Delhi is a perfect combination of history and modernity. It is home to some of the finest monuments, enchanting buildings, and modern complexes. Delhi has something to offer no matter what hour it is. Nevertheless, Delhi also is kind of a place which can make you walk on your tiptoes. The hustle-bustle, chaos at the daytime and heat can bring you to your knees pretty soon. But the plot is twisted when night falls. The streets start to get emptier and emptier giving explorers a reason to traverse at night.
Most of the tourists prefer to visit the monuments and different sites of Delhi at daytime but they miss out on the beauty of them at night. The nightlife in Delhi is one of the best you will ever find in the Indian subcontinent. From the Mouthwatering Chicken delicacies in night market near Jama Masjid to the Lavish and crazy time in clubs of Hauz Khas and Connaught Place, Delhi has a lot to offer at night.
Following are some experiences to take on a night out in Delhi:
Delhi has been a political center for various empires around the Indian subcontinent. More than 14 major dynasties had reigned over the modern-day capital of India. Somewhere and somehow, they left their marks in this ancient city so deep that even today; few centuries after their legacies can still be found here.
With a millennium, of being under various rulers who hailed from many different cultural ethnicities, Delhi has been gifted with rich culture which integrated and evolved into a culture one of its kind.
Mixture of many different cultures from all over the Indian-subcontinent makes Culture of Delhi rich and diverse one. Many different dynasties built their own capital cities inside or in the surrounding of Delhi, making them their capital. Each of dynasties built these cities as new headquarters for the consideration of prestige.
Historians speak of the “Seven cities of Delhi”:
The oldest city near Qutab minar, Mehrauli
In 1206, Qutubuddin Aibak took over Delhi from the Chauhans an...
Ready your cameras to capture the hues of Lodhi Garden. The loveliest park in the city of Delhi, it is the best place to capture nature, architecture, and different shades of trees and flowers all in one place. It is the place where many Lodhi and Sayyid rulers were buried. In here you will see the remains of an old water tank and next to it lays a courtyard.
The tomb of Mohammed Shah is the earliest structure in the gardens. The architecture is characterized by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the roof and guldastas on the corners. It is a picture-perfect formation that should fill space on your memory card.
Another tomb within the gardens is that of Sikander Lodi, which is similar to Mohammed Shah’s tomb, though without the chhatris. It is a simple rectangular structure on a high platform approached by a flight of steps.
During a photo walk through Lodhi Garden, you'll come across many beautiful architectures. It contains 15th-century Bara Gumbad tomb and mosque, and the At...
1. Pushkar Lake
According to the Hindu scriptures and the locals, the holy Pushkar Lake is described as ‘Thirtha Raj’, the king of all pilgrimage sites. No pilgrimage is considered complete without a dip in the holy lake. It is believed to purge humans of all their sins, and even skin diseases. It is semi-circular in shape and about 8-10 meters deep, Pushkar Lake is surrounded by 52 bathing Ghats (stairs) and over 400 temples and is truly a magnificent sight to behold. Place Timing: 4 AM to 9 PM Entry fees: Free
2. Brahma Temple
It is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma (According to the Hindu mythology, Brahma is one of the three main Gods referred to in Hinduism, he is believed to be the creator of culture). They are built with marble and decorated with silver coins, this temple can be identified by its red spire (pyramidal structure on the top of a building) and the image of a swan (holy bird that signifies the character of Lord Brahma). The chaturmukhi (four-faced)...
Free Walking Tours are virtually free; these tours offer every visitor the opportunity to experience the full potential of a city in a different way, irrespective of a traveler’s budget. At the end of the tour one can make a generous contribution to help the guides and company for running such tours in city. This thought might come into the mind of a traveler that “why this is free?”. the answer is when you pay for something and you did not get the kind of experience you wished for than that money can burn a hole in your pocket.
2. Value for Time
Free Walking tours are usually the best idea for ‘the first date’ with a new city; you can discover the most out of a city in a short span of time. You don’t have to plan anything apart from making sure your camera has a loaded battery’ your local guides will take care of the rest. You won’t get lost, you’ll feel more confident on city streets and you’ll see most of the famous attractions that every tourist needs to hav...
As we travel to new places, for whatever reason it may be, no matter for how long, there are always things that we want to find, things that we need, things to do and things to avoid. Now, let's look at Pune.
Pune, formerly named Poona, meaning ‘the blessed city’. Situated in the shadows of its big cousin, Mumbai (also known as Bombay), Pune previously known as the place for retirement, away from the craze and buzz of its cousin, presently it broke away from the shakes of this odious comparison, the Pune we see today is full of life, teeming with all the best things that any metropolis offers, gratefully it still retains its old charm.
Not surprisingly then, it has been regarded as the cultural capital of Maharashtra (Mumbai as the cousin, didn't take this too well! haha). Pune is home to many religious, spiritual and holistic places, though vast majority being Hindu, there are many different temples, arguably one of the most noble would be Halwai Ganpati temple and Parvati temple, o...