If ever a place is to be called a perfect blend of history, culture, modernity, a political and technological hub, its DELHI.
India’s National Capital coupled with other adjoining places of NCR (National Capital Region) such as Noida, GreaterNoida, Gurgaon, and Faridabad should always remain as a delightful hotspot for any tourist.
Situated right in the heart of India, along the banks of river Yamuna , and in the shadows of the mighty Himalayas, Delhi is a busting city of Northern India (precisely located at 28.38° N and 77.13° E).There are plenty of reasons that makes it a must visit for any traveler in pursuit of satisfaction of his senses…
Historical & Cultural Relevance, Must Visit Places
Delhi is one of the most savored Indian cities with regard to historical relevance. The ancient monuments, tombs and forts in this city will take you down the memory lanes, as if walking back in an era of Kings and Emperors decades ago.
A visit to the Red Fort is a must-‘A awesome imposing structure carved out of red sandstone and built by the famous Mughal emperor ShahJahan’. Locally known as LAL QUILA , the RedFortis a living reminiscent of the alluring Mughal Dynasity and their culture. A laser and sound-effect program in the evening at the RedFort grounds or shopping for handicrafts in the nearby lanes, , an overlook of the royal palaces and chambers, a tour to the RedFort museum housing handicrafts, weapons and artillery, royal costumes etc or a glance on the Royal Throne where ‘ShahJahan’ once used to sit along with his courtiers …will leave every traveler enchanted!
And if the traveler wants more, he can make a visit to Humayun’s tomb, for a peek to the his personal residence, his study room and his library.
Or a visit to the Quitab Minar (one of the tallest minars of ancient India) and the surrounding ancient builds in Qutab Complex.
And how about visiting the famous Hazrat Nizummadin Dargah, or for that matter a trip to Jama Masjid or even the historical baoli’s or stepwells in Cannaught Place.
With so much to choose from, the tourist will be spoiled for choice. It will take ages to cover this astonishing city in totality and even then it’ll have much more to offer. While traveling , the traveler will we perplexed to find such a varied amalgam of different races, religions and religious beliefs and cultural diversity packaged within the local population. The Hindu Temples of the city (Birla Mandir, Hahuman Mandir, The awesome AksharDham, the lotus shaped lotus temple or Bhai mandir ) coupled with mosques ( like Jama Masjid, Nizzamuddin Shrine) and churches (Sr.Stephen’s church ,sacred heart cathedral) is a tribute to the fact that Delhiites have always remained in unison irrespective of cultural differences.
Food & Cuisine
The city offers plenty to tickle the taste-buds of the gourmand traveler. Apart from the traditional shahi kebabs found near Chandni Chowk, the city provides
Punjabi cuisines, local northern Indian classical meal of paranthas, the spicy snacks in and around the lanes of old Delhi and many more mouth watering options!
Delhi is fully connected by all means both locally and internationally. Inter-state bus terminals (ISBT, near Kashmiri Gate), local DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) buses or UP-RoadWays buses ply around in various corners of the city at frequent intervals. To add to this, is the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) network providing speedy, convenient, economical travel to and fro between Delhi and NCR.
And not to forget the Indian Rail Network’s provision of long distance commuting through railways stations at Old Delhi, New Delhi, adjoining Anand Vihar Rail terminal etc.
And for the air-borne travelers, is the IGI AIRPORT near Palam.
Delhi is an incredible place. A dream destination for every traveler visiting India, the memories imbibed by visiting Delhi would last forever with the traveler. A must visit!!
A self-experienced narration by a Delhiite
Rohit Kumar Singh