Destinations on the Rise: New Delhi, India
New Delhi is one of the most vibrant cities on the planet and is a must for anyone traveling to India. New Delhi is actually gaining lots of interest amongst global travelers and has been ranked N0. 7 in top 10 global cities with more than 28% annual growth in booking interest. New Delhi is also the only Asian city to be listed in top 10 global cities in The TripAdvisor’s 2016 travelers’ choice destinations that are on the rise.
New Delhi is a vibrant tapestry of amazing cultural display, historical relics and is sprinkled with absolutely amazing gems some of which include; ancient monuments, museums, art galleries, architectural wonders, bustling markets and great eating places. The city has a rich and colorful past, coupled with a modern thriving culture which was brought in by immigrants from all over the world; this has given New Delhi an identity that’s uniquely its’ own.
Things To Do in New Delhi
- Visit the Taj Mahal – The Taj Mahal is widely considered as one of the most spectacular buildings on the face of the earth, and is certainly India’s most iconic landmark. The Taj Mahal was built by Mughai Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his favorite wife, and is a must visit site for anyone traveling to New Delhi. This iconic landmark is made from white marble, and is decorated with flower carvings and inlays of precious stones which are arranged into very intricate patterns. It features some impressively vaulted arches which are adorned with Quran quotations. The entire structure is topped with four smaller domes which surround an iconic central dome. This rather photogenic structure resides within a well manicured Mughal garden which features raised pathways which divide it into several flowerbeds.
- Bahá’í Temple – Also known as Lotus Temple, because of its’ unique half open lotus design, the Bahá’í Temple is among the most visited buildings on the planet, attracting more than 50 million people since it was opened in the year 1986. The belief behind Bahá’í Temple is that it should be open for all people, regardless of their denomination; this means that people of all cultures, backgrounds and faith can come here to worship. That said, it’s important to note that there are certain rules; no ritualistic ceremonies, no playing musical instruments and no delivering sermons.
- Check Out the Lodi Gardens – Located right in the heart of New Delhi, the lush and beautiful Lodi Gardens is the ideal place to take a relaxing stroll and indulge in a breath of pure fresh air. With its’ ancient verandas, royal tombs, stunning vistas of green and blooming flowers, it’s most definitely the ideal place for those looking for a quite break, or for those with kids have who love exploring.
- Check Out India Gate – India Gate is a must visit for anyone traveling to New Delhi. India Gate is a World War I stone monument that is dedicated to the memory of 82.000 Indian soldiers who died during the war. The India Gate took 10 years to complete and was designed by Edward Lutyens.
Best Time of the Year To Visit
The best time of the year to visit New Delhi is between the months of October and March when the weather is at its’ best. This is the perfect time for experiencing the incredible New Delhi.