A traveller guide on places to explore in New Delhi

Being the capital of India, Delhi is a must visit place which has in it the different ancient histories that are needed to be explored. Delhi was ruled by the Mughals and so we can see the influence in its monuments that has been built by the Mughal emperors.

Delhi is a metropolitan city and has ranked the top as the world’s most polluted city. There are thousands of people inhabiting in Delhi and it is also the place where the maximum number of tourist visits takes place in the country every day.

There are many places in Delhi which are needed to be visited. But there are a few ones which are the most exploitable destinations in Delhi.Out of them; the top 3 destinations to explore in Delhi are Lotus Temple, National Rail Museum, and National Zoological Park. So in this post I want to share top 3 tourist destination of Delhi, 1 cheap hotel in south Delhi and 1 amazing lounge which serve amazing food. So lets start from lounge.

Now lets talk about 3 of my favorite tourist destinations of the capital.

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Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple is located in New Delhi itself. Lotus Temple is also known as Baha’i House of Worship was completed in 13 November, 1986 and was opened in 24 December, 1986. Its height is approximately is 34.27 m and diameter is about 70 m.The architect of this famous temple was Fariborz Sahba and the structural engineers were Flint and Neill. The Lotus temple is opened to all religions as the temple follows the rules of Baha’i.

The Baha’i rule states that the spirit of the house of worship be like a place of gathering of all the people without any religious restrictions that is why, the Lotus Temple is one of the famous temples as it is open even for  Hindus, a Muslims, a Sikhs, Christians, Buddhist,a jain. As the shape of the temple is like that of a flower, hence it is placed as the Mother Temple of India.

The Lotus Temple has been stated as the most visited building in the world by CNN and is the most visited religious building in the world by Guinness World Records, 2001. Lotus Temple has also won many awards.

National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum is a museum in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. It focuses on the rail heritage ansd was opened on 1 February, 1977. It consists of a special toy train which offers rides to the tourists around the whole site every day. It exhibits many things. Among them, the main exhibits of this museum are Patiala State Monorail Trainways. This train consists of a track of a single rail was designed by Col.Bowles.Other exhibits are fire engine, saloon of the Prince of Wales, Fairy Queen,Crane Tank etc.

National Zoological Park

The National Zoological Park is located near the Old Fort in New Delhi. The zoo consists of about 1350 animals containing almost 130 species of animals and birds from around the world. The zoo can be viewed either by walking or a battery operated vehicle is provided by the zoo and only drinking water is allowed in the zoo.

However, you can find a canteen for having your food there. The animals which you can find in the zoo are white tiger, leopard, rhino, emu, antelope, lion tailed macaque etc.

And that’s it my friends. I will love to hear your reviews.