NEW Delhi, India's national capital is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. The fascinating city reflects a rich culture, boasts of amazing architecture and is seeped in history. It is also a vibrant metropolis, with modern, well-planned office, commercial and residential complexes and colourful bazaars. Interestingly, the capital also generates a mesmerising charm with its well composed and spacious streets under the shade of beautifully lined avenues of trees and tall and imposing government buildings. Explore the wonders of Delhi with a home stay in the city.
Delhi has behind it a great history. Delhi is also known as the heart of India. It is the historic capital of India, where many empires rose and fell before dawn. Delhi has a 5000 years old history. Delhi was the focal point for the first war of independence in 1857. The history of Delhi began with the creation of Indraprastha by the Pandavas. Delhi is full of historical buildings, heritage sites temples etc. The country's finest museums, whether it is the National Museum, the Craft Museum, the Rail Museum, or the Museum of Natural History and Science, are all in Delhi. Every state of India has its own emporium at New Delhi, where a tourist can buy or select among handicrafts, textiles and jewelry of a particular region.
The Lotus Temple is a Bahá'í House of Worship, situated in South Delhi and shaped like a lotus. It was built by the Bahá’í community.
Connaught Place, built in 1931, is one of Delhi's most popular shopping centres. There is nothing that one cannot buy here. It also has several eating-houses. The state emporia buildings are also located in this area so are the head offices of major banks, airlines and other such things of importance to the tourist. The complex, popularly referred to as CP, is an important meeting point for all sections of people and is something.
One of the many Gurdwaras in Delhi, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most visited one in the Delhi area. Millions visit this Gurdwara from all over the world and of all religions to offer their prayers at this elegant yet historical Gurdwara in Delhi. This is not just a sacred Sikh shrine, but also very important to many Hindus
The Akshardham Temple complex in Delhi was opened to the public on November 8, 2005. It reflects the colorful Hindu religion. The Delhi Akshardham is an imitation of the Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Colossal. This is the word which comes in mind when we talk of the famous Swaminarayan temple in Delhi, as it is also known.It is set in a vast 100 acre site. It has been built on the banks of the serene River Yamuna and has sprawling lush manicured lawns adorned with water fountains and carved pavilions.
The decision for constructing the Red Fort was made in 1639, when Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel) - Delhi's south fort - ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor. Though much has changed with the large-scale demolitions during the British occupation of the fort, it's important structures have survived.
The Qutub Minar is located in a Mehrauli in South Delhi. It was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a fluted red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 metres and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an. Qutub-ud-din Aybak began constructing this victory tower as a sign of Muslim domination of Delhi and as a minaret for the Muslim priest, the muezzin, to call the faithful to prayer.