The national capital of India has always been a famous tourist place. Given its rich history and political background, Delhi has all sorts of places for its visitors. If you want to visit its best places in a day, here’s the list
Begin your one day tour in Delhi by visiting the Red Fort, which is known to be the best symbol of the Mughal period in India. Built in the year 1638, the Red Fort is a huge monument which attracts your attention and showcases the architectural brilliance from the bygone Mughal era. The walls of the fort are nearly 32m high, which was to stop invaders entering it. Every evening, one can watch a Sound and Light show here. The show is related to all the historical events that happened at the Red Fort. On Mondays, it remains closed.
Constructed in early 1570, the monument was initiated by Queen Haji Begum, Humayun’s widow. The tomb showcases brilliant Persian architecture. If you notice properly, the Tomb and the Taj Mahal in Agra bear a lot of resemblance as both were built during the Mughal era. Humayun’s Tomb remains open on all seven days of the week. Late afternoon is an ideal time to visit it.
The tallest towering minaret in India, the world famous QutabMinar, they say, was built to commemorate victory and the start of the grand Mughal period in India. This very tall, 72-meter tall tower is a work of Qutab-ud-din Aibak post the defeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in India. However, few people say that it was made to act as a minaret for those faithful towards their prayers. The mighty QutabMinar boasts of five storeys with a projecting balcony on each.
India Gate was built in the year 1930 as a war memorial for the 70,000 soldiers who were sadly killed during the First World War, plus also those who were killed in the Afghan War. The walls of this gate are where the names of the soldiers are neatly inscribed. It was earlier called “All India War Memorial.” Located atRajpath, when the evening lights are lit, the India Gate looks beautiful. The vast lawn throughout the stretch at Rajpath is frequented by locals as the atmosphere in the evening is pleasant.Delhi 1 day tour package should definitely include this place on its list.
Once you are done with the above, end your tour with a visit to the Lodi Gardens in the evening to refresh and re-energize yourself. Built in the year 1935, the garden was a work of the British around the tombs of two rulers from the 16th century. The garden is almost of 80 acres and a great place to sit back with nature and just relax.
The best way to end the day would be going for a street food walk to Chandni Chowk, you simply cannot miss out on the food there. Until then, bon voyage.