Here is a short list of all the attractions that characterize New Delhi, a little vademecum of all that you should not miss once landed in this fascinating and chaotic Indian metropolis. New Delhi, to be remembered to be true is one of the most evocative cities in the world that combines religion, art, society and that alternates wealth and poverty.
Every corner will give you new emotions. Not only are the big buildings not to be missed but also the small markets, the places where to spend your evening: it is in the daily life of New Delhi and its normality its great strength.
1. Parliament Building
The parliament building bears the signature of the architect Herbert Baker. Note the 257 columns that characterize it. In the portico there are also other buildings used for meetings and political meetings.
2. Presidential Palace
Named in Indian Rashtrapati Bhavan – it is a building built in the 1930s by Sir Edward Lutyens and surrounded by beautiful gardens. If you visit the city of Delhi in February do not miss the tour through the rose gardens, absolutely sensational. This building has a record not just: with its 350 is the largest presidential palace in the world.
3. India Gate
Located at the other end of Rajpath, India Gate is a monument erected by architect Edwin Lutyens to commemorate Indian soldiers who fell during World War I. The inaugural stone was placed on February 10, 1921 by the Duke of Connaught. It has the shape of a single-arched triumphal arch and is 42 m high. Under the arch is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in black marble surmounted by a rifle on whose barrel there is a helmet. On each side of the tomb are the words “Amar Jawan” (The Immortal Warrior) in golden letters. The names of the fallen are engraved on the outer walls of the arch.
3. Khooni Darwaza
It’s the red door also called The Blood Gate, one of the 13 standing gates that surrounded the ancient Delhi. Passing it, you entered the Old Fort, a citadel inside which was the elegant mosque of Kohna Masjid.
4. Qutb complex
The Qutb complex is nothing but a collection of ancient monuments, among which the Qutb Minar stands out. It is the most famous miner in the world because it boasts a record: it is the highest on the planet with its 72 meters of height. Today it has been included among the heritage assets of humanity. The tower dates back to the 12th century and was built to celebrate the victory of the Afghan Empire and the supremacy of the Muslim religion compared to the Hindu one. A visit here is absolutely recommended. Do not miss the bright and cheerful colors of the minaret and its beautiful decorations.
5. Temple of Laxminarayan
Beautiful temple consecrated to the Hindu goddess Laxmi. It dates back to 1622 and annually hosts a famous pilgrimage on the occasion of the Janmashtami festival.
6. Humayun’s Mausoleum
This mausoleum which houses the tomb of the widow of Mughul Humayun was included among the heritage assets of Humanity. Beautiful are the gardens that open out of the grave.
7. Yantra Mandir (Jantar Mantar)
Do not miss the observatory (whose name means Temple of Instruments) located in the heart of the city and dates back to 1725. This innovative building is a hub of science and astronomy, as well as an interesting modern architectural work, thanks to its various forms and its red color.
8. Chandni Chowk
That is the road to Silver: it is the street that once represented the largest perfume emporium in the East. Today Chandni Chowk is a large market, where you can find jewelers, ancestors of the servants of great Indian emperors.
These places are one of the best places to visit in Delhi in North India Region. Delhi is the city which is the starting point of travelers of their trip to India.