New Delhi is the capital city of India. It has over 19 million inhabitants and currently lives under three government branches. Just like its millions of inhabitants, there are also millions of tourists that visit New Delhi. Many tourists consider the city to be a place that they either love or hate due to its chaotic yet scenic ambiance. With this, let your visit to New Delhi be your judgment on the city’s views, smell, and taste.
Red Fort or Lal Qila was built in 1639 by Shah Jahan. It served as a home for Mughal emperors, but later on, was displaced by the British conquerors in 1857. This historic landmark is known for its mixed Indian architectural influence of Persian and Muslims.
India Gate is the monumental arch that was officially completed in 1947 to honor all British troops who fought the war and died during wars between 1914 to 1919. Aside from this, there are also engraved names of the troops to commemorate their devotion and sacrifices to their country.
Qutb Minar was ordered to built by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, Qutb-ud din Aibak, around the 13th century. It is a red sandstone tower with a height of 72.5 meters and a diameter of 2.75 meters. Currently, it is the world’s tallest brick minaret with many stories to tell.
Lotus Temple is a flower-shaped worship house that is located in the southern New Delhi. It is open to the public as it serves as one of the city’s prominent attractions, but proper etiquette must be observed inside the temple. Taking pictures and/or talking is strictly prohibited as it can disturb the worshippers during their services.
Birla House is the previous name of Gandhi Smriti. It is a museum that is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi as this is the place where he spent his last days before his assassination on January 30, 1948. It is an excellent museum as tourists can see various articles and dolls that are related to Gandhi. There are also some of his personal belongings that are displayed in the museum.