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A Weekend Getaway of Delhi with Family

As everyone knows that Delhi is India’s capital territory. Delhi has its own charm. The city is full of many monuments, historical places, markets, temples, Bhawan etc. 

Key Places which I have visited in my three days trip:

  • Qutub Minar
  • Akshardham Temple
  • India Gate
  • Sansad Bhawan
  • President House
  • Lotus Temple
  • Lajpat Nagar Market
  • Red Fort
  • Chandani Chowk

If You want to visit Delhi you must choose metro for your travel. It’s my personal experience. It helps you to avoid general traffic, tiredness and from sun burn.

Qutub Minar:

As I have started my journey from Sikandarpur metro station (Gurugram). We were four members, first, we went for Kutub Minar. It is a very old and tall (240 feet) Minar surrounded with many other Mughal architectures. It is made with red sandstone and marbles. Magnificent 5 story minaret that is eye catching. We have taken many pictures and enjoyed sightseeing of Qutub.

Akshardham Temple:  Our Next destination was Akshardham Temple. Akshardham Temple established by Swaminarayan Akshardham. This temple displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and Indian architecture. As we entered the temple we were feeling peace in our mind, the eye was catching every little thing, both side of temple water, walls were covered with story telling art. If you go in the evening you can attend the arati of Swaminarayan. Inside part of the temple is very shiny and beautiful, here is a collection of old things of Swaminarayan like Charan paduka, clothes piece, box etc.

The major attraction of the temple is its musical fountain show. It is a 30-minute show that will take you in dreams, start at 7:30 pm. We attended it and also took the boat ride, Nilkanth Darshan. Here, camera or mobile phones are not allowed inside the temple.

India Gate: India Gate is made in the memory of those soldiers who died in the first world war, their names appear on it. It is made with yellow and red sandstone.

You can reach here from anywhere you stay in Delhi. You can enjoy here with popcorn, panipuri, ice-cream etc. We reached here around 12 pm. It was a little bit hotter but we did not miss any chance to enjoy. You can see many flowers planted both sides of the road, Its feel like that you were entering into a palace entrance.

Sansad Bhawan: One of the impressive building architecture of Indian Parliament. We have seen it from outside. But if you want to visit you have to take the proper official pass then you can visit the public gallery.

President House: Without a doubt, the President House is a forcing and excellent work of building. It comprises of four stories with 340 rooms and the floor range traverses over a gigantic 200,000 square feet. We stopped by the security guard before the entrance gate due to security reason. We had clicked some pictures there.

Lotus Temple:  Lotus temple is the symbol of the Baha’i faith. The eminent structure of this building unfurls as a breathtaking white petal lotus and is a standout amongst the most went to foundations on the planet.

Inside the temple, you sit and prayer your god. You will feel very calm in the environment. And it is situated in the mid of greenery, light-blue water. In there walls, it has different type of art with small stones.

We also go to the Baha’i museum. There was every detail of Bahai people. How Lotus temple got to build up, used equipment in building etc.We have not spent more than one hour because we were getting late. We left earlier and take the metro for Lajpat Nagar.

Lajpat Nagar: Lajpat Nagar is known as central market. It is the biggest and popular shopping centre in Delhi. You can find every big to small things here with quality at reasonable price. So I suggest if you want shopping then must visit this market for once.

Red  Fort:

On the next day we have to go red fort, it is made with red stone and spread in the very large area. We entered inside the fort. It has museums, Tops and many weapons which were used in war. On independence day and Republic day, President of India flags from here. It was a proud moment to visit this old monument.

Chandni Chowk Market:  It was our third and last day, so we want to explore the things in the market. We turn to Chandni Chowk market. There was very rush inside the market. I bought many accessories like selfistick, headphone, toys and many other things.

We entered also in Parathe-wali Gali, It was very congested and smoky and we tasted Paratha and other delicious dishes here.It’s  already 5:15 pm, we left and take the metro from Chandni Chowk metro station, After 1.30 hrs journey we reached back our place. That night my parents were leaving for Agra.

This trip was memorable for me because I have visited all these places with my family.

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