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by | Mar 29, 2019

New Delhi itinerary at a glance


New Delhi is the current capital of India and also one of the largest cities in the world with almost 19 million local inhabitants.
With ancient past and vibrant culture are reflected in its monumental landmarks, colorful temples, numerous handicraft markets and rich museums mingling with splendid skyscrapers and bustling streets spreading around the entire metropolis, New Delhi offers just the right dose of history and modernization for a weary traveler. Now let’s explore the top awe-inspiring attractions in New Delhi to learn more about this dazzling city.

1. Lotus Temple:

This unique temple was shaped like unfolding lotus flower consisting of 27 pristine marble petals and surrounded by nine turquoise pools. Some tourists are amazed by its architecture which reminds them of Sydney's Opera House. Its unique architecture was inspired by four main religions of India – Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and Jainism, creating the form of lotus. Lotus temple is a place of worship for Bahai’s community in India where people are taught the essential worth of all religions, the unity and equality of all people. Since the day of its open in 1986, it quickly becomes one of the most visited buildings in the world.

Not like a lot of the temples you will find in Delhi, the inside of this temple is plain and simple and does not contain any pictures, statues or images. Peace and tranquility meet religion at this spectacular attraction of Delhi make it become an ideal place to sit down for deep meditation or a mid-afternoon pray in manicured lawns.

2. Akshardham Temple

The massive Hindu temple complex was built in 2005 and now tops the must-visit sights in Delhi. The temple is a beautiful work of art was mainly built with stone and white marble with 234 intricately carved pillars, 9 domes, 20 towers along with statues of famous Indian spiritual figures inside the complex.

In 2007, Akshar Dham Temple honorably received the title of the world’s largest Hindu temple with its 100 Acres of land with the main sanctum in the center, beautiful garden and other structures around it. It’s stunning when seeing the temple from afar at night as entire magnificent complex lits up and brings in Indian fairytale vibe to you.
Please note: photography and leaving footwear is prohibited in the temple compound

3. Lodhi Garden:
This gorgeous place is a wonderful getaway from the craziness of the city offering peace and serenity to its visitors. Lodi garden is dotted with monuments and tombs from Lodi and Sayyed periods of history like Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Sikander Lodi’s Tomb and it’s also home to a variety of miniature trees. The National Bonsai Park is also included in this large garden.

It’s a paradise for picnickers, morning joggers or bird watchers.
Additionally, November to April are the ideal months to spend leisurely moments in this splendid garden when you will always see this beautiful garden filled with people from all walks of life.

“There’s no place like India. There’s no heart like the Indian heart.” (Shantaram). Now, grasp your passport, set out on India trip to learn about its rich and complex history, see the sights and monuments with Asia Senses.
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