Steeped in historical riches and architectural splendour, the capital of India showcases the spectacular heritage of the country and will leave you spellbound with its beauty. Recharge yourself for a day out in this vast city by booking a stay at one of the many luxury hotels in New Delhi, like the ITC Maurya.
These are the things you must see on your visit to Delhi:
India Gate/ Rajpath
The India Gate is a war memorial for soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. You will find the Amar Jawan Jyoti (flame of the immortal soldier) once you get close to the structure. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, this structure is set astride Rajpath, which leads up to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. With lawns, trees, fountains and water bodies on either side, this monument is a surreal sight in the evening.
Planned as a central business district during the time of British rule, Connaught place is the commercial hub of Delhi. From relatively inexpensive eateries to fine dining and a wide range of shopping experiences, ‘CP’ is bustling at all times, and is a must visit for everyone.
Set aside a day to explore the crowded, pulsating heart of the old city. Far from the urban glitz of malls and apartments, this is a world of its own.
Visit the Red Fort, constructed in 1639 by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. Named for its imposing walls of red sandstone, it was the main residence of Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years. Right opposite the Red Fort is India’s most famous mosque, the Jama Masjid. Massive flights of steps lead into the mosque and its triple domes dwarf most other monuments in the city. Walk down from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk to experience Indian street food and shopping at its best.