Where modernity collides with tradition, Delhi proves itself one of the best. Its historical sites stand out from its bustling metropolis, its rich cultural history blooms in the city streets, and some of the greatest Indo-Islamic architecture from the Mughal awaits the adventurous traveler.
Located in the heart of Old Delhi sits the vivid Red Fort. Once the main residence of the Mughal emperors for over two centuries, it captures your attention with its innovative architecture and stunning gates of red sandstone. Surrounding the Red Fort is the oldest bazaar in India, Chandni Chowk, awaiting with souvenirs and various local items.
One of the first monuments built by the first sultan of Delhi in the 12th century, the Qutub Minar is an enormous 240 foot tall minaret. Magnificent calligraphy has been carved into the minaret’s sandstone. The surrounding complex is filled with ruins of various incredible structures, such as Quwwat Ui Islam, the first mosque built in Delhi. The minaret stays open all week, making a perfect spot to tour at your leisure any day.
What the Taj Mahal is to Agra, Humayun’s Tomb is to Delhi. As the first garden-tomb in India, it influenced subsequent tombs and monuments including the Taj Mahal itself. Its main white marble dome stands out sublimely against the red sandstone that makes the rest of its architecture. The vast gardens (char-bagh) feature geometric water channels that exemplify the layout of a paradisiacal garden, and for the more historical traveler, there lay wall enclosures that foster several tombs of Mughal rulers to experience in the fullest.
If you need a moment to catch your breath from sightseeing, nearby Humayun’s Tomb is the Lodhi Gardens, a calm and beautiful pocket of nature. Flat stretches of greenery allow for jogging, yoga, picnics, and other park activities. There’s no worry for leaving the gorgeous historical architecture of New Delhi completely behind, as ruins of Lodhi’s octagonal tombs and Sayyid structures graze the paths.
Dazzling historic sites and monuments are just the start. Delhi has something for everyone, with enticing local cuisines, luxurious hotels, and a vibrant nightlife. Book your cheap tickets for international flights to Delhi at FareDepot today!