No other city in India is, perhaps, so culturally and historically rich as Delhi. What better defines the city is a rich mix of historic monuments, cultural landmarks, shopping streets, food lanes and the buzzing crowds. The city is blessed with several surprising things that it is difficult to make a list of. Visitors are often lost over on what they should see and do in Delhi. Hence, the following is a list of 5 Most Amazing Things to do in Delhi when you are on a visit to the capital city.
1-Make a wish at Qutub Minar:
Qutub Minar is a world heritage site which is located in Mehrauli. This tall brick tower of red sandstone was built in 1193 AD by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak and completed by Iltutmish and Firoz Shah Tughlak.
Iron pillar or Ashoka Pillar located just adjacent to the Minar is also a place that you should not miss visiting. It is believed that if you make a wish, then stand with your back towards the pillar and successfully fold your hands around it, then the wish will come true.
2-Hunt for quality furniture at Janpath:
Located just opposite the popular Connaught Place, Janpath is a mix of local stalls and fixed shops. It is a fairly old marketplace that was previously referred to as the ‘Queen’s Way’ until the early 1990s. Bedecked with latest fashion accessories as well as apparels for both men and women, Janpath is also a renowned furniture market in Delhi.
You could choose from regular clothing, ethnic dresses, artificial or silver jewellery, leather footwear, Rajasthan paintings, decorative, carpets and more. It is the go-to place for all those people who have a low budget and are good at bargaining.
3-Experience architectural marvel at Bahai Temple:
People of every religion and faith can visit the Bahai Temple. The ambience here is great. The complex comprises of pools and gardens. The devotees pray and meditate quietly in the peaceful and serene big hall. The temple is shaped like a lotus and so it is popularly called as the Lotus temple.
4-Explore the history at Jama Masjid:
Much of Northern India, through its history, was mainly ruled by Islamic Mughals. Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Delhi and all of India is located in Old Delhi, right in between Chawri Bazar and Chandni Chowk. You can enter the mosque without any entry fee and walk around to explore the majestic place.
5-Remember the martyrs at India Gate:
India Gate is known as a popular tourist destination in New Delhi. It is the war memorial which remembers the martyrs of British Indian Army who sacrificed their lives for the Indian Empire in World War I as well as the Afghan Wars.
India Gate, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, became the tomb of Indian Army’s soldier, Amar Jawan Jyoti after India got independence. The archway is 42 meters high and is made up of red stone with “INDIA” engraved on either of its sides. The names of thousands of soldiers are inscribed on the arch.
Moreover, the lawns, children’s park and a boat club nearby the India Gate offer time to relax in the hustles of regular routine life. These are just a few specks in the vast repertoire of things to do in this vibrant city.