A small background – I’m on a trip of north India and my first stop is Delhi. So this is an account of the same! I decide to hire a cab for the day and cover as much of Delhi as possible. Starting with the monuments closest to the airport, I move throughout the city. One thing you should be ready for is traffic. Also be ready for a lot of history. Places covered - Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Indira Gandhi memorial and Akshardham temple. If you leave a bit early in the morning(I started at around 10.30am) and have some more patience (the traffic wears you out after a certain point), you can try out Chandni Chowk and the local cuisine as well. You can save time and skip standing in line and going inside the Lotus Temple. And ya, do not miss the Akshardham exhibition! Also, carry a good camera along as a lot of history is waiting there to be captured.
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