For an authentic flavour of “Dilli Darshan”, it is suggested to stay in the hotels near the Delhi railway station, since a number of guides, and Delhi Tourism aides are available around this area which can help in an elaborated Delhi tour with deep insights. Till then, read through these historical sites that were once an epitome of a ruler’s glory and fall.
Considered to be the tallest brick minaret in the World, the Qutub Minar was built in the year 1206. There are many legends associated to the reason for this minar’s construction, of which the one mostly believed is that it was built as a symbol of victory and as an initiation of the Muslim rule in India. Today, the Qutub Minar looks exquisite in the evening with a spectacular light provision facilitated to its facade.
The Humayun’s Tomb is a quaint reflection of the Taj Mahal. This is because it was the inspiration for the construction of the Taj, and was the first Mughal structure erected in India. Afterwards, many Mughal structures followed a similar pattern of construction. The tomb of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, is a part of this sprawling edifice.
The towering archway of India Gate in the centre of Delhi was built as a war memorial for the Indian heroes that fought during the World War I for the British Army. The India Gate is a remarkable landmark of Delhi and at night, the whole edifice is lit up with floodlights that enhance the grandeur of this structure.
The grand fort built with red sandstone stands tall in the old part of Delhi and is a reminiscent of the architectural splendor of Mughals. Its walls which expand to some 1.2 km, were built to keep out invaders but failed to guard the fort from the invasion of Sikhs and British. Today, every evening, a spectacular one hour sound and light show is held to take you back to the era of its splendour and glory.
When you need to have a peaceful day to get away from the group and the occupied life, this is the place you should be in Delhi. Lodi Gardens was built in 1936 by the British around the tombs of the leaders of 15th and 16th centuries. The 90-acre garden is a fabulous spot to unwind, walk, run and appreciate the magnificence of nature. The National Bonsai Park arranged in the Gardens is yet another fascination.
Apart from the structures within Delhi, Agra is another inevitable part of the history of India, outside, and closest to Delhi, with some of the most cherished memorabilias from the Mughal era. One can look for cabs from Delhi to Agra, which are feasible and ensure an uninterrupted expedition to the past between these two cities.