A few stunning monuments from the capital of India
New Delhi, is as old as ancient Greece and has more than two dozen names which kept changing as new rulers claim this land. And because of this Delhi, has more than 40 tourist sites which are as old as the 5th century AD. In this post, we have tried to present tourist sites which are ancient and just stunning. The below list and the whole article is written by Santram Holidays, who are a New Delhi based sightseeing tour operator.
1. Start with Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar was built in 1192 AD, by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, who was the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate and also the first Islamic ruler of New Delhi. This attraction was built on a site which was a place of worship during the Gupta empire and thus, there is also a pillar made up of Iron. The Iron Pillar. Location of Qutub Minar is at Mehrauli, not too far from New Delhi Airport. Opening time of Qutab Minar is from 9 am to 5 pm.
2. India Gate
India Gate is a war memorial built in the British India n 1921 AD. This war memorial is built to respect the soldiers who gave their life in World War 1, and now it’s a monument for all Indian soldiers who have laid their lives from World War 1, till today. India gate is open from 6 am to 12 AM.
3. Red Fort
Red Fort was the castle built for the Mughal Empire who ruled Delhi from the 16th century to 1857. The last Mughal emperor of India fought against the Britishers and was jailed in current Myanmar.
Apart from this, there are many tourist sites which you can see in a one day sightseeing package by Santram Holidays. In this package, you will get a car with driver for a day, and it will cost Rs 1600 or $28. For a group tour, Santram Holidays has Tempo traveller in Delhi, which has a capacity of 9 to 24 people and cost per day is Rs 4000 or $70.
The best time to plan a sightseeing tour in New Delhi is from the months of August to March as the temperature is much better than the remaining month. And one can also visit nearby cities of Agra and Jaipur.
Best Hotels to stay in New Delhi
New Delhi has no shortage of luxury and cheap hotels. But we would suggest to have a look at Sheraton Hotel Saket, Taj Hotel, JW Marriott and Taj Mansingh Hotel.