Straight outta Delhi

Straight outta Delhi
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India gate, Delhi

Throwback 2k15 Diaries : Trip to New Delhi.

Often called “Dil walo ka seher.”

One of the largest metropolis in India, Delhi is the capital of India as well as home to a population of millions of people. The historical, political and especially cultural center of the entire country, Delhi has slowly but surely emerged as the industrial hub of Northern India. A mixture of old and new, Delhi clings to an ancient heritage and glory and yet is one of the most modern cities in India, with brilliant skyscrapers and neon-lit malls. A bustling city with its antiquity dating back to over 2,000 years, Delhi is one of the oldest places on Earth. From colorful street bazaars to luxurious shopping malls and from religious and historic monuments to a contemporary skyline in the dusty garnet sunset, Delhi is full of beauty and surprise.

Delhi has set the scene for the ascent and descent of many powerful empires, which is why you will find so many historical monuments here, each one representing its own era. Many of the fascinating monuments found throughout the city and around the city are the ruins of the buildings and areas that played an important role in the history of India. I started from some of the more popular attractions of Delhi : The Red Fort and Jama Masjid, the charming streets of Chandni Chowk, the Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and the new addition, Akshardham Temple and Cultural Center.

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Red fort, Delhi
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Jama Maszid, Delhi
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A Busy Street, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
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Lotus Temple, Delhi
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Humanyun’s Tomb, Delhi
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Akshardham mandir, Delhi

The central attraction for the tourist masses seems to be Cannaught Place. There’s plenty to do in CP, from shops to pubs to high class restaurants. Walking through the crowded streets, you will find the largest collection of arts and craft shops, where you can bargain and haggle for native crafts that make perfect souveniers. A once-over of Cannaught Place is not enough, as the content and experience is constantly evolving. Another place which is similar in offering traditional Indian products is known as ‘Dilli Haat’, a modern arts and crafts bazaar similar to the traditional village market place. (If you find yourself here, don’t forget to try out the assortment of delectable eatery from the ‘Food Brasserie’.)

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Connaught place, Delhi

A Taste of Culture

If you’re a foodie or you’re feeling brave, don’t forget to try the street food for a literal taste of Indian culture. Try it everywhere you go in Delhi. Momos, Pani Puri, Bhelpuri… All a few of my favorites. Another important thing to try, if you find an ice cream cart, is Kulfi. Kulfi is Indian dairy ice cream. It’s very creamy in flavor, and comes in flavors: Rose, Mango, Cardamom (Elaichi), Saffron (Kesar – my favorite), and Picstachio. Kulfi is the perfect beat-the-heat treat!

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Pani Puri
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Bhel puri – famous street food in Delhi

As per name flashes Delhi (Dil walo ki) stolen our heart(dil).

Although it was a great and a amazing trip but the risen temperature of Delhi bothered us a lot. I suggest one should visit Delhi in winters. It would be far better.

 

Originally posted by me on my WordPress blog : Straight outta Delhi  

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Harshit Dangwal
I'm a human being, just like you. I like making things with my hands and my mind. You probably do too, since you're here. Therefore, I do desire we may be better strangers.
From Ramnagar(Nainital)
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