There are cities and then there are metropolitans, Delhi falls into the latter category. It is one of the largest cities in the world and is home to over 13 million people. There is more to the city than just the fact that it is a metro. It happens to be one of the oldest cities in the world, with its origins dating all the way back to 6th century BC. It is also the capital of the nation. Naturally, a city as old as this means that there are various monuments around the city which have stood the test of time.
If ever you have wanted to move away from the hustle and bustle of Hyderabad and visit a city as different as possible, Delhi is the place to be. The vast contrast between the South Indian lifestyle is an enjoyable experience. From delicacies to sights and sounds, Delhi has a lot to offer. If you have been planning a break, now is the time. Airfares are at an all-time low and you can find great deals and discounts on book cheapest flights. It is the ideal place for any visitor who is looking for great monuments and even better food.
Delhi is one of the few places where modern buildings exist in harmony with older buildings. Places such as Hauz Khas have been turned into an upscale area. There are many places in Delhi worth a visit, some of the more noteworthy ones are:
- Red Fort: A very prominent landmark in the city and the visual representation of Delhi. It is a monument constructed in the mid-1600s for the Mughal Emperors. It was the primary residence for nearly 200 plus years, until 1856. Today it is a place where the prime minister of India hoists the national flag, every year on Independence Day. It has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a vast monument and worth a visit if you are in Delhi. It also in close vicinity to a great many streets famous for their foods; thus making your visit even more worth it.
- India Gate: A monument which stands as a testament to the bravery of our soldiers and one which is sure to invoke the patriot inside you. An imposing archway in the middle of the city, it is visited by thousands on a daily basis. It was originally dedicated to the many thousands of British Indian Army soldiers who fought in the World War I. After the Kargil war, a memorial of a rifle upside down along four flames that burn eternally was added. It is one of the many sights you can see and is a must visit if you find yourself in the city and have some time to spare.
The city of Delhi is one of the more splendid ones, filled with majestic buildings and a great culture, it is a sensory experience. So if you want to experience the mix of culture and history, which thrives in a modern age, Delhi is the place to be.