My 5 Highlights of New Delhi – India
When you visit India you definitely will visit New Delhi too. You can not visit India and not see and experience Delhi. It is a wonderful and vibrant city with the ancient old part of Chandni Chowk where you’ve got the feeling to be back in ancient times but also the new part of Connaught Place with its bright white buildings with famous shops such as Starbucks.
My 5 Highlights of New Delhi – India
I’ve visited Delhi for a couple of times and started to really love the city.
Traveling by metro you’ll be in no time in any suburb you want to be. Every time you visit you can choose to visit a couple of great hightlights that the city offers. I’ve visited a couple of times and by now I think I can produce a list with my Top 5 Highlights you should definitely visit when visiting New Delhi!
What you definitely should visit in Delhi:
1. Temples and Tombes
There are thousands or maybe millions of temples in India. You should visit some of the bigger and more beautiful ones when in Delhi. There are a couple of great and impressive ones I should recommend in this post!
I have visited a lot and still love to visit them. I’m telling you about the most beautiful ones and the most impressive ones which you can visit when you’ve got one or two days in this big city!
Hanuman Temple – Delhi, Karol Bagh
You can not miss this big temple. I had seen it a couple times already before finally visiting it. Driving through the city you’ll pass this 107 feet high Hanuman shaped temple at a roundabout. When you’re standing in front of it you can not even see its head anymore, you just have step in between the legs and into the mouth of a the monkey God. Walking over this tonque and ringing the bell ofcourse you enter this wonderful temple. The building has many small spaces with all kinds of themes and great statues, gods and different shapes. I really recommend to go inside!
And a tip… I have never seen it while there but there is a moving part on the big Hanuman. You need to look at the hands… once in a while they will open and show you two statues!!
How great is that? I found a small video on YouTube of that 🙂
Bahai Lotus Temple – Delhi, Shambhu Dayal Bagh
Laxmi Narayan Mandir – Delhi, at Connaught Place
A big complex in dark red and yellow colours. On the other side of the temple there is a park where you can wander around. I took my lunch in there, a Paratha that was packed for me to take with. I sat there in the springsun eating my Paratha and enjoying this colourful sight!
Inside the temple it is not allowed to take any picture. As it is with many temples, you are not allowed to take any pictures inside. They’ve got lockers where you can put your camera and celphone and other things if necessary. They will keep it safe for you, even though it is locked and hope to get some tip for that when you come back.
Garudwara Bangla Sahib, Shikh House of Worship – Delhi, Connaught Place
This is a huge complex and it is a great place to hang around for a while. I saw so many different people walking there. I saw the men in colourful robes and with bear footsand holding their long cane. I still am amazed when seeing this. I’m always full of wander and get the feeling to be sucked back in a historical area. It almost feels like this is not possible in this modern world anymore.
The man gave me the feeling that I was part of the scene
When I entered the temple this man pointed at me and put his hand next to him on the grou
nd. He was sitting on the ground and was looking at the many rituals that took place in front of him. He couldn’t say anything because the sounds of ringing bells were to loud. I sat down next to him and he laughed. He wanted to explain me what was going on but the bells were too loud. We just sat next to eachother for a while. With the scent of insence this scene was complete. I was part of it, I felt no longer the tourist looking from a distance…
When entering this temple you ofcourse need to take of your shoes, as always. But here I had to cover my hair with scarf or sarong also. I have my sarong with me all the time when traveling, for these kind of situations ofcourse.
Humayun’s Tombe – Delhi, Nizamuddin
5 x Delhi – History and Culture
2. Streets of Old Delhi – Chandni Chowk
3. Qutub minar – Delhi, Mehrauli
4. Raj Ghat Gandhi memorial – Delhi, Dariya Ganj
5. Connaught Place – Rajiv Chowk – Delhi
And that was just where I saw this great unexpected sight….which you wouldn’t expect to see in a city…and never in this modern part of this city 🙂
This car, what is left of it at least, is here for more then 7 years. They are in court to get it out of the streets and to get the owner responsible for it… but still it remains here in the middle of this street..
Do you also see the monkeys on top of the car?
For me this is the Ultimate #IncredibleIndia 🙂
Being is such a rich area and still be able to find such an extreme example 🙂
What is your favorite spot in Delhi?
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I think U missed Akshardham. That is also great place to visit!