Regale in the architectural splendour of Delhi on your visit here. You can see many different architectural styles and monuments. Since they are within a stone’s throw away from each other, you can take in a number of them in a single day.
Many of these structures are in ruins but one can study the details of the architectural forms and admire the beauty. Catch as many as you can on the same day Delhi tour and have fun.
Walk through the ruins of Tuglaqabad fort which is in Delhi. It is in ruins now and covers an area of 6 square kilometers. You can see the nearby Asola Bhatti WIldlife sanctuary and the Dr. Karni Singh shooting range. It was built by the founder of the Tuglaq dynasty, Ghazi Malik or Ghiyaz-ud-din-Tuglaq in 1321. This became the third city of Delhi.
Walk through Lodi’s Garden-
Situated in the heart of Delhi, this picuresque garden covers an area of 90 acres. You can find many remarkable monuments at this place maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. One such is Sikander Lodi’s Tomb.
The garden has monuments built by the Lodi and Sayyid rulers in the 15th century. Prominent among them are Tomb of Mohammed Shah, Bara Gumbad and Shisha Gimbad, and many more. Shisha Gumbad is a tomb of one of the last rulers in the Lodi lineage. This glass dome might be the tomb of Bahlul Lodi founder of the Lodi Dynasty of Delhi. The Lodi Gardens is located near Humayun’s tomb. Other than tourists, the park has a fair number of people who jog and meditate. There is no entry fee to enter the park. Photography is allowed.
Mehrauli Archeological Park-
Spread over 200 acres of historical antiquity, the Mehrauli Archeological Park is a prominent place in Old Delhi. Nearby, one can see the Qutub Minar World Heritage Site. Being a place with over 1000 years of continuous occupation, one can see the rich cultural diversity in the various historical monuments. The most significant is the Lal Kot dating back to 1060 CE.
One can experience a walk through this blissful area on any day. Most of the tours begin from the Qutub Minar car parking lot. The entire trip takes 3 hours.
Humayun’s tomb: This tomb has rubble masonry construction and is significant for the arch construction. Here the arch made its first appearance in India.
Steps of Rajon ki Baoli: This well built by the rulers of Delhi helped the people of Delhi cope with the shortage of water. The steps lead to the four-sided well and though the depth is not big, the aesthetic beauty is enormous.
Bagichi Ki Masjid: This monument is located near the residential areas of Mehrauli. This live mosque has an entrance in the wall to gain access.
Hazrath Nizamuddin Dargah
This is open only on Thursday night between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. Hazrath Nizamuddin was a Sufi poet from the 14th century. One can experience the Qawalli (a form of poetry recitation) and enjoy at the numerous eateries outside the Durgah. You would be advised to wear full clothes because this is a place of worship.
One can find many of these destinations listed on the Delhi local tour packages. Your holiday will have lots of excitement and fun if you plan properly. Read about them and mark them on your tourist intenerary.