The capital city of India is known for its age old heritage, culture, people, history and legacy. Located in the northern part of the subcontinent, Delhi offers great diversity of both people and places. It is very popular among tourists especially foreigners who visit the city from far off places and connects a lot with everything about Delhi. Delhi itself offers a plethora of places for visitors. Starting from the iconic Red Fort to Lotus temple, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s tomb, Qutub Minar and not to forget the India Gate. You can also visit scuba diving in andaman.
Delhi is a very busy city given the warm political atmosphere and the overcrowded roads and markets. Besides the common places of attraction there are also popular markets such as the Chandni chowk, Sarojini nagar and several others which are well-known for offering deliverables at a very cheap price. Delhi attracts a huge chunk of tourist every year. However it is advisable that you visit the capital city either during Autumn or in Spring. Because of its location the city offers continental climate thus experiencing extremely hot summers and very cold winters.
Places to visit around Delhi-
There are a number of places to visit around Delhi. To top it all there is the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and one of India’s most stunning structures, is situated in the Uttar Pradesh district of Agra. One of the pinnacle architectural accomplishments in all of Indo-Islamic architecture. The distance between Delhi and Agra is 242 miles, and there are many ways to travel there, including buses, trains, and private vehicles like taxis. Each year, more than 6 million people visit the Taj Mahal, which is the iconic symbol of India. Most visitors to the Taj also visit the well-known Agra fort. Some decide to spend the night in Agra, while others leave or begin their journey to the next location.
Mathura and Vrindavan
Then there is also Mathura and Vrindavan which attracts lots of tourists every year. Mathura is a 3.5 hour road trip from Delhi and is 161 km away from Delhi. However if someone goes by train then the time taken for the travel is lesser.Sri Krishna Janma Bhoomi, a Hindu temple, is located on the alleged birthplace of the Hindu god Lord Krishna, making Mathura a revered city. The Yamuna river which flows through Mathura has 25 ghats of which Vishram Ghat is considered the holiest.It is a necessity to visit the Govardhan hill, which is close to Mathura, as legend has it that Lord Krishna used his little finger to raise the hill. People also visit the Giriraj temple, Dwarkadish temple, Kans Qila (said to be the home of the demon King and Lord Krishna’s maternal uncle Kans).Also not to be missed are Mathura’s delectable sweet and savoury delights
Vrindavan is situated at a distance of about 172 km from Delhi.It typically takes 2.5 hours to get there and there are cabs available for the trip. However, taking the train will save you the most money. The Banke Bihari Temple, the Radha Raman Temple, Prem Mandir, and other temples among the most well-known. Since Vrindavan is only around 11 kilometres from Mathura, most visitors go there together.
Besides these places there are also famous national parks such as the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. Besides there are also very popular hill stations such as Dehradun, Mussoorie, Shimla, Kulu, Manali and several others which can be visited easily from Delhi by road trip. Rishikesh is also a major attraction near Delhi which offers immense adventures and several activities. It is referred to as India’s “Yoga Capital.”
Delhi thus serves as the ideal focal point for travelling to several popular destinations and the transport facilities also are an advantage to the tourists.Other popular tourist destinations nearby Delhi include Shimla, Kulu, Manali, Bir Billing, Nainital, Ranikhet, Jim Corbett National Park, and a number of others.What kind of sites people desire to visit will determine everything.The Covid-19 situation had serious repercussions on the traveling industry for a long span of time but slowly the industry is getting back to track and people have started visiting places again.