The capital city of India, Delhi, is a bowl full of enthralling activities and upbeat lifestyle. One can find a huge mix of different cultures, from all across the country, amalgamating here. The city reflects a perfect blend of ancient culture and modern technology. An opportunity to volunteer in Delhi can be a great experience for many who are keen to witness the real time example of ‘Unity in Diversity’. Considering the fact that India is still a developing economy, there are many volunteering programs in Delhi, which one can enroll themselves for. Here is a comprehensive list of things and places one can/must do or explore while in Delhi.
It will be hard to believe (for me) that any article about touring Delhi would end without a mention of India Gate. Formerly known as the ‘All India War Memorial’, this robust 42m tall architecture is standing firm since it was built in 1921. Not only does it has a substantial significance in the history of Delhi, and India as a whole, but also is a symbol of deep patriotism for every citizen.
The second tallest Minar in India, a UNESCO world heritage site, a showcase of fine art work; Qutub Minar is a worldwide known architecture. Completed in 1200A.D., the monument is named after the Mughal emperor Qutub-u-din. This can be a good place for one to explore the fine art of ancient India.
No trip is complete without a little shopping at the local markets of the city; and when in Delhi, the options are in abundance. Explore the famous Khan Market if you are looking for some good collection of bookstores, enter the Chandani Chowk area to embrace the “old” Delhi market, and while the Lajpat Nagar market can be a great place to shop some goodies or gifts that can be used for your volunteering project, Sarojani Nagar market is all set to provide you with ample of options for your choice of branded accessories and clothings… on low prices!
Hauz Khaas Village
Behold, all the party freaks!! The area, Hauz khaas village, is one the most happening nightlife streets in the capital. Burgeoned with insomniacs, especially over the weekends, the village has many discos, pubs and restaurants to offer. There are few pubs that provide roof top sitting arrangements from where you can get some of the most amazing views of the city.
Once a small village in Sonepat district of Haryana state, Murthal has emerged as one of the fastest developing villages. The reason behind this is the long stretch of Dhabas (small scale restaurants) set up on the highway, which once were a stop gap, for meals and sleep, for truck drivers only. But today, it has become one of the most happening and visited place by the night crawlers and groups of youngsters. It’s a night life of a different scale altogether, and of course, every bite of that tandoori chicken is worth remembering.
The last of the seven Bahai temples built around the world, this extraordinary piece of fine architecture is one of the most visited tourist place in Delhi. The beautiful shape of a lotus, carved in between a plush green landscape, is a pure delight to the eyes. People from all walks of life and religion take abode here for tranquility and to sense the feel of immortality.
Delhi has a plethora of options for an avid explorer visiting the city. These mentioned above are just a highlight of what all spots are there to definitely check out when traveling in Delhi. So the next time you are visiting the capital, make sure you do not miss out on these spots.