The winter escapade!
The capital city, Delhi is one of the most beautiful and lively Indian cities. The winters in the north are the kinds which bring a pink tint to your cheek and a sparkle in your eyes. As the temperatures drop and warm clothes make a comeback in everyone’s closets, the city truly begins to take on a character of its own. If you are planning to make a trip to the North of India, Delhi should certainly be at the top of your list. Make sure you book one the centrally located hotels in Delhi to save travel time. Here are four places you absolutely must visit in Delhi for a memorable vacation:
The Red Fort: Delhi’s most famous monument, the Red Fort attracts a number of tourists each year. A remnant of the powerful Mughal empire, the red fort stands tall at a height of 1.2 miles, and was built in a bid to thwart invaders. The fort was eventually annexed by the Sikh rulers and then the British. You may also watch the Sound and Light show, held in the evenings, to know more about the inception and history of the fort. Situated opposite Chandni Chowk, a trip to the fort will cost you 250 Rupees. It is open from 9 am to 6 pm all week except on Mondays.
Jama Masjid: Close to the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid is an architectural marvel in the truest sense of the term. It is known to be able to house around 25,000 people at any given time. This revered mosque was built over a period of 13 long years and was completed in 1650. For a truly glorious view of the city, you must climb atop the southern tower. It is important to be dressed appropriately for an entry into this religious place. You can enter the mosque for free but will have to pay a camera fee of 300 rupees (In case you are carrying one).
Humayun’s Tomb: Built in 1570, Humayun’s Tomb served as an inspiration for the Taj Mahal. It was constructed for emperor Humayun and was the first of its kind to have been built on Indian soil. This beautiful monument is surrounded by lovely gardens and is perfect for a stroll in the evenings. Situated near Nizamuddin train station, the entry to the mosque is 250 rupees.
Lodi Gardens: Not too far from Humayun’s Tomb, your next stop is Lodhi Gardens. Built by the British, these gardens surround the tombs of Mughal rulers and are perfect for a quiet stroll when you are tired of all the travelling. The gardens are open till 8 pm and you don’t have to bear any cost to enter. One of the most serene places to spend some time in New Delhi, the flower-spangled Lodi Gardens make for a truly magnificent sight in the winters.