Thursday, June 23, 2011

Delhi Attractions

Delhi Attractions
The capital city, the political hotspot, Delhi is all this and much more. Tourism in Delhi is one great opportunity to learn a lot about the country's past, present and future. The number of places to visit in Delhi are numerous. You can go on and on and ultimately find yourself running short of time.

Red Fort

The magnificent structure that reveals a lot about the historical past of the country. The fort built during the reign of Shah Jahan has been a witness to innumerable conspiracies and battles.

Qutab Minar

The tall minaret was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the founder of the slave dynasty. There are varying reason assigned to construction of Qutub Minar. Some believe it was built as a victory tower while others believe that it was a a holy minaret constructed as an attachment to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque. It was here that the muezzin (priest) climbed up for the prayers.


The memorial dedicated to the 'Father of the Nation', Mahatma Gandhi. The memorial was built in black slab in 1948 when Mahtama Gandhi was assassinated.

Iskcon Delhi

Also known as the Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, this is one of the forty temples built by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISCKON). The central prayer hall of the temple houses the idol of Radha and Krishna.

Akshardham Temple

The newest monumental heritage of Delhi, Akshardham temple is a beauty to adore. The temple is built in the Medivial Style of Architecture and is recognised as the largest Hindu Temple Complex in the World by Guinness World Record Committee.

Jantar Mantar Delhi

One of the observatories built by Raja Jai Singh, Jantar Mantar Delhi was constructed in the initial years of 18th century. The structures corroborate many astronomical phenomenon.

Shopping in Delhi

Shopoholics, get ready, for shopping in Delhi is a complete delight! Dig deep into your pocket and shell out money to buy the various items at Delhi's traditional street markets, modern malls and other local markets. Perfumes, Wood carvings, trinkets, gems and silver jewelery, handbags, Kundan Jewelery, Books, etc, make for a good buy in Delhi.

Short Trips From Delhi

Agra, for sure is at the top, when it comes to visiting a nearby destination from Delhi. The city, world famous for the Taj Mahal is a hotspot for tourism. Rishikesh and Haridwar tourism is yet another brilliant option if you intend to enjoy the spiritual as well as adventure side of India. A trip to Jaipur in Rajasthan is also a good idea. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan reveals a lot about the history of Rajasthan through its forts, palaces and museums. If you have time, you can explore the other beautiful cities of Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner. Mount Abu tourism will give you an opportunity to explore the only hill station of the partial desert state. Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh offer great weekend trip options. A trip to the hill station of Manali and drive from there to Rohtang pass promises a scenic holiday for you. Manali is also one of the most loved and popular honeymoon destinations in India.

Longer Trips from Delhi

Madhya Pradesh TourismExplore the tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh like the Khajuraho Temple Sanchi Stupa and Gwalior Fort.

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