India is a huge country with an ancient culture. There are more than 1 billion inhabitants. The capital of India – Delhi is full of attractions that are worth visiting for every traveler.
Here is the list of attractions of Delhi are:
- Red Fort
Lal Qila is a palace-fortress built by the emperor of the Great Mughal dynasty Shah Jahan in the middle of the 17th century and became the center of the new capital of the empire – Shahjanabad. Its name Red Fort was due to the red, as if filled with blood, giant walls, stretching for 2.5 km. Time did not spare the pearl of Delhi – due to numerous military operations, the complex, which once was not inferior to the famous Versailles due to the richness of its interiors, lost both its treasures and its former glory. The peacock throne studded with gems was taken to Iran and lost in the milestones of history, and the unique diamond Kohinor went to the treasury of the British crown and became another place to visit.
Open from 9.30 to 16.30 on all days except Monday.
Address of attraction: Netaji Subhash Marg, Old Delhi (Chandni Chowk Metro Station).
- Lakshmi Narayan
The most beautiful of the sanctuaries of the patroness of family well-being and health, the goddess Lakshmi, is the temple of Lakshmi-Narayan, resembling a gingerbread house. This is a very special place – even those who do not believe in energetically strong places leave Lakshmi-Narayan with a sense of purity and peace.
The creation of an unusual architectural work of white and pink marble was due to the family of rich philanthropists Birla who donated significant funds for the construction of the church in the 1930s. Mahatma Gandhi himself took part in its opening ceremony, asking to accept all believers in the church, not paying attention to their caste affiliation.
The main hall of the three-storey complex, where the statues of the patrons of the Lakshmi temple and her spouse Narayana are located, is decorated with skilful frescoes depicting the existence of divine entities, and the smaller shrines are dedicated to Hanumana and Ganesh, who grants prosperity and wisdom.
Another room is for worshiping Krishna – there is always soft, soothing music and unhurried religious chants.
Mode of operation: The doors of the temple are open from 4.30 to 19.45, entry is free.
Address attractions : Peshwa Road General Description, Gole Market, the New Delhi.
- Humayun Mausoleum
This landmark “elder brother” of the world famous Taj Mahal, designed by the great Persian architect Aga Mirak Mirza Giass to glorify the memory of Emperor Humayun, set the course for all Indian architecture for three hundred years.
The mausoleum, located at the crossroads of two avenues, is one with a huge garden, symbolizing the Muslim paradise. In the painting and decoration of the mausoleum, traditional Arabic motifs are harmoniously interwoven with new, unseen hitherto elements.
Four entrances facing the cardinal points lead to a square structure, in the center of which a cube-tomb rises on a large platform, topped with a grand dome. The central building is complemented by four octagonal wings, designed to rest the members of the imperial family. The tomb of aristocrat Isa Khan and a mosque dedicated to him are also on the territory of the ensemble inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Address: Nizamuddin East, Mathura Road, Dehli.
- Jama Masjid Mosque
Like the Taj Mahal, one of the largest mosques in India, Jama Masjid, owes its existence to Shah Jahan. As many as 14 years, five thousand workers erected a grand temple, capable of simultaneously accommodating up to 25 thousand believers. Three arches lead to the huge inner courtyard of the mosque, and two 40-meter minarets and four towers located at the corners protect it from uninvited guests.
In Jama Masjid, one of the most significant relics of Islam is preserved: hair from Mohammed’s beard, one of his shoes, a footprint left in stone, and the head of the Koran, inscribed by the prophet’s dictation on deer skin.
Entering the temple, visitors must take off their shoes and wash their faces and limbs in the waters of the pool located in the center of the courtyard. Only a Muslim can enter the temple during the service.
The temple address , located at the address: Gali Kababian, Old Delhi, is open every day from 07.00 to 12.00, from 13.00 to 18.00.
- Garden of the Five Senses
The creation of the best botanists in India – an unusual park called the Garden of Five Senses – is located among the rocks and rocks.
On an area of 80 thousand square meters. Many harmoniously selected plants have been planted, alternating in decorative elements and coping well with the task set before the park – to awaken all the human senses with the help of beauty. The main road leading to the fabulous fountains divides the garden of the five senses into several sectors. Khas Bagh Garden, the most picturesque place in the park, reminiscent of the rule of the Great Moguls, gathered an unusual collection of exotic flowers and plants from the farthest corners of the Earth, and its entire territory cuts through water channels like vessels.
There is a Water Garden , a Solar Energy Park , and even a Spice Yard in the Five Senses Garden . It is said that a visit to the garden fills the soul with harmony and a sense of peace that does not go away for many years.
Address: Saiyad ul Ajaib, New Delhi (Saket Metro Station).
Embark your journey and explore Delhi via Palace on Wheels train which is the most famous luxury train in India.