The capital of India doesn’t disappoint with its’ stunning architecture and fascinating people.
Rich in history, Delhi has a plethora of buildings left over from the Mughal Emperors who once ruled over this great city. There’s Humayan’s tomb, which you make think you are familiar with because it was used as the design inspiration of the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra. Delhi is more than just the buildings, it’s the sight and sound around you, the unique atmosphere of the hustle and bustle of the streets, as the locals go about their everyday lives.
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Delhi experiences an extreme climate with very hot summers (April to July) and cool winters (December to January). The average daily summer temperature can vary between 25 and 45 degrees Celsius and in the winter, that falls to an average low of 5 degrees. There is a monsoon season from July to mid-September, when it is very wet and humid.
Built in 1570, Humayan’s Tomb houses the body of the second Mughal Emperor. Apart from the main tomb, there are stunning gardens leading you towards the spectacle of the tomb.
The Red Fort
Delhi’s most famous and largest landmark, The Red Fort was constructed by the Mughals in 1638 to keep out would be invaders. If you visit the fort in the evening, there is a one-hour sound and light show depicting the history of the fort.
Part of the Qutab complex, Qutab Minar is the world’s tallest brick built minaret. Built in 1193 and reaching a height of 73 meters, nobody is sure why it was built, although one popular belief is that it was to commemorate the beginning of Muslim rule over India.