Things to do in Delhi
Travellers visiting the magical city of Delhi will be
overwhelmed by the sightseeing opportunities available to them.
Figuring out where to begin will be the hardest part of the
journey. A holiday to Delhi is best enjoyed between the months of
November and March, when the weather is warm, sunny and tolerable
in comparison to the rest of the year.
Start off at the Red Fort, Delhi''s signature attraction,
reminding travellers visiting the city of the Mogul Empire that
once ruled here, before checking out the majestic Jama Masjid in
Old Delhi''s bustling streets - India''s oldest mosque, and a
breathtakingly beautiful building to look at or photograph. While
you''re in the area, stop in at the market in Chandni Chowk for an
authentic shopping experience; or, and especially if you can''t
quite make it to the Taj Mahal in Agra, visit Humayun''s Tomb,
another classic example of Mogul architecture. A must-see while
visiting Delhi is Rashtrapati Bhavan, a palace larger than
Versailles and the residence of the Indian President, where
visitors can watch the changing of the guard and marvel at the
building''s architecture, built by Herbert Baker and Edwin Lutyens
between 1921 and 1929. Other worthwhile attractions include the
beautiful Lotus Temple; and Rajpath, the main route leading from
Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, a memorial monument built for the
Indian soldiers who died in World War I - and where visitors can
relax on the grassy lawns and soak up the scenery.
A great way to visit many of the sights around Delhi is on the
Hop On Hop Off Bus, which leaves every 30 minutes and stops at
close to 20 of Delhi''s top tourist destinations. Tourists pay a
once-off fee of Rs 300, and can hop on and off at a variety of
monuments, gardens, bazaars, museums and galleries.