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 the following.
Situated barely 2 km away from the hotel, 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.
Open 24 x 7
The Lotus Temple, about 20 minutes (10 kms) from the hotel, is a Bahá House of Worship that first opened to the public in December 1986. The project was designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba, who received praise for it even before it was finished – and received several awards after. This Lotus Temple is one of seven Baha’i Houses of Worship located across the world.
09:00 - 17:30 | Closed on Mondays
India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid is built on a 10m elevation and considered to be a peaceful spot in the chaos of Old Delhi. It was built to serve as one of the central mosques of Shahjahanabad, the new city founded by Shah Jahan after he shifted his capital from Agra. Built using red sandstone and white marble, it can hold almost 25,000 people at once. The final architectural conquest of Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is located at a distance of 8 km from our hotel. There’s no entry fee to visit the mosque and one just needs to take off their shoes at the top of the stairs.
09:30 - 18:30 | Closed on Mondays
Just 3.4 kms from the hotel, the Delhi Haat or Dilli Haat was launched in March 1994. Located at the city’s centre, Dilli Haat has the feel of a typical Rural Haat or village market, but it’s better adapted to modern demands. This Food and Craft Bazaar is a treasure trove of Indian culture, handicrafts, cultural events and regional food from all over India. Experience multiple states’ specialties, buy inimitable ethnic products, or simply relax in the evening with the entire family.
06:00 - 18:00
Situated barely 2 km away from the hotel, 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. In the aftermath of the 1971 Indo-Pak War, Amar Jawan Jyoti was introduced to honor those Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the wake of the war. It is located in the vicinity of Rashtrapati Bhavan. The hotel’s transfer service can be arranged on request to reach this architectural memoir.