New Delhi is the capital of India. The foundation stone of this metropolitan city was laid by George V, who was the then Emperor of Delhi during the Delhi Durbar of 1911. This city was designed two renowned British architects named Sir Edward Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker.
The city of New Delhi was a major financial and political hub of several empires during the ancient India and the Delhi sultanate. The cultural capital of India is suffused with posh bars, cafeterias, eclectic bazaars and cultural hot spots along with other fascinating places. Some of the top things to do in Delhi are as follows:
1. Indian Mountaineering Foundation in Moti Bagh : –
Those who have become bored of watching movies may take a break and head to Indian Mountaineering Foundation which is one of the top fun spots in the city of New Delhi. It is one of the renowned areas to indulge in adventurous and fun activities in Delhi. One of the major highlights of this place is the sport climbing wall.
2. The Lotus Temple : –
The Lotus Temple is one of the major landmarks of New Delhi. It is beautifully designed in the shape of a sacred lotus flower consisting of twenty seven flower petals. Even though this shrine is dedicated to Baha I faith, it is an important place of worship for people of all religions. The visitors can also take a stroll along the well maintained gardens. They will be a given a two minute briefing by an authorized guide.
3. ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple : –
ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple which is located just stone’s throw away from the Lotus Temple is one of the largest temples in New Delhi dedicated to the International Society for Krishna consciousness. The visitors can take a free tour within the premises of this temple while listening to the drum beats and chanting of “Hare-E-Krishna”.
4. Kalkaji Mandir Hindu Temple : –
Kalkaji Mandir Hindu Temple is a popular tourist destination spot which is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is the spot where many rituals including singing and chanting are conducted on a regular basis.
5. Jama Masjid in New Delhi : –
Jama Masjid which is located at Chawri Bazaar is a massive structure constructed during the seventeenth century. This mosque houses two towering minarets along with onion shaped domes. The upper floor of this mosque has the capacity to accommodate about twenty five thousand people at a time.
6. Akshardham Temple : –
Akshardham Temple is a modern Hindu temple complex which was constructed in the year 2005. The visitors are not allowed to carry their personal belongings such as camera and phone while entering the premises of this temple. The interiors of this temple are truly remarkable. It portrays the amount of labor involved and excellent craftsmanship.
7. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib : –
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a Sikh shrine which houses huge pool of waters outdoors, a dining area where people can share a meal together and a medical facility.
8. Laxmi Narayan Mandir —Hindu Temple : –
Laxmi Narayan Mandir is an important Hindu place of worship which was commissioned by Mahatma Gandhi. It is meant for people who belong to various castes from all parts of India.
9. Hauz Khas Complex : –
Hauz Khas is an important historical complex which consists of a mosque, tomb and a water tank. The water tank which was constructed in 1800’s was used to store rain water during the dry season.