New Delhi is the city region for the larger Delhi which is the National Capital Territory (NCT) of India. New Delhi, however, is the country’s capital city. Delhi and New Delhi are often used interchangeably when New Delhi is only a small portion of Delhi City. The major port is located along the Yamuna River which is the second longest tributary river of the mighty Ganges River. During British colonial rule, many aspects of the city were designed and built using exclusively British architects. A good amount of that architecture remains as a visually stunning reminder of that dark period for the Indian people. Today, the multi-cultural presence of the Indian political system makes New Delhi a cosmopolitan city that celebrates the culture of numerous local belief systems. The area is filled with various museums, showcasing art, history, railroads, and even dolls. Plus, there are more beautiful, walkable gardens than you can count on one hand.
- Deer Park is exactly as it sounds: a place to see deer. These majestic creatures are free to roam within the park. It’s not a zoo, as deer and other animals are allowed to live peacefully out in the open.
- Nehru Park, named after former Indian Prime Minister and freedom fighter Jawaharlal Nehru, is a gloriously large area with many beautiful flowers and pristine grass patches.
- The Swaminarayan Akshardham is a tour de force of architecture. This temple is a must visit in Delhi, and includes one-of-a-kind sculptures and amazingly detailed designs on almost every wall. Unfortunately, flash photography is prohibited.
- A fantastic sandstone minaret known as the Qutub Minar remains standing after more than 800 years. This popular sight is a beacon for tourists looking to experience the heart of India.