Built in 1570, Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi was the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent, making it one of the most architecturally important structures in the city.
Train travel in India can be an exhilarating and enjoyable experience, but it can also be overwhelming, especially in a station as crowded and chaotic as the New Delhi Railway Station. If you plan to catch a train in India’s capital city, here are a few tips on how to navigate the New Delhi Railway Station.
One of the most fascinating aspects of culture in India is the religious diversity, and there’s no better place to experience it for yourself than in the country’s capital. Embark on a comparative religion tour of New Delhi, and you’ll return home with a much richer understanding of each of the religious groups who make up this amazing nation.
As one of the oldest surviving cities on the planet, New Delhi is a study in architectural history, and one of its great architectural eras was the Imperial period. After the British shifted the capital of India from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1911, grand — sometimes extravagantly so — buildings went up around the city as a symbol of British power.
Passengers traveling to cities throughout northern India will probably land at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, whether in transit or as a final destination. If you’ll be landing in or passing through Delhi, here are a few tips for traveling through the New Delhi airport.
Delhi is quickly becoming a modern mega-city complete with McDonald’s, Starbucks and iPad carrying youth. If you want a taste of a more authentic Delhi, one that’s still a bit rough around the edges and an assault to your senses, plan a morning or afternoon excursion through Chandni Chowk.
If you’ve see the Taj Mahal, you’re already familiar with the work of India’s famed architect-ruler Shah Jahan, and while his works in Agra tend to get all the attention, his Red Fort in New Delhi is also quite spectacular. The red sandstone palace was the seat of Mughal power from 1639 to 1857, and walking through its hallways today gives visitors a glimpse into New Delhi’s resplendent royal past.
hanks to a history dating back thousands of years, India is littered with historic landmarks and attractions, and many of them have earned the UNESCO distinction. New Delhi is no exception, and while you’re in India’s capital city, you should definitely take some time to explore the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The white marble monument to love built by Shah Jahan stands as India’s most iconic structure, and a trip to see it is a must for anyone visiting New Delhi. Depending on your time constraints, you have a few options for how to visit the Taj Mahal from New Delhi.
The flower-like Bahá’í Temple (Lotus Temple) of New Delhi serves as the Mother temple for the Bahá’í faith in the Indian subcontinent. Winner of numerous architectural awards, the building has been attracting devotees and tourists alike since it first opened in 1986 and remains one of New Delhi’s top attractions.