Delhi has always been known for its historic locations and bustling markets. Owing to its rich history, it has seen the coming together of people from various faiths and has emerged as the hub of culture. The fact that it has been the seat of power with dynasties ranging from the Lodhis to the Mughals has left an indelible mark on its architecture and monuments. The influence of colonialism is also evident in some of the buildings and the way the city has been planned. Some of the places that must be explored include:
Jama Masjid is the remnant of Mughal era. It was commissioned by Shah Jahan. The word Jama Masjid is derived from the term 'Jummah', referring to the congregational prayer of Muslims every Friday. Built using red sandstone and white marble, it dominates the skyline of Chawri Bazar. This is considered to be one of the largest mosques in India.
India Gate is a war memorial built to commemorate those soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives during the First World War (1914-18). It was designed by Edwin Lutyens, the chief British architect who planned Delhi. It is located in the vicinity of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
One of the most posh markets in Delhi, this vibrant arcade is located near the high profile diplomatic enclave of Chanakya Puri and is situated barely 1.4 km away from The Claridges Hotel, New Delhi. Located near the Khan Market Metro Station, it is lined with inimitable bits and pieces of trousseau, intriguing silver jewelry, stores of promising artists and some of the finest restaurants and patisseries in the city. Not just this, the market also has an exclusive collection of internationally acclaimed magazines.