The Baháí House of Worship was inaugurated on December 1986 in New Delhi for public worship and visits, it has since drawn to its portals more than 70 million visitors, making it one of the most visited edifices in the world. On an average, 8,000 to 10,000 people visit the Bahá’í House of Worship each day. These visitors have admired its universal design in the form of a lotus and have been fascinated by the Teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, [...]
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Public transport in New Delhi includes the Delhi Metro, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus system, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws and taxis. Other means of transit include suburban railways, inter-state bus services and private taxis which can be rented for various purposes. However, buses continue to be the most popular means of transportation for intra-city travel, they cater to about 60% of the total commuting requirements Auto Rickshaws The yellow and green liveried 3-wheeled Auto rickshaws are one of the most popular [...]
The Delhi winter is magic. It completely transforms a city that was a blazing, scorching, burning piece of earth only a few months back, into a sleepy town shrouded in white fog. The mist reduces visibility to just a few meters, every morning for two straight months! It plays havoc with the traffic, and makes both train and flight travel highly unpredictable. But there’s still a lovely warm snuggly feeling about the Delhi winter. The fog forces you into the warm blankets for [...]
The food extravaganza of Delhi makes it the food capital of the country. From the roadside stalls to exclusive restaurants, dhabas to lavish hotels, the most mouth-watering and exotic dishes are served. You can relish an endless range of cuisines, from Punjabi to Mughlai, South Indian to Italian, Continental, Mexican, Hyderabadi to Chinese and from Kashmiri to Japanese here. Bukhara is one of the best restaurants in Delhi. Its rustic atmosphere, amazing food like kababs and huge naan bread are well [...]
After a long hectic week, singles, couples or groups of people want to chill out and have fun. Bars and restaurants give them the perfect environment in which to have a couple of glasses of wine and enjoy your favourite cuisine. Although bars and restaurants have customers every day, the major influx of customers occurs on Friday nights and the weekends. Some of the major New Delhi restaurants and bars are as under: New Delhi Bars: 24/7: It is The LaLit [...]
New Delhi being the capital of the country all big hotel chains have their operations in New Delhi. These hotels offer world-class hospitality across all of the categories for every kind of traveller. Ranging from the iconic ITC Maurya Sheraton to the heritage hotels in Old Delhi, Hotels in New Delhi have been categorized under various headings like five star deluxe hotels, five star hotels, four star hotels, three star hotels, two star hotels, budget hotels and others. Homestay option [...]
New Delhi the capital of India, has a rich history. The city is dotted with historical monuments such as mosques, forts, and Mausoleums left over from the Mughal rulers that once occupied the city. The city is a living contrast between the nostalgic Old Delhi and well planned New Delhi, and it’s interesting to spend time exploring both. Here are some of top Attractions in New Delhi. Most of them are accessible through Delhi Transport Corporation buses or the swanky [...]
The Red Fort or the Lal Quila as it is traditionally called is situated in old Delhi, the capital of India. The Red Fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century that took around 9 years to build the fort. The Red Fort is a masterpiece of architecture and is one of the most visited spot in old Delhi. Tourists from India and abroad never miss the opportunity to visit this huge structure. This pinnacle [...]
Located just opposite the Red Fort is the imposing Jama Masjid with its black and white striped onion domes and minarets is one of the largest and the most elegant mosques in India. The sprawling courtyard has a capacity to hold 25,000 devotees at a time. The mosque took 13 years to build, and was completed in 1650. A strenuous climb to the top of its southern tower will reward you with a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi. [...]
Dominating the ruins of the earliest existing settlement of Delhi is the city’s famous landmark- the Qutab Minar. The imposing victory tower is one of the most famous places to visit in Delhi measuring 73 metre in height and proclaimed the tallest brick minaret in the world. The tower has five distinct stories, and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. It was built in 1206 by Qutbuddin Aibak (1192-98) the founder of the Slave Dynasty. [...]