Red Fort, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid etc
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Delhi is not just a city but a melting pot where numerous cities were build and razed to ground as time passed. As many as 9 different cities were built and razed to the ground in different periods of history. It started with 'Pandavas' who established the city of 'Indraprastha' and culminated to New Delhi, the last one, built by the British. Surely the wheel of fortune (and misfortune?) has never taken rest all these years.
Delhi has all the elements that make any large city, a metropolitan city. Bustling markets, puffing commuters, egoist bureaucrats, cunning politicians, white-collar bosses, irritating beggars; just stand any of the traffic signals and stare the city that has not relaxed since it was conceived.
You have a lot to see and admire in Delhi. Well, you can start from the monuments of yesteryears. Go for a walk to Lal Quila or Red Fort. Admire the minutest of details. Just turn your back and witness 'the believers' paying Namaaz (Muslim Prayer) in historic Jama Masjid. Venture towards Chandini Chowk and you will venture into dilemma. The old bazaars have enough items to keep you busy for whole day. Buy at least a bag-full of items and be ready for the altercation with custom officials at airport. Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Ballimaran, Nai Sadak will greet you in the way back to hotel. Feeling Hungry? Stop at any of the roadside kiosk. Let the sweetmeat melt in your mouth. Wash it down with a glass of creamy Lassi. Return to hotel, take some rest for you have only discovered one facet of Delhi and the rest are to follow.