Travelling and exploring new places can be like a breath of fresh air to some. And I happen to be one of them. So, when a person talks about their passion for travelling I am all ears. One of the major reasons why I love to travel is simply because I never ever got the chance to do so. My father was never so fond of travelling and hence all of our vacations just went for a waste. This really made me miss the world outside that I had never explored.
So, the first place I wanted to visit was the capital of our country- New Delhi! Now Delhi has some great places to see and some great places to eat. So, I divided my stay into North Delhi and South Delhi. A bunch of friends of mine looked for hotels in south delhi to cover up a couple of tourist spots. If you wish to explore south Delhi, you can’t miss these places. In today’s article I would be talking about them in a bit details.
- QutubMinar– IT is a soaring 73 metre high tower of victory that was built in the year 1993. It is one of the greatest monuments our country has and one of the finest contributions by the Mughals. And it is a must visit when you are in south of Delhi.
- ChattarpurTemple– If you are a Hindu devotee, this temple should be on your list. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Katyayaniand is located in a down town area in the South of Delhi. But even if one is interested in archaeology, this place could be a treat to the eyes.
- JahazMahal-The literal meaning of the term JahazMahalis ‘ship palace,’ which is situated right next to Hauz-i-Shamsi in Mehrauli. This particular monument gave an illusion of a floating ship and hence was named such. It was built during the Lodi dynasty.
- Iron Pillar of Delhi– the iron pillar was erected as a column of fame or victory in the 3rd or 4th century CE by King Chandra. It is currently situated at Mehrauli. The reason it is so famous is because of the composition of metals in the pole that make it rust resistant. Many archaeologists and materials scientists have taken notice of it because of its resistance to corrosion.
- Sanjay Van– If you are a nature enthusiast, then you ought to visit this place. It is a wide spread city forest that covers 783 acres of Delhi. It is considered the city’s lungs. But even still, it has undergone depletion over the past few years leading to depletion of the ground water level, killing the native flora etc. But there is indeed good news for the nature lover because the Sanjay van is undergoing restoration.
So, these were my top 5 picks of places to visit for South Delhi. I hope you visit them all and like them just as much as I did.