Updated: Mar 3
India is a one-of-a-kind country known to have the world's largest democracy, the highest number of official languages, and the largest tiger population. However, this unique country has the most extensive postal system, where games - chess and chutes and ladders - were created and pioneers in cataract surgery. India is a place for any traveler to experience and one of the best places to start is in Delhi.
Delhi is the capital territory in India, housing 11 different districts. However, each district has something extraordinary about it, the most well-known district is New Delhi. Their first stop should be the Red Fort. The Red Fort was the primary residence of the Mughal Emperors in the 1600s. This fort allows travelers to experience early art, architecture, and country history. Another great stop is the Lotus Temple, which has been a Baháʼí House of Worship since 1986. This unique temple is shaped like a lotus flower and open to everyone. Lastly, a stop at India's gate could finish a traveler's day. This gate is a war memorial built for the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died between 1914 and 1921 in the First World War.
The next district that is easy to enjoy is the Central District of Delhi. This beautiful district is full of architecture from the Sultanate, Mughal, and the colonial period and is sometimes called Old Delhi. A great first stop to experience the past is the ancient citadel named Shahjahanabad. This walled-up city was the capital of the Mughal Empire until its fall in 1857. After exploring the old capital, you could visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi. This site is also the site of his cremation. Lastly, enjoy an evening walking around Chandni Chowk. This street market is full of vendors from whom you can buy souvenirs, clothing, and sweet treats.
The last district to highlight is Shahdara. This district is full of bridges and parks. The first bridge should be Signature Bridge. This cable-stayed bridge spans the Yamuna river at the Wazirabad section, connecting Wazirabad to East Delhi. It is the tallest bridge in Dehli and houses a 154-meter viewing box. After walking the bridge, a person could relax at Indira Park. This Park is in the center of the district and a great place to interact with locals. Many people enjoy morning walks and exercise here. Lastly, an evening stop at Yamuna Bridge, where you can wind down enjoying the beach on the edge of Yamuna. This new bridge is the only six-lane bridge in the district.
These are only a handful of exciting activities that travelers can experience while in Delhi. A traveler could spend weeks experiencing the capital territory. It is important to remember that although New Dehli is a go-to spot in India, the other ten districts offer just as much history, entertainment, and beauty. Schedule a consultation to plan your perfect trip to all of the territories in Delhi.