Delhi Days

 

 

Often times people travel worlds away for sightseeing or other tourist reasons; this could be to ease stress, to have a little fun, or to immerse themselves in an entirely new culture. For me, one of the best destinations in the world is India! With its historic sites and (usually) pleasant weather, India is definitely a great place to be. Notably among India’s top tourist destination is New Delhi.

New Delhi doubles as the capital of India but also Delhi state. New Delhi is a city where old and modern seamlessly merge together, it is likewise a symbol of India’s rich past and flourishing present. It was inaugurated in 1931 after it was built to replace Calcutta as the capital of British India. Since that time, it has remained the capital of India.

With various monumental sites, there is definitely much to feed the eyes in India. There are many visible features to prove its transformation into the more modern city of today. New Dehli is a center for trade, with several electronics producers, automobile parts manufacturers, great restaurants, and bustling markets. It is unmistakably one of the best places to visit in the world.

A stroll around this mega city will make your day fulfilled. On the streets and parks you will find happy kids whose joyous nature gives you the feeling of wanting to be carefree again. Their gleeful laughter reflects the peaceful nature of Delhi’s residents. The afternoon period is always the busiest as every part of the city gets filled with people and activities go to its peak. With their heads peeping out of their windows and hands waving at passersby their youthful vigor is clearly seen. In the streets are beautiful India women in their Saris going about their day’s work or to the market. The men are not left out as they are in their various places of business. The market is also vivacious at this point with sellers calling on customers to see their wares; it is actually a lively scene.

One of the fascinating sites in India is the famous mausoleum building constructed and commissioned in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan to house his loved wife remains; the Taj Mahal. Located about 242 kilometers from Delhi in Agra, it is one of the outstanding examples of Mughal architecture. The color of the building seems to change depending on what shines on it whether the moonlight or sunshine due to the glittering white marbles used in building it. In 1983, it was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. To date, it is still one of the world’s fascinating structures and a visible sign of India’s distinguished history.

Some of Delhi’s fascinating features can be found in old Delhi with its colorful bazaars, narrow lanes and old Havelis, which reminds you of its rich history. There are also many historic museums which can be found in central Delhi. You can also find the India Gate, Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan which offers you a view of India’s fascinating past. Modern Delhi provides more with its improved connectivity, new roads, Signature Bridge, new malls, excellent sporting facilities, and residential complexes.

Another impressive site in the southern part of New Delhi is the Place where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in 1948 which is now a prayer ground. In the western part you can find the Lakshminarayan and Balmiki temples. On the eastern part you will find the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple. Being a religiously rich city, you will find pictures of Krishna at strategic places of worship and in the homes of residents. Indians are mostly Hindus nevertheless; other religions are also present in New Delhi as it is a holy, and tolerant city.

A visit to Delhi is one you can never forget in a hurry.

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