India’s pulsating city, Delhi is rich in its culture and history. Once ruled by the Delhi Sultanate, Delhi went to the hands of the Slave Dynasty followed by the Khaljis, Tughlaqs, Lodhis, Mughals and finally the British. The traces of each of these rules are scattered across the city.
Sharing with you a list of 7 historical monuments whose ahead of the time architectures will astonish you and are worth a visit!
India Gate, one of the most popular monuments across the country is situation in the heart of the city. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, it’s foundation was laid in 1920 and the final structure was revealed in 1933. The sandstone structure was dedicated to the Indian soldiers of British Army who died in World War I. In year 1971, the Amar Jawan Joti was added to mark the martyrdom of soldiers who fought the Indo – Pakistan war.
The magnificent gate is surrounded by lush green lawns which make an ideal picnic spot and are also frequented by joggers and walkers. One can also enjoy boating in the nearby pond.
Visiting Hours : Sunrise to sunset
Entrance Fee : Entry is free and open to all
The massive red sandstone Red Fort is an excellent example of the Mughal architecture.
Initiated by Shah Jahan in 1638, the structure took 10 years to come to its final state.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is where Prime Minister delivers his speech every year on Independence day eve. Spread over ~255 acres, the walls of the fort are around 2 kilometres long with calligraphy and beautiful flower decorations.
Visiting Time : Sunrise to sunset all days of the week (Monday closed)
Entrance Fee : Rs 10 (Indians) and Rs 250 (other nationalities)
Delhi is a haven for shopping lovers! Right from chic clothes, fashionable accessories, variety of footwear, books, affordable electronics, antiques, decoratives, furniture, home furnishings and so much more; these markets in Delhi are suited for all your needs.
Here I have culled a list of must-visit shopping markets in Delhi:
An ideal shopping destination for bargaining experts; this market offers great clothing, home furnishing, jewellery and footwear at affordable prices. It’s a great place to shop branded export reject items at dirt cheap prices.
Address: Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023
Must Buy: Clothing and Home Furnishings
Delhi is one place where traveling is adventure and fun tied with the feeling of serenity. I have collated a list of must-visit places so you don’t miss out on any enthralling location while your visit to the heart of India.
The piece of architecture took 10 years to come in its final shape. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is an excellent example of Mughal architecture.
The latest addition to the list of attractions in Delhi has been rewarded with another feather. Waste into Wonder Park of Delhi features the replicas of seven wonders that are famous of the world, created from industrial and other types of waste. Among its type theme park in the world, it had been inaugurated at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van. The amazingly created Waste into Wonder Park has been the brand-new haunt for its couples keen to click on a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower Replica, along with the families going to the playground to click photographs in front of the seven wonders reproduced by 150 tonnes of waste products such as scrap iron thrown off automobile parts, broken metal utensils and pipes.
It is surprising to know that the thought Waste to Wonder Park was triggered by Kota’s Seven Wonders Park after it was featured in the Bollywood film “Badrinath ki Dulhania”. Joggers and walkers frequent the park. Even the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has harnessed wind and solar power to light the park up rendering a breathtaking sight during sunset and night.