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What to Do and What to See in Delhi

Find out the must-see places of Delhi, the third largest city and the capital of India.

Lotus Temple, Delhi

When you visit a city, you always tend to go to the usual tourist spots but most cities have great places of adventure and entertainment, which are lesser known and ventured into.

For example you may have visited Delhi, gone to the great monuments, even shopping areas and museums, but did you know that Delhi has some wonderful trekking spots, adventure sports, and places of scenic beauty for the nature lovers?

Well let’s take a look at Delhi from a whole new perspective!

The Okhla Bio Diversity Park is the habitat for over 450 different species of birds.

For example, some rare bird species include the bar headed geese, the grey herons, the spotted owlets, the green pigeons, the weaver birds, whistling teals and the spot bills.

With such a rich variety, Delhi is indeed considered the second largest host for birds in the entire world.

So do not miss this chance to experience some of Nature’s best.

What to see in Delhi depends upon the individual and how much time he/she has.

If you are a person looking for a new experience, away from the busy city life, then trekking and camping may be a good option for you.

The almighty Himalayan range is not too far from the north of Delhi and there are many youth clubs and trekking organizations that regularly go camping in such places.

It is recommended that you join such an organization which is well established, rather than go on your own, at least for the first few times till you get the hang of things.

It could be a life changing experience to wake up in a tent, to the sound of birds and water falls.

You can also opt for a Zipline tour, which is like an adventure sport.

It is similar to a cable car ride, except that there is no car involved!

On this tour, you get to slide on a Zipline across a specific area, descending from top to the bottom.

It gives you a feeling of a crossing river, without having to go against gravity!

Another option could be to explore the food culture in Delhi.

You can join in one of the tourist experience programs which lets you taste the local food, and its different varieties, and also interact with chefs to understand the cooking styles better.

Finally, in the same program there is an option for you to teach less privileged kids in the city, which will give you an insight into a young Delhi mind yearning for knowledge.

This is again a unique experience which will bring you closer to the city and its core.

Delhi, the third largest city and the Capital of India is full of history, joy, colors and is brimming with life.

You can witness ancient monuments with a historic past whilst experiencing the modern, present Delhi.

With different cultures, great people, mouth-watering cuisines and colorful festivals, Delhi is sure to give you an experience of a lifetime.

This article will work as a Delhi guide talking of the places that shouldn’t be missed.

Red Fort, Delhi

In a city full of monuments, Red Fort is magnificent of them all.

The fort encloses the Diwan-I-Am which was used for public audiences whereas the Diwan-I-Khas was used for private audiences, the water cooled apartment of Rang Mahal was for the royal families and the pearl mosque which remains intact is a haven in white marble.

It is from this fort where the Prime Minister of India delivers his speech on Independence Day and Republic Day.

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Another great place of architectural beauty is the Qutub Minar.

Built in the 13th century, at an astonishing 72.5 meters of height made entirely of red sandstone, it is filled with beautiful carvings with verses from the Holy Quran.

Do not forget to visit the Ashoka Pillar whilst here which was constructed in the 5th century, made entirely of iron, it has stood the test of time.

The iron pillar as it is called is considered a metallurgic wonder as it has withstood any rusting or corrosion.

To get a taste of the cultural side of Delhi, you can visit Chandni Chowk.

With narrow lanes that keep alive the traditions and the workmanship of Delhi, it has been a prominent marketplace since the times of the Moguls.

It remains the hub of great food which was earlier on prepared by the descendants of the Moguls.

The market also has the famous Churiwali Gali (Bangle Market) and the Parathewali Gali, for food.

Mandi house in Delhi also offers a look into the culture of India with regular cultural performances in its numerous auditoriums and cultural institutions.

You can also witness various fairs and festivals that are celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm.

Delhi hosts the international auto expo, which is the second largest in the world.

It also conducts the International Trade Fair every year in the month of November.

A lot of visitors and businesses from around the globe visit the fair and big business deals are sealed every day of the fair.

Colors fill the skies during the Kite Flying Festival and participants from all over the world participate and showcase their creations.

The people of Delhi are also very friendly and will always be willing to help in case any information is required.

If you are a keen traveler who is not afraid to explore the world, Delhi will not disappoint you.

So pack your bags and make your way to Delhi for an exhilarating experience.

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