New Delhi, the capital of India. There are numerous tourist attractions in Delhi, both historical and modern. The three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi. This city is exciting, fun and scary all wrapped up in one for you to take what you are ready to take.
(1) The India Gate
The 42 meter high, standing tall and proud in the memory of 90,000 soldiers of Indian army who died in World War 1. This war memorial location is more than just that; it represents the history of India. It is free to enter.
(2) The Rashtrapati Bhavan
Is the official residence of the president of India, located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Designed by Lutyens, it was the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India. 340 rooms on the 330 acres of land. You will not be allowed entry, but drive or walk by and take photos, admire the architecture is a must.
(3) The Red Fort (Lal Qila)
Located on the back of river Yamuna an irregular octagon surrounded by the wall of about 2.4 kilometers in circumference. Built of red sandstone in 1648. In the evening you can enjoy the light and sound show. The entry is 500 Indian Rupees, and the show is extra. UNESCO World Heritage
(4) The Qutub Minar
Is a magnificent structure; it is a minaret that forms a part of the Qutab complex, a UNESCO World Heritage. Minar (Tower) is 72.5 meters high. Tourist is not allowed to climb the tower. The entry cost is 500 Indian Rupees.
(5) The Lotus Temple
An Indian version of Sydney Opera House.
Morden architectural marvel in the shape of a Lotus follower of the Bahai faith. The entry is free, expect long cues.
(6) Lodi Gardens or Lodhi Garden
Is a public park situated in New Delhi, spread over 90 acres, it contains, Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural. Lively park for family get-togethers, kids playing and the sound of music flood the air with welcoming vibes. Enjoy the relaxing walk in this garden. Entry is free.
(7) Humayun’s Tomb.
There is a rumor that the Humayun’s Tomb inspired Taj Mahal. Humayun was built in 1565/65 by Begum Haji in memory of her husband. This state of the art building will leave you speechless. Entry is 500 Indian Rupees. UNESCO World Heritage
(8) The Laxminarayan Temple
Also known as the Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple up to a large extent dedicated to Laxminarayan, Lord of money. Entry is free. Wear appropriate clothes, on entry you will be asked to take your shoes off and leave your phone and camera in the lockup. Even if you a none believe this place has a magical vibe of all things possible. All you need is an open mind and open heart.
(9) Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham
This complex is a Hindu Temple / Mandir, and a spiritual-cultural place, admire the magnificent work of architecture. Made of 12,000 tonnes of sandstone and white marble. 141 feet high, 316 feed board and 360 feet long and has 239 ornately carved pillars and nine domes. Just breathtaking. The entry to the temple is free. You are not allowed to take bags, cameras, phones, electronic device, etc. My advice, have your money and passport in a body bag or a neck wallet. This will save you time in the cues. Expect long cues. Closed every Monday. There is a cost for night light shows.
(10) Raj Ghat
Is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Initially, it was the name of a historical ghat of Old Delhi on the banks of Yamuna river.
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