The sultanate of Delhi, the majestic and the magnificent, has always been a fascinating place among the travellers. The history of the city will take us to the time of Mahabharata. During that time the place was called Indraprastha and it was the house of Paandavas. Gradually the city has faced many changes and ruled by many rulers which develop the city in the present form that we are seeing it today. Serving as the capital of India, Delhi is a Union territory which is governed by the Central Government. Delhi Tour Packages will tell you about this city, its culture, cuisine, festivals, food and many more things.
Places To Visit In Delhi
Since the city is being ruled by numerous kings, it has so many heritage sites that will take you to the bygone royal era of the city. Lets’ us start this Delhi Tourism from Red Fort. Always being an important monuments ever since from its inception, Red Fort is built with red sand stone. The fort was built during Mughal reign in 1648 AD. Today it is included in UNESCO world heritage site. When you visit this fort you will hear many stories of victories and lossesthat took place in this fort.
Another beautiful historical site is Qutub Minar that you can visit while you are on your Delhi excursion. This is the second largest minaret in India. It was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1192. Another beautiful landmark is India Gate. It is enhancing the beauty of New Delhi. The place was built in 1931 to pay homage to Indian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghan war and World War 1.
Jama Masjid is another place which is glittering in Old Delhi. It was completed constructed in 1658. This is the largest and the oldest mosque in India. It can comprise up to 25000 devotees in it. Some of the major attractions of the mosque are three huge gates, four towers and two 40 meters high minarets.
Things To Do In Delhi
While you are on your Delhi Tour, you will get mesmerized by the beauty of the city in way or other. There are lots of things that one can do while Delhi excursion, the first and the foremost thing is shopping. The capital of India is filled with numerous shopping arcades. One of the most charming one is Chandni Chowk. It is the oldest and the traditional market of Delhi. According to the history of Delhi, the market was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and was designed by his daughter Jahan Ara in 17th century AD. Famous for its silver merchandise, the market was visited by many merchants from China, turkey and even from Holland.
The Delhi Travel Guide will just remain incomplete if you do not go for tasting the street food of the city. Delicious food of Delhi, specially the street food has as such no bars or has as such no specific cuisine but though you must try the ‘CholeKulche’ that you can taste in every nook and corner of the city. Spicy chole with flour bread and tangy mixed pickle will just open your taste buds.
Best Time To Visit Delhi
Included in the list of most favorite Tourist Destination in India, Delhi has no such weather restriction. General filled with either Hot or Cold climate during the year, the best time to Visit Delhi is between the month of October and November and February and March.
How To Reach Delhi
Indira Gandhi International Airport has well-connected flights from in and around the country. The nearest cities from Delhi via Roadways are Noida, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Alwar, Chandigarh and many more. You can also reach here through various well-maintained Railways.