Delhi has two parts: New Delhi, India's capital
and the seat of government, is a modern city,
offering wide tree-lined boulevards, spacious parks
and the distinctive style of Lutyens' architectural
design; 'Old' Delhi, on the other hand, is a city
several centuries old, teeming with narrow winding
streets, temples, mosques and bazaars.
Must sees include the Red Fort and the nearby Jama Masjid (India's largest mosque) both built in the mid-17th century at the height of the Moghul Empire. Also of note is the Qutab Minar's soaring tower built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. At the base of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque built in the same period using stone from demolished Hindu temples. Delhi attracts the finest musicians and dancers offering an ideal opportunity to hear the sitar, sarod and the subtle rhythm of the tabla, and to see an enthralling variety of dance forms, each with its own costumes and elaborate language of gestures. Theaters and cinemas show films from all over India, and the city has some of the country's finest restaurants offering many styles of regional cuisine.
Delhi Known For Enriched Tapestry of Ancient and Modern India and this is where it all begins and also ends.
Places of Interest:
Moghul Monuments: Red Fort ("Lal Qila"), Kabuli or Khuni Darwaza, Feroz Shah Kotla, Qutub Minar, Tughlaqabad, Nizamuddin Aulia, Humayun's Tomb, Lodi's Tomb, Safdarjung's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar.
British Monuments: India Gate, The Secretariat Complex, Rashtrapati Bhavan & Mughal Gardens, Parliament House, Teen Murti House and Connaught Place.
Excursions: Badhkal Lake-32 km, Ballabgarh-36.8 km, Karnalake-132 km, Dabchick- 92 km, Dasna- 40 km, Dhanaa- 41 km, Dharudara-70 km, Hindon- 19 km, Hodal- 90 km, Maur Bund- 32 km, Okhla-11 km, Sardhana- 24 km, Sohna-56 km and Suraj Kund- 18 km.
Other Monuments: The Supreme Court, Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana, Vijay Ghat, Ladakh Buddha Vihar, Bahai's temple, Vigyan Bhavan, Diplomatic Enclave.