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Major Delhi Attractions

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A travel journal to Delhi by koshkha

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Bahai House of Worship/Lotus Temple

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Attraction | "Concrete Silence"

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With the mountain phase of our holiday behind us we found ourselves back in Delhi for just one night before flying south to Aurangabad. We dropped our bags back at the Saket B&B, ate big breakfasts and headed out for some sightseeing. I’ve seen many of the big tourist attractions in Delhi but I’d not previously been to the Lotus Temple which is the Bahai religion’s headquarters in the Indian sub-continent. The Bahai Faith seems to dog me on my travels and I’ve been to several of their temples, usually by accident rather than by design. When we travelled to Iran a few years ago, we learned that the Bahais are the religion most hated by the Iranian government despite or perhaps because Iran was the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 20, 2013

Bahai House of Worship/Lotus Temple
Bahapur, Kalkaji
Delhi, India 110019

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

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Attraction | "Confession Time - My Crush on a Dead Leader"

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Photo, New Delhi, India
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During our trip to India in November 2007 we booked a car and a driver to explore some of the sights of Delhi. After a really interesting hour or so at the Indira Gandhi memorial museum we headed off to 'keep it in the family' and check out the Museum dedicated to her father, Jawaharlal Nehru. ~I confess, I've got a bit of a 'thing' about Nehru~If it were acceptable or appropriate to admit to having a bit of a crush on a foreign politician who was dead before I was even born, then Nehru's number one on my list. Mind you, it's not a very long list, but with his matinee-idol good looks, the first Prime Minister of Independent India was a real head-turner who set ladies' hearts a-...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 10, 2009

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
Teen Murti House
New Delhi, India 110011
+91(11)3017587

India Gate

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Attraction | "A Mighty and Noble Monument to the Fallen"

India Gate Photo, Delhi, India
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India Gate has the rare distinction of being one of the few attractions in Delhi that benefits from being visible from a great distance, rather than being crowded in by surrounding buildings. If you stand outside the Presidential Palace at the far end of Rajpath with the government buildings around you, you can look straight down this regal artery and see the 42m-high India Gate standing proudly in the distance, looking a little like an Asian Arc de Triomphe. And like the Arc de Triomphe, the India Gate also sits effectively at the middle of a giant roundabout.As befits a monument to the noble dead of the First World War, the architect Edwin Lutyens laid out the streets of this area of New...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 8, 2009

India Gate
Rajpath, New Delhi
Delhi, India

Humayun's Tomb

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Attraction | "Delhi's Finest Garden Tomb"

Humayun's Tomb Photo, Delhi, India
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The Taj Mahal is hailed world-wide as history's greatest monument to love and was built by Shahjahan as a tribute to his wife Mumtaz. Fewer people have heard of another mausoleum which is widely believe to have inspired Shahjahan in his choice of design for the Taj; that monument is the Tomb of Humayun in Delhi. It has been on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites since 1993 and was included for its significance as the first Persian-style 'garden-tomb' on the Indian sub-continent. Whilst the name might suggest that this is just one building and one dead old wealthy chap, it's actually a complex of many different tombs and mausoleums and it's well worth a visit. To anyone who has seen the T...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 8, 2009

Humayun's Tomb
Nizamuddin, New Delhi
Delhi, India

Indira Ghandi Museum

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Attraction | "The Life and Death of a Remarkable Woman"

Indira Ghandi Museum Photo, Delhi, India
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• Granddaughter of one of the early leaders of the Indian National Congress. • Daugher of independent India's first Prime Minister. • Mother of another Prime Minister. • Mother-in-law of an election-winning party leader. • Grandmother of a young up-and-coming MP of whom much is expected.Indira Gandhi's place in Indian social and political history and claim to fame would have been assure even without her own remarkable achievement. Indira was the first - and so far only - woman Prime Minister of the world's largest democracy. Her election in 1966 made her only the second woman to serve as president or prime minister in modern times. So much for the idea that India wa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 8, 2009

Indira Ghandi Museum
New Delhi
Delhi, India