Delhi - Luxury Travel Destination of India
Delhi, the administrative and political capital of India has been a major tourist destination and is the perfect holiday option for your tours to India. The rich heritage and cultural past of this metropolitan city gets revealed in many ways. Amongst the must visit places during your tours to Delhi are its monuments, museums, galleries and other places of interest.
Monuments in Delhi:
Chandni Chowk is the nerve centre of commercial activity. The narrow lanes have kept alive the traditional workmanship, which makes Delhi famous. Spend the most enjoyable evening in the Chandni Chowk during your tours to Delhi. Ferozshah Kotla is the site of the city of Ferozabad built in the 14th century by Emperor Ferozshah Tughlaq. The famous 14-meter highly polished sandstone Ashoka Pillar carrying Emperor Ashoka's message of peace stands here.
Humayun's Tomb was built by Humayun's widowed Queen Haji Begum, in the 16th century AD. Architecturally the forerunner of the Taj Mahal, it stands in Nizamuddin, which shows the Mughal architecture at its best. India Gate is a majestic high arch, 42 meters high, built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in the World War I. Beneath it burns an eternal flame. From the base of the arch one can get a good view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. You must ensure that your tour package includes tours to the above mentioned tourist destinations. Tours to Jama Masjid, New Delhi
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India, and stands across the road from the Red Fort. Built in 1656, it is an eloquent reminder of the Mughal religious fervour and a must visit during your tours to Delhi. Its spacious courtyard holds thousands of the faithful who offer prayers. Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory with masonry instruments, built in 1724 by Jai Singh, the mathematician and astronomer king.
Museums and Galleries in Delhi:
Contemporary Indian art is on display at the Modern Art Gallery. In addition Lalit Kala Academy, Ravindra Bhawan, Triveni Gallery and AIFACS Gallery regularly display the works of arts. Modern Art Gallery offers a collection of contemporary Indian art along with an art reference library. You musn't miss these tourist attractions during your tours to Delhi, India.
National Museum is renowned for a comprehensive collection of antique crafts, stone carvings and artifacts. Some of them dating back to the period of Harappa & Mohanjodaro. The museum shows what ancient India was all about. National Museum of Natural History focuses on ecology. Here you may check out the gamut of earth's natural resources.
Places of Tourist Interest in Delhi:
This historic Purana Qila, which has stood witness to Delhi's rejuvenation, periods of anarchy, and the rise and fall of empires, is the venue for the spectacular sound and light show which brings alive the history of the capital.
The musical fountain at Ajmal Khan Park is spread over an area of five acres and provides a refreshing getaway from the bustle of the city.
Azad Hind Gram Tourist Complex at Tikri Kalan has been developed to honour Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and to create quality leisure space and wayside amenities for the citizens.
The Dilli Haat provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market, but one suited for more contemporary needs. Here one sees a synthesis of crafts, food ad cultural activity. This Food and Craft Bazar is a treasure house of Indian culture, handicrafts and ethnic cuisine, a unique bazaar, in the heart of the city, it displays the richness of Indian culture on a permanent basis.
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