Hey Serial Walkers !
I am just taking to time to post this first Top for the first part of my Incredible India series ! A three part article about a gay solo traveler making is way through the sub continent !
21 millions people, food, the last Star Wars & the largest political manifestation ever recording (CAA) , I am so grateful for my time in Delhi !
Most of people going to India spend time in Agra & the Rajasthan – Varanasi & Goa .. and I will cover that later. Some told me don’t spend in week in Delhi, it is too long ! Well, after careful considering, I decided to stay, see a old friend, make new ones, better my limited Hindi !
This City is old, chaotique, vibrant, rich of her people, and Incredible like the rest of India. Not comparing to Mumbai, politically, capitals are always more interesting to me, because they usefully have cool museums, and the people staying are mostly just working there : we start there, and you can stay with them 1500 kilometres later ! 🙂
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Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Khan Market, temples and smells, Delhi is Inevitable.
So it Goes
Here’s the list of my top 10 of what to do and see in Delhi
- One of my favs , Humayun’s Tomb ! The first of its kind, it is a Unesco site which cannot disappoint !
- The Red Fort : built in the middle of the XVI century, is the apogee of Mughal Creativity. A must-see yes, because human kind should keep learning and building the complex that is.
- Jama Masjid is one the largest mosque in India. Exemples of the Mughal faith, It’s also known as ‘Masjid-i-Jahanuma’ or ‘Mosque commanding view of the world.
- Qutub Minar, the sandstone highest tower of India, Unesco World Heritage deserving of a visit.
- India Gate near the Yamuna river is a impressive Gate built in the 20s as a effort for the lost soldiers who fought in WWI. 70, 000 names are inscribed on it. Around this monument, you will find others : the War memorial and a army museum !
- The Lotus Temple inaugurated in 1986 is one of the most visited monument of India. A unique Baha’i place of worship for all religions, flowerlike shaped. A privilege by the iranian-american architect Fariborz Sahba.
- The Lodhi Gardens, the perfect winter garden, is a magical place. Protected now by the ASI, multiples tumbs, (Muhammad Shah, Sikandar Lodi …) XV century punjabi architecture, a walk in time we will never forget !
- Khan Market & Old Delhi Market : the perfect example of the growing and changing world. One is the ancient market, where you get lost walking around, the other one, is a place in the center of the New India.
- Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one of the center of the Sikh faith in Delhi. A calm place surrounded by chaos, a welcoming people to share a tea with and learn about religions. A life-changing experience for me.
- Akshardham Temple, or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the recent complex is a spiritual and cultural center. The best way to get into it, get lost in the majestic complex.
- Because, it is not on the major spot list : Hauz Khas Village, an old vestige, rehabitlited, and a lonely place to chill, favoured by the new generation for arts, restaurants, historical relevance and the islamic academy.
- Humayun’s Tomb हुमायूँ का मकबरा
- Red Fort Lal Qila लाल क़िला لال قلعہ
- Hauz Khas Village
- Khan Market खान मार्केट
- Nehru Place
- Connaught Place
- Jama Masjid जामा मस्जिद جامع مسجد
- Lodhi Gardens (लोधी बाग़)
- Swaminarayan Akshardham
- Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib गुरुद्वारा सीस गंज साहिब
- Lotus Temple (Bahá’í House of Worship)
- Qutab Minar
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Don’t forget to check the Records of Nepal, the Himalayan country, when I took my gay ass trekking in the Valley !