Lotus Temple in Delhi

New Delhi

New Delhi is the Capital city of India. Historically Delhi wasn’t always the capital city of India. About eight known cities were founded around the modern Delhi. The last one was coined under the British rule as New Delhi. In 1803 the British captured Delhi and promptly installed a British administration. It served a significant commercial centre for the British at that time. In 1911, British shifted their capital from Calcutta to New Delhi. The city was officially inaugurated in 1931. But British were only able to keep it as their capital city till 1947. India got its independent from British rule in 1947.

About New Delhi

After the independence from the British rule Delhi grew from its ups and downs and followed the way to prosperity. New Delhi the capital city is now spread to Delhi NCR cities which comprises of Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad. The population of Delhi is 11,007,835 which make Delhi the second most populous city of India after Mumbai. Where is Delhi? Delhi lies in the northern part of India. It shares its borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The weather in Delhi is somewhat on a humid side. Summers are long and extremely hot and muggy, from late March the temperature starts to climb and remains over 45 degree Celsius till late October. Dec and Jan are the coldest times i.e. min goes below 10 degree Celsius. If you are planning your travel to Delhi in summers, make sure you are prepared for the Heat Wave, which will will make you feel really hot and sick. Bring along your protective gear like hats, caps, water bottles in your bags, and Suncreen lotions are reommnded. Also make sure to take the Air Conditioned Taxi's and Cabs. There are several Mobile app available both on Android and iOS to download Delhi Travel Guides and Taxi apps to take you around the city.

Places to See in Delhi

Red Fort

Red fort was built in 1648 and was made by Shah Jahan the Mughal emperor of the time. As the name suggests the whole fort is made of red stone. The fort is octagonal in shape. Every year on the Independence Day i.e. 15th August, the Indian national flag is hosted at the red fort to mark its freedom from British Rule.

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar was built in 1193 AD by Qutab-Ud-Din Aibak. The minar was completed by his son-in-law Iltutmish and finally by Firoz Shah Tughlak. The minar is 72.5 meters tall and its base is 14.3 meters in diameter and at the top is 2.5 meters wide. The minar consists of five different storeys each with a bird’s eye view balcony. The minar is slightly tilted, apart from that the monument has aged remarkably well knowing the hot and dusty weather conditions of Delhi. Travellers who visit Qutub Minar should not miss on the nearby Iron pillar which stands tall ever since.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1710 A.D. The architecture marvel is situated at the heart of Delhi at Parliament Street which is very close to another great central area of tourist interests which is Cannaught Place. The construction consists of 14 geometric devices drawn for measuring time, predicting behaviour of planets, weather changes, and extra territorial altitudes of earth. Jantar Mantar has always been a fascinating amusement for historians and scientist and for tourists who respect diverse monuments.

India Gate

India Gate is situated in central Delhi. It is a stone arch which completely based on red stones. India gate is a war memorial made in memory of the soldiers who died in the World War 2. The arch is 42 m tall and encompasses a flame to honour the memory of the soldiers who were perished in the Indo-Pak war of 1971. India gate is surrounded by lush green parks all around which also takes tourists to Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Indian Parliament. India gate’s foundation stone was laid by the duke of Connaught in 1921. The shallow dome in the centre of the arch was made to be filled with burning oil on anniversaries but its rarely done these days. Tourists who have keen interests in the war history should visit this site when staying in Delhi.

Lotus Temple

Lotus temple was made by the Bahai faith. It is located in New Delhi in the area of Kalkaji. The temple was made in the shape of a lotus. The temple is made of white marble, and is made of 27 free standing marble petals. The construction work took about 10 years. It was made for the Bahai faith by the founder Baha u llah (1817-1892) the message of the founder was that “humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global religion”. The lotus represents the sign of god and is also considered the symbol of purity and brightness.

Delhi Tour Package

Tourist who would like to visit Delhi also travel to Agra and Jaipur. This pattern of travelling of tourist got soo famous that it was names "India's Golden Triangle Tour". The best times to travel to Delhi are at the end of the years when sun is not very harsh and the weather is on a milder side. The best and the cheap Delhi travel packages as per the requirements are available. Whether you are travelling from Mumbai to Delhi, or coming from abroad, we can cater to your reqiurements and can advise and help you connect to the best travel experts for your tour of Delhi. You can "Enquire here" for hotels, care rental, flight bookings, tour guides and any other travel information. We are more then happy to serve you. Enjoy your stay in the capital of Inida - Delhi.