One of the oldest and largest enclosed bazaars in India, Chandni Chowk (Moonlit Square) is one of the most enticing and wonderful attractions in Delhi. Running through the middle of the walled city, Chandni Chowk is crammed with hundreds of shops, religious shrines and teahouses. It is an amazing experience to amble around the alleyways, looking and enjoying, or bargaining and buying. Here you can find almost anything, from electrical goods, clothes and jewellery, to mouth-watering delicacies. Built during the rule of Shah Jahan in 1650 AD, the bazaar grew by covering an increasingly large area of shops and storehouses with temples, mosques, gurudwaras, and subsequently it became the center of trading.
Situated opposite the INA Market, this open-air arts-and-crafts market provides a unique shopping experience. DILLI HAAT transports you to the magical world of Indian art and heritage presented through a fascinating panorama of craft, cuisine and cultural activities. You can buy regional handicrafts from different parts of the country. Apart from this, people visiting Dilli Haat can savour the inimitable flavours of the delightful local foods from the various regions of India.
Twenty acres of sprawling lush garden area, the Garden of Five Senses is situated close to Mehrauli Heritage Zone. The park is a great place to relax and unwind. The park plays host to a variety of activities that invite public interaction and exploration. Located at Said-ul-ajaib village, the park displays soaring stainless steel birds mounted on slate - clad pillars, an expansive plaza, a spiral walkway, series of fountains, stoned elephants and water steams.
Have the pleasure of indulging in a Qawali performance on Thursday evenings with soul warming Sufi music at one of the most sacred Muslim pilgrimages in India, the tomb of the saint Sheikh Nizamuddin Aulia is undoubtedly one of Delhi's most fascinating attractions. A visit to the place will land you in medieval times. The complex of the shrine includes several other tombs, including that of the noted poet Mirza Ghalib (1786-1869), Amir Khusbru and the grave of Jahanara, favourite daughter of Shah Jahan.
Built by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKON), this elegant temple is one of the largest temple complexes in India. Lavishly decorated in a mix of ultra-contemporary and traditional styles, the shrine attracts a large number of Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna cult followers.
Located in close proximity to Purana Qila, near ITO, the Delhi zoo was established in 1959. Spread over a massive area of 214 acres, it is regarded as one of the finest zoos in Asia. Efforts have been made to provide an almost natural habitat to the animals and birds. There are more than 2,000 animals and bird species from places like Africa, America, Australia and Asia. There is a lot of greenery around the zoo and it is an ideal picnic spot especially in winter.
India attained its independence on 15th August 1947. Thereafter , the Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic. To commemorate this , each year ,26th January is celebrated as Republic Day in India .
For those who love to shop till they drop, Delhi will never disappoint! Delhi offers a canvas of shopping options from traditional bazaars to modern-day swanky malls. There are a range of items to choose from, such as jewellery, carpets, handicrafts, precious stones, silks and silver ware - all synonymous with India. Connaught Place, Janpath, Karol Bagh, Paharganj, Sarojini Nagar Market and Chandni Chowk are the principle shopping areas. Baba Kharak Singh Marg, near Parliament Street is dotted with multiple state emporiums, offering the famous handicraft artefacts of different states of India under one roof at government-controlled prices. The Central Cottage Industries Emporium at Janpath is another treasure trove of Indian handicrafts. Dilli Haats offer an exciting blend of handlooms & handicrafts from all over India.
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