Hi I am Ritika & I am a wanderer by nature; a college student by profession. I live in a city that changes colour with every 10 steps you take. Armed with a rich historical and cultural background, it has never ceased to amaze me despite living here since the last 10 years. Though one really has to be careful since Delhi has a tendency to be extremely hot, humid and bitingly cold.
One can’t really give you enough tips if you plan to visit this Delhi, but I’ll give you a head-start with what gets me going!
Forts and the Tombs
From Lal Quila (Red Fort) to Purana Quila (Old Fort) to Humayun ka Maqbara (Humayun’s Tomb) to Qutub Minar, this city has it all! Boasting of being home to many ancient empires like the Mauryan Empire, Mughal Empire and renowned dynasties like the Tomara dynasty, Slave dynasty, Tughluq dynasty, Khilji dynasty etc. It is believed that Delhi is the land of Indrapastha, the capital seat of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata.
Don’t forget to sign up for a Heritage walk if you want to explore the old part of Delhi, home to Mirza Ghalib, Jama Masjid, and other famous heritage buildings and architectural buildings.
This metropolitan city is well connected A/c, Non A/c buses, as well as an expansive metro line.
Shopping and Food
Delhi is proud to be a shoppers paradise, be it clothes, food, jewellery as well as electronics gadgets. If you are looking for traditional Indian wear or dry fruits while also giving a treat to your tummy, head to Chandini Chowk- a bustling, and oldest market place of the city. Sarojini Nagar will offer you casuals of the latest fashion trends. Other market places to keep in mind would be Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh. Don’t forget to haggle for the best prices!
Festivals and Fairs
A city bubbling with culture, traditions, colours and happiness, does not need any special occasion to celebrate. Be it Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Guru Purab, Durga Puja or many others, people of all strata come together and celebrate them with style.
How to approach this city?
Though it’s a city brimming with history, festivals, and great food, weather can be a downer. Plan your trip according to the weather you are comfortable with, while travelling. It is advisable to keep your valuables close to you while using public transport. Carry bottled water at all times.
Keep this in mind, and you will have a trip to remember!
Looking forward to seeing you here! 🙂