Considered as a symbol of rich past and thriving present, Delhi, famously known as ‘dilwalonkiDilli’ is a giant and a versatile city. The capital of India is a place you will love, you will hate but will never be able to ignore. It has an overwhelming amount of exotic history and culture, stunning architectures, delicious cuisines, crazy nightlife and friendly people. This city has a world of its own which includes the good, the bad, and the ugly and is still incredible! However, there is always a lot more to it than what meets the eye. So, here are 5 things that make Delhi special and this city should definitely be on your bucket list. Read on!
Bonus fact: Did you know Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the capital of India? Yes, that is a fact! Later on, British announced to shift the capital from Calcutta to Delhi on 13th February 1931.
Delhi Has a Perfect Blend of Heritage and Modernity
Despite becoming a commercial metropolitan, Delhi has still managed to preserve its historic roots. From Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, to Jama Masjid, QutubMinar, and Red Fort, it has several breathtaking historical buildings which are bound to transport you back in time whenever you visit these places. Also, not to forget, it is laden with modern architectural structures like the famous Bahai Lotus Temple.
Bonus Fact: Qutub Minar which is the world’s tallest brick minaret is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The minar (tower) is constructed purely of red sandstone and marble.
Delhi Has World’s Best Tantalizing Cuisines
One can call Delhi the Mecca of food lovers! The localites of Delhi are known for their insatiable appetites, and one can find a massive variety of food in the city. From the legendary ParatheWaliGali in Chandni Chowk to many famous restaurants like Moti Mahal, these culinary heavens will surely make you drool.
Bonus fact: Love spices? If yes, then visit Khari Baoli, a street in Delhi which is the largest wholesale market for spices in entire Asia.
Visit Delhi for an Unmatched Shopping Experience
Say hello to Delhi’s widely known flea shopping centers like DilliHaat, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Janpath and Tibetan Market. This market houses gorgeous footwear, trendy clothes, junk jewellery or accessories for all the shopaholics out there. Also, make sure not to agree to the quoted rate, bargain as much as you can!
Bonus Fact: Asia’s largest wholesale market for fruits and vegetables is Azadpur Mandi. Every day thousands of trucks from all over the country bring fresh products to this vast market.
Delhi Has a Variety of Activities to Explore
No matter what your idea of fun is, you can find all kinds of leisure activities in the city. Ranging from land to air activities, Delhi teems with fun-filled things which are suited for groups, families, and individuals.
Bonus Fact: How about visiting an International Museum of Toilets? Although it might sound a little weird but Delhi has a museum which houses a rare collection of facts, objects and pictures of the historical evolution of toilets from 2500 BC to date. Interesting, isn’t it? Now with hotels in Delhi, plan a vacation right now.
Delhi Has Got an Impressive Infrastructure
Delhi offers a pleasant retreat for all travelers and boasts a spectacular transport system that makes it well connected. From the neat and wide roads, public buses, metros to the fun rickshaw cycle rides, Delhi has it all.
Bonus Fact: Among the most populous city in India, Delhi has been ranked the first.
These above mentioned 5 special things will surely make you plan a trip to the ‘Capital of India.’ So, wait no more and book your tickets right away! Till we meet again, happy travels!