1) Qutub Minar
One of the very well-known architectural marvel, of great historic significance, this place is a must visit destination in Delhi. This is the 2nd tallest minar in India. Built by the then ruler Qutub-ud-in-Aibak, this monument stands tall at a height of 73 meters. It mainly reflects Iranian architectural style. It truly is a joy to see the flights that take off form the Delhi airport, to fly above this structure.
PS: Read about the history of this beautiful place
2) The Lotus temple
Less than half an hour from the Qutub Minar, is the Bahai house of worship, or, popularly known as the Lotus temple. Standing true to its name, the structure is in the shape of a blooming lotus. It just a few kms from the Qutub minar. You can easily a rent a motorcyclein Delhifrom any online reliable bike rental platform, like, Wheelstreetand cover both these magnificent monuments in a day. The Lotus temple is a huge hall, dedicated for those who wish to pray. There is no religion that is followed. Anyone can visit the place and pray to their respective gods. The architecture of the hall is a feast to the eyes.
PS: Silence is the mantra here. Hear your thoughts in peace
3) Laal quila and Chandni Chowk
Laal quila literally translating to Red Fort, is another important monument in Delhi, from the Mughal era. The entire structure is made of red sand stone, showcasing the best of Mughal architecture. There is a sound and light show that is performed here that has become the attraction for tourists and visitors. It is now one of the world heritage site as considered by the UNESCO.
The lane leading to the red fort is Chandni Chowk, also referred to as Old Delhi. It houses many religious buildings like the Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Jama Masjid, historical mansions, shops and eateries.Don’t forget to visit the paranthewaligali, shop for some amazing jewellery.
PS: Shop in Chandni chowk all day and reach the red fort by 6pm for the sound and light show.
4) Humayun’s tomb
One other world heritage site under UNESCO, Humayun’s tomb should definitely be on your, must visitl list, in Delhi. Unarguably, the best work from the Mughal era. You can see the intricate design and detailed carving speak for itself. It is believed to have been constructed by King Humayun’s wife in the memory of her Husband.
If you happen to be there on a Thursday, you can be a part of the quawwali session at the Nizamuddin dargah, which is not more than 5 mins away from the tomb.
It has been categorised as one of the protected monuments by the Archaeological Survey of India in 1958. It is a series of 108 steps, leading up to a lake or reservoir. Although there is no solid evidence as to who built the monument, it is widely believed that, it was King Agrasen who is responsible for this structure. It is a pleasure to see the ancient architecture and style in today’s modern concrete era.
PS: This is considered to be haunted and is counted under, some of the scariest places in India. Be ready to be spooked.
6) The India gate
India gate is Delhi’s most iconic structure. It was built in the memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in the World War 1 and the war of Afghanistan. This monument has been part of many famous Bollywood movies, making it very familiar to people. It looks truly majestic after sunset, when all the lights are switched on. Grab a bike on rent in Delhi from Wheelstreet.comand ride across this spectacular place at night.
PS: Do not forget to visit the National gallery of modern art, nearby.
7) Sarojini Market
Every shopaholic’s paradise. Sarojini market is a whole new world in itself. Get lost amidst a variety of clothes, accessories and jewellery. Keep your bargain game strong and you can end up with loads of stuff by spending meagre amount of money.
PS: You can get the trendiest of clothes if you are patient enough to search for it.