Places to visit in New Delhi
Red Fort, popularly known as the ‘LalQuila’ is one of the most significant monuments in Old Delhi. The famous ruler ‘Shah Jahan’ built this fort in the 17th century on the banks of the river Yamuna. India Gate is another significant monument as it is the memorial to the brave soldiers who were killed in the World War I. The QutubMinar claimed to be the tallest brick minaret in the world, was built by the founder of the slave dynasty named ‘Qutub-ud-din Aibak’ in the 12th century to honor the victory of a Mughal King Mohammed Ghori over the Rajputs. Apart from these, Delhi houses one of the biggest mosques of India called as the ‘Jama Masjid’. The memorial of Mahatma Gandhi is at Rajghat and another interesting site is the Humayun’s tomb, which is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun and said to be the inspiration behind the design of TajMahal.
Best Time to visit New Delhi
Delhi summers are long and extremely hot, from early April to late October, with the monsoon season in between from mid June to mid September. The temperatures rise as high as 48 degree centigrade during the summers. Best time to visit Delhi is from late November with the beginning of wintersupto late February. For those who can not travel during this period may look at late August to September during monsoons. Even though monsoons are not a recommended time to travel for any city but atleast the weather gets pleasant and one won’t have to bear the high summer temperatures and scorching heat.