Places to See in Delhi:
Swaminarayan Akshardham reflects the essence and magnitude of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spirituality. The sprawling Swaminarayan Akshardham complex spread over 30 acres on the banks of the Yamuna near Noida Mor in East Delhi.
Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple) :
This temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai's temples built around the world. Completed in1986 it is set among the lust landscaped gardens.
Birla Mandir (Laxminarayan Temple) :
Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's major temples and a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialist G.D. Birla in 1938, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place.
India Gate :
Built in 1921, At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
Amar Jawan Jyoti :
This memorial is near to India Gate. The eternal flame burns day and night under the arch to remind the nation of soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971.
Parliament House :
The Parliament house is a circular colonnaded boiling. It also houses ministerial offices, numerous committee rooms and an excellent library as well. Conceived in the Imperial Style, the Parliament House consists of an open verandah with 144 columns. The domed circular central hall with oak paneled walls and the three semi circular buildings are used for the Ray Shabha and Lok Shabha meetings.
Jantar Mantar :
Jantar Mantar (Jantar or Yantra means Instruments & Mantra means Formulae) this observatory was constructed in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur.
Red Fort (Lal Quilla) :
Built in 1638, with red sandstone walls, the massive Red Fort (Lal Quilla) was the glamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors.
Jama Masjid :
This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India.
Qutub Minar :
Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom.
Humayun Tomb : Built in 1565, Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.
Lodhi Tomb :
The old Lady Willington Park, now known as Lodhi Garden, is dotted with monuments of Sayyid and Lodhi Periods, which include tombs mosques, and bridge.
Purana Quilla :
The massive gateway and walls of Purana Quilla were built by Humayun who laid his new capital Dinpanah in 1534 A.D. Sher Shah who defeated Humayun in1540 A.D. Purana Quilla is the venue for the spectacular sound and light show held every evening built a few building in the complex.
Safdarjang Tomb :
It was built in 1753- 54 as mausoleum of Safdarjung, the viceroy of Awadh under the Mughal Emperor, Mohammed Shah.
Where to Shop
City Centre (Connaught Place)
Now named as Rajiv Chawk Popularly known as CP(Sunday Closed)
Nearest Metro Station: Palika
Famous For: The most popular of the radial roads leading off from City Centre is Janpath, Palika Bazar, etc.
Baba Kharak Singh Marg Open 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday.
Situated near Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Janpath
Central Cottage Industries Emporium & State Emporiums
Chandni Chowk (Sunday closed)
Nearest Metro Station: New Delhi Railway Station.
One of the main markets of Delhi
Famous For: Unforgettable shopping experience offering every conceivable item from wedding turbans and brass ware to bicycles and electronics.
Karol Bagh (Monday closed)
Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh (Rajendra Place)
One of the famous Retail Market of Delhi.
Famous For: Ajmal Khan Road market, where you will find lots of food-joints, jewellery and readymade garments.
Other palces to shop are Ansal Plaza, South Extension, Sarojini Nagar, etc