Delhi is more than just the capital and political center of India, this city blends history and modernity. You will be able to travel through time, from the Old Delhi where laborers haul sacks of spices to the modern New Delhi with its business district. Here are seven things that Holidays by BlueSky invites you to discover during your trip to the Indian capital!
1- Red Fort
Built in the 16th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, this fort took 10 years to be constructed; the Red Fort is now the picture of Mughal pomp in India. A tree-lined waterway, known as nahr-i-bihisht (river of paradise), ran out of the fort, a must see in Delhi!
2- India Gate
Modelled on Paris’ Arch of Triumph, the India Gate is the national monument of India. Originally built as a memorial to the Indian soliders who lost their lives during wars, the place is now the most-loved public space!
3- Qutub Minar
This is one of the most beautiful ancient ruins of Delhi that you must absolutely see! The Qutub Complex houses some of the most sophisticated architectural masterpieces and historic structures of the country.
4- Lodi Gardens
This park of 90-acre is composed of domed tombs of the Lodi Dynasty. Delhiites enjoy doing a morning walk in the wonderful Lodi Gardens. Do not hesitate to go there, to escape the hustle and bustle of the city! It is a perfect place to unwind.
5- Humayun's Tomb
You have to go to Humayun's Tomb by all means! This sublimely well-proportioned tomb seems to float above the symmetrical gardens. Enjoy this architecture which was an inspiration for the Taj Mahal and explore the colourful gardens that surround the tomb.
6- Jama Masjid
The Jama Masjid is one of the biggest mosques in India and a great piece of architecture. Located in the north of the city, Jama Masjid can accommodate more than 25 000 people.
7- Janpath and Tibetan Market
This is a very famous and lively market in Delhi where you can find goods from all India and Tibet. If you wish to buy some souvenirs, Janpath and Tibetan Market is the place to be!