India’s capital territory
Delhi is not just a city, it is a blend of multiple personified sensations accounting for being an emotion and an expression. From historical monuments to political influences to royal architectural marvels to plush skyscrapers and crowded shopping malls – you name it and you will have it here at Delhi.
Delhi is famous for its history and culture. There are so many places to visit, and several things to do in Delhi that it needs to be categorized well in advance as per priority of preference. While the narrow winding lanes of Old Delhi takes you back to the Mughal era, the wide and chic roads of New Delhi presents you today’s scenario.
If ancient India is your main attraction, then the historical monuments like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and Purana Qila must be in your checklist. If you are the religious kind, don’t miss out the Akshardham Temple, the Lotus Temple and the ISKON Temple to name a few.
Delhi is famous for its people – their hospitality, their diversity in preference, their uniformity in choices and their unity in livelihood. Delhi is also famous for its ancient history reflected everywhere around. Delhi is also a great place for higher education and cultural learning. Needless to mention the thrilling nightlife, which is undoubtedly one of the best in the country. It is also the biggest political hub in India with most of the relevant institutes and parties making it their official place to work.
Often touted as the City with a Heart, Delhi is the city that beats for everyone irrespective of caste, religion, political beliefs and social status. It serves all equally whether you are a resident or a tourist. The ancient history of Delhi dates back to the second millennium BCE and the continuous inhabitation has been in evidence since at least 6th century BCE. There are references of Delhi in Mahabharata as well. The city has been under rules of several rulers from time to time and the influences of all are clearly visible in the monuments, festivals and cuisines.
Delhi must be in your holiday checklist if you want to know and learn the past, present and future of India