The heart and soul of India- New Delhi is a city with magnetic attraction. Every nook and corner of the city of Delhi seems like narrating the incidents of the bygone era. Delhi was a witness of every scar India has suffered from time-to-time. New Delhi has seen the struggle of the Indians to regain their freedom, New Delhi has felt the rays of rising sun on the first morning of freedom and now new Delhi stands proudly as a symbol of the strength, achievements and aspirations of we Indians.
The best time to visit Delhi is the winter months, between October and March when the weather is simply superb with a chill in their air. During the day time, the temperature is ideal for sightseeing and the nights are perfect for savoring the lip-smacking delicacies of Indian and World fares, along with tasty street food. During the winter season, Delhi bustles with a lot of festivals like Dusshera and Diwali (October/November), Christmas and New year (December). Lohri (January) and Holi (March). The months of December and January are the coldest and ‘Dilli Ki Sardi’ is famous all around. Between April and June, the city is hot dry because of the scorching summer heat. The temperatures rise up to 45-45 degree Celsius. People stay indoors during afternoon, due to local hot winds, calledLoo. Rains bring respite from heat in July and September but the humidity levels remain high.
No visit to Delhi is complete without an experience of its famed specialties such as its delicious curries, barbecued tikkas and kebabs. It is also a shoppers’ haven, whether you want to pick up some rich, woven silks, handicrafts, or ethnic cushions for your home. For cuisine of different Indian states and an array of Indian art and craft there are three Dilli Haats in Delhi at INA, Pitampura and the brand new Dilli Haat at Janakpuri.
Sightseeing Places in Delhi
Red fort : Red fort which is also prominent as the Lal Quila is one of the very famous tourist destination in the country and one of the greatest thing about it is that it is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Under the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan this is the second most very famous creation. Constructed on the banks of the river Yamuna this place also served like the loyal palace at the time when Shahjhanbad became the Mughal Empire capital. This fort is completely built up in red stone and also has brilliant carvings. Here you can witness a perfect mixture of Indian, Persian and also the European architecture. It can be said that you trip is incomplete without taking a look at this masterpiece.
Qutab Minar : The tallest minaret in the world Qutab Minar is another special place which cannot be missed. The architecture here shows up the 14th century engeneering. Though this was initiation in the 12th century by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, but it was completed by Firoz Shah Tuglaq. This tower stands approximately 73 mts in height and is also one which is added to World Heritage List. The Iron Pillar located in the nearby surrounding area is also one of the favorites. It has been a belief that a person can get his wish granted if he/she can encircle the pillar with their hands but with the back towards the pillar.
Humayun’s Tomb : The first garden tomb in the region built in the memory of Emperor Humayun, the Humayun’s Tomb resembles one other picture of Delhi in the Mughal reign. The architecture here is a collection of excellent marble and the red stone which is used in construction. India gate that is designed by Edwin Lutyens, was one built in the honor of all the Indian and British soldiers.
Jama Masjid : The biggest mosque of India that is the Jama Masjid has a lot to see for than the beautifully crafted sandstone and red stone and marble. It also shows the Islamic culture and is built on the raised platform. The lotus temple in Delhi is also worth taking a look at and is considered the house of prayers. The garden landscapes, and the other musical fountains are a valued heritage of Delhi.