5 experiences to make the most of your stay in New Delhi
The NCR region is an economic and business hub. Also, it is teeming with history and heritage. New Delhi hotels are fully booked with tourists and business people year-round. Whether you are on an official trip or just visiting, you would need to unwind after a tiring day of cracking business deals or touring the city. We list some of the relaxing experiences that can help you rejuvenate at the end of the day.
Visit the Lotus temple
Lotus temple is a Baha’i worship house. It is so-called because of the majestic structure that features 27 marble-clad flower petals arranged as a Lotus. Like all Baha’i temples, it is open to followers of all faiths. The temple is surrounded by beautiful ponds, gardens and lawns which are open to the public. The peace and the tranquillity make it a perfect place to relax and meditate, away from the maddening chaos of the city.
Spend an evening at the Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in Old Delhi. Its original name is ‘Masjid-e-Jahan Numa’. The masjid is built with red sandstone and marble on a high platform so that it is prominently visible from the surrounding area. The large courtyard is peaceful and calm. Listening to the musical evening ‘Azaan’ or the call for prayer in the majestic courtyard is an experience like no other. The peace and tranquillity that the place has to offer is second to none. Make sure that you dress modestly before you enter this place of worship. The best way to get here is by road. New Delhi hotels arrange for transport to and from Old Delhi. Reach out to your booking agent or the hotel attendant for more information.
Enjoy a heritage walk
The city of Delhi has a rich history. The number of monuments and places of historical interest is a testimony to this. The best way to take in all of this history is to visit the monuments and other heritage places. Skip the busy roads and the traffic and instead take a guided heritage evening walks which are conducted by experts across New Delhi. Different areas have their heritage walks, and you can join for a nominal fee.
Listen to soulful music at the Nizamuddin Dargah
The Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum of the 14th-century saint of the same name and is a popular place of pilgrimage. Built atop a tank, there are many tombs of holy men surrounding the main building. The place is well known for the evening ‘Qawwali’s sung by musicians accompanied by traditional instruments in the courtyard. The devotional music by the skilled musicians will leave you spellbound.
Go for an evening walk in the Lodhi Gardens
The Lodhi garden is one of the most prominent tourist spots in New Delhi. There are winding paths surrounded by gardens which feature tombs of rulers and heritage monuments of the Lodhi dynasty. You will get to see a wide variety of plants and trees amidst a scenic landscape. Take a walk in the Lodhi garden in the evening to witness the setting sun light up the scenery in soothing colours. The breeze blowing through the trees will enchant your senses and can be the perfect remedy for your tiredness.
The Leela Palace New Delhi is an oasis of calm among the hustle and bustle of the city. Featuring the most lavish amenities and impeccable service, this is the place to retire after a tiring day. With a state of the art spa, a fitness centre and entertainment avenues it is no doubt counted amongst the best 5 star hotels in New Delhi.