The Majestic Capital of India: New Delhi
Chennai, being referred to as the “health capital of India,” is the most visited city of India by the foreign tourist. In 2017, the city was added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) list for the rich tradition in performing music. Being one of the largest economies of India, Chennai is expected to be developed as the smart city of India.
To reach the National capital of India, Delhi, numerous Chennai to Delhi flights fare are available on a regular basis covering the distance in few hours. This massive metropolitan area in country`s north is the capital territory which has a number of monuments dating back to 1600s such as Mughal`s era Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Bazaar which specializes in wedding shopping items, street food, and spice stalls. It is the city and the Union Territory of India with the second largest urban area according to United Nations and second wealthiest city. Being the host of first and ninth Asian games, the city has a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Qutub Minar which is 72.5m (238 ft) tall, the world’s tallest free-standing brick minaret.
Few places which are a must visit after reaching Delhi is as follows:
- The iron pillar of Delhi, located in Qutb complex at Mehrauli in Delhi, is a symbol of fame or victory, erected by King Chandragupta II. It is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Vishnu in the 3rd to 4th century CE and is famous for its rust-resistant composition of metals used in constructing this artifact. This structure is called as testimony to the high level of skill achieved by ironsmiths of India during the ancient time in extraction and processing of the iron.
- Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu temple which attracts 70% of the tourist visiting Delhi. The temple is expected to be an abode of God on Earth as the word Akshardham means home of almighty Lord Swaminarayan. The temple consists of the number of beautifully carved pillars, nine domes, and 20,000 statues. There is the Gajendra Pith which is a plinth paying tribute to an elephant who has a very sacred place in Hindu religion. Situated inside temple premises is the musical fountain, also known as the Yagnapurush Kund, which is India’s largest step well.
- India Gate is to Delhi is what Gateway of India is to Mumbai. Formerly known as All India War Memorial the structure was constructed to pay homage to the 82000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the monument witnesses the Republic Day Parade every year.
- India`s first live entertainment, theater and picnic spot is Kingdom of Dream in NCR Delhi located near the Leisure Valley Park.
- The Lotus Temple or Bahai mandir is also one of the most visited tourist spots of Delhi. Created with white marble, the temple was constructed in 1986, and the shape of the monument is that of Lotus flower. 2500 people can be accommodated inside the temple at the same time. Per the Bahai Faith; there are no pictures or statues of god inside the temple.
The list is non-exhaustive and inclusive, as there are many more places which are worth visiting once you are in the heart of India, Delhi. Get on one of the Chennai to Delhi flights fare, and visit the capital!