Travel Guide Travel To Delhi
Delhi, the capital of India and ever-changing city in the country has tempted, lured and decimate many empires in the course of its eight centuries-long histories. Right from the times of Prithviraj Chauhan to the Mughal rule, and later from the coming of the British to the Indian independence, Delhi has been an eye witness to an era that now exists either in the history books or in the courtyards of forts, palaces, and tombs.
Delhi is a fascinating city that attracts large numbers of tourists from different corners of the globe. Historical monuments and a fine blend of old and new is perhaps what draws most to the this ‘City of Djinn’. But Delhi, old Delhi, in particular, does not make sense unless a traveler is not aware of the history of Shahjahanabad (old Delhi, it was established by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan). The monuments may look huge and awesome but they won’t look as convincing and won’t generate same curiosity as for when one has known about the purpose why they were built.
Some of the most exciting monuments to visit in Delhi are the Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. A cycle rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid is perhaps the most exciting and filled with fun. On a busy day, it’ll perhaps take you more than half an hour to cover just a mile. The army of cycle rickshaws, bikes, cycles and hand-pulled carts add to the woes but the end, it’s fun. So don’t miss it.
If you are tired of choc-a-block roads and heavy traffic of old Delhi, just travel a few kilometers towards India gate and you’ll be relieved to find wide tree lined roads and buildings of the Raj era. There are a number of fine parks in the vicinity of India Gate, and a leisurely stroll in the evening connects you to the people of the city.
Delhi has a fine infrastructure when it comes to hospitality. There are a number of hotels in the city. Delhi hotels range from cheap budget hotels to high-end luxury hotels.