Month: February 2016

7 Things To Do In Delhi During A Cultural Visit

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Delhi is well known as ‘The City of Djinns’. The city has been rebuilt seven times in its recorded history and provides travelers with innumerable options for sightseeing. The forts, temples, tombs and palaces in India’s capital make it a remarkable synthesis of tradition and modernity. This is the major reason why Delhi invokes the admiration of culture aficionados from around the world. If you are planning for a trip to northern India, then Delhi would be the first place to begin with. Here are a number of things to do in Delhi while coming for a cultural visit: –

Lotus Temple

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Lotus Temple

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Visit the Lotus Temple

One of the most popular tourist sites in Delhi, the Lotus Temple has been built in the shape of a lotus flower, which is considered sacred in Indian culture. Its 27 flower petals are made from marble. A sacred place for Bahá’ís, it is open to people from all religions. Situated in the middle of manicured gardens, you will enjoy the tranquil atmosphere here.

Hauz Khas Complex

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Hauz Khas Complex

Hauz Khas Complex holds a special place in the hearts of history lovers. Originally known as Hauz-e-Alai, some of the popular artefacts here include a mosque, a number of tombs and a water tank which served as an important water source in medieval times.

Built in the early part of 14th century, the tank was used for water storage especially during the summer season. Hauz Khas Village, located at the entrance of the area is home to some of the best cafes, restaurants and boutique stores of south Delhi.

Lodi Gardens

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Lodi Gardens

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Marvel the beauty of Lodi Gardens

Lodi Gardens resembles the structure of Hauz Khas Complex but holds greater charm among visitors. It is a public park which is home to many Mughal tombs and monuments. A popular attraction among artists, it is also frequented by people for picnics. Built 500 years ago, it’s one of the top tourist attractions that you should include in your things to do in Delhi list.

India Gate

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India Gate

Built in 1931 in the memory of Indian soldiers who attained martyrdom, the India Gate is 42 meters tall. A continuously burning flame under the gate is a tribute to honor soldiers who died fighting for the nation.

Qutub Minar

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Qutub Minar

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Qutub Minar

A major landmark of Delhi, the Qutub Minar is a 72.5-meter tall minaret which looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa from a distance. Made of red sandstone, the tower has intricate carvings and inscriptions on it. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Qutub Minar is one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture.

Humayun's Tomb

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Humayun’s Tomb

A fine example of Persian architecture, the tomb is the resting place of the Mughal emperor Humayun. You can also come across the graves of some other Mughal emperors here. Surrounded by gardens, the building is surrounded by a number of marble stones.

Tomb of Safdarjung

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Tomb of Safdarjung

Built in 1754, the tomb is a mausoleum of Safdarjung, a notable noble of Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah. Surrounded by Mughal gardens, it is similar in structure to Humayun’s Tomb.