Humayun's Tomb is one of the most important monuments of the city and a perfect example of wonderful Islamic architecture was made by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect. The initiative to make this monument was taken by Humayuns senior widow Bega Begum. The monument is considered as a precursor of the Taj Mahal in terms of beauty. It was built in 1565 AD and is located on the crossing of the Lodi Road and Mathura Road. The main features of this monument are the beautiful gardens, fountains and of course the double domed mausoleum. Apart from Humayuns tomb, there are many other Mughal rulers who have their mausoleums built in here.
Holding the Guiness World Record to be the World's largest comprehensive Hindu temple, the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple was built-in just 5 years. The nearest metro station is the Akshardham Metro Station. Mobiles and other electronic gadgets are not allowed. These are to be deposited in the cloakrooms. It's an example of the grandeur and beauty of all the ancient and traditional architectural and religious styles which have ever been present in India. Usually the one who took such a noble initiative was Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha along side more than a thousand talented artisans. The temple is mainly specialized in Swaminarayan and also includes a separate shrine for Lord Shiva. There are a number of halls amongst which the initial one is where you will find films and robotic shows going to spread the message of honesty, peace and unity. In the second hall you is likely to be presented with the story of a classic yogi named Nilkanth in an exceedingly attractive manner. Last however, not the smallest amount of the next hall is where you are able to find out about the discoveries and works of the saints- scientists and the art of Ajanta- Ellora. The musical fountain is an amusement after sunset, the Lotus temple is another bit of beauty and the Garden of India is just a memorial for all the famous men and women of our country.
Hauz Khas District Park
This is the ethnic village in the heart of the city. Once in the year 1988, Bina Ramani started her own boutique of ethnic wear and since then this has become the hub of people who like such clothes and accessories. A number of shops now make it a colorful and cheerful place. The shops are based inside old, small homes and the whole area is collectively known as the Hauz Khas Shopping Complex. The main shops that are must visits are Touch of gold for sarees, salwar kameez and lehengas from the old era, Dozakh is a garment shop too that sells simple designs with a broad theme, Ecru has modern ethnic designs and Zoya is the favorite for junk and silver accessory collections.
Garden of Five Senses
A joint effort of the Delhi Tourism and the Transport department to gift to the citizens a place to detoxify them has resulted into this awesome place. Located in the Said- ul- Azaib Village and Invoking the theme of camouflaging the 5 body senses into one, the park lets us understand how we respond to the beauty of nature. The park was inaugurated in 2003 and has since become a favorite destination of many. The main attractions are the naturally designed rocks placed in a silhouetted manner to mesmerize visitors even more. The stainless steel birds birched on slate slabs are another remarkable attraction here. The grass- cut statue of The Buddha brings a feeling of sanctity to the whole environment. The main aim was to provide the busy people a getaway form the city- blues as it also proves as a development to the city. There are a number of colorful plants and herbs inside the garden which give out a wonderful fragrance attracting all those who are inside the park. One of the gardens known as the Khans Bagh which is inspired from the Mughal lines of gardens.
Leisure Valley Park
4. Leisure Valley is a popular garden and tourist attraction in Gurgaon and features a musical fountain, rides, restaurants, jogging track and garden. At night, the fountains are illuminated and water flows out in the rhythm of latest songs. This is a perfect hangout for two, more than two or an entire family. You can have full masti. Kids can play all sort of games, elders can have a walk, family can sit together and share eatables, enjoy fountain sitting on carpet green grass. The most interesting thing about this place is that many musical shows and live performance take place in this garden. So if you are planning to visit Gurgaon then check the upcoming event dates and make your experience valuable. *Leisure Valley Park is just in front on Kingdom of dream. You can visit both on same day.
Situated in the famous area of Chanakyapuri Enclave in the heart of the city, this park is spread over 80 hectares of land. This park was built in 1969 as a memorial of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This is still a place where the Morning and Evening Raga festivals are organized along with the Annual Bhakti Festival. Apart from these there is also a beautiful Shiva Temple inside the park and the park is a favorite of many people here. The garden also has a life size alloy statue of the October Revolution leader Vladimir Lenin. The place is ideal for a winter afternoon hangout and is a must visit for anyone who visits the city.
Central Park at Connaught Place
This a park spread over an extensive area in the heart of Connaught Place. This park is filled with lush greenery and plants. Most of the plants have flowers blooming throughout the year. There are three water bodies, among which is a cascade, which increases the charm and beauty of this place. There is also a huge ampitheatre present inside this park for regular concerts and functions too.
Buddha Jayanti Park
This park was opened to mark the 2500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. The beautifully designed park has a huge Buddha statue in the heart of it. The statue is erected on a stone platform that is surrounded by a stone fence made of circular stones. The park is situated in the Delhi Ridge area and can be easily reached from any side of the city. The statue stands high in between the water channel is like that as the symbol of gratitude of the Tibetan people. The stones around the fence are of different colors based on the Kalachakra Mandala. In the Mandala yellow stands for earth, white stands for water, red stands for fire, black stands for air and green stands for space.
Okhla Bird Sanctuary
3. Do early morning bird-watching at the Okhla Bird SanctuaryThe Okhla Bird Sanctuary, spread across 4 square kilometres, is one of the 466 important bird areas in India. Things to do in New Delhi definitely includes exploring this vast bird sanctuary. In fact, Delhi is the second most bird-rich city in the world. But the birds are best spotted early in the morning, not anywhere near the 'dancing cars' or the car-o-bars.
Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal
This building was built by ferozeshah Tughlaq as an inn or a hunting lodge for the royal parties. The design and architecture of the place which is now in ruins is much better for a building not so important. This shows the kings tastes and keen interest towards development and modernization. The ruins are still a symbol of the grandeur of those days given the huge arch and twin gateways on almost all sides. The name was actually Bhulli Bhatti which became bhuli Bhatiyari. The forest surrounding it is now not so dense as it is said to have been in the past. It is also a Heritage site and under the observation of the Archeological Survey of India.
The morning walkers'paradise, this monument is underneath the supervision of Archeological Survey of India. This really is a critical place of heritage in the city whilst the pattern of architecture it follows is very little left in the country. This is a garden comprising of the tombs of famous rulers and is named after the Lodi Dynasty which was from the Afghan regions and ruled over Northern India and parts of Pakistan throughout the 15th century. The first ruler to be buried here was of Emperor Muhammad Shah by Alauddin Alam Shah. Probably the most famous of all the mausoleums is that of Sikander Lodi. He was a really able ruler and the hero who emerged after defeating Akbar the Great in the Battle of Panipat. The architecture of the tomb is unique with a mixture of Persian and Afghani architecture. The key mausoleum is in a very separate enclosure which can be further surrounded by beautiful lawns still well- maintained. the monument lies between the Khan Market and the Safdarjung Tomb.
Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary
This lovely place is simply heaven for peace seekers and bird watchers too. Located in the Gurgaon Area of the Haryana region, this place has 4 different watch towers at different locations inside the park from where you get lovely views. The good part is that there are not many trees at positions which can block the view of the tourists so you get an even better view. There is also a tourist education and information center for more details on these winged species. The tourist resort here has all modern amenities and also a bar and restaurant. The park is wheelchair accessible too and there are more than 90 species visiting this park every year.
Another beautiful nook in the Hauz Khas Village, this place is known for its extraordinary natural beauty and the greenery. It is an immensely detoxifying place away from the pollution of the city. the park is a favorite of morning and evening walkers and also for people who want to escape the hot summer afternoons. The animals here are left to roam in their natural habitat and the view of them from a far away distance is blissful. The Pind Balluci Restaurant is another attractive reason for which you would visit the place.
Country Club India Limited
c) Roof-topBudget - Rs. 1,000 for 2. Address - 4797, II Floor , 6, Main Bazar Road, Tooti Chowk, Paharganj, Delhi 110055 One of the three above-mentioned bars would ensure that you have a great time. Afterwards, it’d be time for you to have a good night’s sleep so you wake up hale and hearty for the following day.
Delhi Golf Club (DGC)
Janak and I had walked on the lawns of the Delhi Golf Club seeing peacocks in all their bloom. The peacocks were walking past us as if we were strolling in an old Mughal palace. The gold course all lit up in the evening as vanilla white light falls on the green shiny grass. The lawn reflects light back forming a misty hue above the golf course.