National Zoological Park
Ranked as one of the best zoos in the entire continent the National Zoological Park forms a major place of interest for millions. Situated near the famous Old Fort this park is spread over 214 acres of lush greeneries. Sheltering over 2,000 species of animals and birds, and 200 varieties of trees, this zoo in Delhi is said to be of the finest natural habitats flora and fauna. Absolute heaven for children this park serves as an ideal picnic spot, especially in winters.
A trip to Delhi is incomplete if you visit the Red Fort. Built by Shahjahan in 1638 the Red Fort is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. A major crowd puller the Red Fort in Delhi can easily counted as among the top ten places of interest in the city. An architectural masterpiece in the country the Red Fort is one of the largest and oldest monuments in the capital. Spread over acres of land the fort contains - halls, domed and arched marble palaces, plush private apartments, a mosque and many exclusively designed gardens.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in New Delhi, Qutub Minar was built by Qutub-ud-Din in 1199. Located in a small village called Mehrauli in South Delhi this architectural marvel is the first Islamic structure built in India. The tower is 72.5 meters high and one has to climb 379 steps to reach the top. Built in exclusive red sandstone with carvings from the holy Quran this is easily one of the most important places of interest in New Delhi. Apart from being an architectural delight this five storied monument marked the beginning of a new style of architecture in India.
International Doll's museum
One of the major places of interest for children in Delhi is The International Doll's museum. It was built in 1957 with an aim to display some of the best and unusual dolls from all over the world. This one of a kind museum in situated in the Children's Book Trust building in Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg Delhi. Today, the museum proudly displays an assortment of about 14000 costume dolls from over 85 countries. The museum is divided into two major segments; one having dolls from South Korea, Greece, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom, USSR, etc. In the second section, dolls from Asian and Indian places have been put on exhibit.
An exquisite piece of architecture the Lotus Temple is one of the prime places of interest in Delhi. Originally a place of worship meant for the Bahai's the Lotus Temple is visited by one and all. Built in the shape of a half opened Lotus that has 27 giant white marble petals and nine pools this temple attrcats pilgrims and tourists not only from India but all corners of the world.
Last Updated on 10/26/2010