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Dazzling Delhi – A Capital with Heart


Moving around Delhi can be quite a demanding task because of the sheer scale of the place. But this makes exploring the city fun – one does not know what is in store. This unpredictability of Delhi enamors the intrepid traveler. Many informed travelers choose self-drive cars, which offer more privacy, allow travelers to explore the city, and allow travelers more control and flexibility over the route. Here are some typical ‘Dilli’ things one must indulge in to feel the city.

Delhi Tourism

Heritage Stops

Delhi is living history, and this legacy is embodied in its various monuments, which loom over a changing landscape like a pivot to another age. One should visit the Qutb Minar, the tallest minaret built with bricks. This remnant of the Delhi Sultanate is close to this iconic structure. There are many other examples of the times’ architecture. The Lodi Gardens is another site that reminds visitors of pre-Mughal Delhi. The place is ideal for a morning visit, and some of the attractions here include numerous tombs of old royals from the 16th century.

The geometry of Persian architecture is one of the main motifs of Delhi’s Mughal landmarks. Many believe Humayun’s Tomb blueprinted the Taj Mahal in Agra. Purana Qila is another place in Delhi where one can soak in some history – this old fort surrounded by a moat was one of the Mughals’ earlier works in the sub-continent.

Living History

Mughal architecture is not just restricted to monuments. Today, the Red Fort contains myriad things and is the bastion of modern India in many ways. Some magnificent fortification highlights include the Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas, two meeting courtyards. The Jama Masjid is one of the most important spiritual landmarks of India. Around this mosque, one will also find many famous eateries that serve some of Delhi’s most storied dishes. The old havelis of Chandni Chowk now remain the backdrop of busy market streets. The hustle-bustle of Purani Dilli is best experienced here.

A Modern Avatar

Away from the domes and gardens of the Mughal areas, Lutyens Delhi was envisioned to portray Delhi as a modern and sophisticated town. Connaught Place is arguably the city’s most famous recreation and business area. India Gate, the Parliament, museums, and other modern architectural marvels dot the area. A drive around the favorite Rajpath neighborhood is also recommended.

Nowadays, it is straightforward to book self-drive cars in Delhi. Companies like Zoomcar allow app-based booking in a matter of minutes, and one can choose from a wide range of vehicles – hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, and even luxury Mercedes and Audi cars. 24/7 on-road support adds security and convenience to the entire experience. Discovering India’s capital and its many hidden surprises is a joyful experience that must be done completely freely behind the wheel.

Carol P. Middleton
Student. Alcohol ninja. Entrepreneur. Professional travel enthusiast. Zombie fan. Practiced in the art of donating rocking horses for the underprivileged. Crossed the country researching hula hoops in Deltona, FL. Won several awards for supervising the production of etch-a-sketches in Nigeria. Uniquely-equipped for investing in bathtub gin in the financial sector. Spent a year building g.i. joes worldwide. Earned praise for deploying childrens books in Africa.