Lives in Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Since Jul 2005
35-49 year old male
Hi, I was born and raised in New Delhi, and have spent most of my time in, and around Delhi. I currently stay in Bangalore, but keep visiting Delhi every month. I love travelling and meeting new friends. People call me HoneymoonSwami, as I run a boutique consulting service for engaged couples to help them design a unique honeymoon experience for themselves.
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Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens
Flea & Street Markets
Sacred & Religious Sites
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Historic Walking Areas, Gardens, Historic Sites, Parks
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Historic Sites, Castles, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Flea & Street Markets
Sacred & Religious Sites, Gardens
The Qutub Complex houses some of the most sophisticated architectural masterpieces and historic structures in India, including the Qutub Minar, the Iron Pillar, the ruins of ancient Jain Temples, Ala-ud-din’s sprawling Madrasa, and Altamish’s Tomb, situated in a magnificent sandstone and marble mausoleum.
Humayun's Tomb is the final resting place of the great Mughal Emperor, Humayun. Built in the mid-16th century, the tomb beautifully melds elements of Persian and Mughal architecture in a magnificent red sandstone structure. It later became the inspiration for the design of the Taj Mahal — and some even believe it is the more impressive of the two!
The Dilli Haat provides all the ambiance of a traditional Rural Haat (village market), without compromising the modern needs of today's visitors. Here you'll be transported to a magical world of Indian art and heritage, through the fascinating panorama of craft, cuisine and cultural activities on offer. It's a delight for the senses!
Select Citywalk is a chic shopping center situated in South Delhi — the local go-to place for shopping, dining and catching up with friends. Spoil yourself with a broad selection of well-known brands, plus plenty of restaurants and entertainment choices like a multiplex cinema, fitness club, international beauty salon, and much, much more.
Built from pure white marble, the Bahai Temple reflects the simplicity, freshness and clarity of the Bahai revelation. Its lotus-shaped structure — a symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam — represents the universality of the Bahai faith. No matter what your faith, though, this huge, peaceful, and unusually impressive temple inspires quiet contemplation.
The Hauz Khas complex contains the ancient ruins of Alauddin Khilji’s historic city, Siri, which dates back to the 13th century. The complex includes a water tank, an Islamic seminary, a mosque, a tomb, and pavilions. Surrounded by one of the most happening marketplaces and some of the most famous restaurants in the city, it is a great place where you can while away half a day or more, mixing sightseeing, shopping and dining.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is the first private art gallery to exhibit modern and contemporary work solely from India and the subcontinent. From paintings to sculptures to installations, it hosts the best of the nation's artists in a tasteful space.
While some think CP, as the locals know it, has gone a little downhill in recent years, the white-columned, circular market is an interesting example of the city's colonial history. Inside, it's lined with swanky retail showrooms, numerous small to up-market eateries and multiplexes. A decent shopping spot to browse and pick up a variety of souvenirs to take back home, CP also happens to be one of the most expensive office locations in the world!
An imposing structure, India Gate was built in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. Amar Jawan Jyoti, an eternal flame, also burns here 24 hours a day, to pay homage to the soldiers who were killed during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971.
If you want to try good-quality and inexpensive South Indian delicacies, there's no better spot than Andhra Bhavan canteen. Located in the heart of New Delhi, it's known throughout the city for its economical and queue-worthy Andhra food.
The National Museum is India's largest museum, and here you can walk all the way from the prehistoric era into the modern times of Indian culture. History enthusiasts and art lovers alike will find ancient archaeology, sculptures, arms, decorative arts, jewelry, ancient manuscripts, textiles, painting, antiquities and many other collections from different eras throughout Indian history.
Housed in the former Jaipur Maharajah's Palace near India Gate, the well-maintained NGMA is Delhi's premier art gallery, displaying more than 14,000 works by celebrated artists including Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Amrita Shergill and many more.
Tucked away in a peaceful neighborhood, this 90-acre garden in Lutyens' Delhi contains a variety of interesting historic monuments, dotted across its manicured lawns. These include Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Sikander Lodi's Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad, and Bara Gumbad, to name but a few. Situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodhi Road, Lodi Gardens is a hotspot for morning walkers and joggers, so don't forget your sneakers if you want to join the local Delhiites!
Rashtrapati Bhawan (or the President’s Residence) is the official residence of the president of India, and one of the most majestic buildings in the country. Designed by British architect Edwin Lutyen and built 1912-1929, it was originally the residence of the Viceroy of India, before becoming home to the President after the end of Imperial rule in 1947. Don't miss your chance to peek inside!
Khan Market is a popular shopping street among middle-class Indians and expats in central New Delhi. You'll find a variety of good-quality retail outlets here, ranging from high-end fashion to book stores, art galleries to up-market cafes, sportswear to pet shops.
This clean, no-frills restaurant, is known for its generous servings and exquisite Rajasthani and Gujurati Thalis (platters). If you want to fill up on good-quality, authentic food, without the pomp and circumstance, then Rajdhani Thali is the place for you.
A jewel from the Mughal era, the stunning Red Fort is a must-see for every traveler. Visit at night to relive 300 years of India’s history — illuminated with special light effects and accompanying music, the Fort comes to life under the moonlit New Delhi sky.
Raj Ghat is a sombre memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, situated in the place where he was cremated after his assassination in 1948. Built in black marble and surrounded by lawns where an eternal flame burns, it is a popular pilgrimage spot for locals, foreigners and VIPs alike, who flock here to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.
Chandini Chowk (meaning moonlit market) was built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jehan. Over the years, it has evolved into the largest wholesale market in India. It's a great spot for all travelers interested in Indian food, clothing, spices, souvenir-shopping — as well as those who simply want to experience the maddening and boisterous charm of the old city.
A serene temple complex outside of New Delhi, Swaminarayan Akshardham is a true architectural marvel and one of the most peaceful and beautiful man-made structures the city has to offer.