The Capital City of India.
Formally known as the National Capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.
The Delightful Architecture of the Lotus Temple
An excellent example of modern architecture is the Bahá'í House of Worship better known as the Lotus temple. Built to resemble the structure the lotus flower, the temple was finished in the year 1986. It has been in the spotlight for its unique design and received many awards for Avant Garde architecture. People belonging to all religions are allowed entrance, as Bahá'í Faith does not discriminate. The temple has a beautiful interior and the exterior is adorned by beautiful pools of water shaped like lotus petals.
Tourism in Delhi
A major tourist hub; the city hosts a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are graced with a combination of Indian-Mughal architecture such as the glorious Humayun's Tomb constructed in 1560 and the Red fort. Travelers will particularly enjoy visiting the Swaminarayan temple of Akshardham. It is a significant monument with classical architecture that hosts sound and light shows every evening.
The Jama Masjid based in old Delhi is also a site to be marveled at, as it was built by Mughal and Turkish leaders. It is the biggest mosque in the country, located close to Chandni Chowk where tourists can get a taste of Mughlai cuisine and purchase traditional Zardozi sarees.