Delhi, the capital of India, is the land of an ever-lasting legacy and fortuitous future. The metropolitan city enchants myriad visitors from different parts of the world with its vibrant cultural tapestry and diverse heritage. An amalgamation of old with new, Delhi beholds its architectural marvels to reflect on different historical periods and welcome tourists to witness its inspiring culture. To explore every nook and corner, book your accommodation at the New Lalit New Delhi with its most exquisitely crafted delicacies is inescapable. So, now is the time to listen to the tales of rich heritages that awaits you. Here is the list of landmarks in Delhi:
- Welcoming India Gate: Let us begin with the renowned India Gate, designed by Edwin Lutyens and unveiled in 1933. Then as a part of a tribute to the 70,000 British soldiers who died during the first world war, India Gate now stands at a height of 42 meters as a sign of bravery to the tombs of Unknown Indian Army Soldiers. Located at the heart of the city, you can easily travel to the now ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ anytime in a day.
- Red Fort’s Architectural Marvel: When was the last time you were awestruck by the color red? This happens whenever you travel toward Red Fort. Sunk in the reddish landscape, Red Fort is the pride of the nation. Popularly known as Lal Quila among Delhiites, the fort houses many museums and pavilions. The Mughal design reflects a fusion of Timurid and Persian traditions.
- Inviting Interiors of Humayun’sTomb: Entitled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mughal-era mausoleum known as Humayun’s Tomb and its melange architecture offer a splendours sight to tourists as the year passes by. Natives call the Tomb the precursor to the Taj Mahal to exhibit its historical wealth. Radiant colours of white marble and red sandstone denote its richness. The tomb complex houses the tomb of Humayun and the graves of other members of the Mughal dynasty, gardens, water channels, underground tunnels, and lush greenery, among many others. The tomb rests in the eastern part of Delhi which is easily accessible and well-connected to other parts of Delhi.
- Magnum Opera of Qutab Minar: While you visit the culturally elegant Metropolitan City, take an extensive insight into the Magnum opus of the abode of the highest tower in India, Qutab Minor. Decorated with pride, this destination is made of red and buff sandstone. The diameter is 14.32 m at the base level, with a height of 72.5 m, making it look taller and in a sloping position. A honeycomb design and projected balconies at each of the five-storeyed minaret is a feast for your eyes. The Minar takes its uniqueness with the numerous inscriptions in Arabic and Nagari characters along with the famous 1600-year-old iron pillar that refuses rust.
- Spellbound Magnificent Lotus Temple: Celebrated as the Baha’i House of Worship, Lotus Temple is a marvellous spectacle Delhi beholds. Observed as a place of tranquillity and silence, the temple welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds equally. This iconic attraction has a blooming lotus structure with ‘petals’ aligned in clusters of three, forming nine sides. This magnificent spellbound temple is home to a harmonious blend of all religions, encouraging meditation and engaging in personal reflection and silent worship during prayer times. You can sense the encapsulating charm of the temple from its beautiful light, quiet atmosphere, manicured gardens, and elegant aesthetic carvings.
- Charismatic Jama Majid: One of the largest mosques in India, Jama Masjid is located on the busy roads of Old Delhi. This historical site holds great regard for cultural and architectural significance. Completed in 1656, the Jama Masjid’s glory goes to Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor. The architecture is a blend of Persian, Indian, and Islamic styles. Similar to the other historical monuments, the Masjid was built with red sandstone and white marble. It consists of towering minarets, carvings, and domes. Visit during Friday prayers and other religious ceremonies to witness the vast courtyard that accommodates thousands of worshippers.
- Bewildering Touch of Jantar Mantar: Unaffected by the test of time, Jantar Matter is the oldest astronomical observatory. The bewildering beauty of the Mantar implies the world’s largest sundial astronomical observatory. This was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The top attractions are the remodelled versions of geometric devices to calculate time and, observe the orbits of planets around the sun. The position of celestial bodies can also be measured. There is also an Interpretation Centre that provides basic techniques of the working of the observatory to all the visitors on a daily basis.
- Vibrant Nature of Birla Mandir: Celebrated as Lakshmi-Narayan Temple among natives, Birla Mandir is located at the base of Moti Dungari. It was established in 1988 by the Birlas. White marbles and carvings of religious myth stand out as the essence of purity. The temple is accentuated with lights and offers a spectacular view when the sunset. There’s also a museum adjacent to the Mandir with the essentials of the Birla family.
- Bustling Chandni Chowk: What’s the point of visiting Delhi when you aren’t able to collect memories in the form of physical objects? Here comes the role of Delhi’s oldest and busiest market Chandni Chowk. Translated as Moonlit Square, the market is a thriving hub of commerce and trade. The narrow lanes and bustling bazaars lead you to several goods ranging from textiles, jewellery, spices, foods, traditional Indian sweets, and whatnot. Grab the essence of the place while you enjoy your luxury stay at New Lalit New Delhi.
- Aristocratic Tales of National Museum: India’s pride and glory are preserved for eternity in this premium museum known as the National Museum. Established in 1949, the museum houses an extensive collection of beautiful paintings, pottery, ancient coins, weapons, and archaeological findings from different periods and regions. A visit to the museum provides a comprehensive outlook on India’s rich historical legacy and traditions that shaped India over centuries.
As you are a wanderlust, your destination is Delhi. The warm climate welcomes tourists to enjoy the historical monuments and marvellous forts against the backdrop of outstanding beauty. Let the winding roads take you to all of Delhi’s significant monuments and culinary delights.