Delhi My Visit to Capital City - Part II
In Delhi English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi are used for communication. The Archaeological Survey of India recognises 1200 heritage buildings and 175 monuments in Delhi as national heritage sites. Historically, Delhi has always remained an important trading centre in northern India. Foods like kababs and biryanis are popular in Delhi. South Indian meals including Dosa, Idly, Sambar are available. Bread with omelette is served in street tabas.
A House of worship. An architectural excellent temple built in the shape of a Lotus Flower. Open for all religions. Anyone can enter into the prayer hall to worship God silently. A central hall connected with nine doors (Lotus petals) can accommodate more than 5000 people. It is the most beautiful place to visit and surrounded by gardens. It is full of white marbles. Free entry. Monday closed for maintenance.
In Delhi We can come across a good number of memorials and samatis (cremation grounds) of the great leaders of India. Raj Ghat (King Court) is the place where the body of Shri. Mahatma Gandhi known as the Father of the Nation (India) was cremated. A beautiful place to be visited in Delhi. Admission free. Please leave your footwear outside. Near Raj Ghat, samatis of late Indian Prime Ministers Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru (Shanti Van), Smt. Indira Gadhi (Shakti Sthal), Shri. Rajiv Gandhi (Veer Bhumi ) and Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri (Vijay Ghat) are the places to be visited.
Red Fort (Lal Qila ) or Delhi Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mughal Emperor Shahjahan (Taj Mahal fame) constructed this residence of royal family in the new capital Shahjahanabad in 17th century alongside river Yamuna (Jamuna). This fort has a public meeting hall (Diwan-i-Aam), palaces (Khas Mahal,Rang Mahal,etc.,), Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), marble fountains and the legendary Peacock Throne (Diwan-i-Khas). There is a sound and light show describing Mughal history in the evenings.
When India got independence from British rulers, then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru unveiled the Indian Flag in this place. Till today Flag hosting ceremony and addressing the nation by the Prime Minister takes place on every Independence Day (August 15).
Diwan-i-'Am (Hall of pubic audience)
During my stay I enjoy radio programs from FM stations. There are more than a dozen FM stations broadcasting interesting programs which include Hindi and English songs. All India Radio FM Rainbow (102.60), AIR FM Gold (106.40), Radio Mirchi (98.30), Radio City (91.10), Big FM (92.70), Red FM (93.50), Radio One (94.30) are noteworthy. I enjoy listening to Meow FM (104.8) [Just-for-Women Radio]. It is full of completely unscripted one to one conversations. Women with fictitious name talk freely their problems, RJ ask questions nicely to bring out their hidden secrets, Doctors on phone with remedy, the show goes on late night, when you are in Delhi, Don't miss it.
- Delhi My Visit to Capital City - Part I
Delhi is the capital city of India. Centre of power and heritage. A multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis. I visit Delhi and enjoy each minute. I observe few things and love moments that I share here. ...
- Delhi My Visit to Capital City - Part III
A Very famous place. #1, Safdarjung Road is where the office/home of the former Prime Minister of India, Shrimati Indira Gandhi was situated. She is reverently remembered in many parts of rural India as...