Delhi is a city, union territory and a capital of India. Delhi is bordered by Haryana from three sides and remaining one side is by Uttar Pradesh. Delhi is a great city with its interesting history, life, culture, food, temples, and lot more. Here are some tips and suggestion according to me, you need to follow when visiting national capital. I tried to categorize every need when you want to visit a new place and sharing my experiences with Delhi.
Places to visit
Akshardham temple: This is more than a temple, literally the artworks, walls, statues, the architecture will blow your mind as soon as you enter your first step into a temple. The temple is carved 7000 artisans and constructed entirely with stones and without the support of steel or concrete. The temple is 108 feet high, 131 feet wide and 240 feet long and features 97 carved pillars, 17 domes, 8 balconies, 220 stone beams and 264 sculpted figures.
The Lotus Temple: The is also known as the Bahai House of Worship. The lotus temple is now one of the major attraction points in Delhi and being a common center for peace, meditation, prayers and study, people love to come here often. If you’re finding a peaceful place in the metro city like Delhi then you should visit this temple at least once.
India Gate: the India gate is a 42-meter tall monument built to honor soldiers who had given their lives in war for serving our country. The name of every soldier who had sacrificed their lives, their name is carved on the monuments. India gate attracts a quite number of tourists.
Qutub Minar: Qutub Minar is counted as one of the tallest minarets in India. The foundation of the building was laid by Qutbu’d-Din Aibak in AD 1199 so this minaret has its own importance in Indian history. The minar has a diameter of 14.32 m at the base and about 2.75 m on the top with a height of 72.5 m.
Red Fort: it’s also known as Laal Quila and is situated near Chandni chowk, purani Delhi. Red Fort is a red sandstone building built by Mughals. If you are really eager to know about ancient India visit this monument. It was like a city for the people from ancient India with lot of space, mosque, and place to study etc. The prime minister of India hoists the Indian flag on Red Fort and celebrate Independence Day every year.
Foods to eat
Paranthas: Aah! Paranthas should be declared as the national food. Delhi is very well known for paranthas. It could be the early morning breakfast, lunch or used to efface hunger anytime. It is all time favorite dish for everyone, I guess. You can have any parantha with the stuffing of your own choice. The major stuffing’s are potatoes, onion, paneer, eggs, cauliflower, radish, kawabs ( veg or non-veg’s). now the question is where to find this cuisine, although you can find the stalls everywhere but the paranthe wali gali is famous for parantha.
Butter Chicken: now I am getting my mouth watery. The butter chicken is a dish from the India of chicken in a mildly spiced curry sauce. The chicken pieces are cooked in a tandoor but may be roasted, or pan-fried. The dish is available in nearly all non-vegetarian restaurants.
Kebabs: Grilled chunks of meat heated under intense heat and dipped into Indian spices. Kawabs are a finger-licking dish you should definitely not miss. If you are non-vegetarian then you should give it a try once.
Accommodation for the living:
For long stay: stay away from the pushy brokers, my experience with brokers are not very good they take the money and vanishes. For staying long period of time, many online platforms are there to make your lives happy. Some of the suggestions are ROOM SOOM, No broker, housing.com, quikr homes etc.
For short time stay: if you are looking a safe place for you and your friends and spend a quality time then, of course, you shouldn’t go with the lodges in paharganj and old Delhi lodges. Make your bookings with cosytree.com, oyo.com, fabhotels etc
Options for travel
Traveling in a new city is always a little bit confusing I don’t know about you but this is surely applicable to me. Delhi is well interconnected with metro, you can even google the metro maps so you can easily move in a metro. If you do not want to travel in a metro then you should take the cabs from OLA or UBER, they are safer than hiring auto or any taxi in odd timings.
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