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Qutub Minar, Delhi Delhi, the capital and third largest city of India is an interesting mix of ancient and modern. The majestic city unveils a colorful canvas rich with culture, architecture and human diversity. Standing along the west end of genetics plain, Delhi generates a mesmerizing charm with historical monuments, museums galleries, gardens and exotic shows. It comprises of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, travel hub of the country.

Delhi has always been been on the tourists 'A' list category. The heritage city of Mughals takes you through the labyrinthine streets through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. The lively and colorful bazaars creates a rich display of various kinds of goods and items amidst chaotic ambiance. The imperial city of the New Delhi paints a beautiful picture with finely curved architecture of British Raj.

Tourist Attractions

Red Fort:
The massive red sandstone walls of the Red Fort rises above 33-m above the clamour of the Old Delhi. It stands tall as a as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The main gate, of the Red Fort is the focal point of the modern Indian nation and attracts a huge crowd each Independence Day.

Jama Masjid:
Located at Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India with courtyard capability of holding 2,500 devotees. This architectural extravaganza was built by Shahjahan in 1656 A.D. The beautifully ornamented mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.

Qutub Minar:
The soaring 73 meter high tower of victory was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. It comprises of five storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony. The first three storeys are constructed from red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are made of marble and sandstone.

Parliament House:
The seat of Indian parliament is the marvelous piece of architecture constructed under the supervision of Sir Herbert Baker. It houses ministerial offices, numerous committee rooms and an excellent library as well. Conceived in in the Imperial British Style, the Parliament House consists of an open verandah with 144 columns.

Delhi offers a multitude of interesting places and attractions for the tourists, so much so that it becomes difficult to decide. Some of the other major attractions of the city include;

Akshar Dham Temple India Gate
Humayun's Tomb Birla Mandir
Safdarjang Tomb Dilli haat
Lodi Tomb Bahai Temple

Fun & Leisure

Shopping:
Delhi is a shopper's paradise. You can fins Delhi's shops and bazaars overflowing with beautiful treasures at the most affordable prices. The bustling markets of Old Delhi is quintessentially oriental, while New Delhi boasts outlets of big international names in footwear, garments, cosmetics, watches and jewellery. Some of the most famous shopping complexes include City Centre(Connaught Place), South Extension, Karol Bagh, Chandni Chowk, Lajpat Nagar and Hauz Khas Village.

Night Life:
Delhi night life is one of the most talked about events of the country. There are variety of recreational spots in Delhi which includes pubs, bars, discotheques, coffee joints, hookah lounge, etc. Low seating arrangements and ambient music of the lounge bar has become the trend setter, gaining fast popularity in the city.

Eating Joint:
From age old eateries in the by lanes to specialty restaurants in five-star hotels, Delhi is a moving feast for food lovers. The city is synonymous with mughlai and frontier cuisines. Visitors can have a delightful experience at food stalls of Dilli Haat. Here, best of the cuisine from different states of the country is served with the traditional hospitality.

Travel Information

Air
Delhi has two airports, the international airport is named Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport) and the domestic air port is Palam Airport.

Rail
The city has two main railheads in Old or New Delhi both well connected to Connaught Place, the commercial hub the city, by bus, auto rickshaw and taxi. Most of the express and mail trains have facilities of air conditioned comfort.

Road
Delhi is well connected through a network of national highways. State roadways buses regularly ply from Delhi to various towns and cities. Buses from different states of India pull into the Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Old Delhi, Anand Vihar, Sarai Kale Kha Bus Terminals.






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