage Site" and comprises of a courtyard, cloisters, and prayer hall. You can see various holy verses and intricate carvings inked on the beautiful walls of this minaret. It comes under the category of must visit tourist attraction in Delhi.
Jama Masjid This is the largest mosque in India and was also called as Masjid-i Jahan-Numa. It was constructed between 1644 and 1658. It was one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and almost 25000 people can offer prayer in this mosque at a single point of time. This Masjid comprises of 4 towers, 3 gates, and 2 big minarets. It comes under the category of must visit tourist attraction in Delhi.
Humayun's Tomb This is the first garden tomb of India, which was commissioned by Mughal emperor Humayun's wife Bega Begum and designed by Mirak Mirza a Persian architect in between 1569-70. This "UNESCO World Heritage Site" is the representation of Persian style of garden with great Mughal architecture. It comes under the category of must visit tourist attraction in Delhi.
India Gate It is one of the famous war memorial, which was mainly constructed as a tribute to the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War I and Afgan wars. The names of the martyr soldiers are clearly visible on the walls of this popular tourist attraction.
Akshardham Temple It is one of the most newly constructed temples in Delhi. It is located on the banks of Yamuna river and was built by the Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS). This temple was inaugurated by President APJ Abdul Kalam in 2005. The temple comprises of carved pillars made of stones, floral motifs and 20,000 statues. Akshardham Temple shows centuries of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, architecture and spirituality. Please note- Akshardham Temple remains closed on Mondays.
Lotus Temple It is also popularly called as Bahai Temple and built in the year 1986. This temple is inspired by lotus flower and the design is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad petals. Anybody can visit this famous temple irrespective of any caste or religion. This temple was mainly created to bring all the faiths together; as visitors can to pray as per their own beliefs. *Please note- Lotus Temple remains closed on Mondays.