Delhi –Experience the magic of the capital city

Delhi, a vital part of the Golden Triangle, is an interesting tourist attraction and an integral part of India’s cultural heritage.

Delhi is not only the capital of India, but also one of the oldest cities with a lot of history and culture wrapped around it. Life in this city is quite vibrant, and there are a lot of things a tourist can enjoy in the national capital. While on your Raipur to Delhi flight, you can chalk out the places that you wish to see first. If you have a tight schedule, it would be a good idea to make a list of the things you can’t miss out on.

Let us have a quick look at the best places to visit in the national capital of India.

#1. Red Fort – Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, Red Fort is a place you should visit even if you are on a busy schedule. The Red Fort was built in 1638 by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. The fortbuilt from red sandstone is an excellent example of Mughal architecture. This is where the Republic Day Parade ends every year.

#2. Rashtrapati Bhavan – The residence of the President of India lies opposite the Rajpath. It cannot be counted as a tourist attraction as restrictions are placed to this grand architectural place. The place has a huge presidential garden (a Mughal garden), residences for the staff and bodyguards, stables, offices, large open spaces and other utilities. This grand structure offers the largest residence that any head of state has, all over the world.

#3. India Gate – India Gate is one of the most prominent monuments in Delhi. Builtin 1931 to serve as a memorial for the martyrs of World War I and the war in Afghanistan, India Gate looks beautiful in the evenings and you will notice many locals visiting during that time. The structure has lush gardens lining the roads that lead up to it that make for an amazing sight. The beauty of the place increases multi-fold during the Republic Day parade.

#4. Jantar Mantar – Jantar Mantar had been built as an astronomical observatory by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1724. Though the instruments at the monument are fascinating and striking for their ingenuity, the tall buildings around do not let them be used accurately. However, a visit to this place could be a way to marvel at Indian astronomy. Some of the principal instruments here include the Ram Yantra, the Jai Prakash, the MisraYantra and the Samrat Yantra.

#5. QutubMinar –Fivestoreys can be seen in this marvellous structure built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak. The Minar is a part of the Qutub Complex and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are beautiful scriptures and chiselled carvings here. This tower stands as a wonderful example of Iranian architecture with Nagari and Parso-Arabic carvings.

As soon as you are out of the Raipur to Delhi flight, these are some of the attractions in Delhi that you should look out for!

Peter