Being one of the major international gateways to India, Delhi receives millions of visitors every year. The mesmeric heritage sites of the city further tempt tourists who book tickets to North India, to take a tour here.
Delhi, the capital city and one of the busiest metropolises of India always amazes visitors with its unique charm. Dotted with numerous historical monuments, heritage sites and thought-provoking museums, this urban area promises a remarkable holiday to all those travellers who spend money to book travel packages for holidays to the country India. Here is a rundown to some of many historical lures of the metro.
Red Fort, also known as Laal Qila because of its vast red sandstone walls, is the most prominent tourist attraction in Delhi and depicts the remnants of Mughal rulers. Situated in a majestic manner opposite to Chandni Chowk, this was the political centre of Mughal government. Travellers contemplating holidays to the capital of India often visit this qila and look for packages to watch the well-known light and sound show that’s truly fascinating.
Located near Nizamudin Railway Station, Humayun’s Tomb is another major historic site in this city and entices a good number of tourists who net cheap deals on travel packages for holidays to the northern part of India. Inspired by Taj Mahal, this structure was built in 1560 as the burial ground for Humayun, the second Mughal emperor. Give flights to your fancies as you take in the monument in the golden light of late afternoon!
World’s tallest brick minaret, Qutub Minar is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architectural brilliance. Founded by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, this five-storey tower flaunts the incredible craftsmanship of Islamic sculpture. There are numerous tour operators rolling out trip packages for holidaymakers who have an interest in medieval history of India. Apart from the splendid wall carvings, the mysterious Iron Pillar of this UNESCO heritage site astonishes visitors who take holidays in this part of the country.
Constructed in mid sixteenth century by the fifth Mughal ruler, Shahjahan, Jama Masjid is considered to be the largest mosque of India. The holy shrine is located in old Delhi and has a capacity to accommodate approximately 25,000 people at a time. Travellers, especially historians and spiritual souls taking holidays in the capital city of India are often seen to head to this place. Visitors can witness the panoramic view of the old city from the top of the southern minaret by paying some extra charges.
If exploring the chequered past of the city is your sole motive behind reserving holiday packages to India, do well to take a trip to the famous Tughlaqabad Fort. Built by Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq in fourteenth century on a hummock of southern part of this busy metropolis, this fortress depicts many untold stories of this dynasty. Besides the interesting history, this place offers a great opportunity for photo shoots.
Commonly known as Purana Qila, the Old Fort is one of the most enchanting tourist traps of this region, especially for the history buffs who book tour packages to North India. Constructed by Afghan swayer, Sher Shah as the symbol of victory over Humayun, Purana Qila houses Qila-i-Khuna Masjid, Sher Mandal (an octagonal observatory), a library and the beautiful Talaqi-Darwaza (the North Gate). Exploring all these stunning features as well as the light and sound show are included in even cheap standard travel packages.
Located majestically at Rajpath, the soaring arch-shaped structure of India Gate was built in the memory of the Indian soldiers who fought for the British Army in World War I. The walls of this war memorial are carved by more than thirteen thousand names of British and Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in Afghan War of 1919. Travellers on holidays here can witness a fascinating view of this grand structure at night, especially when it is lit up.