If you are planning to spend your weekend in Delhi, then please consider yourself lucky. A weekend getaway to Delhi can be one of the most amazing experiences which you are sure to treasure for the rest of your life!
Delhi, the capital of India is the largest metropolis in area and the second largest in population. It is very cosmopolitan and a blend of the all cultures and religions from all over the world can be found here. The Delhi attractions or the tourist destinations of Delhi will surely mesmerize you with their beauty and charm. Being the capital and the site for all the central political activities of the country, Delhi can be regarded as the most modern metropolis of the country. But at the same time it has never lost its connection with the wealth of ancient culture and tradition it possesses. Hence, in Delhi, you get to experience the best of both worlds and that is what allures thousands of travelers and tourists from all over the world to Delhi.
There are so many things to do in Delhi that one can never get bored. During your stay here, you can visit the ancient historical monuments and minarets, you can shop at the finest markets, have food from the world famous food localities or just chill out in the sprawling shopping malls in Delhi. Now let us see some of the attractions of Delhi so that you can plan your weekend accordingly.
• RED FORT: Red fort is located in Old Delhi. It is a magnificent fort complex belonging to the 17th century. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan when he decided to shift his capital to Delhi from Agra. It consists of many sections or buildings like the Diwan-i-Aam (pavilion for the common public), Diwan-i-Khas (hall for special royal members and royal guests), Zenanas (quarters for women) etc. All the pavilions in the fort are connected by a continuous water channel from the river Yamuna, called the Nahr-i-Behisht( stream of paradise). Red fort has become a UNESCO world heritage site. It is still regarded as the focal point of Delhi and is site from where our Prime Minister addresses the nation on the 15th of August.
• Qutub Minar: Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli in Delhi. Its construction was started by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first ruler of the slave dynasty and completed by Iltutmish, his successor. It is 72.5m high and is regarded as the world’s tallest standing minaret. Made of red sandstone with verses from the Holy Quran engraved on it, it is very famous for its Indo-Islamic style of architechture.
• Lotus Temple: Lotus Temple is a marvel of modern architecture and was designed by Mr. Fariborz Sahba. The temple has been given a shape of lotus with 27 free standing petal like structures made of marble. It is a temple of the Baha’i faith but all religions are welcome here. This temple is also regarded as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent.
For your accommodation during the weekend, you can choose from a host of beautiful hotels in Delhi. The Delhi hotels are known for their world class service. You can opt for deluxe hotels like Ashok Hotel, Taj Palace Hotel, Grand Hotel etc or you can go for the budget hotels like Hotel Metro City, Hotel Chand Palace, Hotel Asian International etc. Most of the hotels in Delhi are equipped with all the modern amenities and they assure you a comfortable stay.
Delhi can therefore be a very exciting weekend getaway. It is said that Delhi never disappoints anyone. It has far too many things to offer than one can even comprehend!