LOCATION : NEW DELHI, INDIA EXPERIENCED BY: TARUN SHARMA (AUTHOR)
Ever wondered if you have one single day in any wholesome important city to explore and you wish to visit every tourist place in that city. How will you do that? Whats gonna best way to proceed? Well I must say no need to waste time in public transport all by yourself. You just ask one thing from anyone “where can I get the tourist bus”? You got to that place ask the rates and timing of the bus and get aboard. They will manage time for you and they wont miss even a single place also.
Let me share my own experience. Some days earlier i visited New Delhi, the capital of India. I didnt know about the city at all. It is spread ed over 40 sq. Km. So I just asked about the location for tourist bus depot and got there in the morning. I didn’t want to waste even an hour of that day. Because that was only I had.
So, I got to know That buses starts from Red Fort (Laal Quila) and After taking you to every tourist, will leave you at same place in evening. So I went there and took an AC bus.
Timings : 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM , 11:30 AM (AC Bus services), 12:30 PM.
Prices: For Non- AC buses: INR 150/- (For Both; Indians and Foreigners).
For AC Buses : INR 250/- ( For Both; Indians and Foreigners).
Place 1: Laal Quila:
The Red Fort , Is located just in the middle of New Delhi. Surrounded by the busiest market, Chandni Chowk Market, Which is also famous for its low prices products. Well, This is the Place from where Honorable Prime Minister of India “Narendra Modi” address the public and tribute the great martyrs on Republic day (26th Jan. ) and on Independence Day. ( !5th Aug.)
Timings : 9:30AM to 4:30 PM IST ( Monday will be Closed)
Tickets : INR 10/- (for Indian Citizen) and INR 150/- (For Foreigners)
Light and Sound Show Additional 80 INR for adults and 30 INR are added for the children.
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni chowk (Till Now; Soon will be Laal Quila Itself)
Place 2: Raj Ghat
“Samadhi” of National Father of India “Mahatma Gandhi” After their death on 30th Jan. 1948 they were buried at this place. and It is considered that the flame over the samadhi is still up today since 1948. Not even a single minute it went down. Near by this you will find the Samadhi of 1st prime minister of India “Jawahar Lal Nehru ” and former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
Tickets : Free of Cost.
Timings : Till 5:30 PM IST.
Place 3: Parliament House:
This is where all the politicians and minister have their offices and This is the place from where they decide “What to do , To make this country run” Well We cant go in without any prior appointments and official permissions. Because of National Security purposes one has to pass many security checks to enter the premises.
Place 4: India Gate:
This Gate is also known as Memorial Gate. Because It was constructed in the memories of great Indian Soldiers who fought in 1st World war during the period of 1914-21. Flame at this place also always up Since the day of its opening in the history. Many ministers and politicians usually comes here to tribute for the martyrs of Indian forces.
Tickets and Timings: Free of Cost and Open Timings.
Place 5: Indira Gandhi Memorial:
This memorial is symbol of love for former Prime minister Indira Gandhi from the the Indian. It is kind of museum where Her belongings, Dresses, Dining sets, her accessories all kept safe and displayed in the frames. There are many pictures of her taken on that time are displayed here with her own handwritten articles are framed here. At this memorial you will also see the exact spot where she was shot by her bodyguard when she was leaving for a conference.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM IST.
Tickets : Free of Cost.
Place 6: Qutub Minar
(PC : theholidayindia.com)
It is a 73 m tall tower which was initially started by Qutb al-Din Aibak (Founder of Delhi Sultanate) in 1192 but later completed by Illtutmish (his successor and son in law ) Completed another remaining floors. It is having a staircase with 359 steps but For the security purposes staircase of this tower has now been closed for always. Although you can visit tower and besides this you will find a museum where the history of this tower is displayed.
Timings: 7 Am to 5 PM IST.
Entry Fee: INR 30 per person.
Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar (Yellow Line).
Place 7: Lotus Temple:
This temple is made up for the worship of God of Baha’i Religion. It was completed in 1986. A person from any religion can freely visit here and can worship as much time as he want. According to them every religion is equal and they also give respect to every religion. In 2001 this was termed to be the most visited place in the world.( by reports of CNN) .
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
Tickets: Free of cost.
Nearest Metro Station: Kalka Ji mandir (Purple Line).
After visiting all these place bus dropped me right at place where we started Laal Quila. What i felt was just out of the world.
It was seriously an awesome day. I would love to live that day again. But In another City,. 😉 🙂
So What i always say I’ll say again : Live Long; Live Free….
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