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Delhi is an incredible city that offers something for everything. Now, enough with the introduction lets hit the road and begin our Trip.
Firstly in this blog I am covering Delhi city tour and here we are after a delicious breakfast at the hotel. trip starts from delhi sightseeing. A local cab will charge you around 1500-2000 INR for 1 day city tour covering attractions in this order or you can use delhi metro the life line of delhi. The best part of using metro is you can easily beat the traffic of delhi, trust me the traffic sucks here.
First in the list is Lotus temple – a building dedicated to Baha’i faith . This beautiful magnificent structure looks like a white lotus. The structure was completed in 1986. The lotus temple is one of the seven Baha’i houses of worship in the world. Now it is one of the most visited tourist places in delhi. The surrounding park around the Lotus temple is in good hand so you can enjoy a walk in peace here and spend some time. In the peak of season, you can see many people walking around this park and clicking pictures and selfie.
Next in the list is Qutab minar – the tallest individual building in the world and second tallest monument of Delhi. It is an UNESCO world heritage site located in mehrauli. The construction started in 1192 by that time Sultan of Delhi known as Qutb ud-din Aibak. The mosque in the qutab complex is one of the most magnificent structures in the world. It was the first mosque built in delhi after the Islamic conquest of india. In front of mosque, there is the famous Iron pillar of Qutub Complex. The iron pillar is not the ordinary pillar it is world’s mysterious rust free iron pillar (1600 years) old. In the backyard you can see alauddin khilji’s tomb and madarsa built by him. It is also one of the top tourist location and most of the time you can see people walking around. Entry fee here is 40 INR for indian citizen and 200 INR for foreign citizens and Camera charges is 30 Rs. Only.
Next is Agrasen ki baoli, and on your way to baoli in the mid you will see the most important government buildings of india- Rashtrapati bhavan, the official residence of president of india and Secretariat building PMO- prime Minister’s office. Agrasen ki baoli is an ancient time water reservoir system which rises from the depths of Earth to stand stop 103 stone steps. It is famous for serene experience and perfect location for photography enthusiast. This is a quite place very near to the heart of Delhi- The Connaught place.
Next, Red fort – This is the most famous place of new Delhi and I’m sure you have already heard about it ? NO! if not – Don’t worry i am telling you now . The fort is a historical place in the centre of the city. It was the main residence of the emperors of mughals. The fort was constructed by Shah jahan the same emperor who built Taj mahal. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site since 2007. Main entrance is lahori gate. And while visiting the fort, you can also enjoy shopping of some local products in the market inside the fort. The courtyard leads to the imperial apartments Rang Mahal or residence of emperor’s wives , khas Mahal – emperor’s apartment and Diwan-i-khas & hamam or the Royal bath. Entry fee here is 50 for indian citizens and 200 for foreign citizens and guide tour charge is 200 . Well deli city tour doesn’t end here the list is pretty long and I will come back soon with another blog on delhi Thanks for reading and please leave if a feedback so that I can improve.