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Delhi is the capital of India. The city is also the political centre of the
country. It is surrounded by the River Yamuna in the east and the Aravali
Range in the west and the south. The city has numerous attractions for
people of all ages and group. The heritage monuments like Red Fort, Qutab
Minar, India Gate, Humanyun's Tomb, and more are best suited for history
lovers. Include Rail Museum, Doll Museum, and Delhi Zoo if visiting with
children. To explore handicraft & handloom visit the Delhi Haat and
Handloom houses at Canaught Palace. The Chandini Chowk, Lajpat Nagar,
Sarojini Nagar, and Karol Bagh markets should be added in every shopaholics
Things to Do in Delhi
India Gate is situated at Rajpath, the most prestigious part of the city.
It was constructed to honour the death of Indian soldiers during the World
War I and the Afghan Conquest in 1919. Made up of sandstone, India Gate is
approximately 160 ft high. The names of the soldiers of WW-I and Afghan
conquest are inscribed on the monument.
Red Fort was built around 1638 by Shah Jahan, a Mughal Emperor. The fort is
made of red sandstone. It once served as the political centre during Mughal
Rule in India. At present, the festivities related to the Republic Day
(26th January) and Independence Day (15th August) are held here each year.
The Indian National Flag is also hoisted here on both these days by the
President and the Prime Minister of the country respectively.
Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world and is around 73
meters tall. It was built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak as the tower of victory. It
comprises 5 stories, out of which 3 are made up of red sandstone. Both
sandstones & marbles have been used for constructing the 4th and the
5th stories of the tower. Its premises comprise an Iron Pillar & the
Best Time to Fly to Delhi
The months between October & March are the best to book cheap flights
from San Francisco to New Delhi. It is recommended to avoid booking SFO to
DEL flights during summer as summers are quite hot and sweaty here. Book
Delhi flights in advance to avoid paying more at the peak season.