India is the ultimate epitome and embodiment of unity in diversity. The capital city New Delhi is right in the middle of this harmonious amalgamation of people from different backgrounds, religions, and states. It has been an important hotspot for ages right from the Chandragupta Maurya’s Dynasty. The city’s history is old and unique which narrates a different story of each era it has been through. New Delhi is rapidly developing to be India’s smart and hi-tech city. With rapid advancements in the techno-world, the city is still close to its roots and culture. The following are must visit places if you happen to be in the capital.
Connaught Place, commonly called C.P by localities, is a hub for young people. The place is a famous business and tourist center at the northern end of New Delhi. A busy commercial hub , it is also a popular place to shop and has a number of reasonably priced restaurants and fast food outlets. It is a spacious area nonetheless a busy one. The central park with fountains is a jumping place with vloggers, bloggers and instagrammers.
If you watch the Republic Day Parade, this historical monument may seem familiar to you. This war memorial is situated at one end of Rajpath while Rashtrapati Bhavan at the other end. It was built during British rule in India in the memory of thousands of soldiers that died during World War I. Today it stands to commemorate the loss of Indian soldiers during the Indo-Pak War of 1971 as Amar Jawan Jyoti. The monument is a spectacular sight to see during the night which somehow instigates a patriotic feeling in your mind.
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This loosely translates to the divine abode of Gods. Swaminarayan Akshardham at New Delhi is a spiritual realm amidst the modernity of the city. The mandir is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, the avataars, devas and great sages of Hinduism.
The most important and well preserved tomb in Delhi. Delhi was the capital of the Mughal Sultanate and several Mughal emperors ruled over India through this city. Humayun’s tomb is open through day and night till sunset. The elements in its design such as a squat building, arched entrances, topped by bulbous Jhumbars or dome is an excellent example of the exquisite Mughal architecture. The tomb is surrounded by well maintained refined gardens giving it a grand look. Humayun’s wife is also believed to be buried in the white red marble tomb.
Hauz Khas Village
Hauz khas Village is a man made urban village which includes gardens, stone structures, lakes, offices, restaurants and wall art. The Village is connected through small narrow internal roads, the open spaces are perfect for friends to hang out and vlog. It almost feels like roaming in a creative maze which is occupied with art on every corner. The wall arts are bright, and drawn on exposed brick walls which permeates a vibe of hip and trendy place. The shops and restaurants are compact with minimal decor keeping it classy.
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Take a stroll through Old Delhi where the magic happens. This is a busy street that links Lahore Gate of the Red Fort with Fatehpuri Masjid. The spine of Old Delhi, this commercial place was designed by Jahanara Begum in 1648 during the rule of Shah Jahan. The maze-like alleys and streets this place provides an unforgettable shopping experience offering every conceivable item from wedding Sherwanis to electronics. Besides, there are several eating joints serving lip-smacking street food in Delhi. Some of the important streets in Chandni Chowk are; Dariba Kalan, Kinari Bazaar, Ballimaran, Paranthawali Galli and Khari Baoli.
An ideal one day picnic spot, for morning walkers and Yoga enthusiasts. It is located near Khan Market which is another top place for shopping. The gardens are wide, clean and well maintained. The place is perfect for photoshoots, playing and spending quality time with yourself while taking a walk during the winters.
Gurugram DLF CyberHub
Gurugram is a commercial hub for businesses, MNCs, Corporate and banks. The smart city is a commercial complex where many IT offices and Networking head offices are headquartered. The DLF Cyberhub is a vast Mall/ arcade where you can shop, eat, and Instagram the pretty cafes and themed restaurants for your feed. The area is filled with glass buildings, sky scrapers for commercial as well as residential complexes. The city is well connected via metro lines, highways. This business city is located on the Delhi-Haryana Border.