Tourist Places in Delhi
We as travellers often want to visit tourist places in different cities. Take Delhi for instance, what are some of the major tourist places in Delhi?
Some of the tourist places in Delhi that you must visit are
1. India Gate: India Gate is one of the main attractions in Delhi. It is a war memorial dedicated to the Indian soldiers who fought on behalf of the British forces in World War I. It was commissioned by Edwin Lutyens and took nearly 10 years to complete. Take a tourguide with you when you visit.
2. Lal Qila (Red Fort): When the Mughals shifted their capital from Agra to Delhi under Shah Jahan, he constructed this massive Fort to serve as residence to the Mughals. This is a strong reminder of the Mughal influence in India and also happens to be one of the most visited tourist places in Delhi.
3. Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House): This monument was once the place of the Viceroy of India. It is now home to India’s President. In terms of area, it is one of the largest Presidential Houses.
4. Qutub Minar: This structure was commissioned by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, Qutb-ud-din Aibak. It is the tallest minaret in Delhi and is one of the earliest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is one of Delhi’s oldest monuments and was built in the 1100’s. There is so much history associated with this monument making it an ideal spot to take a tourist guide along for a guided tour of the Qutub Minar.
5. Lodhi Gardens: This garden was setup during the 15th or 16th centuries and has been maintained ever since. It houses the tombs of several of Delhi’s rulers such as Ibrahim Lodi and Sikander Lodi. The gardens are lush and full of life.
7. Chandi Chowk: Chandni Chowk is one of India’s largest wholesale markets. It was designed to be canals by canals to reflect the moonlight, hence the name moonlight square. It has hundreds to shops that specialise in food items, handicrafts, clothing, etc. If you’re interested in a shopping tour or a food tour, this is a great destination!
8. Purana Qila (Old Fort): This Fort was used by earlier rulers of Delhi before Shah Jahan. It was the stronghold of Sher Shah Suri, the last Hindu ruler of Delhi. A sound and light show is held here every evening. It’s a sight to marvel at and behold.
9. Jama Masjid: This is the largest Mosque in India and has a capacity of 25,000 people at a time. This architectural wonder was constructed under emperor Shah Jahan.