India is an absolutely awe inspiring country, a test of your backpacking adrenalin and one of the most beautiful destinations to visit when travelling the world. And an added bonus is that today more than 150 citizens from around the world can apply for their tourist visas online instead of visiting an Indian embassy (like the one I went to in Bishkek). I based myself in the Hostel Smyle Inn and then backpacked the key sights.
New Delhi is one of those historical places you simply have to visit when in India. While planning your trip to India don’t forget to get your India Visa Online with iVisa and remember to include this beautiful city in your itinerary. Make time to see these four beautiful spots.
Arguably one of the most famous places to visit in the area, the Red Fort is a testament to the medieval Indian engineers’ design capabilities.
The name comes from the red sandstone that the enclosing walls are constructed from, and has been and is still is today the site of important events in the Indian history.
If you have some time while visiting, make sure to check the 1-hour sound and light show that recounts some of the fort’s colorful history.
To really get the feel of what old India would have been like, then put some time aside to visit the historic Chandi Chowk market located in the heart of old Delhi. The Chandi Chowk is till today one of the busiest open air markets in New Delhi and is close to a lot of beautiful temples and monuments, making it a great place to start your journey through New Delhi. If you’re feeling really adventurous then you should try some of the well-known local delicacies for sale.
A lot of people say that the Humayan’s tomb looks very familiar when they see it and that is because the Humayun’s Tomb was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. More than that, the tomb was built in 1570 and marked the first successful execution of this type of architecture that using red sandstone as its primary component. The tomb is part of a much larger complex and is a wonderful place to spend a day.
This 74-meter high tower is the second tallest minar in India. It’s truly an awe-inspiring sight to see. Constructed in 1220, it had been rebuilt numerous times throughout the years including by the emperor of Delhi in the 14th century and the British in the 19th century.