Welcome to Dil walo ki Dilli !!
If you are visiting India for the first time or you want to know India or you are an Indian wanting to rediscover India, start from the heart of India. The National Capital and I mean it in all sense !! You can not stop raving about The food, shopping, experiences and monuments in Delhi. I chose 2 of my subscribers to have the experience of Delhi Sightseeing popularly known as Dilli darshan, to see what Delhi has in it for us.
I booked our tickets online for an AC bus. See, I don’t want to be stuck on maps and manage where I should go next. The bus managed it well. We had a guide, 9 places covered, fellow travelers with us and best part it was economic. The guide though was a funny man. You will know if see the video.
WE started our Journey from Jantar Mantar, An obersvatory (same as the one in Jaipur but bigger) Then our bus arrived at the Delhi Home Ministry office to pick us up.Next up, we headed straight to Laxmi Narayan temple, it was pretty big and you must be careful of your valuables, outside and inside of the temple (if you know what i mean ;).
Next stop Definitely was Embassy Path. Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Parliament !! You cannot believe your eyes when are around those areas, it definitely does not feel like the rest of Delhi !! It’s clean, pollution and noise free and way too secure for obvious reasons.After that we went to see INDIA gate. Please visit this place during night hours, the scenes are entirely different in days and nights here.
After having lunch at a shady roadside dhaba our bus driver took us to, we went to Qutub Minar. It was crowdy like it always is and it was again a picturesque place. you can check the vlog and see what people were doing to get clicked. We made a friend, it was chaotic but good experience.
We then visited handicrafts station, ITDC managed by GoI. It has handmade items ranging from leather material juttis to indian saris and artefacts to decorate houses. You can see how they make all these things and buy them !! They do have free delivery services too.
My favorite stop though was Lotus Temple. Our last stop for that day. It was a temple with no idol, people of all caste and races sit together and pray to whoever they feel like praying. The hall is pretty big and inside no noise is allowed. It was really much needed peaceful experience.
I would really recommend first timers to take their time and visit all these places and know what Delhi means and it’s history.