Culture & Travel21 January 2021
A Day in Delhi
There are many places to visit in India, which is the world’s second most populated country and one of the oldest civilizations. If you only have one day to spend in this dazzling town with its crazy crowd and traffic, you have to limit the places you will visit.
As the first place to see in the morning, we suggest you visit the QutbMinar, which was built in the 13th Century and is accepted to be a masterpiece of Indian-Islamic architecture. Standing at 72.5 meters tall, the Qutb Minar was India’s highest structure until the Taj Mahal was built in the 14th Century. The Qutb Minar is an impressive historical monument standing on a wide area.
After the Qutb Minar, you will have to take the three-wheeled passenger carts known as the Rickshaws for a 16-km drive to Old Delhi district. Despite the unbelievable traffic in the town, this drive has become a breathtaking touristic activity and an irreplaceable Delhi experience.
Built in the 17th Century, this chaotic region is the town’s old center and clearly tells the story of Indian energy. You can visit historical places like the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid as well as local markets like Chandni Chowk. We should mention that the Jama Masjid is the most visited attraction in this crowded town, in which the honks are embedded in nice conversations and which hypnotizes its visitors with its crazy energy.
As one of the largest mosques in the world, this structure is accepted to be an important example of Indian Islamic culture. After touring the mosque, you go up to the iconic door known as the Indian Gate and have a selfie to symbolize your trip. You must definitely visit the National Gallery of Modern Art just a short walk from the door, which usually goes unnoticed by the visitors. After seeing the best examples of modern Indian art, next step is lunch. We recommend a place well-known among the locals but again go unnoticed by the tourists. You can have a nice lunch here with your mind at peace. Give Andhra Pradesh Bhavan Canteen a chance, which is in a government-owned building complex. You can try traditional dishes like pit roasted chicken or thali and have an authentic Indian experience. After lunch, your next stop is the Lodhi Gardens. Also hosting several historical structures, this park is a meeting point for the locals. Right after this park that exhibits all the botanical beauties of New Delhi, there is a street gallery. You can find the gallery easily by searching “Lodhi Garden Street Art” on the maps. It was prepared by young artists a couple of years ago. After the gallery, you can head over to Shahpur Jat district. As the Y generation’s favorite in the town, the district has many concept coffeeshops and gift shops. Hauz Khas Village, which is the center of night life, is also close to this district. It is ideal for those looking for some entertainment among historical remains, restaurants, and bars. Another place we can recommend for dinner is Pirates of Grill, which offers traditional Indian foods as well as grills specific to the country. You definitely must try the special menus in this place.