"I asked my soul what is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and
Delhi is the Soul"
- Abdullah Khan Ghalib
- a portrait that reveals the intricacies, inconsistency, glamour and
vibrancy of the city where past coexist with present. One of the oldest
cities in the world and now, one of the progressive, she combines a unique
ambience of the ancient and the modern.
has multitude of choices which offers visitors to visit different
places. From museums, theatres, art galleries and festivals to handicraft,
designer wear, cuisines from various part of the globe. New Delhi and old
Delhi are worlds apart and yet bound together by a magical blend. The nerve
centre is the futuristic New Delhi but the charms of the older parts of the
city are also very appealing and beyond evaluation.
A truly cosmogonic city, it has brought within its fold people of all
ethnic groups and tradition and cultures, portrayed in variety of arts,
crafts, cuisines, festivals, theatre performances and art exhibitions.
has ruins dating back to 11th century and bits and pieces of the
various dynasties that flourished and finally met their fate. The city was
ultimately dominated by the British. Although the rulers of the Raj left the
shores of India in 1947, the grand buildings they left are reminders of
their authority and splendor.
» Qutub Minar :
The 238 feet magnificent Qutub Minar stands at
the Southern part of the Capital City. The majestic structure was built by
Qutubuddin Aibak, a Muslim ruler, in the year 1193. The tower is adorn by
bands of Inscription and by four projecting balconies supported ornamented
brackets. It is said that Qutub Minar was built to celebrate the victory of
Mohammed Ghori, the invader of the Afghanistan, over the Rajputs in 1192.
The majestic structure was partly completed by Qutubuddin Aibak (1192-98)
and the rest was completed by Iltutmish, another Muslim king.
» India Gate :
The majestic 42 m high India gate stands at
Rajpath, at the backdrop of plush green lawns. India gate was designed and
built by Lutyens in the memory of 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in World
War I. It was originally named All India War Memorial and have inscription
of names of the soldiers who died.
» Lotus Temple :
An interesting feature of this temple is that
it is built in the shape of lotus flower This temple is made of marble,
cement, dolomite and sand. The temple follows Bahai faith and is an ideal
place for meditation and obtaining peace. It was located in Kalkaji, south
» Red Fort :
Erected in 1648, the Red fort, elegant mansion in
red sandstone was built by Shah Jahan.The fort walls extend from two
kilometers and vary in height from 18 metres on the river side to 33 metres
on the city side. The Red fort has two main entrances, Delhi Gate and Lahori
Gate, which faces the famed Chandni Chowk market.
» Jama Masjid :
Jama Masjid is an architectural profligacy
built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It was principally designed as Emperor
Shahjahan's Mosque and was also known as Masjid-I-Jahan Numa. The
construction of the mosque began in 1650 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to
complement the palace at the Red Fort
. It took six years and more than 5000
workers to complete the largest mosque in India. Jama Masjid has three
gateways and is fine example of Mughal architecture.
Excursion From Delhi
» Mussoorie :
280 kms from Delhi Perched over the Doon valley
is the Queen of Hill Stations, Mussoorie. Mountain mist, old architecture,
the riot of flowers and streams transport you to an era of romance.
» Rishikesh :
Rishikesh an ideal place to meditate,and try Yoga
and other aspects of Hinduism
» Mathura :
145 Km south-east of Delhi lies the city of Mathura
in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi.
» Jaipur :
One of the India's first planned city is located 262
kilometers from New Delhi. Jaipur was designed by a brilliant architect
Vidyadhar Bhattacharya from Bengal . He designed it in accordance with
ancient Hindu treatise on architecture, the Shilpa Shastra (Vaastu).
Shopping in Delhi
Shopping in Delhi is an unforgettable experience. It's Journey into
history, tradition, art and culture, a trip to treasure house which mirrors
the very best of India's Craftsmen. What makes shopping in Delhi even more
unique, is that the visitor has the options of walking into modern air
conditioned stores through narrow alleys to traditional shops where often,
the artesian himself is present to explain the intricacies of his craft. The
main shopping areas are Cannaught Place where you have major emporiums from
all the states.
To buy cheap and fancy products, you have choices like Janpath, Sarojini
Nagar, Palika Bazaar.
South Ex is one of the famous but quite expensive as it houses all the
How to Reach Delhi
» International Airport :
Indira Gandhi International
Airport New Delhi is connected to most of the places by air. Airport
authorities offer facilities include gourmet restaurant, business
center, and ample opportunities for shopping and leisure like duty-free
and handicrafts shops and snack bars.
» Rail And Road Transport System :
The Indian Railway
Network connects the entire country and has the distinction of being the
second largest in the world.