4 Amazing Attractions in New Delhi

India is a large country full of interesting sites and culture. It would take many visits to different areas of the country to thoroughly experience Indian culture. India tours are a great way to see a lot of attractions within a short time-frame. New Delhi is one of the most popular cities to visit in India. The city has grand sites like the Jama Masjid mosque that can accommodate up to 25,000 people in the courtyard. While in New Delhi, you may see one of these four amazing attractions during a tour, and if you don’t, you may want to check them out on your own before your vacation is over:

Gurudwara Bangla SahibThe Gurudwara Bandla Sahib is a Sikh house of worship known for the pool inside its complex called the Saravor and its association with the Guru Har Krishan, the eighth Sikh Guru. You can sit and enjoy the silence or meditate in the Sarovar area. The Sarovar is filled with holy water referred to as amrit.

Lotus Temple

As its name suggests, the Lotus Temple is uniquely shaped like a lotus flower. It was the last major Bahai temple built in the world. People of all faiths are welcome to visit Lotus Temple. During your visit, you can pray or meditate if you desire to. There are nine pools of water that surround the temple and light up with natural light. It looks enchanting at dusk. If you wish to take pictures at Lotus Temple, you must receive permission.

The Red Fort

The Red Fort was home to the Mughal emperor for almost 200 years. It is now used as a museum, several museums to be exact. There is an Indian war-memorial museum and archaeological museum at the Red Fort. The massive building is made of red sandstone and is close to Salimgarh Fort, which was built about 100 years earlier.

Qutb Minar

As the second highest minar in India and tallest brick minaret in the world, Qutb Minar is one of the top attractions in New Delhi. Similar to the Red Fort, it is made of red sandstone. Qutb Minar was constructed in the 13th century and stands 72.5 meters tall. Some of the notable sites at Qutb Minar are the Iron Pillar, Tomb of Iltutmish and Alai Minar, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, and Alai Darwaza. The bricks that make up Qutb Minar feature intricate carvings and Quranic verses.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Lotus Temple, The Red Fort, and Qutb Minar are four amazing attractions to see while visiting New Delhi, India. They are all architectural beauties and provide memorable experiences, whether you’re meditating by a pool of holy water or learning about India’s history in one of the museums in Qutb Minar.