It was a great experience visiting Delhi. I have gone there for three days and I almost covered most of the important destinations. Truly speaking I had a very good time in Delhi, the environment was little bit hot just because it is summers now, but rainfall saves me to some extent.
I reached Delhi on Friday morning from Railway station (NDLS) I have taken the Metro for Old Delhi and reached Red Fort. I have taken the ticket and entered the Great Red Fort. This monument is really amazing to visit. It was the main headquarters of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It was built from 12 May 1639 to 6 April 1648. It almost took 8 years 10 months & 25 days for this monument to built. The architecture was amazing and the red stonework was so beautiful. I had spent almost 4-5 hours and covered most part of the Red Fort.
After that, I went to the old Delhi famous market for food. The taste is really good at a very affordable cost. After taking the lunch I moved to the next destination i.e. Humayun’s Tomb. This is one of the most beautiful buildings I have seen in my life. This Mughal architecture is very beautiful and symmetrical in design. No matter you are seeing it from any side it will be same in design. It is the Tomb of the Mughal Emporer Humayun. It was built by Hamida Banu Begum. The architecture name was Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. I had a great time there. The entrance gate was soo beautiful. After entering from the gate you have to take some steps toward the great Tomb. Overall it was a great time there. I really enjoyed there and also recommend others to visit this monument.
After spending 2 hours there, I moved to my another destination and it was Zoo. It was very difficult to cover the Zoo trip within 2 hours because I reached there around 4:15 PM and you can only take tickets for Zoo up to 4:30 PM and Zoo closed at 6:30 PM in summers. Even after having very less time, I manage to cover every part. I have seen multiple types of animals there. The best part was viewing the Lion. You can also take the internal buses for visiting the Zoo. They will help you to see the Zoo within a limited time-frame. The Zoo is full of Deer, Peacock etc. It was a good experience there. There I get to know that it was opened on 1959 and the total area is 71 ha.
So on my first day, I have covered these three locations – Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Zoo.
On the second day, I start from Qutub Minar. After entering from the gate the first view of the Qutub Minar was amazing. The architecture and work was fantastic. The height of this giant monument is 73 metres. It is located in Mehrauli. So overall it was worth going there. I have spent more than 4 hours there. Apart from Qutub Minar there are 4 Iron Pillars also. There is also one more stone structure which is very similar to Qutub Minar which is left half built. May be the Mughal emperor was trying to build one more Qutub Minar. The Minar style is basically Iranian, though likely patterned on Afghanistan’s Minaret of Jam.
I get to know many historical facts there. The Qutub Minar is divided into 5 superposed, tapering storeys. The starting 3 comprises fluted cylindrical shafts or columns of pale red sandstone, separated by flanges and by storeyed balconies, carried on Muqarnas corbels. The 4th column is of marble and is relatively plain. The 5th is of marble and sandstone. Before 1974 it was allowed to enter the internal stairs of the Qutub Minar and you can go on the top of it to have a view of Delhi. But after an incident that was happened On 4 December 1981 the stairs was closed for the visitors. The staircase lighting failed and around 400 visitors stampeded towards the exit, and 45 were killed in that incident and some were injured.
The garden of the Qutub Minar is also very good and green. I relaxed there for a couple of hours. At Qutub Minar, visitors from all over the world came and enjoy the beauty and architecture of this great tower. One of the best thing that I had experienced at all these Moghul monuments is all the remains cool, even in the month of June and July they remain cool. After having such an experience at Qutub Minar I moved back to my hotel.
Then in the evening I again start my travel journey and I visit India Gate. It was worth visiting. I really enjoyed there. The height of the India Gate is 42 m. There I get to know that it was opened on 12 February 1931. India Gate was architecture by Edwin Lutyens. It was a lifetime experience there. People came there with their families and enjoy this spot as a picnic point.
On my last day of the journey, the third day. I visit the markets like Connaught place, Lajpat Nagar and Sarojini Nagar. So it was a great trip to Delhi and I recommend everyone to visit Delhi and enjoy all these historical monuments. Surely you will love it.
Best of luck for your trip.