In addition to beautiful and interesting temples, certainly worth visiting while staying in Delhi, you must visit both the centre of New and Old Delhi. The centre of the new Delhi Connaught place built in 1931 is a modern giant roundabout built during the reign of the British full of shops, restaurants, five-star hotels, corporate and bank headquarters. Being there it is recommended to go to the underground textile bazaar - Palika bazaar and to the park with the giant flag of India watching life going on in the streets.
Leaving Old Delhi, we should also stop at Raj ghat, i.e. the place of cremation of Gandhi and other important persons, in order to escape from the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi, go for a walk to pay the tribute to the independence warrior of India, Mahatma Gandhi, who was cremated here in 1948.
While in Delhi, do not forget about such monuments as:
- the mausoleum of the emperor of Mughal Humayun, on the UNESCO list which is the prototype of the famous Taj Mahal and the first garden tomb in India. The building is inspired by Persian architecture made of marble and sandstone. It is worth visiting the huge tomb at sunset or sunrise.
- Qutub minar in the south of Delhi, the largest brick minaret on the UNESCO list whose height is 73 meters and dates from the 12th century during the reign of Muslims. It is an example of early Afghan architecture. Within the property you can admire the ruins of ancient mosques and tombs, as well a metal obelisk 2000 years old, whose origin is a mystery to scientists.
- The Gate of India is a place where many of us start exploring Delhi. It is 42-meter , originally called , monumental sandstone arch dedicated to the troops of British India who died in wars fought between 1914 and 1919. India Gate, which is located at the eastern end of the Rajpath (formerly called the Kingsway). A place very popular among the local population.
For a walk, I recommend visiting the Lodi gardens park (near Humajun's tomb), where there are beautiful tombs of the Lodi dynasty, while for entertainment and a walk I recommend Hauz khaz Village (southern part of the city), where there is a deer park, a street full of clubs and restaurants of various cuisines of the world.
The museums worth recommending is the National Museum full of prehistoric exhibits from the Indus Valley, paintings, rare manuscripts and sculptures.
Art lovers can go to the Contemporary Art Gallery from 1954, which features works made by artists from around the world.
The tour can be divided into two days, the first day- sightseeing of New Delhi: (India Gate, Connaught place, Birla mandir, Humajun tomb) with sightseeing of the southern part of Qutub Minar and Lotos Temple.
Don't forget to shop on the famous street in the tourist district of Paharaganj, in Karol Bagh street, at the Old Delhi bazaar or at the Palika underground bazaar at Connaught place. There are also many shopping centers and local bazaars in Delhi, where everyone will surely find something for themselves.
There are also restaurants with delicious and inexpensive food on Paharaganj or Karol Bagh street, as well as stalls with Indian "fast food", where you can try delicious samosa, Aloo tiki or drink Indian tea - chai. The description of Indian street food in the link
- You can move around the city by local tuk-tuk or subway, or rent a car with a driver who knows English, and knows the city and local attractions very well. Recommended Indian travel agency is http://www.paylesstoursindia.com/